Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>
Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!" And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>
At its core, rock & roll is a simple art form. Though at times, AC Newman piles layers of sounds and effects to gain the aesthetic he's searching for, the three minute pop song still conveys everything he needs. In the last decade-plus, the prolific songwriter has honed his wide array of pop skills ... More >>
Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and some white guys are the hosts of America's first communist TV talent show, "The Voice." The Voice, America's favorite socialist-realism-inspired TV talent show, has quickly and abruptly become NBC's first broadly accepted hit show since Friends, a sitcom ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, May 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Damn you Internet. For the second time in two days, you've brought me a video that makes me want to cry. Yesterday it was Susan Boyle, the Scottish woman who looked like a lamb to the slaughter on Britain's Got Talent, but whose gorgeous voice poleaxed Simon Cowell and restored my faith that sometim ... More >>
As Annie mentioned yesterday, it's cold and gray and altogether a depressing time to be in St. Louis. Despite all the goodwill that was supposed to be generated by Easter and Passover (rebirth, freedom, chocolate), my thoughts have taken a misanthropic turn.This morning a friend sent me a YouTube cl ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5. Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
6 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
Jim Jarmusch at his most subtle
Week of September 15, 2004
Where's the reality for people trying out for American Idol?
Fant-Asia St. Louis animates Saturdays
If you can't find a show to go to this weekend, it's your own damn fault