Paul Collins is a power pop lifer. Fresh out of college, he moved to California and joined the Nerves with Peter Case (later of the Plimsouls) and Jack Lee. The Nerves only recorded one single during its career, but it was an influential one. You've definitely heard at least one track: "Hangin' On T ... More >>
This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
In the annals of musical genres and styles that compel a desire to do violence to one's ears and eyes and other orifices, the stuff proffered by the likes of the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon -- "family music" to use a misnomer in this case -- has few equals. Kids may love it and consume it in Cost ... More >>
I think I dropped several IQ points over the weekend when I attended / reviewed the Odd Future show at the Pageant on Friday. My headache has subsided, but matters of intelligent thought or focus are still coming slowly and proving difficult. In other words, I can't think of anything to write here, ... More >>
Genres can be handy organizational tools. Without them, we would have to resort to long-winded explanations of every artists or unwarranted comparisons to similar acts. But as genres become more specific, they often become more ridiculous. Here are the six most cringe-inducing genres. Feel free to l ... More >>
Once again, here is every newly announced show this week! Two-tone ska band the English Beat will be playing Blueberry Hill on April 21; time to dig up your wingtip shoes and checkered suspenders and try to remember how to skank. Also on April 21st is the one year anniversary show for local South-si ... More >>
While our music page has plenty of things to do this weekend, a quick note: The fun./Steel Train/Jarrod Gorbel show at the Firebird is sold out. Hope you bought tickets! Now on to some other options: All weekend: *Soulard Oktoberfest Drink. Listen to Brave Combo, Copper Box and Soulard Blues Band. ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 5. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
8 p.m. Monday, December 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
These guys donít a give a rip about the candy. Itís all about the plastic dispensers.
Alright, Still (Capitol)
7 p.m. Friday, September 29. Creepy Crawl, (3524 Washington Boulevard)
Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (Busch Student Center, 20 North Grand Boulevard)
Sunday, January 1; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Searching for a Former Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists combine record-geek allusiveness with heartfelt personal politics
Klezmer band Yidn holds court each week at Brandt's
The Dave Stone Free Jazz Unit shines at Centro Sociale