In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>
Toward the end of our interview, Eric Sargent, songwriter and lead singer of veteran St. Louis band the Dive Poets, has to take a quick break to tend to his six-month-old daughter. Along with teaching high school English, being a father is his main gig. It's not that making music isn't important; it ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
No American songwriter has produced a more malleable, sing-able and shareable body of work than Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. Decades after his death, his archives continue to yield sweet, unfinished fruit for the likes of Jay Farrar, Billy Bragg and the Klezmatics (for starters) and his songs continue to ... More >>
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
Madonna is taking time out of her taxing virgin-blood-drinking schedule long enough to fit in a lil' world tour. She'll bring all the hits and her terrifying biceps to the Scottrade Center on November 1. Teflon Don, The Boss Rick Ross is at the Ambassador on February 19. Rob Ruzicka is throwing hims ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Huzzah! TV On the Radio is finally playing a St. Louis show, as part of the second annual LouFest.2720 Cherokee *Lyrics Born, April 14 *Vibesquad, April 1 Blueberry Hill *Soja, May 18 Europe Nightclub *Above and Beyond, April 22 *Wolfgang Gartner, May 11
Blueberry Hill *Bryan Greenberg, Saturday, July 18 *Gaelic Storm, Tuesday, July 21 *Dread Zeppelin, Friday, August 21 Scottrade Center *Kings of Leon, Wednesday, September 30 *Miley Cyrus, Sunday, October 4
So, this year's model of SXSW snuck up on me: Two weeks from now, I'll be in Austin running around in eighty different directions, music surrounding me from the second I step off the plane. Accordingly, I'm a bit behind as to who from St. Louis is going this year. So far, my list includes:Official s ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, May 15. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue
11 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Week of May 8, 2002
The fifth annual Twangfest offers the best in alt-country (whatever that means)