Music is becoming an increasingly personalized art form. Smart phones are programmed to play a favorite song as a ring tone, or to play a song meant to be associated with specific callers in one's contact list. I can't say for certain, but I have to imagine many husbands have "Ball and Chain" by Soc ... More >>
Ed. Musicians may get all the groupies, but there is more to a city's music world than people wielding instruments. To name a few: venue and studio owners, show promoters, assorted enthusiasts and -- the subject of this series -- bloggers.
In Music Blogs of St. Louis, we'll talk to the humans behi ... More >>
In case you hadn't seen, we have a brand-spankin'-new Concert Calendar setup -- it is useful and easy to navigate, as opposed to the previous format, which was....well, not. Now, rather than just taking our word for it on these posts you can effortlessly conduct your own investigations and then tell ... More >>
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>
AHHHHHH!!The mainstream ubiquity of tattoos is nothing new, but it does make for some pretty hilarious/horrendous Google searches. We chatted with two local tattoo artists to see what regrettable tattoos St. Louisians are getting these days.
Iron Age Tattoo's Joseph Reincke said nothing surp ... More >>
Social Distortion. Photo by Jason StoffTaking the stage to 2Pac's "California Love," Social Distortion brought its California hustle and flow to The Pageant Wednesday night and treated the packed house of rowdy punks, jocks, skaters and auto mechanics to almost two hours of unadulterated punk ... More >>
wikimedia commonsWhether he's banging out guttural post-hardcore, punk rock anthems with Hot Water Music or delivering heartfelt, jagged-yet-delicate country ballads on his own, Chuck Ragan's honesty and sincerity have always seeped through his songs. His everyman's music paired with his non- ... More >>
Danny ClinchHardscrabble punk band Social Distortion comes to the Pageant on Wednesday. The band is touring in support of its new album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which came out earlier this year. We talked to guitarist Johnny "2 Bags" Wickersham about what sets the new album apart Socia ... More >>
image viaZola Jesus is Nika Roza Danilova, the 21 year old's operatic tenor and tender age make her Rihanna among noise makers, but Danilova's emotion isn't borrowed, it's wrenched. With Cult of Youth at the Billiken Club April 14.
*Anthony B, February 2
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This just in: SoCal gravel-punks Social Distortion, who just released the well-received album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, are coming to the Pageant on Wednesday, May 4. Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music fame) and Sharks are opening. Tickets are $30 general admission, $32.50 for reserved balcony, an ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
Gregg Allman returns with Low Country Blues.*Gregg Allman, Low Country Blues
NPR said of Allman's new record, "[It] gets Allman back to the roots he and bro ... More >>
Lucero, the hard-touring and hard-partying hardscrabble punks played a quick set at LouFest, but they're headin' back to River City at Off Broadway on December 7. We'll try not to be miffed their tour with Social Distortion ends in late November.
*The Foot, November 6
*Ume, October ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Taste by Niche bartender Ted Kilgore. Below is a Q&A with Kilgore, followed by a video of him mixing an El Maestro No. 1 cocktail.
Alissa NelsonThe "10,000 ... More >>
*Born of Osiris/All Shall Perish, Friday, September 11
*Social Distortion, Sunday, September 27
*The Alternative Press "Fall Ball," Tuesday, September 29
*Secondhand Serenade, Wednesday, September 30
*Gojira, Tuesday, October 6Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyFox Theatre
*Leonard Cohen, Saturday, No ... More >>