Don't listen to the thermometer and its 90 degree readings this week. Fall is right around the corner. Really! And so is another exciting season of St. Louis theater, gallery openings and other art happenings. Plan ahead with our annual Fall Arts Guide below...
Temperatures dropped drastically earlier this week, and during our morning walk to the office (not to mention the subsequent walk back to our cars when it's already dark outside), we can't quite feel our toes. Luckily, plenty of opportunities to resuscitate those little piggies via dancing exist ove ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Even though he's getting a chance to shine on a major label, don't call Brian Owens an overnight success. The Ferguson native has been making music on his own and with others for nearly ten years. And more recently, he was a lead male vocalist of Sidewinder, a U.S. Air Force band that effectively bl ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, December 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.
Roy KastenFitz and the Tantrums at the Duck RoomSaturday afternoon and evening in the Delmar Loop, the icepocalypse was finally subsiding after weeks of sadistic winter. Gutters and parking lanes yet proved treacherous, but the scene at the sold-out basement bar, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, d ... More >>
(Note: Fitz & the Tantrums' Saturday, February 12, show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City) is sold out. However, the group is doing an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl at 4 p.m. That gig is all-ages.) Piper FergusonWhen Fitz & the Tantrums hits town fo ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Shelby Lynne - - Merry Christmas 2. Various Artists - - A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector 3. Mavis Staples - - You Are Not Alone 4. Doors - - Live in Vancouver 1970 5. Norah Jones - - Featuring Norah Jones
Christian SchaefferThe Fleshtones atop Off Broadway's barThe promise of rock & roll has always been the promise of being forever young, and last night the patrons at Off Broadway got a good argument for music's gift of eternal youth. The inaugural weekend of the (hopefully) annual Beat 'n' So ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, June 11. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
The Singer: We're covered Marvin Gaye in this space before (with "Sexual Healing"), but we're giving him another airing for this sad and special day: Today marks the 25th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's shooting at the hands of his father (he died the next day). I'm not much for numerology, but it's fi ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard
Soul-survivor Sharon Jones and her crack backup the Dap-Kings finally bring their '60s retro-cool to the Lou.
Ms. Kelly (Columbia)
8 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Harrah's Casino Voodoo Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
And bluesy British songwriter James Hunter clarifies why his eyes aren't as blue as one might think.
Dreamgirls soundtrack (Sony)
8 p.m. Thursday, November 16. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Sunday, August 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Week of August 31, 2005
Get ready for the "Ram Jam"
With the Black Crowes back on the road, we reflect upon the band's tumultuous history
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Friday, August 6; Rocket Bar
Recent compilations unearth a secret history of the United States of Funk
Saturday, July 3; Fair Saint Louis
Some so-called friends pay tribute to Uncle Tupelo
I Can't Stop (Blue Note)
Friday, July 25; Off Broadway
Week of June 25, 2003
The spotlight finally replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers
Most of the world's top tap dancers are gathering in St. Louis for the 10th annual All That Tap festival
Monday, Dec. 4; Duck Room
Friday, Nov. 17; The Pageant
My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn (Rounder Records)
A fellow musician shares his memories of John Rudebeck
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled