I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway is both a music biography and a lively slice of American history. Pops Staples, the group's patriarch, grew up in turn-of-the-20th-century Mississippi, with a grandfather who had been a slave and a father who ... More >>
Mike AppelsteinJC Brooks & the Uptown Sound | Bailiff Off Broadway December 10, 2011 Toward the end of its set at Off Broadway last night, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound's bassist Ben Taylor addressed the crowd. Though they'd spent the last few months touring America and Europe, he said, they ... 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 >>
Jon ScorfinaThe cultural sea change of downloading has not stopped Michael Allen's quest for vinyl LPs. A collector since childhood, Allen showed an early interest in this column and emailed us to be profiled. Though he is a self-proclaimed vinyl "junkie," it hasn't stopped him from taking ad ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Harrah's Casino Voodoo Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
Epiphanies, Power Wheels and the Pixies -- all in a tour's work for Frank Black.
Trickle Down Blues (King Solomon Records)
East Side jazzman Eddie Fisher's soulful classic "The Third Cup" is a hot-ticket item all over the world -- too bad it's been out of print for 20 years
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen