It's a busy weekend for music in St. Louis, so get out while the weather's nice. St. Louis Symphony, New Music Circle and HEARding Cats Collective all kick of their new concert seasons with noteworthy shows. Additionally, artists Pokey LaFarge and Ian Fisher each have special homecoming shows. Plent ... More >>
This week New Music Circle kicks off its latest season of experimental music, a hip-hop benefit for Michael Brown's family takes place at Fubar, Ian Fisher & the Present releases a new EP and Pokey LaFarge plays a hometown show. Read on to get the scoop on this week's show recommendations.
PhotoJohn Horton (left) and Chris Grabau of Magnolia SummerMagnolia Summer just announced it'll be touring the U.K. in February with long-time pals/Undertow hombres Dolly Varden. Both groups will be performing as duos; the Magnolia Summer configuration will be vocalist/guitarist Chris Grabau ... More >>
A tribute to James Brown and a benefit for KDHX (88.1 FM), Soul Brothers & Sisters! was a marathon of rhythm, a celebration of grinding groove and a retrospective of a singular genius. It also furnished a series of poignant reminders. There were ten bands, at least thirty-five songs performed ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Black KeysThe Pageant *Gregg Allman, May 26 *The Black Keys, June 10 Off Broadway *Oakhurst, April 11 *Dave Gonzalez and The Stone River Boys, April 15 *Rosie Flores Band/Jon Langford, April 18 *James Brown Tribute, April 30 *Dave Olney and Steve Dawson, May 1 *The Hillbenders, May 8 *Ba ... More >>
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Saturday, Nov. 25; Venice Cafe