Chuck Prophet | The Jans Project Off Broadway March 22, 2012 In Austin a few days before his semi-annual stop in St. Louis, Chuck Prophet sat outside a Mexican restaurant and said, "You know, I think we finally cracked that town." Maybe. Or maybe it will take another twenty years. Or as he recent ... More >>
For local painter Dana Smith, art and music have always been intertwined. He can he found in the dark corners of music venues, his face obscured by a large lens, capturing live shots of local bands that he'll later use as a guide for his paintings. The sounds, sights and people of St. Louis are his ... More >>
Have cabin fever yet? If you don't, I'd be surprised. Thankfully, this weekend will be a little respite from the cold. Go check out some of the shows listed here. Or explore the events below. Friday STL Loud EP Release @ Off Broadway The first EP in the STL Loud series is being released toni ... More >>
Shut out of the Avett Brothers show? Not a Kings of Leon fan? Don't worry: There's plenty of other things to do this weekend -- aside from Financial Aid at 2720 Cherokee and the Blues City Deli Streetfest, of course. Friday: Alex Chilton Tribute @ Off Broadway Christian Schaeffer interviewed ... More >>
They didn't airbrush his face here.This week, R.E.M. reissued its 1985 album Fables of the Reconstruction as a two-CD set, which includes a disc of demos. The band also announced that it had finished recording its new studio album, which is set for release sometime next year. Perhaps in tribu ... More >>
The Welders, back in the dayIn the current issue of the dead-tree RFT, writer Mike Appelstein constructed an oral history of early St. Louis punk band the Welders. The quartet briefly got back together in December to play the reunion show of post-punks Raymilland (who we featured back in Dece ... More >>
Mitch Easter's out on his own with Dynamico.
Local musicians and writers weigh in on the Police's legacy in St. Louis -- then and now.
Courtesy of blogcritics.org They were so much younger then. I ran out of time before vacation to write a proper piece about this, but I would be remiss if I didn't at least acknowledge that R.E.M. — a.k.a. my favorite band since 1993 -- is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame t ... More >>
The local music scene comes together to raise money for Katrina's victims
Saturday, November 6; the Duck Room
Nude dancers, pot smokers and hip-hoppers register to oust Dubya
Saturday, January 31; Off Broadway
A gaggle of Valentine's Day shows appeal to music fans of all stripes
Chuck Warner's Hyped to Death label celebrates unsung punk-rock heroes by compiling their music on recordable CDs