By Jonathan Patrick We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers ... More >>
¬† Our favorite cult comedy about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies recently celebrated its silver anniversary. That's right, it's been 25 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 hit the airwaves, and last week, archivist label Shout Factory released the 29th volume of episodes from the cult ... More >>
Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." Attending / eating at the Gathering of the Juggalos essentially ruined my metabolism, which now runs off of warm beer and chocolate-covered waffles. As a result, I've been compensating ... More >>
Get out, St. Louis! Besides these shows, check out our Out Every Night post from earlier this week to read about The Jungle Fire's album release as well as visits from the Dillinger Escape Plan and Caitlin Rose. Take note that the Plaid Dragons performance mentioned has been moved along with the ACB ... More >>
Legendary Hoboken, New Jersey indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is gracing the Pageant with its presence this Thursday, January 31. The band is notoriously unpredictable live, in part thanks to its virtual encyclopedia of cover songs. Here is a list of Yo La Tengo's six best cover songs. Let us know your ... More >>
Stemming back to its foundation in 1959, the St. Louis-based New Music Circle has moved forward as torchbearer in the curation of both regional and international innovators of avant-garde music. Embracing everything from modular synthesis and experimental turntablism to free improvisation and tape m ... More >>
When word leaked out this week that Elizabeth Price won the 2012 Turner Prize, an annual honor given to British visual artists - some eagle-eyed readers noticed that she'd previously been involved in the UK indie music scene. In the mid-1980s, Price attended Oxford University, where she met fellow s ... More >>
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 to Saturday, February 4. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Avenue.
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Three diverse artists make for one tremendous show.
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.
Lemp turns up the noise, while Velvet shuts down its speakers
Sunday, June 19; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
All Soul, No Borders
Our critics weigh in on a questionable yearís best music
Local music retailers are facing tough times and coming up with new ways to combat slumping sales across the industry -- if they don't file for bankruptcy, that is
Official genius Ken Vandermark wants to reach people who don't know they like jazz
Friday, February 14; Pageant
Yakuza mixes rock and jazz, but don't let that scare you off
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
Sunday, Feb. 18; Galaxy.
The Unheard Music Series documents essential recordings of free improvisation, from the early '60s through the mid-'80s
Sun Ra, the prolific progenitor of space-is-the-place jazz, gets more of the reissue treatment
Deltron 3030 (Ark 75)
New St. Louis music crosses the "Radar"
A case file on the multiple personalities of Kool Keith
The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut