Darrell Scott is more well known for his associations. He's written songs for country superstars ranging from Faith Hill to the Dixie Chicks to Brad Paisley and has performed alongside Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and is a member of Robert Plant's Band of Joy.
He brings his own headlining tour to t ... More >>
Photo by Jon GitchoffTaylor Swift | Hunter Hayes | NeedToBreathe
August 14, 2011
Taylor Swift has documented her detractors well: They make frequent appearances in her overtly personal lyrics, most recently in her revenge jam "Mean." The song's music video even finds her t ... More >>
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!"
The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>
Jon GitchoffMary J. Blige, live at Lilith Fair"This is so much better than I could have ever imagined," exclaimed Mary J. Blige, as the Lilith Fair crowd cheered wildly for her. The same could be said about yesterday's all-day show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. While negative publicit ... More >>
Yesterday, Kelly Clarkson pulled out of the Lilith Fair, in light of canceled dates and her work on a new album. The St. Louis Lilith Fair stop has already added a new act: Court Yard Hounds, the side project of Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Everything else is still status quo.
Katie MoultonThe scene last night at Busch Stadium before the Eagles/Dixie Chicks showThe Eagles played it straight last night at Busch Stadium and managed to please everyone: the younger set relatively new to their catalog of country-rock classics as well as fans who have waited more than 35 ... More >>
Robin WheelerAt Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois, the owner tells two young ghost hunters, "I can say from personal experience that there aren't any ghosts in this building, but I've seen some really scary creatures going into the bar next door."
Later that evening, no one next do ... More >>
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say.
Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
*Jordin Sparks/Kate Voegele, May 15
*Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club, June 23
Old Rock House
*The Middle East, April 5
*Cameron McGill, May 5
*Hum, May 22
*Annuals/Most Serene Republic, May 23
*Jay Farrar, June 17
*Eagles/Dixie Chicks, June 24
If I was Norm MacDonald, circa his stint on SNL's Weekend Update, I'd say: "This show unites two of America's favorite pastimes: baseball and hating the Eagles." But I'm not -- so I'll just say that classic rockers the Eagles will be performing at Busch Stadium on June 24. The Dixie Chicks will be ... More >>
Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.Barb resembles Carol Channing: a tiny woman with a white bob and a voice so gravely ... More >>