By Keith Ploceck This is a big week for weed, with Colorado becoming the first state in the nation to have legal recreational marijuana. All across the Centennial State, fluffy buds twinkling with crystals are being loaded into swirled glass pipes and sparked in celebration. There is no pretense of ... More >>
This Saturday and Sunday, a few dozen local and regional bands perform at InFest STL, a two-day indie festival at 2720 Cherokee. The event is totally free. This is not a battle of the bands, and the acts are in no way competing with each other, but that's no reason not to pit twenty-five confirmed a ... More >>
Although known more for his solo success, Michael McDonald scaled great artistic and commercial heights as a member of The Doobie Brothers. It may seem hard to believe now, but that band was one of bigger - if not the biggest - bands that reigned throughout the 1970s. Not all of the group's achiev ... More >>
Photos courtesy of the artistsKate Middleton and Prince William are getting married in a matter of hours (have you heard about this at all?). You can watch the Royal Wedding via webcam, but let's be honest: Weddings are boring when you're actually there. So we'll take a pass on grainy video f ... More >>
Hometown legend Michael McDonald returned to St. Louis for a sold-out concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The show was a well-paced mix of hits from McDonald's tenure with the Doobie Brothers as well as solo songs and soul cover ... More >>
On Friday night, Ferguson, Missouri's own Michael McDonald is returning to the area for a solo show at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit for the St. Louis-area branch of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Tickets are still available here. ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Remember how we told you about the $10 lawn ticket promotion going on for the rest of June? And how fortuitous it would be for Metric fans if Lilith Fair also went on sale? Well, wish granted: Tomorrow and Friday, lawn tickets are just $10 for Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Go get 'em. Oh and incid ... More >>
Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year). The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>
The B-52's are just one act slotted for the HullabaLOUfestOne of the best things about St. Louis is its close proximity to the summer's major music festivals. Not only do we get cool acts stopping here on their way to -- or from -- these events, we're within driving distance to Chicago (Pitch ... More >>
31 years ago, something shifted in the cosmos. No, that wasn't disco's death throes, or the burgeoning new-wave movement. It was the Doobie Brothers, releasing the classic, legendary "What a Fool Believes," a song featuring Ferguson's own Michael McDonald on vocals. How awesome is this song? Quite - ... More >>
www.ucityloop.comA Chicago Sun-Times travel writer recently received the royal treatment in St. Louis: scoring a rare interview with rock icon Chuck Berry and getting upgraded to a plush suite at the new Moonrise Hotel. And no doubt Delmar Loop impresario Joe Edwards (owner of the Moonrise and on ... More >>
www.brcohn.comMusicians and wine go together like, well, a nice chardonnay paired with brie. Maynard James Keenan of Tool is perhaps the most famous musician vintner, although Chuck Berry released blackberry wine a few years ago via Missouri's Crown Valley WInery. Now you can add classic roc ... More >>
Fleming's (1855 South Lindbergh Boulevard) is holding a "Vintage Rock" wine dinner on Tuesday, March 10, and Friday, March 13. The dinner features wines from Mick Fleetwood and, uh, the manager of the Doobie Brothers. (I would have been really impressed if they had chosen a wine by Maynard James Kee ... More >>
It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverfront Drive, Maryland Heights
B-Sides highlights must-see acts in this weekend's Show-Me Blowout.
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7 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
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