On Saturdays the Brown Shoe parking lot (on Maryland Avenue just west of Straub's) in tony Clayton is transformed. Folding lawn chairs are assembled into an ad hoc seating area, crates of vegetables are hauled out of vans and pick-up trucks and white canopies begin popping up in rows.
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Grateful Dead tribute Dark Star Orchestra has collected a road record rivaling that of its hero, performing thousands of shows in the decade-plus. This Saturday, the seven-piece will make a stop at The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). The show starts at 8 p.m. -- St. Louis' Stone Sugar ... More >>
St. Louis' Grateful Dead tribute expert Jake's Leg will celebrate its 35th anniversary tomorrow night at the Pageant. Aaron Kamm & the One Drops will open. Jake's Leg has evolved a hybrid version of the Dead's material that incorporates elements of jazz, classic rock and plenty more.
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The most recent incarnation of the Grateful Dead experience, Furthur, makes a stop at the Fox Theater this Sunday. The Dead has a cultural and musical legacy which extends well beyond the obvious boundaries of the Jam Band genre and its free-spirited community. Jam bands are typically viewed ... More >>
Image viaAfter a recent lunch at a Chinese hog trough buffet where we were lulled into stupor by the gentle tones of "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" on the sound system and one too many sticks of chicken meat, we've been thinking a lot about music and food.
Turns out we're not the only ones. Around the s ... More >>
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September 19, 2011
Most shows don't change your life; most don't even even rack up a couple of Instagrams on Twitter. Most are bands doing what they're paid to do and giving people what they paid to hear. The exchange can sti ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe last time they were here, Blink 182 gave us sex, immature jokes and rock 'n' roll. We're hoping for more of the last one this time. This weekend is one for nostalgia. There's the PG-13 excess of the Nickelodeon '90s that comes with a concert fronted by Blink 182 (and shared wi ... More >>
This week, I drove past three prospective bars, and all were far too nice for the likes of me. I was forced to play GPS Bar Roulette, in which I pick the closest bar listed on my
TomTom and go with it. Tom delivered me to Cotter's Sports Lounge.I spend a lot of Monday nights in bars, and never hav ... More >>