Cover bands might be shunned outside of their native bar gigs and tribute nights, but Halloween gives us all a chance to be something we're not. On Friday, Melt hosts a full line-up of local punk and psych bands covering a huge range of genres while We Bite! A Tribute to the Misfits hits the Firebir ... More >>
A long-time Grateful Dead fan with more than a passing resemblance to Jerry Garcia, Bob Wagner, passed away last week as a result of congestive heart failure. He died surrounded by his family and his passing is mourned by St. Louis' deadhead scene as well. "I'm not sure what attracted Bob to [loca ... More >>
As I child, I loved the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and would often wonder which life I'd choose: that of the bustling cosmopolitan city or the tranquil countryside. Nathalie Pettus doesn't feel the need to make this choice. The Overlook Farm owner lives out both roles as the propr ... More >>
Jam. Band. Apart, these two words are innocuous. Put them together, though, and for whatever reason they become instantly polarizing. Whenever the subject of jam bands comes up, it seems to send some people into a frenzy of dogmatic snideness. In some cases, you get the sense that they'd almost rath ... More >>
Upon arrival to 2720 Cherokee, I was greeted by a block-long line full of every possible incarnation of hippy. Tie-dye and hemp combinations appeared in everyone's clothing choices as far as the eye could see. Some had adapted to almost-modern culture (a flat-bill hat with grateful bear patches iron ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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. We'd ... More >>
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 >>
Roy KastenVetiver at Off BroadwayFruit Bats | Vetiver Off Broadway 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 >>
8 p.m. Thursday, December 30 and Friday, December 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, September 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee.
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 >>
Bob Dylan. The Band. Grateful Dead. Janice Joplin. The Who. B.B. King. The Eagles. And many more. All played at the Mississippi River Festival -- an outdoor music venue on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that from 1969 to 1980 hosted hundreds of the nation's biggest rock and ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, December 13. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
You've got to be careful around me. I'm like that guy back in '78 who was "obsessed" with the Grateful Dead, kept insisting they were the Best Band Ever, that a live show would change your life, man. Only it's 2007, and the Dead are dead, and I'm telling you that whatever you do with the rest of you ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 28. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Not just a Claire Danes movie
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Bob Heil and his legendary audio inventions head to Cleveland and the Hall of Fame
Born Again in the U.S.A.(Drag City)
Friday, July 22; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Week of September 15, 2004
Week of September 15, 2004
Janis, the Dead, the Band and others take the happiest trip of their lives
Mickey Hart and his grateful mates are out to prove they're more than mere Other Ones
Friday, January 31; Pageant
Wilco commits commercial suicide and succeeds as never before
Mary Miss' Abandoned Pool Installation
Openings for the week of October 31, 2001
Schwagstock 10 offers good vibes, friendly faces and Grateful Dead-inspired jams
Taking to the tracks with Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Catching up with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, still on that long, strange trip
Cicero's revives flagging attendance with the introduction of a jam-band format
Dispatches from the Battle of the St. Louis Jam Bands
Legendary badass Stagger Lee, hailed in song by musicians everywhere, came to fame right here in St. Louis