It was a welcome return to power-pop form when Brian Wiegert and a few of his bandmates from the late quartet Team Tomato regrouped as Picture Day and released an EP last year. After a couple of years with the country-leaning Red-Headed Strangers, the slurry of Kinks, Guided by Voices and Psychedeli ... More >>
Bassist Darin Gray might be the most prolific experimental musician out of St. Louis. 32 years after his first performance in the area, he shows no signs of stopping, and RFT Music couldn't be prouder to call him one our city's own. Despite the racket Gray has generated in countless ensembles and ba ... More >>
Sunday thunderstorms kept us from getting into anymore trouble for the remainder of the week, but hey -- it's Monday! It's a new week rife with opportunities to see some shows. See some top-notch working musicians like Roland Johnson and Dave Stone in action, or catch some touring acts like John Ful ... More >>
Nelly's recent run-in with the law is the talk of the town / office / internet today -- if you've been under a rock, check out what I'm referring to here. Anyway, my question is simple: When the hell are touring musicians going to stop trying to drive through Sierra Blanca? They nabbed Nelly, Fiona, ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
New wave legend the Psychedelic Furs is returning to St. Louis on October 12. The Lemonheads (!) will open, and tickets are $27.50 in advance. The show's at the Pageant, a little over a year after the Furs' last stop at the same venue. See also: -Psychedelic Furs and Tom Tom Club at The Pageant, 9 ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler at a previous show.Psychedelic Furs | Tom Tom Club The Pageant September 23, 2011 Well? What do you consider fun? In his latest book, Retromania, author/theorist Simon Reynolds explores pop music's current obsession with its past. We're all familiar with ba ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, September 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
New wave heaven hits the Pageant on Friday, when Psychedelic Furs share a bill with Tom Tom Club. And we want to send you to the show for free! Go to our Facebook page for contest details. Robin Wheeler and Christian Schaeffer previewed the show in this week's print edition; they're take ... More >>
Yowza! Aretha Franklin is re-opening the Peabody Opera House with a little known feller named Jay Leno on October 1. The living legend and infamous chin are headlining a night called "An Encore 77 Years in the Making," once the $78.7 million dollar restoration of the historic opera house is c ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, December 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Talk about shocking news: John Hughes -- the movie director and screenwriter famous for his '80s teen movies -- died this morning of a heart attack. He was 59. Hughes' films -- especially the holy trinity of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink -- were innovative in the way they us ... More >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
Tonight at the Pageant is the long-awaited Pale Divine reunion show. I penned a story in this week's paper about the band, its history and its new boxed set. (Hopefully, I'll get a chance to check out a bit of the show after my radio show.) In the article, I mentioned Richard Fortus' post-PD band, ... More >>
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Neither meeting Sonic Youth nor covering seminal '80s songs fazes Grant-Lee Phillips.
7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard)
New releases we didn't throw out with the old
Thursday, December 15; Voo Doo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (Maryland Heights)
Saturday, August 13; Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Week of March 24, 2004
Wednesday, September 25; Rocket Bar
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Friday, March 8; Creepy Crawl
Hey, you! Stop calling it Riverport! UMB has dibs now!
Galaxy's Fetish Night is a showcase for loves that dare not speak their names in straitlaced St. Louis