The Sex Pistols

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Why the Grammys Don't Matter

    About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Lou Reed's Influence: Local and National Musicians Reflect

    October 27 was anything but a perfect day for Lou Reed fans. As Rolling Stone first reported, the influential rock guitarist and daring songwriter passed Sunday; cause of death has not yet been released. Through the Velvet Underground and his later solo work, Reed dismissed the fairytale of New Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    I Pissed Off Megadeth This Week, My (Former) Favorite Band

    When I began interviewing bands eight years ago, my ultimate goal was to interview one person: Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, my favorite band since I was thirteen years old. Sitting in front of my parents' computer and ruining my ears through a pair of oversize headphones, I listened and loved Mustai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer Highlights Cultural Divide

    By C. Townsend Rizzo It's not news that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects our right to free speech, press, religion and peaceful assembly. Though reasonable and righteous, it has become a crutch of complacency. Everybody has something to say, but generally, they're on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Metal Costume Tips and Cubs Trash Talk from the Dropkick Murphys' Matt Kelly

    After sixteen years of growl, music lovers can't help but think of Dropkick Murphys when someone mentions Boston. The band with equal parts swagger and bagpipes is as much a part of the fabric of Beantown as the brownstones that dominate the city. Despite the Murphys' undying love for the Red Sox, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Six Famous Musicians Influenced by The Frogs

    Sad news out of Wisconsin: Dennis Flemion, one half of the Milwaukee-based sibling duo the Frogs, disappeared over the weekend during a weekend family boating trip, and is currently presumed drowned. Of the growing population of rock & roll heaven, surely Flemion is one of the few members already eq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Five Moments that [Almost] Validated the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    With music being so subjective, it's no surprise that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame emerged over the years as a colossal punching bag. When people disagree over whether Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is dreck or a stroke of genius, no decision is going to be universally loved. The Cleveland instit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Raincoats and Grass Widow at the Double Door, Chicago, 9/19/11: Review and Setlists

    The Raincoats. Photo by Mike Appelstein​The Raincoats | Grass Widow The Double Door September 19, 2011 After three decades of sporadic activity, it's about time the Raincoats played the Midwest. This legendary late '70s/early' 80s London band toured the East and West coasts during its init ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    The 10 Most WTF Crimes Committed by Musicians

    ​Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Review: My Chemical Romance at the Pageant, Tuesday, December 14

    Todd OwyoungGerard Way of My Chemical Romance​Near the end of My Chemical Romance's very-sold-out show at the Pageant, the band took a break and left vocalist Gerard Way and touring keyboardist James Dewees alone on the stage. Way, sporting simple black pants, boots and a T-shirt, clasped the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: Helen Petty on Rock & Roll Hair and Dance Parties With Her Son

    Jon Scorfina​The cultural importance of records extends beyond the music within their grooves. Generation after generation has defined itself by its vinyl aesthetic. From Elvis Presley to The Beatles, The Sex Pistols to Madonna, the album cover has become a cultural landmark that encapsulates ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2009
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    March 4, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    Second Spin: Captain & Tennille, Dream

    Artist: Captain & Tennille Album: Dream From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1978 Label: A&M Records What it sounds like: Jimmy Buffett The Beach Boys Barbra Streisand Elton John/Scissor Sisters Diana Ross = Captain & Tennille.

  • Film

    November 28, 2007

    No Future? Not Exactly

    Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.

  • Music

    May 30, 2007

    Danzig with the Stars

    The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.

  • Music

    October 25, 2006

    Swing, Batta, Swing!

    B-Sides gets our groove on to Scott Kay & the Continentals, establishes Joan Jett's badass reputation and gets cozy with Strawfoot's Reverend Uncle Marc

  • Music

    June 14, 2006

    Cooking with Fire and Steel

    B-Sides gets domestic with Hurra Torpedo, defends the Dickies and downloads some hot, live MP3 action

  • Music

    May 10, 2006

    Summer Turns to High

    Magnolia Summer explores the weightier side of life

  • Music

    October 26, 2005

    Defying Gravity

    Gravity Kills celebrates its career with a reunion gig

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    The Other Basement Tapes

    "I Drink Sody." "Disco for Drunks." "Pull My Finger." Pearls from the overlooked oeuvre of Bruce Cole and the Screamin' Mee-Mees.

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2005

    Ten High

    S.O.K.A. skateboard shop throws one helluva birthday party

  • Music

    May 11, 2005

    Idiot Savants

    Green Day's politicking is simple but effective

  • Music

    January 5, 2005

    Dead First

    We rank musical deaths, embrace Failure and remember the Old School

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    Rock Thee House

    Thee Lordly Serpents mix garage rock with (gasp!) actual songwriting

  • Music

    June 2, 2004
  • Film

    April 14, 2004

    Taking Office

    Bingenheimer and Hickenlooper discuss their rockin' doc, Mayor of the Sunset Strip

  • Music

    December 24, 2003

    Steal the Crumbs

    Some so-called friends pay tribute to Uncle Tupelo

  • Music

    November 12, 2003

    No Time for Losers

    They are Grand Champeen, my friend

  • Film

    September 17, 2003

    Ad-libbing on Tokyo Time

    Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Comics Takeover!

    Funny pictures! Biting commentary! Talking worms! Three St. Louis artists together in one mighty magazine!

  • Music

    April 23, 2003

    Cry Uncle

    For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven

  • Music

    February 26, 2003

    Spector of Death

    Is Phil Spector mad, a genius or a murder suspect with decades of preparation? Read our results!

  • Music

    January 15, 2003

    Lavigne en Rose

    Our latest pop phenomenon, deconstructed for your convenience

  • Music

    October 30, 2002

    Turbocharged Freaks

    Veteran NYC scenester Larry Tee was bored, so he engineered a social movement: electroclash

  • Film

    October 9, 2002

    Triumph of the Wilco

    I Am Trying to Break Your Heart pushes pop propaganda

  • Music

    September 18, 2002

    Fresh Fruit

    Dare to eat a peach? Meet the globe-hopping electroslut who's turning on everyone from Boy George to Lil' Kim.

  • Film

    September 11, 2002

    New Order World

    In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths

  • Music

    August 28, 2002


    Heathen Chemistry (Sony)

  • Music

    January 2, 2002

    Paperback Writers

    The latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

  • Music

    May 30, 2001

    Brave Neu! World

    With three new reissues, the Krautrock innovators finally get the exposure they deserve

  • Music

    March 28, 2001

    Hall Pass

    Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    December 13, 2000

    Night Light

    Fresh from a successful European tour, St. Louis' Nadine returns to showcase songs from the new Lit Up from the Inside

  • Music

    March 15, 2000

    Night Fever

    The Mekons join forces from both sides of the pond to bring forth a new album, Journey to the End of the Night

  • Dining

    January 5, 2000


    The Seven Gables Inn welcomes chef David Slay back to his hometown

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    Rollin' on the River

    Inside St. Louis' growing rave culture, where the music is loud, the vibe is ecstatic and the kids are alright

  • Music

    December 15, 1999


    DJ-cum-producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura finds his musical niche

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    May 26, 1999
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    May 19, 1999
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    April 21, 1999
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