Lists will inevitably be remembered as the highest point of pop-culture Internet journalism. Why? BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM. Sometimes, however, the sure-fire can't-miss format of the list fails us from a journalistic standpoint. Here are ten of the worst music-related lists that I could find before goi ... More >>
Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The team: six 40-year-old men, leaving behind six fairly respectable jobs, five wives and 14.9 children for four days. The tools: a 32-foot RV, VIP tickets, comfortable shoes and enough beer to take down a small fraternity. The task: to do and see as much as physically and logistically possible at ... More >>
The Shins | The Antlers | Deep Sea Diver June 4, 2012 The Pageant "Should I be surprised at the amount of fist-pumping happening in the audience?" I wondered to myself last night on the Pageant floor during the Shins first song of the night, "Phantom Limb," from 2007's Wincing the Night Away. It wa ... More >>
The Shins was indie-rock royalty, ruling the last decade with a often-brilliant combination of soft-spoken and frenetic music. Yet the band seemed to evaporate after the release of 2007's Wincing the Night Away, leaving fans to either listen to Oh Inverted World for a much-needed nostalgic fix or to ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
The Shins, dormant for the last few years, will return in 2012 with Port of Morrow and a U.S. tour that includes a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-616) on June 4. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $37 for reserved balcony spots and go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The Shins, ... More >>
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, June 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
yogabbagabba.comA little-known fact about DJ Lance Rock of the Technicolor kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!: He's originally from St. Louis. He'll be coming home in quite a triumphant manner on Sunday, March, 21, when YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY! comes to the Fox Theatre for tw ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(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 >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, January 27. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
Three local CD release shows are happening this Friday, November 21. Behold: Cassie Morgan Where: The Wedge (442 Bates St.) When: 8 p.m. Playing with: Maid*Rite Release: Pine So Sweet Recommended if you like: Magnolia Electric Co., Julie Doiron, other Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar sparse/haunted fol ... More >>
When the good folks over at firejoemorgan.com announced that they were hanging it up, I went into a short period of mourning. For those of you who aren't that familiar with Fire Joe Morgan, it's basically like baseball porn for people like me. Geeky, slightly stat-obsessed, and tired of hearing all ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 20. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Tones of Town (Memphis Industries)
Jackass Number Two: Unrated
Week of December 28, 2006
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 13. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
And the Glass Handed Kites (Sony)
Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)
Monday, March 13, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
B-Sides analyzes the state of the Irish-punk scene, talks jazz and shoes with Jamie Cullum and shows you where to download some primo tunes this week
A to Z makes a wish list for the local scene
Thursday, September 22; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Tuesday, October 5; Fox Theatre
In the Garden State, home is where Zach Braff's heart is
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Walt Disney Records) | Garden State (Epic)
Tracks offers comfort to Ensure-swilling music fans
Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music
Saturday, August 3; Galaxy
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map