George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>
Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the worst of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Becaus ... More >>
stueagon.comMeat is murder. Tasty, tasty murder.Morrissey, former lead singer of the Smiths, has forged a career not only as the elder statesman of sad songs, but also as one of music's most outspoken animal-rights activists. Not surprising, coming from a guy whose band titled its 1985 albu ... More >>
Joanna HumphreyThere is a pretty brazen vacuum somewhere in the room next to where two members of Troubadour Dali are conducting a three-way phone interview. It would appear that the shoegaze-y psych-pop band is never far from its noise roots, though this time it's more obnoxious than it is d ... More >>
Image viaOn Monday, Red Stripe premiered a new ad for its delicious, delicious beer. The video clip features the Red Stripe Ambassador -- shades of the Old Spice smooth-talker, perhaps? -- dancing to a Stephen Marley-produced, reggae cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's '80s synthpop hit "Rel ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(This review is a co-write by me, Annie Zaleski, and my evangelical-Moz pal Kami, who is in town from New York for this show. Her qualifications include the lyrics "Trouble loves me/Trouble needs me" tattooed on her ankles and the fact that this is her fourth show of Morrissey's 2008 spring tour she ... More >>
In honor of Morrissey's return to St. Louis tonight (review and photos tomorrow), please enjoy the 7 Shot Screamers' take on the Smiths' "Rusholme Ruffians." Vocalist Mike Leahy is an avowed Moz fan, and it's impressive how his vocals honor the man on track. This MP3 can be found on a new album call ... More >>
After many delays, the Coachella lineup was finally announced a wee bit ago. The lineup is light on huge reunions -- shocker, the Smiths aren't playing -- but has a few cool surprises. Night one headliner Paul McCartney is preceded by Morrissey and Leonard Cohen. Mr. Cohen is the big surprise/draw, ... More >>
Picture the dirtiest dive bar you know. Stale cigarette smoke loiters in the air. Hockey or basketball plays on a TV over the bar, which has signs everywhere advertising cheap beer specials. The bartenders always look tired, their skin leathery, their fashion dated. Usually, the dive bar has karao ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Annie writes an open letter to Morrissey.
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
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Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls talks up the glam pioneers' history and fantastic new record.
Neither meeting Sonic Youth nor covering seminal '80s songs fazes Grant-Lee Phillips.
Billy Bragg brings Woody Guthrie back to vibrant life