The comment that a band is "good at what it does" is a polite attempt to acknowledge the talents of a group outside of one's wheelhouse. But the phrase tends to come off as a dismissive, backhanded compliment, the type of statement a person makes to avoid actually forming an opinion. The underlying ... More >>
By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>
Of all rock and roll instruments, drums require the most physical ability and coordination. Sometimes musicians get so preoccupied with the technical aspect, they forgot that drums are also these loud things that sound cool when you hit them. Here are the six best sloppy drummers. Let us know your f ... More >>
Most rock songs use guitar solos as icing. In some rare cases, the solo is an essential element incorporated into the batter of the proverbial song-cake. Here are the six best songs that are at least 50 percent guitar solo. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. See also: -The many moods ... More >>
Last week, we counted down the best songs over thirty minutes long, essentially a list of weirdos. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it is rare for an artist to call a song complete before it enters triple digits on the time counter. But great works have been made under the sixty second mark, be ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsKim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth have separated after 27 years of marriage and now the future of the band is unknown. Their record label released this statement last Friday: Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separa ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Just a bit ago, the White Stripes announced that it's splitting up. (The announcement is so big that it appears to have crashed the band's official website.) In a letter posted on the site, Meg and Jack White didn't give specific details as to why they're splitting -- a "myriad of reasons" wa ... More >>
Doug CoombeBluesy, '60s-inspired, garage-leaning Detroit rockers the Sights will be performing at Euclid Records at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 21. The in-store functions as a recording session for the store's 45 RPM singles series. Later that night, the band will be performing at the Wedge with bu ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>
Jack White will be at the Pageant on April 24 with one of his non-White Stripes bands, the Dead Weather. But he'll make an appearance -- at least in cinematic spirit -- this Sunday at the adjacent Halo Bar, when the bar screens the White Stripes' new DVD, Under Great White Northern Lights. The descr ... More >>
Dear Ms. Clarkson, After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your voice ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Miss the White Stripes? Sad you missed Cold War Kids at the Pageant a few months ago? Long for '90s acts such as Tripping Daisy? Head to Off Broadway tonight and check out Cage the Elephant, a Kentucky band whose tune "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" is an earworm of the highest degree.
8 p.m. Friday, March 6. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
10 p.m. Wednesday, January 14. BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
8 p.m. Friday, November 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Plus. get your on some Illegal Art
Icky Thump (Third Man Records/Warner Brothers)
The Go: Supercuts
In the Frostbidden Years (Saucy Jack Recordings)
8 p.m. Monday, May 21. Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue).
8 p.m. Monday, April 23. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Café 4 U, 16 North Central Avenue, 314-863-2552.
CD Baby's weird and wacky Missouri musicians, "Yo! RFT Raps" talks to inBox magazine's svengali, and the Raconteurs star in this week's Download
Wednesday, October 26; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
We explore Dr. Who's link to the White Stripes, get medieval on Into the Moat and imagine 50 Cent's future business endeavors
Hazelwood throws a Bluau
Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
Thursday, May 19; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Saturday, March 19; Frederick's Music Lounge, 4454 Chippewa Street
Six reasons why the Dresden Dolls ought to suck...but don't
Tuesday, October 5; Fox Theatre
Wednesday, July 14; Rocket Bar / Wednesday, July 14; Creepy Crawl.
A brother and sister discuss a brother and sister, plus we take a look at Twangfest
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Thursday, July 31; Creepy Crawl
Tuesday, July 22; Way Out Club
Monday, June 30; Pageant
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Elephant (V2/Third Man)
Wednesday, April 2; Galaxy
Jack and Meg White resist the spoils of success
Saturday, Sept. 8; Creepy Crawl