By Craig Hlavaty
Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtra ... More >>
Did everyone survive LouFest? Surrounding this post is our extensive coverage; be sure to read up. Rain be damned, the whole thing seemed to go off without a hitch.
More big outdoors shows populate this week's post, for those of you that didn't get enough over the weekend. Tonight Verizon Wireless ... More >>
Update: The three finalists who will be playing the big stage at Fair St. Louis are Pretty Little Empire (performing on the 4th with Heart), John Gurney (July 6 with Third Eye Blind) and Zack Weber (July 7 with Dierks Bently). The public vote winners were Doorway then Tef Poe, but apparently that's ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded Youtube videos with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>
courtesy of the ChalkBoyzFor the ChalkBoyz fourth mixtape, which gets an official release tomorrow night at Off Broadway, 22-year-old Drake Maret (a.k.a. Dominant Force, the J. Crew Kid) and 23-year-old Dylan Cunningham (a.k.a. Dyl Staxx, Staxx Fifth Avenue) created summer songs that are as e ... More >>
One of life's greatest mysteries is the enduring popularity of Third Eye Blind, which is headlining the Rib America Festival on Sunday night at 9 p.m. Despite the fact that the group hasn't had a monster hit in nearly a decade, it's more popular than ever now -- especially with kids who were barely ... More >>
Happy Memorial Day! Get off the Internet and go outside.
Friday, May 22
*Arizona/Dive Poets/Old Lights/Big Heart Slide, Firebird
*Rib America Fest, featuring Healing Sixes/Shooting Star/Night Ranger, Soldier's Memorial Plaza
*Educated Guess/Northwoods/Dear Vincent/Goldbugs, Off Broadway
*Hot Lixx, ... More >>
Anyone with doubts about the '90s resurgence had them laid to rest at SXSW this year, where a long list of the decade's biggest acts tried out new material or trotted out old hits for kicks. The list of these performers makes me nostalgic for the simpler days of 120 Minutes and Doc Martens with dres ... More >>