Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
Let this week be a week for hairspray, black pleather, and boobs. Sunset Strip hair metal hooligans will let loose on St. Louis with a sweaty, balls out show at the Pageant on Wednesday.
It's almost too easy to dismiss Steel Panther as a one-joke band that never realized Spinal Tap had been there ... More >>
For many, the parable of Jars Of Clay begins and ends with its 1995 hit "Flood," the moody acoustic folk tune that crossed over from contemporary Christian radio to mainstream rock stations. The story is far less simple, as keyboardist Charlie Lowell explains. Jars Of Clay performs tonight at the Ol ... More >>
From Spinal Tap to The Lonely Island, nearly every type of music has an act with purposeful comedic overtones. Country music is the elder statesman of this trend, as evidenced by a Missouri native that blended a down-home sound with a big dose of humor.
Gilbert "Speck" Rhodes made a name for himsel ... More >>
In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form.
While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>
Nolan ConwayVivian Girls with Black Lips
Vintage Vinyl/The Firebird
Thursday, April 21
Live music patrons of St. Louis, you had a choice last night: You could have gone to see Arcade Fire and The National play Scottrade Center (and if my Twitter feed is any indication, most people I know did ... More >>
Last week, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler announced he's ready to reconvene his band GZR. The latest lineup, he said, will "probably" feature Chad Smith -- the veteran St. Louis drummer, not the Red Hot Chili Peppers percussionist of the same name.
Smith has been all over the local scen ... More >>
Oh, Weezer. Why would you name your upcoming album Hurley, and feature the namesake Lost character on the cover? Have you run out of colors? Or is this just the next in your trend piggy-backing, like last year's "I Can Haz Cheezburger"-inspired cover for Raditude?
There was a time when your music ... More >>