It's one of the perks of this gig that, sometimes, Record Store Day comes a little bit early. The Vinyl Fairy has been making stops at my doorstep and leaving advances of this weekend's local wax offerings, which are every bit as exciting as, oh, the 1,000-quantity Todd Rundgren picture discs (or wh ... More >>
Update: Chris Ward wins round one, but there are still tickets on the table. To win Flux Pavilion or Beach House tickets, write a scholarly sounding sentence about one or more of the paintings. We'll give 'em to whoever makes us laugh the hardest.
Ringo Starr is taking his All Starr (...) band on t ... More >>
Today is May Day, also known as "International Worker's Day." To celebrate, kick your feet up and read our list of the six best songs about work. Feel free to let us know what your favorite working class songs are in our comments, just make sure the boss isn't looking.
6. Dolly Parton - "9 to 5"
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March 20, 2012
Last night, fresh off a five-show stint at City Winery in New York City and a Robert Johnson tribute show at the Apollo Theater, Todd Rundgren arrived in St. Louis to share his "The Unpredictable Todd Rundgren" tour at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314 ... More >>
Today is Bosses Day. If you knew that before you read it here, chances are your boss informed you of this fact when you arrived at work this morning. Unless your first name is Max and you have Conan O'Brien on speed dial, your boss is probably not the Boss. In all actuality, the untouchable B ... More >>
Damon Riddick may be the coolest dude alive. Better known as Dam-Funk, Riddick is a walking embodiment of West Coast Relaxation, creating an electrifying brand of modern funk. Heavily inspired by the synth-based funk of the late '70s/early '80s, his music is full of interstellar synthesizers rife wi ... More >>
Wu-Tang mashups are nothing new - from The Beatles to Warren Zevon, the Shaolin collective has been and remains one of the ripest sources for remixing and reconextualizing. However, when word dropped last week of Doomtree's "Wugazi" project - a Fugazi/Wu-Tang mashup - the Internet went abuzz ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesEvery week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Vintage Vinyl employee (and drummer for the Humanoids and Doom Town) Shaun Morrissey fills us in on some of his favorite recent releases and reissu ... More >>
Jason Stoff(This is part two of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here.)
20. Todd Rundgren, Roberts Orpheum Theater, September 10, 2010
"Finally the curtain came down, but the last song wasn't over -- the band kept playing, and when the ... More >>
Say this about Todd Rundgren: When revisiting his earlier work, he doesn't take shortcuts. Earlier this year, he toured a song-by-song recreation of A Wizard, A True Star, his sprawling 1973 album. This fall, he's taken on no less than three LPs worth of work: 1974's Todd and 1981's Healing ... More >>
So, Todd Rundgren is playing the Roberts Orpheum Theater next Friday, September 10, and doing the albums Healing and Todd in their entirety. The other day, The Fixx was added to the show, as if to up the bizarro-synth tone of the night. This morning when I checked my email, today's side deal ... More >>
Gravity Kills, New World Spirits, Soul Kiss and the Hunted will be performing at a benefit show at the Roberts Orpheum Theater on June 25. The night benefits the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Midwest Chapter and will include celebrity bartenders such as the Point's Jeff Burton (of Thom and Jef ... More >>
Producer du jour/maverick musician Todd Rundgren is embarking on a six-date U.S. tour, during which he'll be playing two albums in full for the first time ever: 1974's synth-prog opus Todd and 1981's AM Gold/pastoral-soul curveball Healing. St. Louis is one of the cities receiving a date, on Septemb ... More >>
In this week's issue, I spoke with Hall & Oates' guitarist and songwriter, John Oates. Oates will be in town on Friday night to play the annual American Mustache Institute 'Stache Bash at the Roberts Orpheum.
Despite being clean-shaven for almost 20 years, Oates took some time to ... More >>
Pop music fans have a reason to leave the house tonight, for the excellent triple bill at the Firebird. From Kansas City, fantastic power-pop group the ACBs -- think XTC meets Cheap Trick meets Todd Rundgren -- will be returning to the venue; its last gig there was performing at the Blind Eyes ... More >>