Do you still wear slap bracelets, bubble necklaces or jellies? Do you have to blow on your video games before they'll play right? Have you used a Skip-It in the last year? You may be part of the reason why Missouri ranks at No. 5 when it comes to having serious nostalgia for the 1980s.
Beau Phillips was a radio programmer at Seattle radio station KISW from 1978 to 1996, and was head of marketing at MTV for a few years. During this time, he was around some of the biggest names in music, at a time when the biz was at its financial apex. Phillips just self-published a memoir called ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Monday, October 8. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
A well placed, well delivered "yeah" can mean so much more than just a lazy "yes." Here are the six best YEAAAHs in rock and roll. Let us know your favorites in our comments, yeah? See also: -Six Most Overused Rhymes -The Six Best Effect-Enhanced Guitar Solos -Nitpick Six Archives
Florence the Machine Peabody Opera House April 29, 2012 It's been a year since St. Louis last hosted Florence the Machine, but things have changed in the short time that's passed. Florence Welch has been catapulted into a whole other realm of popularity, selling out the Peabody Opera House in ... More >>
We're exhausted after a long week of running around town, correcting greengrocers' apostrophes in honor of National Grammar Day, which was March 4. (Punctuation over punctuality, we always say!) It's easy to blame technology for society's lazy spelling, but music is also complicit in this pandemic: ... More >>
Nothing raises the hackles of the music-hating snark machines over at Pitchfork like a lil rap album that defies the odds by sticking to formula. Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park was slapped with a 1.0 rating, despite the the fact that it managed to move nearly 200,000 copies it's first week. Miller's a ... More >>
Van Halen fans disappointed the band's spring 2012 tour did not include a St. Louis stop saw a glimmer of hope this morning when Ticketmaster posted information about an April 29th date at the Scottrade Center and the Post-Dispatch reported the show. But there was cause for skepticism -- no mentio ... More >>
Editor's note: The first person to email me (kiernan DOT maletsky AT riverfronttimes DOT com) with the completed puzzle attached wins a prize pack grab bag that may or may not include Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Van Halen and/or Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Police, both o ... More >>
ChickenfootIf you've found your way here, we're guessing you don't need to be told. But just in case: Chickenfoot is Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith. That makes for two parts Van Halen, one part Red Hot Chili Peppers and one part first-ballot hall-of-fame guitarist f ... More >>
In part one of our interview with Joel Selvin, co-author of Sammy Hagar's new autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, we talked about the early years of Sammy's career and one memorable incident in which Selvin's home phone number became very public. Here's the second part o ... More >>
In nearly 40 years as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Joel Selvin had a unique landscape to contend with as a writer. Some of his most famous subjects that he was writing about lived right there in the same zip code - bands such as The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis & The News, Jour ... More >>
Jon GitchoffEl Monstero at the Pageant, December 17, 2010In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer tagged along to El Monstero practice and got details about this year's model of the Pink Floyd tribute extravaganza. Tickets are still available for the band's Christmas night show, although Dec ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, November 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
7 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Tonight, Tilts -- the band fronted by Andrew Elstner of Riddle of Steel and featuring ex-Shame Club members Ken McCray and Andy White -- is playing its first show at the Firebird. Caporetto and Engine Orchestra are also on the bill. The band's MySpace describes its sound like this: The Immigrant S ... More >>
Warped Tour isn't for the faint of heart, especially on a hot August day in St. Louis. But an unforgiving sun didn't prevent the area's bros, punks, misfits, meatheads, horndogs, scene queens, nerds and foxes from converging on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for the tour's fifteenth-anniversary j ... More >>
Artist: Sammy Hagar Album: Three Lock Box From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1982 Label: Geffen Records What it sounds like: The exhaust pipe of a white trash Ferrari
9 p.m. Sunday, June 20. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
Another weekend behind us, St. Louisans had plenty of opportunities to see the stars this weekend. St. Louis played host to Alicia Keys, Van Halen and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, among other musical acts. Shae Moseley was at The Pageant on Friday to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and has a reca ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue
Does Chad Garrison need to wash his hands after a restroom visit? Not with Spaloo! Watch an informational video about this Japanese-style throne. UMSL baseball coach Jim Brady is still fired up about his former bosses not getting the boot. Can the Coen brothers claim success on their ne ... More >>
B-Sides walks a Mean Street, is saved by the Apostlez.
Cornucopius Musicus (Self-released)
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
www.rotharmy.com David Lee Roth: Reckless, peerless, assless. Van Halen is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this should come as no shock to anyone who has ever listened to rock & roll, or to Van Halen. Come to think of it, the fact that the Rock Hall actually waited until 2006 to announ ... More >>
Friday, November 25; Bottleneck Blues Bar
(inside Ameristar Casino, St. Charles Landing, St. Charles)
Week of April 20, 2005
Week of July 28, 2004
Radar Station learns what happens when you mess with Axl
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Week of April 16, 2003
Thursday, October 10; Lemmon's Basement Bar
Saturday, July 29; Galaxy