This week features plenty of big name shows including Billy Joel and Ben Folds. Besides those heavy-hitters, head to the Engine Room at Ferraro's say hi to the Funs as they get back from tour and bye to Black Panties as they hit the road. The Underachievers, Shakey Graves and more also stop into tow ... More >>
After being upstaged in October by the St. Louis Cardinals, "folk humorist" Mary Mack is making a second attempt at performing in our fair city. A former music teacher who now splits her time between LA and Minneapolis, Mack is a veteran comedian who has appeared on the Bob & Tom Show, the Vancouver ... More >>
For a city without a Major League Soccer team, St. Louis has hosted more than its share of international friendlies in the last six months. A sell-out crowd of 48,263 watched Manchester City upset English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in May, and Real Madrid, helped by playboy Cristiano Ronald ... More >>
Spoilers abound below--for a concert film!
Word arrived this morning that Drake's St. Louis concert with Miguel has been pushed back to Wednesday, December 11 at the Scottrade Center, "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show." The show was originally scheduled for October 8. ... 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; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list? Was it The Ur ... More >>
Paul McCartney Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. today in St. Louis, Vancouver, Edmonton and Houston. He's appearing here on November 11 at the Scottrade Center. You can buy tickets for the St. Louis show here through Ticketmaster. They range from $27 (before fees) to $250. It looks to us at the mo ... More >>
If there was ever an example a good musical soldier, it would be Nigel Godrich. The British producer has been an essential behind-the-scenes figure with Radiohead for years and years and years, so much so that he's colliquolly referred to as a sixth member of the band. Radiohead's titanic sound sh ... More >>
So far this season it had been all Nashville, all the time when the Blues and Predators get together. Nashville's defense, at times capable of being as smothering as the Blues' own, had kept the St. Louis attack under control, and Pekka F. Rinne keeps doing this really spot-on but incredibly ... More >>
Madonna, fresh off a Super Bowl appearance and more aware of how to capitalize than possibly anyone in pop music, has just announced a massive 2012 tour. And just days before Madonna 2012 World Tour goes out in (presumably) a blaze of infinite production value in Miami, she'll make a stop here in St ... More >>
So smooth.Nobody saw this coming - 2011 may go down as the Year of the Saxophone. The instrument infiltrated many of the year's most creative albums, often showing up unannounced to push an already awesome song into unforeseen greatness. As the world begins looking back at the past twelve mon ... More >>
Courtesy Red BullLast Tuesday, DJ Deception bested seven other local musicians at the Red Bull Thre3style Saint Louis competition at the Old Rock House, with a set that spanned hip hop, rock and electro music. Deception, who's a resident DJ at the Social House, Home Nightclub and Fusion Nig ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Shelby Lynne - - Merry Christmas 2. Various Artists - - A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector 3. Mavis Staples - - You Are Not Alone 4. Doors - - Live in Vancouver 1970 5. Norah Jones - - Featuring Norah Jones
Jason StoffThe Walkmen at Off Broadway.St. Louis concertgoers had some deciding to do last night. A number of fine shows -- Free Energy/Foxy Shazam/Hollerado at the Old Rock House, Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Sheldon and the Walkmen/Japandroids at Off Broadway -- graced our fair city. Ju ... More >>
August Jennewein/UMSLCash displays his Gold Medal from the Paralympics.Two St. Louisans walked away winners last night from ESPN's annual ESPY Awards. The sports network named Cardinals first-baseman Albert Pujols the nation's "Best Baseball Player" and bestowed a similar praise to University of ... More >>
asarofamily.comTool will play the Family Arena this Saturday Friday, June 25 *Michael Bublé, Scottrade Center *Cage the Elephant/22-20s/AutoVaughn, The Pageant *New World Spirits/Gravity Kills/Soul Kiss/The Hunted, Roberts Orpheum Theater *A Cursive Memory, Fubar *Zane Lamprey/Marc Ryan/Stev ... More >>
Let the Madness begin! Mizzou is dancing (despite their stumble in the Big 12 tournament) but unfortunately the slipper did not fit for the SLU Billikens, who were pummeled by Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament and left out of even the lowly NIT, where they could have faced an Illinois te ... More >>
Saint Louis University's Billiken Club finished this semester's concert series last night with Vancouver's the Japandroids and Florida's Surfer Blood. Photographer Jason Stoff was in the sweaty mess of bodies during the Japandroids set and brought back 40 photos from the show: The slideshow is title ... More >>
Tired of waiting for Major League Soccer (MLS) to grant St. Louis an expansion franchise, Jeff Cooper is joining other soccer team owners to begin -- in the words of Penny Marshall -- a league of their own. Cooper, a well-off Illinois attorney with the Simmons Law Firm, has been attempting to get ... More >>
There was a time when Alex McCracken was the most quoted man on coffee in St. Louis. When he was Kaldi's trainer, McCracken was regularly interviewed by St. Louis publications whenever they had a caffeine-related question. But you can only field questions about someone else's café so long before y ... More >>
This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink
Rollin Stanley is a hotshot city planner -- which begs the question: What the hell is he doing in St. Louis?
Week of June 9, 2004
DOA comes from Straight Outta Nowhere
The New Pornographers play the sounds of summer. Hawaiian shirts optional.
DMX and Jet Li get down 2 Grave business
Dame Edna and Ken Page -- at the same time
Twenty-five years ago, an idealistic freak recorded Canadian children singing pop songs. Newly reissued, the CD is an underground hit.
Bill Laurie has a basketball jones that won't go away. Who cares whether it makes economic sense?
Frank Black is pissed about a lot of things, especially brainless rockers who just want to meet chicks and asinine questions about his old band, the Pixies
Developers of pricey high-rise condominiums are selling Clayton as a place for the rich and famous. So far, out-of-towners aren't buying.
Thursday, May 4; Sheldon