My love affair with Nikki Sixx began in 1985. I was a nine-year-old Catholic schoolgirl -- plaid jumper, Barbie lunchbox, Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper -- and he was the bad boy rocker with jet black hair and a penchant for setting himself on fire. It was an unlikely match, one sparked by my mom's odd w ... More >>
Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>
When you open for Kiss you have to put on a hell of a show, and Mötley Crüe delivered. From the displays camaraderie to the set list full of hair metal hits, Crüe brings brotherhood onstage and encourages it amongst the audience. With four-way fist bumps and sly "we got this" smiles, Crüe really ... More >>
Gut Check is going to go out on a precarious limb here and assume that if you were to make a Venn diagram of a) Girl Scouts of America executives, b) aficionados of early 1990's porn and c) fans of the band Okkervil River, it would feature very little overlap.So we're not sure what it says about ... More >>
Asobi SeksuOld Rock House *Fiery Furnaces, Saturday, January 23 *Asobi Seksu, Thursday, February 4 *Janiva Magness, Sunday, February 14 *The Radiators, Thursday, February 18 *Todd Snider, Friday, February 26, Saturday, February 27 *Chris Duarte and Bluestone, Friday, March 12 *David Bazan/Headlig ... More >>
Very quietly, next year's concert calendar at the Bottleneck Blues Bar has already been filling up. On January 21, Foreigner will be performing tunes from its new album, Can't Slow Down, and allllll of its hits. And then on Thursday, February 11, that lovable scamp Vince Neil from Motley Crue will b ... More >>
REVIEW BY MATTHEW JACKSON Photo: Steve TruesdellMotley Crue last night. See more photos from Crue Fest 2 last night in St. Louis. Let's get right to it: Motley Crue may be tabloid royalty -- from blowjobs to blackouts, is there anything we don't know about Mick, Tommy, Nikki, and Vince? -- bu ... More >>
BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS1) Ever wake up drenched with vomit, in a trashed hotel suite, spooning a prostitute? 2) Suffering from aches and pains associated with guitar solo splits; bar fights; jail hangovers; and/or coke orgies?3) Has sunlight become an abstraction?4) Do you play the guitar?www.rosewoodc ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17. Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.
Tuesday, August 9; UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
Green Day's politicking is simple but effective
But you can drink while watching
The Donnas put a new spin on the old sex-and-excess glam formula -- and out-Crüe the Crüe in the process
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Saturday, Feb. 24; Pop's.
Wednesday, Aug. 23; Riverport