West Texas

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Mountain Goats at the Old Rock House, 6/20/13: Review, Photos and Setlist

    The Mountain Goats | Baptist Generals Old Rock House June 20, 2013 Well, this was more like it. The last time the Mountain Goats played St. Louis, it was April of 2012 and they appeared at the Gargoyle in front of about 80 people. This wasn't because the Mountain Goats weren't popular - they'd pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    The Six Best Shitty-Sounding Records

    Before we begin, let us clarify that "shitty" and "bad" are not the same. Bad-sounding records aim for a certain result and fall short. Shitty-sounding records result from conscious decisions consciously executed. Here are the six best shitty-sounding records. If your favorite entry is missing from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The Six Best Non-Metal Songs About Heavy Metal

    Songwriters love riffing on folklore, be it nursery rhymes or Biblical parables. Over the years, heavy metal has developed its own brand of legend, so much so that stylistically disparate musicians have used it as a springboard for creatively disparate songs. Here are the six best non-metal songs ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The Mug Shots of Hudspeth County: Nelly's Bodyguard, Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson

    Nelly's tour bus was stopped this week in Sierra Blanca, Texas, where authorities found 36 bags of heroin, ten pounds of weed and a loaded handgun. Much, much more information here. His bodyguard, Brian Keith Jones, claimed ownership of everything, and he is currently awaiting arraignment in Texas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    Review Setlist: Old 97's at the Pageant, Friday, February 18

    Jon GitchoffRhett Miller of Old 97's​Rhett Miller packs more boyish charm into one pick-clutching pinkie finger than the entire Justin Bieber empire. And don't get me started on his hair. Apologies for invoking the Bieb, but last night at the Pageant, Miller and the Old 97's delivered an energ ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2010
  • Film

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>

  • Film

    November 14, 2007


    Coen brothers transcend themselves with No Country for Old Men.

  • Film

    February 21, 2007
  • Film

    November 2, 2005

    Tin Cup (1996)

    Week of November 2, 2005

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    Los Lonely Boys

    Saturday, September 17; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • Film

    October 6, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies

  • Music

    March 24, 2004

    Tom Russell

    Thursday, March 25; Off Broadway

  • Music

    March 10, 2004

    Dylan Friends

    In which Radar Station meets some folks who kinda like Bob Dylan

  • Culture

    August 13, 2003

    For Love of the Game

    Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    Field of Schemes

    Mary and Jeff Clarke feed beauty to the tough world of high fashion. Hard to do from the cornfields of Iowa. Harder still in St. Louis, where too many parents and kids have their dreams exploited for money.

  • Film

    March 27, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of March 27, 2002

  • Music

    December 8, 1999


    Sweat Equity (Root 66)

  • Calendar

    March 31, 1999
  • Music

    January 6, 1999