The contribution and influence of African-American artists to the St. Louis sound and the universal music scene is undeniable. From Scott Joplin to Chuck Berry and countless others, St. Louisans have helped define what ragtime, jazz, the blues and rock 'n' roll are today. Scattered around the city, ... More >>
Jon GitchoffBlonde Redhead at the PageantThere's a certain paradox that comes with being a fan of a band: You either have to put your faith in its efforts without questioning its all-important artistic vision, or you become one of those people who eschews the new and whines that "it's just no ... More >>
Artist: Elton John Album: Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1987 Label: MCA Records What it sounds like: A big gay rock opera.
With his spiky, greying mullet, Bob Dylan shades and hotel room drink in a plastic cup, Glenn Branca cuts a mean, iconic hipster figure, a pure punk aesthete who for 30 years has been taking music -- call it rock, call it classical, call it Post-Minimalist, call it Maximalist -- to places the most s ... More >>
Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Lew Prince suss out the local theater scene
Some of my earliest memories involve family visits to Jarvis and Mona Thurston’s house. As kids it was pretty much a given that we’d celebrate holidays there or at our house -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever. I remember, in particular, the coffee table, which Jarvis made, whose right-hand dra ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
Week of December 21, 2006
The Riverfront Times' performing arts guide
INXS' Garry Beers weighs in on all things Rock Star, Karl Sanders of Nile expounds on Egypt, and B-Sides shakes our Groovethang
The arrival of a brilliant conductor was drowned out by labor discord. Now the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra begins a new season -- with some strings attached.
Week of August 18, 2004
The Wiggles rock St. Louis
Rufus Wainwright on metrosexuals and Mozart -- and why the latter can't hold a candle to Billy Ocean
Michel Bell continues the legacy of a theater anthem
Opera Theatre of St. Louis sends an opera on its maiden voyage
Taking on the classic Georges Bizet tragedy is another step in Union Avenue Opera Theatre's ongoing success story
By George Frideric Handel (Opera Theatre of St. Louis)
The biggest badass of them all, Sonny Barger, recounts in a new memoir the 40-plus years of his life spent with the Hell's Angels
Scott Joplin receives a celebratory homecoming with Opera Theatre of St. Louis' revival of Treemonisha
Philip Glass goes solo at the Edison Theatre