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Friday, February 24, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: February 24 to 26

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM

For the weekend ahead, we searched outside the typical Mardi Gras fare and found several shows that highlight the diversity of the St. Louis music scene. Friday and Saturday are so congested with the best this city has to offer that we suggest laying low on Sunday this time...

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R.I.P. Travis Hanrahan, Pink Sock Vocalist, Punk Rock Wildman, Friend to All

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 6:29 AM

It was the evening of June 4, 2013, a Tuesday night, that I bore witness to one of the most impressive and hilarious displays of unbridled punk-rock disregard for acceptable social behavior I have ever seen in my many years in and around St. Louis' punk community. The scene played...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Punk Is Dad and This Photo Is Proof

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 7:04 AM

For decades now, music historians have been embroiled in a fierce and rolling debate about whether punk, that rebellious teenager of music that came of age in the late '70s, has yet met its demise. "Punk's Not Dead!" exclaim countless t-shirts, stickers and patches, often accompanied by an "A" anarchy...

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Bluenote Sports Bar and Grille Is Now Open in St. Ann (PHOTOS)

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 7:02 AM

St. Louis Blues die-hard fans rejoice: Hockey-themed Bluenote Sports Bar and Grille (3133 N. Lindbergh Boulevard, Maryland Heights; 314-298-2583) is now open in Maryland Heights and may just be the best place to enjoy all things Blues — except for center ice, of course. Bluenote is the brainchild of hockey...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Newly Announced: Chance the Rapper, Pixies, Indigo Girls, Dwarves, Red Kross and More

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:48 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones...

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Now Jamming with the Urge's Steve Ewing: A Bunch of Kids Too Young to Drive

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:40 AM

The future generation of rhythm and blues is in good hands — and they're young enough to still be in school. Every week, under the direction of founder Joe Pastor, the St. Louis Legacy Ensemble, which includes kids ages ten to eighteen, rehearses and jams on stage with some...

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: February 17 to 19

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:04 AM

Our picks for the weekend mostly sidestep the bustle of the season's pre-Mardi Gras excitement in lieu of local favorites at the Old Rock House and Schlafly Tap Room, with shows featuring Tone Rodent, River Kittens, Old Salt Union and more. Sure, Sting and Bon Jovi are both in town,...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

10 Years Ago, Britney Spears Went from Pop Princess to Queen of Punk

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Today marks ten years since Britney Spears shocked the world by shaving her own head. The reasons behind this bold event are still unclear, but one fact remains: On February 16, 2007, everything changed. Britney Spears became the ultimate punk. Spears had been in the public eye for eight...

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Newly Announced: Metallica, Descendents, Jason Isbell, Kodak Black, Sturgill Simpson

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bad Brains Documentary Coming to Mad Art This Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:14 AM

Legendary band Bad Brains was originally called Mind Power, a jazz fusion group inspired by the twin powers of Mahavishnu Orchestra and Napoleon Hill's book on the benefits of positive thinking. When punk first started creeping through the underground, they switched gears. They also got into Bob Marley, and...

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