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Monday, September 26, 2016

Critic's Pick: Nada Surf to Perform at Old Rock House This Monday, September 26

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:17 AM

If Nada Surf isn't the best power-pop band at work today, it's because Cheap Trick is still alive and kicking. But then again, the New York-based foursome, for all the mainlined sugar of its breezy choruses and charging riffs, has always been more than a hook machine. Songwriter and...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Taking Back Sunday Doesn't Care About Your Nostalgia

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 7:25 AM

Long Island's Taking Back Sunday reigned supreme over the emo scene in the early 2000s. Adam Lazzara’s lyrics about breakups, heartache and slitting his own throat were everywhere — from the AOL profiles of seventeen-year-old girls to bathroom wall scribbles at your local venue, you couldn’t escape his poignant...

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The 9 Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: September 23 to 25

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 6:45 AM

This weekend marks the first-ever Murmuration Festival brought to you by the Brian Cohen, founder of LouFest, and the Cortex district. In addition to ten out-of-the-box musical acts, the fest will bring TED-style talks and discussions — as Cohen puts it in this week's music feature, "If you're in St....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This Man Must Be Stopped

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:13 AM

All summer long, television viewers within Charter Communications' sphere of influence have been subjected to the unadulterated horror that is this Charter Spectrum commercial, which features a beat-boxing man and three other actors literally singing the praises of the cable giant. It is absolutely wretched, the advertising equivalent of...

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Newly Announced: Jackyl, Scarface, Jim James, Steve Vai, Stitches and More

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 6:15 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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Critic's Pick: Adia Victoria to Perform at Off Broadway This Sunday, September 25

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 7:37 AM

When Sister Rosetta Tharpe plugged in her cream-colored Gibson SG, she grabbed the electric guitar — a tool of the devil — and then took it to church. Adia Victoria favors the same axe and channels some of that same ragged, bluesy energy, though on a song like “Heathen”...

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Downtown Shake to Bring House Music to Wash Ave — Every Week

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Since 2014, a scattering of downtown bars and restaurants that used to be hotspots have been claiming a substantial decline in business. With the creation of Ballpark Village, the opening of the uber-popular Wheelhouse and more, a few businesses have lost customers and, in some cases, have closed their doors....

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The 8 Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: September 16 to 18

Posted By on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Have you recovered from LouFest yet? Looking forward to next week's inaugural Murmuration festival? Neither is a good enough excuse to stay in this weekend, with stops from crossover thrash legends D.R.I., the FarFetched collective's annual Brave New World showcase and even a stop from ZZ Top. Check out...

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mark Dew Celebrates 30 Years at the Hideaway This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:49 AM

For 30 years, Mark Dew has played the piano and sang classic tunes at the Hideaway (5900 Arsenal Street, 314-645-8822). In many ways, performer and place have become synonymous — so much so that when news broke that the longtime owner of the beloved dive had died, the first question...

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Nelly Needs Your Love — And Also Money, Probably Lots of Money

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Does Nelly really need money when he's so rich in America's love? Our favorite rapper mogul started out the week a little down on his luck. If you haven't been keeping up with the latest in Nellyville news, TMZ reported on Sunday he somehow owes $2.4 million in back taxes...

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