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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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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Waka Flocka Flame Fires Back at St. Louis DJ Who Called Him N-Word

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Bob Romanik better watch out: The Atlanta-based rapper he's been dogging with the n-word now says he's going to come to Romanik's studio and "show him what threats is like." "I'm not gonna call the cops," pledged Waka Flocka Flame. "I'm gonna go to his show and see if...

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Cigar Box Guitar Festival Returns to St. Louis This Spring

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:59 AM

Recyclable materials are the inspiration for a one-of-a-kind instrument — the cigar box guitar. As the name implies, the body is made of an empty cigar box. The head and neck can be made out of anything, from old bicycle parts to cast iron skillets to bedpans. These cigar...

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St. Louis' Magic Room Aims to Make Music More Sustainable — with Biodegradable Gear

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:03 AM

Throwaway culture permeates every industry in the United States. Restaurants have plastic straws, forks and Styrofoam. Retail has plastic bags and endless amounts of shrink-wrap. Crappy electronic goods are deemed impossible to live without, yet doomed to die after just a few months. These items last for hundreds of...

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Critic's Pick: Robert Ellis to Perform at Off Broadway This Tuesday, February 14

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Robert Ellis’ self-titled record, his fourth overall, didn’t make nearly as big a splash in 2016 as it should have. The Houston native works with classic country tones and twang, as well as flashes of pop and the litheness of jazz; he’s hard to pin down musically. Lyrically, too,...

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