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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Defying Smoking Ban, Lindner's Pub Owner Vows to Let Patrons Puff Away

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Back when people could smoke freely in St. Louis bars, Lance Lindner was doing a good business. A retired cop, he opened Lindner's Pub (2925 Mt. Pleasant Street) five years ago in the corner space that used to be Ferguson's, deep in south city — and attracted a group...

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Newly Announced: Billy Joel, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Muse, Zakk Sabbath

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 6:27 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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Friday, February 3, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: February 3 to 5

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 11:16 AM

This weekend pits a jazz-infused tribute to Pink Floyd against an unabashed King Crimson cover band, and deciding between the two is no small task for the hungry prog-rock fan. On Saturday, 2720 Cherokee offers both Fashogan Fest and FEMFEST 3 split between its downstairs and upstairs stages, respectively....

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Oh Thank God, Nickelback and Kiefer Sutherland Are Coming to Save Us

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 6:01 AM

In these times of great social and geo-political uncertainty it can be easy to fall into hopelessness, a state of misanthropic ennui, as the world increasingly looks like the first act of a movie based on a comic book. Where are our heroes? Who can save Gotham? Who can save America?...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Newly Announced: Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, Fishbone, Guided by Voices, Tech N9ne and More

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 10:12 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, January 31, 2017

Critic's Pick: Paul Weber and the Scrappers to Perform at Foam This Thursday, February 2

Posted By on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:46 AM

St. Louis doesn’t exactly need to import honky-tonk bands; we’ve got plenty to work with right here in the 314. The Dock Ellis Band will make you dance and laugh in equal measure, and Jack Grelle recently got a nice nod from Rolling Stone’s website as a country artist...

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Old Salt Union Signs with Compass Records, Home of the Infamous Stringdusters, the Proclaimers

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Belleville, Illinois's Old Salt Union has signed a deal with Nashville's Compass Records, home of artists including the Infamous Stringdusters, the Proclaimers and the HillBenders. The band signed the deal while on the road, in the midst of a non-stop touring schedule that began when the group was formed...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: January 27 to 29

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Leading the weekend ahead is the Domino Effect, a lyrical duo who we owe a nod to for naming a song "Riverfront Times." While St. Louis typically sees a lull in the later part of January leading into February, the next three days blow that notion out of the water...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Newly Announced: Iron Maiden, Old 97’s, Third Eye Blind, Devin the Dude, Conor Oberst and More

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 7:04 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, January 24, 2017

Critic's Pick: Sara Watkins to Perform at Old Rock House This Saturday, January 28

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 7:31 AM

Since the formal if not permanent dissolution of Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins has released three solo albums, including last year's Young in All the Wrong Ways, a breakup album that's as plainspoken and unaffected as it is musically wide-roaming. While the album has few traces of Nickel Creek's bluegrass-meets-pop...

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