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Monday, January 9, 2017

Todd Cancels Lightsaber Night at the Hideaway; Hilarity Ensues

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 6:48 AM

We know what you did, Todd. The Hideaway, the south St. Louis dive bar known for cheap drinks and piano tunes, became a viral sensation last week when a photo of its marquee spread on social media. The bar's owners frequently change the message on the sign, and the Internet...

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: January 6 to 8

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 7:56 AM

2017 kicks off with a ska revival in the Loop, a literal funeral for 2016 and a benefit show filled with some of the river city's finest rock outfits. Two events in particular have become January traditions in St. Louis: Local label FarFetched offers up a cross-section of hip-hop and...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Critic's Pick: Otis Gibbs to Perform at Off Broadway This Thursday, January 5

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 2:48 PM

"Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." Ralph Waldo Emerson said that. "I want to walk through the night without fearing a thing — outdated, frustrated and blue." Otis Gibbs sang that. The Wanamaker, Indiana native, with his Trotskyite beard and politics, trucker cap and acoustic guitar,...

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Newly Announced: Chicago, Young Dolph, Big Gigantic, Whitney, Striker and More

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 7:36 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 3, 2017

In a Shifting Music Industry, St. Louis Promoters and Venue Owners Make Peace with Change

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 4:50 PM

In the last year, Delmar Hall opened on the edge of the Loop, a torrent of local album release shows drew fans and the city's DIY and independent scene grew in prominence — but for St. Louis promoters and venue owners, the challenges they contemplate in the new year...

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Friday, December 30, 2016

F.Y.E. Employees in South City Hope to Stop Chik-Fil-A Plan

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 7:36 AM

Scott Burk, manager of the F.Y.E. record store located at the intersection of Hampton and Chippewa, remembers November 30 rather vividly. And with good reason — it was the day the Post-Dispatch reported that he may soon be out of a job. The P-D's story laid out plans by...

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10 Great Places to Catch Live Music in St. Louis This New Year's Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 7:31 AM

Known mostly for its widespread disregard for livers, the animal called New Year's Eve has become an entirely new beast in 2016. So strong is the feeling that these past twelve months have been the absolute worst (contrary to this week's feature) that we propose you do absolutely nothing on...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Newly Announced: Diarrhea Planet, Ike Reilly, Jonathan Richman, Minesweepa and More

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:21 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, December 27, 2016

Nathan Cook's Bruxism Series Celebrates Two Years on Thursday at the Schlafly Tap Room

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 6:52 AM

In addition to running the Close/Far Recordings tape label and performing noisescapes as NNN Cook, Nathan Cook has long helmed the Bruxism series of concerts. These monthly shows put a handful of experimental artists together, and after stints at the old Apop Records and Foam Coffee & Beer, the...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Newly Announced: Anthrax, Madeleine Peyroux, Steve Aoki, MU330, Sam Bush and More

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 7:49 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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