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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

St. Louis County Library Expands Its Local Music Collection with Listen Up STL

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 6:48 AM

St. Louis has a thriving music scene, yet few musicians within it get all the attention they want or deserve. Even in an age when anyone can post music online, it can still be incredibly difficult to attract listeners. The St. Louis County Library is addressing this problem with...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Kirkwood Mom Susan Marting Finds New Career in Folk Music

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Susan Marting hasn't always been a songwriter. For most of her life, the 58-year-old Kirkwood resident was a stay-at-home mom who taught tai chi and stress management workshops. However, she had learned how to play the banjo in high school, and occasionally performed at family events. When her nephew...

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The Sinkhole's Bathroom Graffiti Is Coming Along Nicely

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:19 AM

One truth that we know to be self-evident is that if you provide the masses with a marker and a blank wall in a public restroom, you will be rewarded with many drawings of penises. The level of detail and effort may vary — and the talent of the...

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Friday, October 21, 2016

The 10 Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 21 to 23

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 7:01 AM

This weekend sees multiple record release shows from some of St. Louis' most acclaimed artists — a great time to be a fan of St. Louis music, but a lousy time for the indecisive. Bruiser Queen will release its latest, Telepathic Mind, at Off Broadway on Friday, while across...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Newly Announced: Bon Jovi, Meek Mill, Aesop Rock, ICP, Pujol and More

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 7:05 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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New Strip Club Black Magic Is Giving Away a Quarter-Pound of Weed

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 6:15 AM

Do you like to smoke pot — but hate having to hide your habit from the long arm of the law? The new "urban" gentleman's club opening next weekend, Black Magic (213 Madison Street, Brooklyn, Illinois), is ready to make all your mary jane dreams come true. Over the two nights...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Critic Pick: Boz Scaggs to Perform at River City Casino This Tuesday, October 18

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 7:51 AM

William Royce "Boz" Scaggs started out as a hot guitarist — with the Steve Miller Band, no less — but soon became the missing link between AOR rock and Southern soul. He ultimately made his mark with his voice, a supple, growling vehicle that was less blue-eyed than smoke-gets-in-your-eyes....

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St. Louis’ Mvstermind to Release New Cusp EP at Delmar Hall Show This Friday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:44 AM

A little less than five months ago, St. Louis producer, rapper, and sound engineer Mvstermind debuted the music video for his single, “Mali Moolah.” By early July, the video had made its first appearance on BET Jams. Since then, “Mali Moolah” has been picked up by nearly all of the...

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Critic's Pick: Nick Lowe to Perform at the Pageant This Tuesday, October 18

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 7:24 AM

Nick Lowe's last release was a surprisingly great Christmas album, an odd choice for the sharp-witted Brit who once dubbed himself "the Jesus of Cool" and whose songbook has little room for sanctimony. From his pub-rock beginnings through his adept adoption of bespoke country and Americana, Lowe's recent tours...

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Friday, October 14, 2016

The 8 Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 14 to 16

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 7:14 AM

Oh hell yeah: It's light-jacket weather. The best weather of the year. Pull on your favorite sweatshirt. Grab that dope denim jacket. The world is your oyster, because it is 60 degrees outside. You know what's hard? Coming up with stuff to write in the intro to these posts...

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