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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Hideaway Has Forgiven Todd for Cancelling Lightsaber Night

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Think your January has sucked? Try being Todd at the Hideaway. Earlier this month, the south city piano bar became a viral sensation thanks to this message on its marquee: "Lightsaber night has been cancelled. Thanks a lot Todd." The drily witty message took off on Tumblr and Twitter,...

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Critic's Pick: Dale Watson and Ray Benson Join Forces for Sheldon Debut This Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 6:37 AM

Deep in the heart of Texas are two of the deepest, warmest baritone singers you'll hear this side of an Ernest Tubb 78. Dale Watson and Ray Benson have been crossing honky tonk paths for decades, the former as one of Merle Haggard's foremost acolytes and the latter as...

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Monday, January 16, 2017

New Son Volt Track "Cherokee St." Honors St. Louis' Coolest Street

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Late last week, alt-country champions Son Volt premiered a new track through the Wall Street Journal from the band's forthcoming album Notes of Blue. The track is called "Cherokee St.," and is inspired by the south St. Louis roadway of the same name. Accompanying the premiere is an interview with...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright to Sing Karaoke for a Good Cause

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is taking his charity work with Big League Impact to the next level. Known primarily for its fantasy football nights at Busch Stadium, the organization is now making a foray into music with its first-ever karaoke competition — starring Waino. The event will be held at...

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: January 13 to 15

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM

The Art of Live Festival comes at a typically slow time in the music scene. Beyond the bustle of benefit shows and holiday tributes, January typically comes as a cold, barren wasteland for music where stray concerts barely peek out from a long stretch of gray skies and frigid...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Your Band Could Open for Bon Jovi

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 6:39 AM

New Jersey rock group Bon Jovi is coming to Scottrade Center on February 19, and your band could perform as the opening act. That's according to one Jon Bon Jovi, singer of the long-running act, who announced an "opening act contest" via Facebook live this week. To be eligible...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Newly Announced: Cheap Trick, Charlie Wilson, A Perfect Circle, Mastodon, K-Ci & JoJo and More

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:06 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 10, 2017

President Obama's Greatest Musical Moments

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:03 AM

When Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States, it seemed like anything was possible. The fabled American Dream was alive and thriving. We voted for hope and change and we got them both balanced on the shoulders of a man who seemed capable of expertly executing...

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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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