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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Wombats’ Glitterbug Is the Group’s Most Refined Effort to Date

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Matt Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland Knudsen formed the Wombats in 2003 while attending the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. After releasing a series of EPs, the band’s debut record, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, was released in 2007. Its lead single, “Let’s Dance to Joy Division,”...

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Diadie Bathily Speaks on West African Dance's Ability to Change Your Skin Color

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 7:14 AM

Diadie Bathily has a way of getting people to dance. It works with children, teenagers and adults. It works with the St. Louis Rams, senior citizens and even a stubborn, misinformed little boy named Jason. Bathily moved to St. Louis in 1998, but he started his career far from the...

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Monday, November 23, 2015

The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week, November 23 to 29

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 9:53 AM

The last week of November brings a taste for what's to come. Family will visit only to return roughly one month later, and all those college students too. People tend to get nostalgic, and we wind up with reunion shows and cover-band tributes that go on for days and...

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Friday, November 20, 2015

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: November 20 to 22

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

By the end of this weekend, four quality slabs of wax will be released by St. Louis artists. Between So Many Dynamos' Safe With Sound and a split LP by Anodes and Laika,  plus new tunes by the Brainstems and Little Big Bangs, local record collectors should expect to...

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5 Grateful Dead Songs With St. Louis Connections

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 7:38 AM

This summer, the Grateful Dead celebrated its 50th anniversary, with all four surviving members performing at Soldier Field in Chicago — an outing branded as its "Fare Thee Well" performances. For those shows, the band was rounded out by veterans of the jam scene Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and...

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Stephen Houldsworth Explores Archetypes and Double Standards with 12 Drummers

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 7:22 AM

“I don't see myself as a fine art photographer. I'm not trying to produce a product that looks like it was done by a professional either,” says Stephen Houldsworth, local activist and avid concertgoer. Of the many roles he plays in the city of St. Louis, his work as...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Newly Announced: Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Dixie Chicks, Radkey and More

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 7:29 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, November 18, 2015

Survivors of Paris Attack Respond to Eagles of Death Metal Statement

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Eagles of Death Metal, the Palm Desert, California band who was performing at the Bataclan during Friday's terror attacks on the city of Paris, released a statement via Facebook earlier this afternoon. In it, the band expresses grief for the deceased while thanking the various government agencies involved in...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Roger Clyne’s Biggest Contribution to Pop Culture Is Also His Least-Recognized

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 6:41 AM

When Roger Clyne turned down a graduate scholarship to study psychology at California State University in Long Beach in favor of “having fun” playing music around his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, he had no idea that more than twenty years later he would become an industry unto himself. But with...

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Monday, November 16, 2015

The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week, November 16 to 22

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 9:48 AM

For every show on this list, there are at least two or three omissions we had to make. For instance, the Luminary hosts a panel on women working in contemporary music this Thursday night while garage-pop duo Bruiser Queen plays a free show across town at the central branch...

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