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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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Friday, January 20, 2017

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

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Some of the shows in St. Louis this weekend serve to protest the incoming president, while others provide a breather from the drama that has trailed the entire election season. So join the discourse or take a damn break — because the news won't stop and the St. Louis music...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

5 Better Things to Listen to While Watching the Inauguration on Mute

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 7:05 AM

So. Who's looking forward to the Cheeto piss wizard's inaugural address? That guy can't get out two coherent sentences if you spot him a subject and two verbs, so I'm expecting eight minutes of rambly nonsense followed by another twenty minutes of him mixing pitches for new hotel concepts...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Newly Announced: Santana, Mac Sabbath, Webbie, Minus the Bear, Def Leppard and More

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:56 PM

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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You Don’t Actually Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Friends, you are being fooled by your own brains. You don’t actually like the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You think you do, because you know the songs. Your mind has tricked you into thinking that you like these terrible songs because they were around during a...

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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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