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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Bottle Rockets, Americana Torchbearers For 28 Years, Have Broken Up

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 1:53 PM

The Bottle Rockets, the Festus-born, St. Louis-based band of alt-country stalwarts some 28 years running, have announced today that they have broken up. The news came via a statement on social media. According to the post, guitarist, frontman and co-bandleader Brian Henneman has decided to retire, and the group...

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Monday, March 1, 2021

St. Louis is Naming a Street in Honor of Blues Icon Kim Massie

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Kim Massie was a true queen of St. Louis soul and blues. When Massie passed away last fall, an already-devastated St. Louis music scene was brought to its knees. At the time, everybody swore that her life and legacy would continue to be celebrated, and that promise has been...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Off Broadway Reopening its Bar for Trivia, DJ Nights as Winter Weather Thaws

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:42 PM

We're still waiting for one of our favorite venues in the city, Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue, 314-498-6989), to finally host live music again, but meanwhile we can take comfort in the fact that it has reopened its bar on weekends to serve up some suds. The venue announced...

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Let's Remember That Time Some Birds Pooped on Kings of Leon in St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 6:15 AM

Nashville rock band Kings of Leon has a new album coming out soon, and in keeping, the familial foursome has just this week released a video for the single "Echoing." It's fine! The jangly parts jangle, the poppy parts pop and the low-stakes video has the feel of a...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Old Rock House Announces Spring Shows at Chesterfield Amphitheater

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 2:06 PM

St. Louis' Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505) is heading west for a newly announced pair of spring concerts. Those shows — the Allman Betts Band on April 18 and Samatha Fish on April 27 — are each slated to take place at Chesterfield Amphitheater (631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield;...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to Begin Hosting Digital Concerts

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 3:20 PM

By this stage in what at the very least feels like a never-ending pandemic, most people's opinions on livestreamed music have hardened. The dalliance with digital events has proven itself a welcome and much-needed nicotine patch of sorts for those whose relationship with live music could fairly be called...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Apple Music Playlist Features St. Louis Rappers Smino, Bari, 30 Deep Grimeyy and More

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 2:48 PM

If music streaming services aren't particularly good at getting artists paid — and, truly, they are not — one thing they can be useful for is getting the names of up-and-coming acts out into the world. To wit: Apple music has launched a new series of curated playlists this...

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Launches Free Soundlab Education Series For Kids

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 3:47 PM

COVID-19 got you down? Tired of the incessant demands of your horrible, cooped-up children? The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is here to help. St. Louis' favorite group of world-class musicians is lending exhausted parents a bit of a helping hand this never-ending pandemic season with a new educational series...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

St. Charles Mayor Announces Ban on Loud Music, Dancing on Portion of Main Street

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 2:28 PM

St. Charles, already a joyless wasteland devoid of anything even resembling culture or merriment, is cracking down on unsanctioned dancing and loud music for three blocks of its popular Main Street strip of bars. The ban, which was announced by Mayor Dan Borgmeyer in a news conference on Monday, applies...

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Friday, January 22, 2021

STL Company to Host '80s Livestream Event Featuring Bret Michaels, Lita Ford and More

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 3:24 PM

Tired of being cooped up in your house with nothing to do? Had enough of the mountain of shit the last three decades or so have heaped upon our once-great culture? An all-'80s livestream event booked by a group of local entrepreneurs may be just the thing for you!...

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