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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Nelly Cast as Chuck Berry for New Buddy Holly Biopic

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Though 2020 has seen the utter decimation of the live entertainment industry, with COVID-19 restrictions sidelining musicians around the world who would normally spend their days touring, this year has been a remarkably busy one for St. Louis' own Nelly. He's made it all the way to the finals...

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Monday, October 26, 2020

New 3,000-Capacity Chesterfield Venue The Factory Set to Open in May 2021

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 1:41 PM

In a year of non-stop cancellations and closures comes a rare piece of good news for local fans of live music: A big, shiny new venue called the Factory is coming soon to Chesterfield. Well, "soon" might be overstating things (although in an age of lockdowns, what is time...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Grove Bar and Venue The Monocle Has Closed Permanently

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 2:02 PM

The Monocle (4510 Manchester Avenue, 314-932-7003), a Grove destination for cocktails and nightlife since 2015, has closed its doors for good. The news comes via an announcement on the venue's Twitter and Instagram pages. “The show is over say goodbye!” reads the post, quoting Madonna. "We will always remember...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

St. Louis' Venice Cafe Is Now Closed Until Spring

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Beloved Benton Park mainstay Venice Cafe (1903 Pestalozzi Street, 314-772-5994) has temporarily closed its doors as of today, with an eye toward reopening in the spring. The eclectic bar and performance space made the announcement today on social media. "Officially closed for winter. Thanks for the great times, all....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

St. Louis Blues and Soul Legend Kim Massie Has Passed Away

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 2:22 PM

Kim Massie has gone up to play the big gig in the sky and we St. Louisans are heartbroken. Local social media accounts lit up last night as the news of her passing spread across town. Massie was St. Louis’ best and most celebrated blues diva. She was not...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

St. Louis Symphony to Resume Live Concerts at Powell Hall Next Week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 3:48 PM

After more than seven months of coronavirus-related inactivity at Powell Hall, representatives from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra say that the show must finally go on. The storied theater, home to the SLSO, will begin playing host to live music again on October 15, according to a press release....

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dead Wax Records Owners Opening New Record Store in Princeton Heights

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Yesterday when we saw that this beautiful (and gigantic) property on Cherokee Street was for sale, our first thought was to wonder what was going to happen to Dead Wax Records, which currently inhabits a storefront on the ground floor. No need to worry, said owner Jeremy Miller when...

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch to Host "Rock the Dock" Floating Concert Series

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 1:20 PM

The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will play host to a floating concert series this fall, swapping boats for bands at a time when traditional venues continue to struggle in St. Louis. In partnership with 4 Hands Brewing Company and 1220 Spirits, the dock that the riverboats use will be...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Pageant Will Open Its Doors For Live Music Again This October

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM

After closing for almost seven months due to guidelines meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, one of St. Louis' most celebrated venues is gearing up at long last to welcome music lovers back. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd, 314-726-6161) announced its “Glimmer of Normalcy" series today, with five new...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Here's Nelly Doing a Backflip on Live TV Like Some Kind of Ozzie Smith

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Dancing With the Stars, an inexplicably popular televised dance competition that is now confoundingly in its 29th season, saw the kickoff of its 2020 festivities on Monday — and fans saw St. Louis' own rap superstar Nelly busting out his best Ozzie Smith impression. Nelly is one of the...

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