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Friday, August 17, 2018

Cherokee Street Record Shop Kismet Creative Center Is Closing Its Doors

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:51 AM

After four years in business, Kismet Creative Center (3409 Iowa Avenue, 314-696-8177) is closing its doors. The eclectic Cherokee Street record store and odds-and-ends shop, which first opened in September 2014, will close for good at the end of September. "It's a financial issue, and not enough traffic," says Tom...

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The 5 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend, August 17 to 19

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:09 AM

Each week we bring you our picks for the best shows of the weekend! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events subject to change; check with the venue for the most up-to-date information. FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 Radkey w/ the Slow Boys 8 p.m. The Firebird, 2706...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Black Fast's Latest, Spectre of Ruin, Is a Terrifyingly Good Slab of Thrash Metal

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:56 AM

It's mid-afternoon on a recent Friday — Friday the 13th, in fact — and things are already getting pretty spooky as Black Fast guitarist/vocalist Aaron Akin steps into a "mean-looking alley" in Buffalo, New York, for a telephone interview with a reporter. "There's a rusted-out machine with teeth on...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Urge's Steve Ewing Gets Buff AF, Powered by Hot Dogs, Probably

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Steve Ewing — who as the singer of beloved local band the Urge and the eponymous purveyor of Steve's Hot Dogs' delicious tube-shaped meats was already a local legend — is now looking buff and swoll as fuck as well, leaving the rest of us sad sacks absolutely no...

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LouFest Is Adding Standup Comedy to 2018 Lineup with New 'Last Laugh' Stage

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 8:01 AM

This year's LouFest experience will, at the very least, be good for a laugh. That's not meant to be a dig. Quite the contrary, in fact, as in addition to a lineup that includes legendary rocker Robert Plant, beloved indie-rock act Modest Mouse and virtuoso blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr.,...

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Newly Announced: Thom Yorke, Cloud Nothings, Bit Brigade, Moneybagg Yo and More

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:19 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, August 14, 2018

Years After Jimmy Tebeau's Land Was Seized, He's Playing a Show On It

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 6:37 AM

It was in March 2004, as Jimmy Tebeau recalls it, that he and his family moved to Shannon County, Missouri, taking over a “failing church camp” that would soon become the base of operations for his Grateful Dead cover band, the Schwag. By May of that same year, the...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

The 5 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend, August 10 to 12

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 6:23 AM

Each week we bring you our picks for the best shows of the weekend! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events subject to change; check with the venue for the most up-to-date information. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 Music and Performances by the Texas Room 7 p.m. Pulitzer...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Newly Announced: Gladys Knight, Jonathan Davis, Radkey, Russian Circles and More

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:28 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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Friday, August 3, 2018

Introducing the Legendary Bob Reuter, Five Years After His Death

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Five years ago Bob Reuter knew full well: There’s nothing fair about life. In a lot of ways he really couldn’t complain. Sure he was in his sixties and always flat broke, but he had his own radio show on KDHX where he could raise an unholy ruckus and...

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