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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Memphis' Ex-Cult to Bring Its Punk-Damaged Garage Rock to the Sinkhole This Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Memphis' Ex-Cult specializes in fuzzed-out, punk-indebted explosions of rock & roll, as high-energy as they are instantaneously catchy. It makes sense, then, that the group has found a home with In the Red Records for its latest release, September's Negative Growth LP. The LA-based label has also released the...

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The Filling Station to Close, Reopen as Kelso's

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Next Monday, the Filling Station (1924 Pestalozzi Street, 314-772-9533) will close its doors after several decades in Benton Park. But don't cry for the venerable neighborhood bar: It plans to open again the very next day. The only difference is that, as August 1, the bar will officially be...

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Newly Announced: Tony! Toni! Tone!, Beach Slang, Mountain Goats, Crowbar, XEB and More

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:41 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 you...

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Nearly Thirty Years In, Deftones Still Doesn’t Get the Credit It Deserves

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:16 AM

Considering the exhaustive way music-focused publications covered the twentieth anniversary of Radiohead's OK Computer, you'd think they're all gearing up to go big in October, when Deftones' groundbreaking Around the Fur turns twenty. Right? Anyone? Hello? Is this thing on? Don't count on it. Deftones has never rated that...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Circa Survive Guitarist Walks Off Pageant Stage to Confront Audience Member

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Last Friday, Brendan Ekstrom, guitarist for Circa Survive, was playing a show at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard) when he abruptly walked off of the stage mid-performance. While the audience was left wondering, Ekstrom has since explained that he saw a disturbing scene unfolding in the audience. In a series of...

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Brutal Heat Halts Echo & the Bunnymen Concert in St. Louis Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 8:04 AM

St. Louis' brutal weekend heat was so bad, it took down a rockstar. At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday night, the lead singer of Echo & the Bunnymen (and the subject of our music feature this week) was overcome by the heat and had to leave the stage. Ian...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

SZA Adds a Second St. Louis Date After Selling Out the First in Ten Minutes

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 2:02 PM

St. Louis-based fans of TDE songstress SZA have something to celebrate this afternoon, as a second STL date has been added to the singer/songwriter's current tour. The additional date will be December 19 at the Ready Room. SZA's December 17 date sold out within tn minutes of going online. In...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Newly Announced: Deerhoof, Ro James, Shabazz Palaces, Jackal Fest and More

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:34 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 you...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame to Perform at the Pageant This Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Waka Flocka Flame might be the most famous rapper in the world who can’t rap worth a damn. It’s a weird tic that the Atlanta-based artist is the first to cop to; in a 2013 interview with Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express, Waka had this to say on the matter: “I’m...

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Ben Reece Unity Quartet to Perform at the Dark Room This Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 6:29 AM

If you’re a local lover of the saxophone, you probably know the work of Ben Reece. He’s moved in and out of jazz, funk and rock bands for well over a decade, doing time in the energetic and kinetic combo the Feed and serving as a founding member of...

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