New Year's Eve is tricky. Expectations are high, and more often than not, the evening never quite seems to live up to them. Seeing a couple of bands that you know will rock your socks off seems about the best you can do. The line outside the Old Rock House as the doors opened on Tuesday night proved that to be a popular idea.
Ever wonder if popular music is better today than it was, say, 40 years ago? Frankly, it isn't. Even with Gangnam style, it's hard to imagine this year producing so many recordings as important as the best of 1972.
Of all the cover bands in St. Louis, Jake's Leg is surely among the most faithful. They're as close to the Dead as you'll get without a time machine.
Rap legend Heavy D passes away at the age of 44.
One of the greats of American popular music, Jerry Ragovoy, suffered a massive stroke yesterday and has passed away at the age of 80.