Dust off your turntables and mics, because S.L.U.M. Fest returns! The St. Louis Underground Music Fest -- a St. Louis-centric hip hop festival featuring 60+ live emcees and DJs from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. -- goes down at Atomic Cowboy and The Demo on Saturday, June 15th, and boasts a pretty impressive lineup.
Good news: The Shins are finally returning to St. Louis on June 4 at The Pageant. Bad news: it's completely sold out! Well, that's never stopped us before: we've wrangled 2 pairs of tickets for this Shindig, and we want to give them to you.
Our "What If?" Ryan Adams vs. Rhett Miller throwdown is over, and it was about as bloody, bruised and epic as they come!
Ryan Adams. The Old 97s. Is this town big enough for the two of them? On Tuesday, January 31st, these two Ravishing Ramparts of Rock...These Towering Titans of Twang...will both play Saint Louis on the exact same night! You can't be in two places at once, so which show would you rather win tickets to? It's time to choose your own adventure and get get ready to RUMMMMMBLLLLEEEE!
We asked you to regale us with your wildest travel stories in hopes of winning a pair of tickets to the Beirut show, October 9th at The Pageant, and you didn't disappoint. From tipped over banana trucks and overly-friendly French dudes, to lots of lost luggage and stomach-turning African dentist stories...we were amused, horrified, bewildered and delighted.
For a minute there, I was worried. After two days and close to 900 or so page views, I had received only two (2) entries to the Bright Eyes Notebook Scribble Contest, for this Monday's sold out show at The Pageant. "Ambition, I've found, can only lead to failure," sang a tiny Conor Oberst voice in my head. Was I asking too much from readers for a simple pair of free tickets? Nay, THREE pairs of tickets (Surprise! I just scored an extra pair)? And then, something magical happened...
Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst is a lot of things to a lot of people: a wildly talented and prolific songwriter, a tween hearthrob, a dart board for punk rockers and an icon to introspective music fans. And, like it or not, a haircut trendsetter. But let's ignore all this for a second.
We asked for your greatest Cheese Related stories to win tickets to Primus this Sunday at The Pageant and, unlike week-old Pepperjack, none of them stunk!
If you wanted Primus tickets for the May 29 show at The Pageant, then your name is Mud: the show is sold out! It’s a good thing you’re a Primus superfan who will stop at nothing to see Les Claypool slap the living snot out of his bass this Sunday. And that’s where we come in to help.
Contest closes Friday at 5PM.
The promise of meeting The Decemberists at the Pageant on April 27 brought out the poet in everyone. We pored over your 150+ haikus—from the clever to the totally insane—and picked one winner to attend the band’s soundcheck Wednesday! And it was incredibly tough to pick just one. They were all really, really good. And there were a lot of them. As poster Jay L. said, “Eighty-eight point one/you’ve unleashed haiku madness/I hope you’re happy.”