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Friday, January 22, 2021

STL Company to Host '80s Livestream Event Featuring Bret Michaels, Lita Ford and More

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 3:24 PM

Tired of being cooped up in your house with nothing to do? Had enough of the mountain of shit the last three decades or so have heaped upon our once-great culture? An all-'80s livestream event booked by a group of local entrepreneurs may be just the thing for you!...

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Alex Winter's Zappa Is a Fascinating Look at a Generational Talent

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 2:55 PM

There are few artists as musically polarizing as Frank Zappa — a person is either turned on by the pure boundary-breaking wildness of his output, or repulsed by exactly that. At the center of a creative storm of collaborators across many media, he combined freedom from limitation with a...

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Wheelhouse, Start Bar Ordered to Close Until 2022 for COVID-19 Violations

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 11:07 AM

The city slapped downtown party bars the Wheelhouse and Start Bar with its harshest pandemic penalties yet: one-year closures for both venues. The bars are under the same ownership and have had a long-running battle with the city and St. Louis' acting Director of Health Dr. Fredrick Echols. Both...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Fister Re-Emerges From Lockdown With Bonkers “Video Death” Livestream Event

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 11:51 AM

January 6, 2021 will go down in infamy. It’s the date that the president of the United States willfully whipped his most rabid supporters into a frothing frenzy of violent insurrection, the date that members of Congress were forced to shelter in place as those same supporters stormed the...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Pageant Presses Pause on Live Shows Again Due to COVID-19

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 3:20 PM

The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) is once again closing its door in response to rising COVID-19 positivity rates in the St. Louis area. The news comes via a post on social media. "Goodbye 2020! (don’t let the door hit you in the a** on your way out)," the...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

NandoSTL Steers His Burgeoning Music Career Through a Rollercoaster Year

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 12:05 PM

If navigating through life as a breakthrough artist isn’t an especially easy proposition, doing so while a global pandemic rages unabated is downright hard. But for St. Louis’ own NandoSTL, 2020 has been about finding a way and making things work. At the top of the year, the rapper...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

St. Louis’ DIY Punk Scene Rallies Behind the Sinkhole in its Hour of Need

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:30 PM

It was around the midway point of 2020’s ninth iteration of March, known to some as “November,” when Matt Stuttler decided to really take stock. His Carondelet venue the Sinkhole (7423 South Broadway) had been closed since the first March of the year, when the coronavirus pandemic hit the...

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Benji Kellz Released From Federal Custody, Reuniting Benji Brothers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Benji Kellz is back home. The twenty-year-old St. Louis Benji Brothers rapper, whose given name is Kelton Rucker, was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court to time served in a 2018 gun crime. Rucker was charged in October 2019 alongside the other half the Benji Brothers duo, Rasheme "Benji...

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Old Rock House Postpones Remaining 'Listening Series' Shows Due to COVID-19

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 2:51 PM

Since September, Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505) has been hosting reduced-capacity, socially distanced shows, designed to be safe in an era of COVID-19. The "Listening Room" series was the venue's first slate of shows since its stage went dark for six months when the coronavirus first...

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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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