Thomas Crone

Thomas Crone has covered music, culture and the arts in St. Louis since the 1980s, frequently appearing as a blogger for St. Louis Magazine. You can follow his work across social media at: FacebookTwitter and Instagram; as well as at his homepage.

It all started with a song about St. Louis' favorite salamander, the imperiled hellbender. more

Feb 15, 2018 8:43 AM Music

Catch him at Foam, and then benefit from his cinematic curatorial powers at The Heavy Anchor as he hosts a mighty event known as Hobbitstock. more

Feb 8, 2018 7:49 AM Performing Arts

Matt James and Bob Kirksey are slowly ramping up production of Kussin Katie hot sauce, the seasonal Sneaky Bastard blueberry-based salsa, and the popular Jacobsmeyers Steel Shack BBQ Sauce. more

Jan 31, 2018 6:31 AM Dining 1 Comments

We talked to Michael Silverman, who also co-organizes the beloved U. City Jazz Fest, about putting this event together, as well as his other tireless work on behalf of the STL music scene. more

Jan 19, 2018 8:04 AM Music

You'll find them there every Wednesday night, through you might want to take special care to mark your calendar for next week's gig: "Voodoo Fleetwood Mac," featuring six (not just two!) of St. Louis' best female vocalists. more

Jan 18, 2018 9:12 AM Music


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

If you're a frequent concertgoer, you might've crossed paths—how would you know? Well, he looks an awful lot like the devil. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:00 AM Music


Photo by @lordsoul666

They are the most unclassifiable local band you haven't heard—yet. more

Jan 11, 2018 8:17 AM Music


Photo by Carrie Zukoski

Here's a recap of their Off Broadway gig, and a full photo slideshow. more

Jan 8, 2018 10:11 AM , Music

We dedicated space last week to showcasing four bands with new work. Turns out that this wasn’t enough space, so we’ll do it again, with four more acts. more

Dec 21, 2017 8:57 AM Music



The couple intertwines their lives even further by performing as a duo, working in disciplines as diverse as storytelling (or, as Jackie puts it, “story-performing”) and puppetry. more

Dec 21, 2017 4:00 AM Performing Arts

In other words, lotsa new releases this week in STL! more

Dec 14, 2017 8:51 AM Music

One of the lights of St. Louis' '90s music scene, the band's members scattered in multiple directions. Next month, they'll come back to town to play songs they haven't performed for 20 years. more

Dec 7, 2017 10:51 AM Music 1 Comments


Photo by Nichole Olea

Organized by Scandeleros frontman Phil Wright, this annual mini-music fest takes over the Rock House for two days this weekend. more

Nov 30, 2017 11:03 AM Music

Drummers and poets come together for this multi-disciplinary arts event, with proceeds going to benefit The Emergent Fund. more

Nov 21, 2017 11:37 AM Music

Led by TJ Muller, the band's aim is to deliver an authentic experience of 1920s St. Louis jazz. more

Nov 16, 2017 9:32 AM Music

Talking to the Funky Butt Brass Band about its 9th Annual Holiday Brasstravaganza, which takes over Off Broadway for not one, but two nights. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 AM Music

A premiere from The Great Crusades; Louis Quatorze for Amir; Sorry, Scout; Whoa Thunder; and a vintage cut of Lords of Acid at Mississippi Nights. more

Nov 9, 2017 9:00 AM Culture


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A joint project between Tommy Halloran and Wil Wander, it's reflective of what’s happening in St. Louis music, circa 2017. more

Nov 2, 2017 8:30 AM Music


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It features cameos from a number of top-notch St. Louis players. more

Oct 26, 2017 9:00 AM Music

Chase Garrett, a St. Louis transplant and key member of our trad-jazz scene, is importing his Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp Festival here from Iowa City. more

Oct 19, 2017 9:46 AM Music