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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.

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Anderson, a self-described "live guy," says it was a hard album to record. But it took his work in brilliant new directions. more

Music

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“It was going to be called ‘The Lonesome Death of the Alt-Right,’ but I figured I was being childish, so decided just to call it ‘Ignoramus.’" more

Music

The reading and panel discussion are part of a national tour that will make a stop in every state. more

Literature

Soon to open on South Grand, it'll have coffee and craft brews—and a community-driven mission. more

Culture

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Legendary promoter Steve Schankman will tell 50 stories for each of those 50 years—including the ones about starting Riverport Amphitheater, and bringing a very young U2 to Graham Chapel. more

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When KDHX and the Folk School merged, in 2012, the two organizations already had one important thing in common: Kelly Wells. more

Music

Last night, the dark comedy "Jawbreaker" played inside the multi-purpose Crown Room at Schlafly’s Maplewood facility. Organizer Jon Scorfina says this may be the last event at that location. more

Culture

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St. Louis' own purveyors of “swamp boogie and funk—sloppy-as-hell, greasy bayou funk.” more

Music

If there’s a tendency to cast standup comics into certain, preordained types, Hopping’s story is… well, not coming of the expected batch of backgrounds. more

Performing Arts

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

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

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

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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

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

Music

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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

Music

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

Music

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

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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

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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

Performing Arts

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

Music