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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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Monday, October 26, 2020

New 3,000-Capacity Chesterfield Venue The Factory Set to Open in May 2021

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 1:41 PM

In a year of non-stop cancellations and closures comes a rare piece of good news for local fans of live music: A big, shiny new venue called the Factory is coming soon to Chesterfield. Well, "soon" might be overstating things (although in an age of lockdowns, what is time...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Grove Bar and Venue The Monocle Has Closed Permanently

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 2:02 PM

The Monocle (4510 Manchester Avenue, 314-932-7003), a Grove destination for cocktails and nightlife since 2015, has closed its doors for good. The news comes via an announcement on the venue's Twitter and Instagram pages. “The show is over say goodbye!” reads the post, quoting Madonna. "We will always remember...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

St. Louis' Venice Cafe Is Now Closed Until Spring

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Beloved Benton Park mainstay Venice Cafe (1903 Pestalozzi Street, 314-772-5994) has temporarily closed its doors as of today, with an eye toward reopening in the spring. The eclectic bar and performance space made the announcement today on social media. "Officially closed for winter. Thanks for the great times, all....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

St. Louis Blues and Soul Legend Kim Massie Has Passed Away

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 2:22 PM

Kim Massie has gone up to play the big gig in the sky and we St. Louisans are heartbroken. Local social media accounts lit up last night as the news of her passing spread across town. Massie was St. Louis’ best and most celebrated blues diva. She was not...

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