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  • It's the Smashing Pumpkins, Charlie Brown!

    published July 4, 2007

    Those of you hoping that the Smashing Pumpkins' comeback record is an unmitigated disaster will be disappointed: It's not. Those of you afraid... More >>

  • Rock of Ages

    published June 27, 2007

    For the past twelve years, the Trip Daddys have been one of the city's best-loved bar bands, sweating through furious sets of... More >>

  • Local Motion: White Thrash

    published June 27, 2007

    The relatively new art space White Flag Projects is celebrating its first year in existence by throwing a big ol' eight-hour rock &... More >>

  • The Ike Reilly Assassination

    published June 20, 2007

    Unlike the countless other troubadours who are compared to Dylan (Conor Oberst, love your country stuff, but we're looking at you), Ike... More >>

  • The Cinematics

    published June 13, 2007

    Does the world really need another quasi-danceable, kinda-post-punk, sorta-gloomy band? Especially (at least in the aftermath of the Franz... More >>

  • All Night Long, All Night

    published June 6, 2007

    Anyone who wants to find a reason to talk shit about the local music scene after this weekend should probably stop reading this column now. No,... More >>

  • 2007 RFT Music Showcase

    published May 30, 2007

    My second day in St. Louis after moving here to become the RFT's music editor happened to coincide with the 2005 Music Awards presentation... More >>

  • A to Z Column

    published May 30, 2007

    The 2007 Music Awards Showcase is finally upon us — well, or will be upon us on Sunday, June 3, starting at 2 p.m. in the Loop, to be exact.... More >>

  • Hot Summer Music

    published May 23, 2007

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  • Bigmouth Strikes Again

    published May 16, 2007

    Dear Morrissey, Hi. You don't know me, but I'm probably one of your biggest fans in St. Louis. Our relationship has (thankfully) lasted... More >>

  • Party Planner

    published May 16, 2007

    Just a reminder: The RFT Music Awards Showcase takes place on Sunday, June 3, from 2 p.m. until after midnight in the Loop. Balloting is... More >>

  • Minus the Bear / Chin Up Chin Up

    published May 9, 2007

    Minus the Bear has come a long way since 2001, when it began as a side project of various Seattle bands. Back then the calculus-rock-loving... More >>

  • Meet the New Doors, Not the Same As the Old Doors

    published May 9, 2007

    Dave Wakeling has had a storied career. The English Beat and General Public vocalist/guitarist wrote and sang some of the biggest hits of the '80s... More >>

  • Björk

    published May 9, 2007

    While her flamboyant outfits might never be polite, Björk's last few albums certainly were. The ice-crystal percussion and melodies on... More >>

  • Brand New Day

    published May 2, 2007

    As of today, there's a mere month left until the annual RFT Music Awards Showcase — which will take place on Sunday, June 3, from 2... More >>

  • Jazz Hands

    published April 18, 2007

    The 2007 edition of the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, an event that focuses heavily on and celebrates music education, is taking place this... More >>

  • Avril Lavigne

    published April 18, 2007

    Those who think that pop-music junkies represent fandom's lowest common denominator should read the comments left on iTunes about Avril Lavigne's... More >>

  • Eight Days a Week

    published April 11, 2007

    Sometimes being the RFT music editor feels like having the chance to eat chocolate at every meal. At first this decadent indulgence —... More >>

  • The Alice Rose

    published April 11, 2007

    The eight p.m. slot at nearly any SXSW showcase is often a thankless lot to have drawn, as many festival attendees are still finishing up dinner... More >>

  • Nine Inch Nails

    published April 11, 2007

    Leave it to Trent Reznor — one of the few musicians who probably doesn't need to hype his art by this point — to trump every other viral... More >>

  • Let the battle for St. Louis supremacy begin:

    published April 4, 2007

    With the 2007 RFT Music Awards showcase a mere two months away (save the date: June 3, from 2 p.m. onward in the Loop), it's time to unveil... More >>

  • Shipwreck / Ghost in Light

    published April 4, 2007

    It's always nice when a band's name exactly describes its music. Case in point: The Champaign, Illinois, quartet Shipwreck crafts... More >>

  • Modest Mouse

    published April 4, 2007

    Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr knows a little something about dealing with strong-willed vocalists (ahem, Morrissey), so it's no surprise that... More >>

  • Wall-of-fuzz indie-rockers Silversun Pickups are today's unlikeliest burgeoning mainstream stars.

    published March 28, 2007

    The Silversun Pickups were scheduled to come to St. Louis in November as one of the opening acts for Australian classic-rock scream-machine... More >>

  • Tired of the same old bars? Try this handy-dandy guide to some new (and not-so-new) nightlife hotspots.

    published March 21, 2007

    Live in St. Louis long enough, and your going-out ritual becomes predictable. For some it's heading to South Grand for last call (and then some)... More >>

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