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  • A Pilgrimage to the Church Of Steve Albini: Is He a Dick?
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    A Pilgrimage to the Church Of Steve Albini: Is He a Dick?

    published Feb 14, 2013

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Almo... More >>

  • The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant Other
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    The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant Other

    published Feb 12, 2013

    Valentine's Day is upon us, a time to celebrate relationships or hate those celebrating. But for those relationships that don't end well, here are the six best songs about murdering a significant othe... More >>

  • On the Subjects of Music and Sound and Air and Science
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    On the Subjects of Music and Sound and Air and Science

    published Feb 07, 2013

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Last... More >>

  • The Six Best Songs With Ridiculously Long Titles
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    The Six Best Songs With Ridiculously Long Titles

    published Feb 05, 2013

    Last week, Kieran Hebden from Four Tet announced a new single entitled "The Track I've Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room." It'... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo - The Pageant - 1/31/13

    published Feb 01, 2013

    While Georgia Hubley sang "Cornelia & Jane," last night at the Pageant I thought about her band's Twitter handle, @therealYLT, and wondered if I expected to see the real Yo La Tengo or my imaginary "b... More >>

  • Lessons Learned From Loving And Hating the Mars Volta

    published Jan 31, 2013

    Art and life cohabitate, informing, imitating and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Let it... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo's Six Best Cover Songs

    published Jan 29, 2013

    Legendary Hoboken, New Jersey indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is gracing the Pageant with its presence this Thursday, January 31. The band is notoriously unpredictable live, in part thanks to its virtual... More >>

  • InFest STL Tournament Of Champions: Round One, FIGHT!

    published Jan 24, 2013

    This Saturday and Sunday, a few dozen local and regional bands perform at InFest STL, a two-day indie festival at 2720 Cherokee. The event is totally free. This is not a battle of the bands, and the a... More >>

  • Lip-Syncing: Immoral Practice or Necessary Evil?

    published Jan 24, 2013

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Le... More >>

  • The Six Best Sloppy Drummers

    published Jan 22, 2013

    Of all rock and roll instruments, drums require the most physical ability and coordination. Sometimes musicians get so preoccupied with the technical aspect, they forgot that drums are also these loud... More >>

  • Nostalgia Is The Enemy Of Critique

    published Jan 17, 2013

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. ... More >>

  • The Six Most Misguided Career Moves By Ska Bands

    published Jan 15, 2013

    This week, Reel Big Fish, The Pilfers, and Mu330's Dan Potthast play The Pageant. 'Tis a rarity among ska bills, in that each artist progressed through its career but never fully moved away from its... More >>

  • Comedians Are The New Rock Stars

    published Jan 10, 2013

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. N... More >>

  • The Six Best Hey!s in Rock and Roll
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    The Six Best "Hey!"s in Rock and Roll

    published Jan 08, 2013

    No musician puts a "Hey!" in a song for his/herself. "Hey!" is a social cue, an opportunity for engagement between a musician and the audience. It means nothing, but it means the same nothing to all ... More >>

  • The Merits Of Reading Music
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    The Merits Of Reading Music

    published Jan 03, 2013

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Th... More >>

  • Beck Defies Sheet Music: The Six Most Insane Excerpts from the Odelay Sheet Music

    published Jan 02, 2013

    A few days ago on NPR's All Things Considered program, Beck spoke about his much discussed sheet music only album Song Reader and offered an interesting thought nugget on his previous work: "When I p... More >>

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    The Queers

    published January 3, 2013

    Much has changed in punk rock over the past 30 years, but the only thing to change with the Queers is its lineup. The entity known as the... More >>

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