Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
After sixteen years of growl, music lovers can't help but think of Dropkick Murphys when someone mentions Boston. The band with equal parts swagger and bagpipes is as much a part of the fabric of Beantown as the brownstones that dominate the city. Despite the Murphys' undying love for the Red Sox, S ... More >>
Nostalgia is a word that sometimes gets thrown around a bit too hastily. When a band doesn't record an album, or play a proper show in St. Louis, for roughly eight years, is the anticipation for its return an exercise in reliving the past, or is it just as much an eagerness to celebrate the now? Whe ... More >>
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. Tom Gabel is dead. In March, the lead singer of Against Me! came out publicly as a transgender female. Th ... More >>
The Vans Warped Tour is upon us: in two days 65 bands will play the St. Louis leg at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. In honor of the occasion, we've constructed anagrams of varying descriptive accuracy for every band playing. The anagrams are listed below; their corresponding actual band ... More >>
photo courtesy of Mike JonesAs major record labels continue to consolidate their lineups, it might seem an unlikely time to start an independent record label. Yet, for Mike Jones, founder of I Hate Punk Rock Records, starting his label in the mid 2000s came as naturally as expanding his perso ... More >>
wikimedia commonsWhether he's banging out guttural post-hardcore, punk rock anthems with Hot Water Music or delivering heartfelt, jagged-yet-delicate country ballads on his own, Chuck Ragan's honesty and sincerity have always seeped through his songs. His everyman's music paired with his non- ... More >>
Ah, early August in St. Louis. It's the time of year for thunderstorms, unbearable humidity -- and the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, the annual traveling punk-rock summer camp is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 3. Some of the acts playing the St. Louis date of the festival incl ... More >>
Todd OwyoungIt may have been Mardi Gras in Soulard, but Saturday night in University City, you would have assumed St. Patrick's Day showed up a little early. Covered in green, Mardi Gras beads and Guinness-infused grins, thousands shuffled into the Pageant to take in the beloved Boston punker ... More >>
6 p.m. Saturday, December 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 8. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
In the '90s, Blake Schwarzenbach earned a cult following with the influential, beloved punk band Jawbreaker. After the band split, he formed the mellower (but no less aggressive) Jets to Brazil. After that band dissipated, he disappeared from the music world for awhile and surfaced as a college-leve ... More >>
The Silversun Pickups will play for free with Against Me this SaturdayFriday, July 23 *Kings of Leon, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre *Sara Bareilles/Brothers Lazaroff, Live on the Levee *Michael McDonald/Steve Scorfina, Touhill Performing Arts Center *On Tracy Lane/All Fall Down/Reigning Heir & ... More >>
We've got kids games and space rock and Japanese movies, Artwork and DJs and rock very bluesy,Prizes and park tours and pictures so pretty,My, what a fine week to live in this city!
= local, * = coming to town Wolf Parade's latest album, Expo 86 Euclid Records 1. Wolf Parade -- Expo 86 2. Black Keys -- Brothers 3. Rolling Stones -- Exile on Main St. 4. Robert Randolph & the Family Band -- We Walk This Road 5. Band of Horses -- Infinite Arms 6. ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local act Gaslight Anthem's American SlangVintage Vinyl 1. Drake---Thank Me Later 2. Nas & Damian Marley---Distant Relatives 3. Black Keys---Brothers 4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers---Mojo* 5. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals---Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 6. Gaslight A ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>
Don't fret if you've never heard of jailbait-ish poptarts the Wonder Girls (we hadn't), but Korea's answer to Girls Aloud and the Pussycat Dolls are coming to the Pageant on July 82720 Cherokee *New Riders of the Purple Sage, June 11 and 12 *Telepath, May 20 The Ambassador *Summer Soul Groov ... More >>
Silversun PickupsLA rockers Silversun Pickups, neo-punks Against Me! and rapper/actor Common are set to perform as part of the Live on the Levee concert series this summer, joining previously announced Fair St. Louis entertainment John Legend and the B-52's. The series of shows begins on Frid ... More >>
TGIF! Here are ten things to do this weekend that won't bust your budget. soulardbluesband.comâ€‹Soulard Blues Band at Broadway Oyster Bar (Friday)The Soulard Blues Band has been around for more than 25 years, but this current lineup came together about two years ago. They play at 9:30 p.m. Friday. ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, August 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Against Me! Plays anarchist punk rock for the masses.
7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Creepy Crawl, (3524 Washington Boulevard)
The Blood Brothers are so postmodern, we’re not sure they really exist yet.
Ian Curtis gives the smackdown to She Wants Revenge, Against Me! talks politics and punk, and the Download helps you get your MP3 on
Searching for a Former Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords)
Friday, March 25; the Creepy Crawl, 412 North Tucker Boulevard
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