Alanis Morissette

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Why Kansas City Royals Fans Hate Rob Lowe Now

    Rob Lowe has pissed off fans of the Kansas City Royals. And since it seems everyone in the U.S. (including California) is cheering for the Royals to beat San Francisco to win the 2014 World Series, the law of transitivity would say that Lowe has, in fact, pissed off all of America. How did a man wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Frozen: Illinois Movie Theater Marquee Gets Snarky, Goes Viral

    Well this is a pretty great picture. As the polar vortex froze the Midwest, a Hillsboro, Illinois, movie theater couldn't help but comment when they advertised for the film Frozen on the marquee.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: December 6 to 8

    OK, so calling these posts the "ten" best shows in St. Louis each weekend is a bit of a stretch. Admittedly, we like to include as many shows as possible and inevitably end up linking back to all sorts of preview coverage from earlier in the week. Please excuse the following obsessive, excessive hyp ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    RFT Music Writer Auditions for The Voice, Still Hates Adam Levine

    Apparently, this is my year for doing weird shit and writing about it for the Riverfront Times. In March I reported on Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con while wearing Wonder Woman, Sue Storm and Pikachu costumes. In April I went through five straight nights of karaoke in honor of National Karaoke We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Meet Heather-Buckley Wilson, the Frontwoman Behind Quirky Pop Group, B.E.L.L.A.

    In this biweekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good

    It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Why Go to Therapy When you Can Go to Karaoke?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Alanis Morissette, Lindsey Buckingham, Maserati and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Film

    July 5, 2012
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    September 20, 2011

    The Real Top Ten Worst Songs of the 1990s

    www.whosdatedwho.comRolling Stone omitted Timmy T from their list of horrible songs from the '90s. We won't make that mistake.​Rolling Stone recently polled its readers and compiled a list of the worst songs of the 1990s. It's about as predictable as a Saved by the Bell episode: 10. "What's U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Hog Bomb, HotShots

    Mary ManganYou won't find bacon in HotShots' Hob Bombs.​You've probably heard the term "McJob," or, even more likely, "GenX," both of which were coined by Douglas Coupland in his 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. We're going to borrow a couple more: Nutritional Slummi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Severe Weather? Be Very, Very Aware This Week

    It's a twister! Don't you want to be prepared?​It's irony that only Alanis Morissette could love: The state of Missouri had to cancel its annual Severe Weather Drill today because of -- yep -- severe weather. Apparently we won't just be practicing our response to crazy weather conditions today; we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Review: Ke$ha at the Pageant, Tuesday, February 22

    Todd Owyoung​Forget what you know - or think - about Ke$ha, the sleazy pop sensation everyone loves to hate. Her very-sold-out show at the Pageant was full of ridiculous spectacle, with generous doses of camp and schlock thrown in for good measure. And oh yes, don't worry - there was glitter. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: Sleepy Kitty's Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult on Art, Vinyl and Budgie

    Jon Scorfina​Sleepy Kitty is never short of crazy endeavors. Guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Paige Brubeck and drummer Evan Sult's next gig is following the sold-out Flaming Lips show at the Halo Bar tomorrow night. In celebration of the Lips gig, the pair has also come up with a clever plan of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Show Review Setlist: Kelly Clarkson at the Family Arena, Saturday, October 31

    Dear Ms. Clarkson, After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Canada's New Hockey Soundtrack

    So I was looking around yesterday at all the teams still left in the NHL playoffs, and I have to admit to being more than a little shocked when I realized that there isn't a single Canadian team left in the hunt for Lord Stanley's Cup. In fact, not only was I shocked by the absence, I was pretty di ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2006

    Dirtie Blonde

    8 p.m. Thursday, July 13. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

  • Film

    December 7, 2005

    Lion in Winter

    C.S. Lewis' world comes to life in The Chronicles of Narnia.

  • Music

    July 20, 2005

    Av Almighty

    Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong

  • News

    July 6, 2005


    Week of July 6, 2005

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    Head Over Feet

    We sip java with Alanis, investigate podcasting and figure out what those concert tickets are really worth

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Hot Time, Music in the City

    A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    Krypton Rock

    We sing to Superman, remember Road House and talk cock rock with Tesla

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    Finding Your Religion

    Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal

  • Music

    August 4, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of August 4, 2004

  • Film

    July 14, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of July 14, 2004

  • Film

    July 14, 2004

    Just One of Those Biopics

    The songs are immortal, even if Porter pic isn't

  • Music

    July 7, 2004

    Love Stinks

    The best foul-mouthed breakup songs of all time

  • Music

    June 16, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of June 16, 2004

  • Film

    May 5, 2004

    Monster Smash

    Van Helsing explodes monster-movie legends with hip upgrades

  • Music

    July 2, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • Music

    May 8, 2002

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of May 8, 2002

  • Culture

    December 5, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Music

    October 17, 2001

    Tricky with Tool

    Friday, Oct. 19; Savvis Center

  • Culture

    November 8, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Film

    June 14, 2000

    Titan A.E.

    Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman

  • Music

    September 15, 1999


    Rocket Park celebrates the release of a new CD, as do Linda Gaal and the Six Senses

  • Music

    August 4, 1999


    Cashing in your CDs

  • Calendar

    March 10, 1999
  • Music

    March 10, 1999
  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Meet the Beat

    Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.

  • Music

    December 9, 1998

    A Post-Poster World

    It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled