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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Todd OwyoungForget 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 >>
Jon ScorfinaSleepy 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Thursday, July 13. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
C.S. Lewis' world comes to life in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong
Week of July 6, 2005
We sip java with Alanis, investigate podcasting and figure out what those concert tickets are really worth
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
We sing to Superman, remember Road House and talk cock rock with Tesla
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Week of August 4, 2004
Week of July 14, 2004
The songs are immortal, even if Porter pic isn't
The best foul-mouthed breakup songs of all time
Week of June 16, 2004
Van Helsing explodes monster-movie legends with hip upgrades
Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers
Week of May 8, 2002
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Friday, Oct. 19; Savvis Center
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
Rocket Park celebrates the release of a new CD, as do Linda Gaal and the Six Senses
Cashing in your CDs
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled