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    October 7, 2014

    The Best Music Photos from September 2014

    Plenty of concerts happen in St. Louis every night, and we try to photograph as many as we can. Each month, we'll look back at photos from the previous month's batch of concert photography and hook you up with a bunch of shots you may have missed. Below, check out our favorite music moments from Sep ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    The Best Photos From LouFest 2014

    With nearly 40,000 people setting a new attendance record, it's easy to say that LouFest 2014 was a big success. Now having completed its fifth year, LouFest organizers have figured out a successful blend of established acts and trending bands that brings national attention to St. Louis and keeps co ... More >>

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    September 7, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, San Fermin, RAC

    LouFest is finally happening! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans have plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout the weekend. RFT Music has several operatives in the field, watching and listening and cataloging and reviewi ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 5 to 7

    It's the first weekend in September, meaning two of our favorite events are finally here: Art Outside and the St. Louis Art Fair. It's also time for LouFest, and all three festivals have plenty of yummy local food for you to nosh while you're there. It's also Morgan Street Brewery's nineteenth birth ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 2 to 7

    It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while Pü Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall. Besides that, there's plenty to look forward to all week, including the Breeders, Inspectah Deck and more. Read on for our crit ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    LouFest Releases Full Schedule; Single-Day Tickets Now On Sale

    LouFest's organizers have finally released the full schedule for this year's lineup, with dates and times and everything. This answers the most oft-asked question we've heard with regards to the event: What day does OutKast play? (The duo will shut the festival down on Sunday.)

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    May 28, 2014

    Pü in the Lou: Pü Fest to Debut in St. Louis This Fall

    "I don't think we could've come up with a better name," says Pü Fest curator Pat Boland. "We tried. We tried really hard." "It rhymes with the first syllable of Louis, which is our city," adds festival co-organizer Mike Herr. "It's funny. You know LouFest. And now there's Pü Fest." Local concert ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    The Ultimate St. Louis Band Summer Mixtape

    All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. Music and summertime are forever intertwined, capturing the joys of the present and, ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Outkast, Arctic Monkeys to Headline LouFest 2014: Full Lineup Within

    Oh, St. Louis, our collective wish just came true -- Outkast will headline LouFest 2014, scheduled for September 6 and 7 in Forest Park! Did you fully take that in? OUTKAST! Not only will the 'Kast put on a memorable show, but its inclusion also proves that we're obviously psychic (evidence here an ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Outkast Will Be Performing at Lollapalooza: What Does That Mean for LouFest?

    Lollapalooza is one of the crown jewels of the modern festival era. We may not love the lineup every year, but we certainly can see how, over the past decade, the Chicago production has redefined what a multi-stage, multi-day, multi-artist event can be, especially in an urban setting. The long-runni ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Eminem, Skrillex Leaked as Lollapalooza Headliners; World Shrugs

    In recent weeks St. Louis has had a bit of a hard-on for Lollapalooza. After all, representatives from Los Angeles-based ICM Partners and leaders from our board of aldermen have told us time and again that the proposed Summer Rocks festivals will offer the Gateway City a multi-stage, multi-act, mult ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 14 to 16

    This Valentine's day weekend, celebrate St. Louis' 250th birthday with a festival in Forest Park or snuggle up to Bruiser Queen during an acoustic intimate set in south city. Alternatively, ignore the holiday entirely and check out some rock and comedy at Pet Sounds, an event to benefit Stray Rescue ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Six Awful Songs with Amazing Intros

    Some people just know how to hook you, right? Say you're browsing an online dating profile and someone catches your eye. Witty one-liners, cute smirks, maybe something cryptic like a tattoo of Josef Stalin eating a hot dog. Their linked Tumblr page shows they have an active interest in occult medici ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for An Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Pokey LaFarge, Man Man, Lil Kim, Journey and More in This Week's 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 >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from May 6 to 12

    Guys, Daniel Hill made it rain blood yesterday. You know, for Slayer. We don't know about you, but this past weekend was a pretty intense party, blustery weather be damned. And it don't stop. Keep things moving this week with visits from the likes of Har Mar Superstar and more, and look forward to s ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Six Ways to Get the Most Out of the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Show

    Reverend Peyton and his big damn band will be at the Firebird tonight. The last time they rolled through St. Louis there was quite a bit of competition in terms of entertainment; Wilco played at the newly opened Peabody Opera House, President Obama visited our fair city, Arctic Monkeys played to a p ... More >>

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    April 29, 2012

    The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at Chaifetz Arena, 4/27/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    The Black Keys | Arctic Monkeys April 27, 2012 Chaifetz Arena There was a nice moment in the middle of the Black Keys' impressive concert last night when guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach sent hired guns Gus Seyffert and John Wood away so he could play alone with drummer Patrick Carney. It was a nod to ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    The Black Keys Coming to Chaifetz Arena

    The Black Keys just announced an April 27th show at the Chaifetz Arena on St. Louis University's campus. The Arctic Monkeys will open. Ticket information has not yet been released, but the show has been tacked onto a spring tour where average prices range from $45 to $70. A fan presale begins tomo ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Coachella 2012 Lineup: Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Headline

    Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Win Arctic Monkeys Tickets!

    The Arctic Monkeys will play the Pageant tonight with the Smith Westerns, and we just got a few tickets to give away! Obviously time is of the essence here, so hustle over to our Facebook page and submit your entries. Important: you must be able to come collect your tickets at our office in the Loop ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    The Flaming Lips at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​I stared into the expanse of the Flaming Lips. I bet if I were high or holding a loved one or something, I would say: I stared into the expanse of the universe. It's like that, as anyone who has seen the show can tell you. You hear about the confetti, the bubble, th ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    From The Beatles To Arctic Monkeys: How The Five Waves Of British Invasion Stack Up

    This and that Union Jack dress that Ginger Spice wore are just part of a list of uncomfortable moments in British invasion history.​Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner looked dapper and distinctively British on the cover of SPIN's recent Success Issue. The slight singer sports a skinny suit th ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Aretha Franklin, Dead Prez Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    ​Yowza! Aretha Franklin is re-opening the Peabody Opera House with a little known feller named Jay Leno on October 1. The living legend and infamous chin are headlining a night called "An Encore 77 Years in the Making," once the $78.7 million dollar restoration of the historic opera house is c ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of April 5

    A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. ​ Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Show Review Photos Setlist: A Well-Mannered Riot Hails Arctic Monkeys at the Pageant

    Last night's Arctic Monkeys show proved the kids still have spirit. This post-punk band from northern England debuted in 2006 with the fastest-selling album in British music history, while band members were still 19 and 20 years old. Four years and two more albums later, the band is cleaned up but s ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, April 9 to Sunday, April 11

    Arctic Monkeys are at the Pageant on Sunday​Back and better than ever. Or something. Friday, April 9 *Pretty Lights/Savoy, The Pageant *Kevin Devine/Cody Alan/Race Human Race, Firebird (early) *JEFF the Brotherhood/Flaming Death Trap/Rooftop Vigilantes, Firebird (late) *Killola/Sick of Sarah/B ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Arctic Monkeys

    8 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    March 30, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 21

    ​ As always, the asterisk (*) after an album indicates that the artist is coming to town. A plus-sign ( ) indicates local. Euclid Records 1. She & Him - Vol 2. 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. Goldfrapp - Headfirst 4. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 5. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 15-21

    Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week Of February 9

    It's the Arctic Monkeys!​Blueberry Hill *California Guitar Trio, Wednesday, April 7 *Aqualung, Thursday, May 6 The Pageant *Pretty Lights/Savoy, Friday, April 9 *Arctic Monkeys/Sleepy Sun, Sunday, April 11 Focal Point *The Gordons/Tom Irwin, Friday, March 12 *Beppe Gambetta, Saturday, March 13

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    September 14, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of September 7-13

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records: Vivian Girls: Everything Goes Wrong Tortoise: Beacons of Ancesto ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of August 31-September 7

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will return next week -- they had catastrophic email problems last week.) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without furt ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of August 24-30

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will be added once it arrives!) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Bottle Rockets ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Homespun: The Mhurs, The Mhurs

    In this week's issue, Christian Schaeffer reviews The Mhurs' self-titled release. He had this to say:It's still early in the new year, but Belleville's the Mhurs has become a local band to watch in 2009. Its self-titled debut finds the young quartet playing a mélange of what used to be called alter ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Homespun: The Mhurs

    The Mhurs

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    October 7, 2008
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    July 16, 2008
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    May 9, 2007

    Arctic Monkeys

    Favourite Worst Nightmare (Warner Brothers/Domino)

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    January 22, 2007
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    May 3, 2006

    Vacation, Had to Get Away

    Riddle of Steel checks in from Europe, Ghostface Killah gets all James Joyce on us, while the Download directs us to MP3 nirvana

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    April 5, 2006

    Nine Black Alps

    Tuesday, April 11, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

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    March 8, 2006

    Arctic Monkeys

    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino)

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    December 21, 2005

    They Did What?

    2005's Top WTF? moments