That most excellent of holidays -- the one where we get to dress up in goofy costumes, the one where it's considered par for the course to vandalize your neighbors' houses, the one where strangers give children candy and everyone is cool with it -- HALLOWEEN is nigh! Skeleton decorations blanket the ... More >>
Sleigh Bells and AraabMuzik have just announced a co-headlining fall 2012 tour, and it will stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd) on October 28. Expect the loudness and riffage to have your ears ringing right through Halloween.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m., unless you head over to the ... More >>
Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire mid-stretch at a gas station.Pretty Little Empire and Bo & the Locomotive recently returned from a nine day tour that took them to Indianapolis, Columbus, Philadelphia, New York, Asheville, Nashville, and Cape Girardeau. This isn't the first outing for e ... More >>
Often, the most sincere record collectors have no professional associations with the music industry. Their collections stem from nothing but a love of music. We met this week's Last Collector Standing through Anna Zachritz of Euclid Records, who suggested two of the store's most ... More >>
Courtesy of Mary Ann StarrIn this week's RFT, we profiled Danny McClain, the mind-blowing local musician who passed away on March 28 at the age of 31. To further honor his memory, we invited some of his friends and family to share their favorite Danny McClain stories with A to Z.
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Photos courtesy of Pretty Little Empire.Local Americana mainstays Pretty Little Empire recently returned from a few weeks on the road. Its stops included Chicago, Asheville, North Carolina, Lee's Summit and Austin for SXSW. The band comprises Justin Johnson on acoustic guitar and vocals; Wil ... More >>
It's above freezing! Hooray! Go out and revel in the balmy, 40-degree temperatures. Some shows are here; others are below.
Young Prisms @ Firebird
Like shoegazing psych-pop bands? You'll dig Young Prisms. Also with Loza, Melted Toys & Speculator, The Good Pyramid. 9 p.m. $8 to $10.
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Jason StoffBottle Rockets kick out the jams. Check out our entire slideshow of LouFest Day One."These are the first musical notes of Loufest!" Brian Henneman crowed, and the members of the Bottle Rockets were off, igniting the first set of St. Louis' inaugural LouFest. The BoRox wasn't on ... More >>
This week's Riverfront Times explores our city's literary history. Check back throughout the week for online-only maps and articles supplementing this week's cover story.
image viaFielding DawsonDavid Clewell, a professor at Webster University, currently reigns as Missouri's poet laureate. Could ... More >>
"This evening is about my two favorite things," Steve Martin announced halfway through his most excellent, sold out show with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Roberts Orpheum last night. "Comedy and charging people to hear music." Well, uh, that pretty much sums it up, except that Martin reall ... More >>
Believe it or not, congealed pork blood at the fantastic Vietnamese restaurant Phuc Loi wasn't the most challenging thing I ate this week. That would be Doritos Late Night "Last Call Jalapeño Popper" chips. Talk about regurgitating the week! Then again, maybe we should wait till someone tries th ... More >>
Kelli Best-OliverMy husband and I were in desperate need of a road trip. Didn't care much where or why, we just wanted to hit the open road and get out of St Louis for a while. We ended up heading toward Charlotte, North Carolina, to see friends who'd moved out there. Along the way, we planned o ... More >>