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    October 28, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "I would never conform for any amount of money."

    Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past twelve months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    The Six Best Namedrops In Song

    Musicians frequently reference each other, consciously or otherwise. Usually the reference is something subtle, like a chord progression or a melodic phrase. For those less subtle moments, here are the six best name-drops in song. Let us know your favorites in the comments, but make sure that your p ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Six Best Shitty-Sounding Records

    Before we begin, let us clarify that "shitty" and "bad" are not the same. Bad-sounding records aim for a certain result and fall short. Shitty-sounding records result from conscious decisions consciously executed. Here are the six best shitty-sounding records. If your favorite entry is missing from ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Undead Format: Dissecting The Cassette Revival

    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. My first musical memory involved a cassette tape of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I was in the backseat of ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The Six Best References To Cannibalism In Song

    On this day in 1847, the Donner Party was rescued from a disastrous trek to the West Coast that caused the survivors to eat their fallen pioneers. In honor of this legendary tale, here are the six best references to cannibalism in song. Let us know your favorites, and we'll think about how delicious ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Lessons Learned From Loving And Hating the Mars Volta

    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. Let it be known that this is not a reaction to Drew Ailes' polarizing RFT Music article praising the Ma ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    The Best Part About The Mars Volta Was Their Hair

    The Mars Volta was a rock band from California, which a place where rock bands are frequently formed. Other rock bands formed in California include Van Halen, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the band that spawned the Mars Volta, At The Drive-In. At The Drive-In is best known for once having a song ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Reunited, And It Feels...Just Okay

    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. Most of my favorite bands from high school are reuniting, either for one-off festivals or for total rebir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Five Signs You're an Aging Hipster from Coachella

    By Lilledeshan Bos Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Friday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 16 to 22

    Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    La Dispute

    7 p.m. Monday, April 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    April 10, 2012

    Six Best Coachella Death Matches

    You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Six Most Overwrought Valentine's Day Emo Songs

    Valentine's Day has come again, meaning you are either celebrating your love life or hating on those who are. The holiday's backlash is the perfect vehicle for emo, the genre that strives on tragedy and melodrama. Here are the six most overwrought emo songs about Valentine's Day. If you have additio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Mike Cracchiolo and Kenny Snarzyk's favorite Cicero's Shows

    In this week's music feature, RFT reported on Cicero's surprising decision to fire booking agent Mike Cracchiolo and publicist Kenny Snarzyk after less than nine months of employment. They were understandably disappointed, but not all of our conversation focused on the story's negatives. Cracchiolo ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Coachella in St. Louis: Make Your Own Spring Festival Without Leaving Home

    The Coachella 2012 lineup is out, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and roughly half of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011 list. But California is far away and three day passes (officially) cost your left eyeball and firstborn child. Fortunately, many of the Coachella highligh ... 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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    December 16, 2010
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    April 7, 2010

    The Felix Culpa

    8 p.m. Friday, April 9. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Sneak Preview Stream of a New So Many Dynamos Song, "Friendarmy"

    Sneak preview of the week: Head over to the MP3 page on mixer Alex Newport's website, where he has a new So Many Dynamos song called "Friendarmy" streaming. It's from the band's forthcoming Vagrant album The Loud Wars, which is still due April 7. In case you didn't realize it, Newport -- who's worke ... More >>