This weekend, head to the Firebird to see the band that RFT readers voted the best new band of 2014, Search Parties, as it releases a brand new EP. Little Big Bangs also have a release ready to drop this Friday at Los Punk. For even more excitement in your life, head to Utopia Studios as it hosts it ... More >>
In this weekly 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. Popula ... More >>
Local veteran DIY hardcore band Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting is getting back together. If you missed out on their ferocious live shows in the first portion of the 2000s or you're into Poison Idea, 7 Seconds, Void or Black Flag, pay attention, because you are about to learn about one of your ... More >>
Happy freaky Friday, everybody! Get weird all weekend long. FarFetched hosts its annual showcase, Mangia Italiano celebrates its 30th birthday with an entire day's worth of entertainment and the Gringo Stage takes over a section of Cherokee Street for the neighborhood's Mexican Independence Day fest ... More >>
This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!
Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... More >>
This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>
Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can yo ... More >>
Between the Superbowl, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, there's no shortage of excuses to celebrate something somewhere sometime soon lately, or even retroactively. Find a place to party this week from a varying list of tasty shows -- just choose your flavor. This week's recommendations await after t ... More >>
Austin Texas-based musician Bob Schneider comes to Off Broadway on Tuesday, February 5, and we've got two tickets! Schneider is well-known for his impressive range and diverse set of influences -- he's a singer-songwriter who employs dashes of funk, country / Americana and rock to create memorable ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, October 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Blackfinn American Grille will have its official opening this Thursday, March 29, at the St. Louis Galleria (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road, Richmond Heights). Curious? You don't have to wait till Thursday. The restaurant, which is taking over the former Mark Shale space in the mall, has ... More >>
8 p.m. Tonight. El Lenador (3124 Cherokee Street). Every Spring we Midwesterners reap the benefits of shows from bands that are touring to and from the SXSW festival in Austin. We're usually stoked about coastal bands that had previously been too lame to swing through the Lou, but this year we can ... More >>
On Tuesday, RFT Music posted a list of the best and worst band names at this year's South By Southwest. The Ghost Wolves was deemed the sixth worst name, leading the Austin, Texas duo to send this email in response: "Just fyi - our name isn't "trendy" ... we actually travel with a 125 pound arctic ... More >>
If you turned on the Internet recently, you may have seen that South By Southwest is this week. The highlight of the annual Austin, Texas, festival is seeing great bands and discovering new favorites. Inversely, many of the thousands of artists who cram into the state capital are horrible. With good ... More >>
Last week, Brothers Lazaroff threw its first Hanukkah Hullabaloo after the Kinky Friedman show at Off Broadway. Performing with Rabbi James Stone Goodman, Will Soll's Klezmer Conspiracy and the Vaad, the group recited poetry, improvised in traditional European folk style and even cooked latk ... More >>
Photo by Todd Owyoung.Some of the Pageant' s 119,416 so far in 2011. Pollstar has just released the ticket sales number for the first three quarters of 2011, and the Pageant has once again sold the fourth most tickets of any club venue in the world. Our hometown venue has seen more people ... More >>
Image viaNato Caliph's intellectual lyrics and Black Spade's soulful hooks on Revel now have images to accompany them.Almost ten months after dropping his mind stimulating and head bobbing REACH EP, Nato Caliph has released a video for it's lead-off track, "Revel" featuring Black Spade and pr ... More >>
courtesy of Scripts N Screwz(Scripts N Screwz was one of many St. Louis acts playing SXSW this year. Screwz was kind enough to send along some photos and some thoughts about what he saw. Read on below! Congrats to the group as well: Its "On 10" music video was picked up by MTV! ) This is Scr ... More >>
Antarctica (5226 Gravois), the underground venue you probably never went to, is rising from the ashes as The Heavy Anchor, a new bar and venue that co-owner Jodie Whitworth says will open sometime in April. "It's a really cool spot," she says. "For probably the last two years we've been con ... More >>
Kate McDanielDeer Tick @ Off BroadwayAt first blush, a Band of Heathens and Deer Tick double bill at Off Broadway seemed a strange pairing. First blushes, however, are no match for good guitars, good songs and a damn good Halloween party.
8 p.m. Monday, April 12. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard.
courtesy of Tic Tac Totally RecordsAt a day party on the last official day of SXSW, aggressive, garage punk filled the small confines of Trailer Space Records. Sharing the bill with the likes of West Coasters Thee Oh Sees and Nodzzz, Ireland's So Cow breezed through their ninth SXSW appearanc ... More >>
Jimmy BruchBob Schneider, rocker, object of Steve Almond's drooling fandom.Austin singer-songwriter/musician Bob Schneider is performing at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room on Wednesday, March 24. To go along with this appearance, we're going to run an exclusive excerpt from author Steve Almond's n ... More >>
Books have been written about our love affair with booze, and all we get is a lousy No. 6 ranking?Next month Men's Health will come out with its listing of the "100 Drunkest Cities in America." As of right now, the magazine's website has yet to publish the findings, but USA Today has the scoop. F ... More >>
If Brewster McCracken loses his bid for the mayor of Austin, Texas, this coming Saturday, he can take solace in knowing he won at least one election. This week, readers of Daily RFT overwhelmingly elected McCracken as St. Louis' Ass Clown of the Week -- the award given to the most idiotic newsmaker ... More >>
Imagine, if you will, the worst possible way to spend a day at SXSW, one that doesn't involve an emergency colonoscopy or a Marnie Stern showcase, and then imagine something even more tedious and despairing, a day of utter humiliation and loathing. And then it really starts to go downhill.I should h ... More >>
My comrade Chris Gray checked out Son Volt's show in Houston last night, February 24 -- and had some super kind words to say.For a good hour and a half, not counting a stomping encore of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," Farrar and his four companions - including Houst ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
What a weekend. Here's what you missed: The Alice Rose of Austin, Texas played Friday night at Lemmons in South St. Louis. Click over to A to Z to read more. On Friday night, the wind was whipping down Washington Avenue, but that didn't stop the club crowd from heading out. Here's a recap from Jo ... More >>
Missouri and Texas meet in Centro-matic
MapleHood Rekkids will rock for food; R.I.P., Mike Blake.
Thursday, June 24; the Duck Room
A brother and sister discuss a brother and sister, plus we take a look at Twangfest
Wednesday, June 5; Lemmons Basement Bar
Week of January 16, 2002
With songs about marijuana and Christmas, the Asylum Street Spankers combine old American music forms with a postmodern sensibility
The true confessions of über-pimp, badass mother and rock & roll legend Ike Turner
Bonus points to St. Louis bands for warming the winter
St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa
Wednesday, Dec. 6; Duck Room
Allison Downey's performance piece fails to engage emotionally
Saturday, June 3; Casino Queen parking lot
South Philly produces more than just mobsters