Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, February 27. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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 1 Lightning Bolt: Earthly Delights 2 Leonard Cohen: Live Songs ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, December 9. Dante's (3221 Olive Boulevard).
Crazy Itch Radio (XL)
Justin Timberlake kisses his pop roots adios
Friday, November 4; Ursa's Café (on the ground floor of Lien Hall on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
The Man Who Lived Underground (Music for Freaks)
Electro heavy Felix da Housecat makes new songs sound classic
Miami welcomes the Winter Music Conference and, with it, a whole new culture
Saturday, Aug. 19; Black River Amphitheater (Lesterville, Mo.)
Cleaning out the inbox yields interesting results
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.