The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>
On Monday, I read the following sentence on a popular music website about the new Cloud Nothings album: "The band continues to make powerfully utilitarian music for people who don't seek out this type of music just to be told what to think." I read it over and over again until my eyes rolled back in ... More >>
Motion City Soundtrack is a pretty rockin' band. The pop-punk five-piece has performed or collaborated with some big-time friends, including Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Trampled By Turtles, Weezer and the Dead Girls. And in its decade-plus of non-stop touring, the Minneapolis group regularly swings by ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Last week, we counted down the best songs over thirty minutes long, essentially a list of weirdos. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it is rare for an artist to call a song complete before it enters triple digits on the time counter. But great works have been made under the sixty second mark, be ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe last time they were here, Blink 182 gave us sex, immature jokes and rock 'n' roll. We're hoping for more of the last one this time. This weekend is one for nostalgia. There's the PG-13 excess of the Nickelodeon '90s that comes with a concert fronted by Blink 182 (and shared wi ... More >>
Blink-182 has a new song coming out, "Up All Night," and for fans of the band from the early aughts this is nothing so much as an eerie reminder that they probably bought "What's My Age Again?" on a cassingle inside a Tower Records while complaining about a big 98 Degrees display and, I don't ... More >>
Nelly makes a guest appearance to snuggle with Keri Hilson. Photo by Kiernan MaletskySuper Jam 4 Mindless Behavior | Rockwell Knuckles and Tef Poe | Block Boyz | MoTre | Ruka Puff | Gena | Travis Porter | YC | Lloyd | Yo Gotti | Keri Hilson | Wiz Khalifa | Waka Flocka Flame | Ludacris Verizo ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBlink-182 and My Chemical Romance bring their 2011 Honda Civic Tour to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (did I miss any mandatory corporate name drops in there?). It's the Amphitheater's 20th anniversary, and in celebration, the first 2,500 lawn tickets sold for this show o ... More >>
Todd OwyoungLil Wayne at the Chaifetz Arena in 2009Yesterday, Pitchfork published a list of tour dates for a Lil Wayne headline tour, which included a Sunday, April 10, stop in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center. Keep in mind that the venue hasn't yet confirmed this show (although that date is ... More >>
6 p.m. Saturday, December 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:15 p.m. Friday, June 18. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Resoldered's new album, Everybody in Between. He had this to say: The crunchy, snotty, breakneck pop-punk made famous by bands such as the Descendents and the Dead Milkmen is reborn in the metro East quartet Resoldered. For everyone who grudgingly a ... More >>
Everybody in Between
[This contest is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, Matthew Denny!] The ticket Gods have smiled upon A to Z again today: We have SIX tickets to give away to tonight's Angels & Airwaves/Say Anything show tonight at the Pageant! Angels & Airwaves is the epic rock band fronted by Blink 182's T ... More >>
Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye recently. http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htmthe hot hitchhiker on 141 - m4w - 30 - (big bend)To the hot chick i picked up in the rain friday evening ... More >>
As part of its fifteenth anniversary celebration, the Vans Warped Tour is holding a one-night only, simultaneous screening of a movie featuring two hours of performances culled from its September 6 anniversary show in LA. Says this website: Featuring larger-than-life performances on the big screen ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Last night, pop-punks Blink-182 cancelled their show in Saratoga, New York, citing the death of DJ AM, a close friend of drummer Travis Barker. (Barker and AM survived a horrific plane crash last year.) Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French still played, however. A statement on Blink's websi ... More >>
Turns out that the rumors of Blink 182 moving its St. Louis show originally scheduled for September 3 were true: LiveNation just sent out a press release announcing that the concert is now set for Tuesday, September 29. A statement included with it says: After much thought and consideration, Blink-1 ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleView more photos from the show last night. REVIEW BY MATTHEW JACKSON (View photos from the show last night.) Fall Out Boy's concert Wednesday night at the Pageant afforded many opportunities, but primary among them was the chance to answer, in one continuous sitting, that ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
This is either someone's dream line-up -- or your worst nightmare: According to reports, Blink 182's reunion tour is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Wednesday, September 3 (that's one day after my 30th birthday -- mark your calendars). Openers announced so far include Weezer and Fall ... More >>
What: First punk show at a two-story tavern in Soulard.Where: Tip Top Food & Spirits, 9th and Victor streets, home of the RFT's "Best Bar Food" in 2008.Why: Because a show at a new, intimate venue is cause for excitement.Who: Baltimore's Deep Sleep, New Jersey's Psyched to Die, and locals the Hu ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
I'm still receiving comments and emails about my article outlining new year's resolutions for the music community -- in fact, local show promoter John Mancuso wrote me a lengthy response earlier this week. He gave me permission to post the email, which is below. The show he's referencing i ... More >>
The '80s-tastic double bill of Missing Persons and Tommy Tutone, which was supposed to be at Harrah's VooDoo Lounge in Maryland Heights next Friday, January 16, is totally cancelled. Bogus. Here's the critpick I just finished writing (note to self: check the g-damn show schedule before wasting your ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Sunday, December 3. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Disney's gymnastics routine can't stick its landing
Wednesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Thursday, February 16, 8 p.m. at Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Invasion | Something Left of Nothing
Chronicles of Life and Death (Epic)
Cool to be You (Fat Wreck Chords)
And your love of punk-pop may be forgiven
Tony Hawk wants to see how many people he can get to say "Boom Boom HuckJam"
Pointessential 7 is largely disappointing
Boxcar Racer (MCA)
Tuesday, June 11; Pageant
Sunday, Sept. 16; Mississippi Nights
Sunday, July 29; Ramp Riders Skate Park
Tuesday, July 13; Riverport