EDM superstar Steve Aoki will be stopping by the Pageant this Thursday, November 7, and we've got two tickets to give away! See Also: Steve Aoki Talks Hipsters, Hardcore and the Moment Electro Went Punk
This week, lots of acts stop through St. Louis to grace many of its great stages. Check out Talib Kweli, Steve Aoki, Lee Fields & the Expressions and many more. Click through for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned. We'll have plenty more picks for you for the weekend.
[Update: Congrats to Jeremy Lehmann! Pick up your tickets at the box office. Make sure to bring a photo ID; enjoy the show!] Oxford, England's Foals brings its brand of danceable indie rock to the Pageant tonight, and we've got two tickets for you to win!
As our awesome RFT Music contributor and MC for a day, Allison Babka, put it, "I have an RFT Music Showcase hangover." Many thanks to all the bands that took the time and effort to haul their equipment down to Washington Avenue, everyone involved in making it all possible and of course all the folks ... More >>
Pics, pics, pics, pics: They make the Internet run. Here are some our favorite photos from the month of January, published within the pages, deadtree and digital, of the RFT.
We all all know how that one saying goes: If you're bored, you're boring! But hey, we're people, not grizzly bears, so there's no reason to be snoring in some sort of hibernation space over the next few days. Our city has a wealth of exciting performances to catch this weekend. Don't sleep on it -- ... More >>
Whenever Kiernan Maletsky (remember that guy?) first announced to our small freelance music writing staff that Daniel Hill would be taking over the reigns at RFT Music, it was sort of emotional. Kiernan put in some really heartfelt words. It was nice. Daniel's response? He assured us all that the se ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
In the business model of the one hit wonder, the commercially unsuccessful follow-up album is essential to the tag. Had the second album not flopped, the artist would be at least a two-hit wonder. Many folks assume that these artists are only worthy of a single dose of limelight, but some have prove ... More >>
Mention Steve Aoki in a crowded room and watch the reactions; some will cross themselves in reverence, most will nod their recognition at the name, and the rest will know him only as "a DJ." But Steve Aoki has never been just a DJ; he's a modern auteur with his finger rammed in the proverbial sphinc ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
David WaldmanOwen Pallett, performing live.In conversation, composer/violinist/songwriter Owen Pallett is outspoken. This might surprise those familiar with his music - from the serene orchestration on his acclaimed 2010 record, Heartland, and his previous work under the Final Fantasy moniker ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
Thanks But No Thanks
Oh man, bad news: Bloc Party has cancelled its Pageant show on March 31. Says the venue: Bloc Party forced to cancel shows in Minneapolis, MN, and St. Louis, MO. Unfortunately, Kele Okereke has contracted viral pharyngitis and will be unable to perform in Minneapolis, MN and St. Louis, MO. Bloc Par ... More >>
Congrats to local remixer Phaseone, whose remix of Bloc Party's "Zephyrus" is set to appear on the band's remix album, titled -- wait for it -- Intimacy Remixed. He's in good company on the album; Mogwai, Armand Van Helden and No Age also have the honor of reworking the band's tunes. The album ... More >>
The not-so-big secret at Pageant shows is that the opening acts are often just as worthy as the headliners. Les Claypool bringing along Saul Williams and DeVotchKa on March 17 is one example of this -- and Saturday, January 31 is exhibit B. On that night, Joan Jones of Sun 60 is opening for Big Head ... More >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>
With a new four-CD retrospective, Rhino Records captures the agony and ecstasy of the golden age of Modern English rock.
8 p.m. Friday, September 14. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Now with new venues! New shows! New beefs!
It's a Bit Complicated (Downtown)
A Weekend in the City (Vice/Atlantic)
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
The Looks (Last Gang)
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
Electronic music: the year in review
What will the beloved bands of '05 look like when the buzz wears off?