Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on somebody's Face ... More >>
At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's labe ... More >>
This week, check out shows including Oddisee, Masked Intruder, Zagk Gibbons' album release and much more. Fourth of July weekend approaches with special shows from Clownvis Presley (as human a cannonball, nonetheless) and Wussy, for starters. Get our recommendations on this week's entertainment, and ... More >>
The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on my bedroom floor, and my little blue boombox's dial is tuned to my favorite radio station, which pla ... More >>
Emerging from Los Angeles' deep talent pool of producers, Brillz (LA slang for brilliant) has been on a tear lately, with a number of releases. Originally a dancer, he transitioned to instead making music that everyone can dance to. We caught up with Brillz during a short break from the studio to di ... More >>
On a particularly frigid January afternoon this year, I stumbled upon an interesting scene in the Delmar Loop (where RFT Music HQ is located, for those unaware). Moving up and down the streets was an enthusiastic man with an acoustic guitar strapped on his back, flanked by another fella, pointing a ... More >>
Under normal circumstances I despise inane small talk and "how's the weather" chatter, but for the purposes of filling these show-pick-posts' opening paragraphs with content, its a consistent fallback. That said, I wore a jacket outside this weekend! WHOA HOLY SHIT. Sometimes I think I could write ... More >>
If there's one thing the Pussy Riot trial has taught us, it's that protest music can still be a dangerous, subversive tool. By performing an anti-Putin "punk prayer" during a guerrilla action at a Russian Orthodox church, Pussy Riot intended to provoke and offend. Many saw their action as blasphemou ... More >>
On April 20 Marley, a documentary about the life and work of Rastafarian reggae musician Bob Marley, debuted in select theaters nationwide. Though it opened that day in St. Louis at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-995-6270), Gut Check was busy buying Visine a ... More >>
Friday (Apr. 20): Around the World Wine Dinner @ Missouri Botanical Garden Chefs from Catering St. Louis create a menu focusing on France: The Rhone Valley. The four-course meal with hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings includes menu items such as braised beef shank in red wine-olive-currant reductio ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 3. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Image viaSt. Louis rapper Jonezy has released his second music video this fall from his recently released Co$tombs. This time, he's giving visuals to "ExitUS," and taking his view outward, literally and figuratively. His first video, for "Wake Up," uses his own life to talk about the way soci ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyFlogging Molly Stagesaurus Rex The sun has dipped behind the stands; Kanrocksas One is into the home stretch. Flogging Molly gave the stage security a workout, hauling crowd surfer after crowd surfer over the barrier. The crowd for the second stage was, as it has ... More >>
The many faces of 420.It's almost that time of year again -- April 20th. Better known to millions of people as 420, the (un)official holiday for stoners and pot enthusiasts everywhere. In honor of this day, we present eight classic songs celebrating the herb that has brought laughter to many, ... More >>
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Today's comment of the day comes in response to our post about Daniel Hughes, a Pennsylvania man charged with assaulting a nine-year-old girl in her bed at Clayton's Ritz-Carlton Hotel.Reader Kreamalmeyer_bobbie pontificates that Hughes' reprehensible behavior while drunk might be somehow related to ... More >>
* denotes a band coming to town; signifies a local band Euclid Records 1. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 3. She & Him - Vol 2. 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 6. Rogue Wave - Permalight 7. Fright ... More >>
An Illinois judge is left to fill in the blanks.Not that rap lyrics are required to rhyme, but we here at Daily RFT are having the darndest time imagining the following sentence as musical verse: If this account doesn't reach $50,000 in the next 7 days then a murderous rampage similar to the VT s ... More >>
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year -- which means that the ooky-spooky celebrating (and, let's be real, debauchery) begins on Friday night. In light of this, here's a rundown of all the shows going on so far. Did we miss any? Chime in below. Wikimedia Commons October 30 Binge and Purge: ... More >>
This past Sunday, and it would seem, the Sunday before and before that, former Vice President Dick Cheney made the round table rounds, spreading his signature cheer, trenchant analysis and Strangelovian fellowship. He shared a few jokes, he defended his record, he preached transparency, he enhanced ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, October 14. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Friday, July 13. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
Local musicians and writers weigh in on the Police's legacy in St. Louis -- then and now.
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
Lorenzo's Trattoria, 1933 Edwards Avenue, 314-773-2223.
Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. The Gargoyle on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
It's hard not to be happy at Caribbean Sun
Sunday, April 3; VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
Wash. U. students mount The Trojan Women
Week of February 2, 2005
CAMP builds a party
Hotstyle's MCs are old-school from the Lou
Thursday, August 12; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
True Love (V2)
Saturday, March 13; BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups
These days anyone can make a mix CD, and everyone does. Two local standouts manage to challenge as well as entertain.
The Complete Upsetter Singles 1970-1972 Plus Dubs (Purple Pyramid)
Week of July 17, 2002
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 21-23; Pageant
The greatest-hits format has fallen out of favor, but sometimes the results are pure gold
Monday, Nov. 8; Karma
Rocket Park celebrates the release of a new CD, as do Linda Gaal and the Six Senses