We're a good six months away from the time that this publication collates local bands by genre and asks for readers' votes to crown a winner, but let's go ahead and pencil Demon Lover in as a Best Pop Group nominee. No other local band takes on popular music's breadth and breaks it down into inchoat ... More >>
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 >>
Some believe that all recorded music is a lie. There is truth to this extreme opinion - there is a massive difference between experiencing music as it is created and listening to a document after the fact. This is why so many artists fall into the category of "better live." Negotiating this differen ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, April 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Bob Dylan's The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964*Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 Guardian said of the Witmark Demos: "The latest Christm ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, September 11. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
8:30 p.m. Monday, June 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
10 p.m. Friday, June 27. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway
Flaming Lip Michael Ivins drops some serious science -- fiction, that is -- on Paul Friswold.
Peeping Tom (Ipecac)
Jay Farrar's band is reborn, Nelly sells, and some guys from the 'burbs get signed
Introducing Pyromania!, the show-stopping, arm-severing Def Leppard musical
Friday, August 6; Rocket Bar
Gee whiz, Wally: the Beav talks to Unreal about psoriasis! Plus, we see how the Lou stacks up to Beantown, try to understand the appeal of the Pet Building and administer a Harold Ramis quiz
Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music
Near Miss drives through walls of fire to play for you
My Life Without Me strums lively chords in the face of death
Tuesday, September 9; Rocket Bar
Saturday, August 9; Off Broadway
Friday, April 4; Rocket Bar
Evil Heat (Epic)
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
With Sebastopol, Jay Farrar has made one of the finest and most unusual records of his storied career
A Tall-Tale Storyline (spinART)
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
In the 'hood from hell, they're not urban pioneers -- they're survivors
The Lucky One (Hightone Records)
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
Wednesday, June 7; Firehouse
Instructions for the Two Ways of Becoming Alice (Eggbert Records)
Saturday, March 18; Duck Room
Free Expression (Bobsled Records)