Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
Ten year's ago this month David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was named one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing" by People magazine. Included in that 2002 class were actors and performers such as George Clooney and Britney Spears, world leaders the l ... More >>
Have you ever watched a K-Drama? I'm not suggesting you should, or anything, it's just that the more Korean Wave stuff you're familiar with, the easier it is to understand why you might find PSY's "Gangnam Style" a little less annoying at wedding receptions in 2018 than LMFAO's own novelty pop, now ... More >>
Music is becoming an increasingly personalized art form. Smart phones are programmed to play a favorite song as a ring tone, or to play a song meant to be associated with specific callers in one's contact list. I can't say for certain, but I have to imagine many husbands have "Ball and Chain" by Soc ... More >>
Last week, Battleship, a movie based on the movies based on Transformers and a board game starring a bunch of plastic pegs that really suck to step on by accident and Rihanna, opened to $25 million. This week, Men in Black 3, starring noted pop-rapper Will Smith, will open to significantly more than ... More >>
Lots of kitchen goods can do double-duty for hair. Olive oil and mayonnaise can be excellent moisturizers. Lemon juice imparts sunny blond streaks. Peanut butter can help remove giant wads of chewed gum. Kim Basinger even shilled for a beer-based shampoo in the late 1970s. But what happens when a ... More >>
Big Boi mugs for the camera.Did you hear the one about the rapper who got busted for Ecstasy and Viagra? Earlier this week, Outkast rapper Big Boi got pinched for MDMA powder, Ecstasy pills, and an illegal prescription of the little blue pill for his disco stick. Which got us thinking -- what ... More >>
By now you've probably heard about Pablo Dylan, Bob Dylan's grandson's aspiring rap career, which, if you're like us, probably made you cringe, especially if you've listened to any tracks from his mixtape, 10 Minutes. After we wiped the blood from our ears, we started to think about other o ... More >>
Proof of No. 3 on this listMadonna means many things to pop culture, and many of them are awesome. The problem: Some are life-sucking voids of horror. The list below documents the parts of her legacy -- strange, fleshy and unfathomable -- that involve ruining things with such subtle ferocity ... More >>
image viaBritney Spears's new music video, "I Wanna Go," was apparently such an event that a teaser had to be released ahead of the video itself, presumably to tamp down demand, or else reduce a mounting supply of those YouTube/VEVO comments about TURNING OFF THE ADS ALREADY!!! that get thumb ... More >>
Not from St. Louis stock.Certainly by now you've heard that violet-eyed multi-marriage movie queen Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79 from congestive heart failure. It's a loss for movie fans, tabloid readers and the beneficiaries of her multiple philanthropic causes.And while we love to localize an ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
The new album from UK electro-femmes Dragonette is in heavy rotation at A to Z HQ. Like neo-new wave peers Ladyhawke, Fixin' To Thrill cribs the best bits from the Gossip (danceable grooves), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (attitude) and Britney Spears (poppy electro). RIYL Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, all the acts menti ... More >>
Robin WheelerCan a bar be a dive if it has flowers planted in front and offers issues of local foodie magazines? Can a dive bomber be a dive bomber if she goes to a bar and drinks nothing but iced tea?Yes, if I'm having lunch at Arena Bar and Grill. This tavern on the bottom level of a rambling ... More >>
Hot show: Diplo -- the Philly DJ known for collaborating with M.I.A., and the dude whose moniker comes from the name of a dinosaur -- will be at the Gargoyle on Friday, April 10. More details as I know them, but until then please enjoy a bananas remix of JT and a video of Diplo's remix of Britney Sp ... More >>
Well, you won't forget her songs
The Mexican gets to the root (word) of güero.
9 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Unreal has a fairy funny week.
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Music news you can use
Unreal gets the lowdown on the Dirty Dog, meets plants who love a free lunch and finds a blogger who can't get enough Favre. Plus, Scientology's "volunteer ministers" are bringing relief to hurricane victims -- but not the kind you'd think.
Week of June 23, 2004
Jewel joins Ronnie Milsap, Howie Mandel and Chris Gaines on the dustbin circuit
Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie
Week of July 31, 2002
The Hard Rock Café serves up a breakfast you won't soon forget
Goofy name aside, Wholly Mackerel has a promising future
Week of June 26, 2002
Week of February 13, 2002
A new book about bubblegum bands provides more than empty calories
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Directed by Peyton Reed
Published the week of Aug. 23-29, 2000
Herewith, a guide to the latest crop of musical heartthrobs
Locals who want to sell their used CDs to retailers in the city of St. Louis will be required to put their paws to the inkpad
Tuesday, Sept. 28; Karma