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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    CBGB Mixes the Best Sandinista -- a Shot Made with Sriracha -- in St. Louis

    The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. The "Sandinista" is a curious shot, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Sick of it All, Merle Haggard, Chance the Rapper and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again is 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 of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: June 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: June 6 to 8

    Hey there, weekend. The RFT Music Showcase is happening (and then we'll leave you all alone about it for at least another year). Check out the guide to the bands playing the showcase this year -- all 90-or-so of them -- or you can just swing by a newsstand and snatch up a print edition. If the thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Patio

    As you already know, we have a thing for patios. Whether you're enjoying a meal, a few cold brews or hanging out with your pooch, they are basically the best thing about spring weather. It seems that our readers love patios, too -- we got a ton of nominations. We've tallied up the comments and whitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: April 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The Best Halloween Shows in St. Louis Tonight

    Halloween is here! Whether you planned that get-up for months or now have to scour the gutter for some tumbleweave to augment that makeshift costume, get on out and partake in some prime people watching tonight. Lots of local musicians went all out to dress up for one-night-only cover sets, and plen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Bad Dates Releases its Raw Rock'n'Roll On Tape Tonight - Hear A Track Now

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. The Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 25 to 27

    This weekend, take advantage of the fact that it's perfectly acceptable to leave the house dressed up as whatever you want. Halloween's still a week away technically, but no one's going to judge preemptive costume enthusiasts unless it's part of a contest. InFest StL 4 hits four Cherokee Street venu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Stone Temple Pilots, Phoenix, Shovels and Rope, Dead Waste and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13

    Welcome to the weekend! There's a lot going on, so brace yourself three days filled with a smorgasbord of shows to choose from. While RFT Music's fearless leader enjoys the remainder of a long overdue staycation, we bring you the following recommendations. Don't forget to let us know what else is go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Check out Pillow Talk, St. Louis' Most Sarcastic Noise-Punks

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Pillow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    The Tennis Lesson Takes on Experimental Indie Rock

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Save f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 9 to 11

    This weekend, our intrepid music editor Daniel Hill and reporter Drew Ailes endure a full weekend of the Gathering of the Juggalos. In Daniel's stead, attend some concerts this weekend while he does dog-knows-what in the woods or wherever the heck he is. Head to the biennial Printbangerz Ball for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from June 24 to 30

    Sunday thunderstorms kept us from getting into anymore trouble for the remainder of the week, but hey -- it's Monday! It's a new week rife with opportunities to see some shows. See some top-notch working musicians like Roland Johnson and Dave Stone in action, or catch some touring acts like John Ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 1 to 7

    Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Weekend Round-up Review: SXSC Day One, Rat Heart, Bass Amp & Dan-O

    All right, folks. Weekend two. Recap: For the month of March (and possibly longer/shorter depending on my funds, stamina, and sanity), I am seeing at least three local bands each weekend. The rules: the shows must fit a budget (who pays more than $8 to see a show?), predominantly local bands, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk / Hardcore Shows in March

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo that doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be broug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: January 7 to 13

    Monday mornings are weird when you have to share your home bathroom with nine or so near-strangers. Such was the case today after housing a couple of bands from a particularly noisy and awesome show last night. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but officially as of today, my life is shows, shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 6 to August 12

    This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    The Complete Bob Reuter Interview

    Editor's Note: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost will release Born There this Sunday at Off Broadway. For this week's Riverfront Times, Josh Levi talked to Reuter, but the man cannot be confined to our limited print space. What follows is the rest of the interview, complete with old music and new music to li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: March 30 to April 1

    Another excellent spring weekend in St. Louis: It's tough to top legendary DJ and producer Pete Rock, performing tonight at Lola, but he'll get a run for his money from Ben Kweller (Off Broadway) and Peter Frampton (Peabody Opera House). Saturday brings William Fitzsimmons to the Firebird and Pillow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 26 to April 1

    Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Anodes Makes Its Debut with a Tour to SXSW

    Since late 2011, the members of Anodes haved pulled their time and energy, and this week the group will lay their efforts bare for all to see. Anodes identifies itself as both post-hardcore and emo, two genres that often share similar musical cues and ethics. The group made its debut in St. Louis at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Dana Smith, St. Louis Painter, Celebrates Local Musicians with Southtown Famous

    For local painter Dana Smith, art and music have always been intertwined. He can he found in the dark corners of music venues, his face obscured by a large lens, capturing live shots of local bands that he'll later use as a guide for his paintings. The sounds, sights and people of St. Louis are his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    CBGB's Final Show With Patti Smith (A.K.A. The Day I Got Covered in Brian Eno's Sweat)

    ​Legendary punk club CBGB closed five years ago tomorrow. In its final week, the venue hosted a string of shows paying tribute its storied thirty year run, and it all culminated with a headlining set from Patti Smith. There were only a couple hundred people lucky enough to get tickets to that ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The 115 St. Louis Bars Where You Can Smoke This Weekend

    In addition to friendly natives and muggy weather, St. Louis provides a myriad of places to light up.​Smoking ban? What smoking ban?We recently got an up-to-date list of bars that have received exemptions from the city's nine-month-old smoking ban from gadfly Bill Hannegan, who advocates for the f ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    Sick of It All

    7:30 p.m. Monday, January 17. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    Batusis

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, December 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Interview: The Fleshtones' Keith Streng on New York, the Ramones, Lenny Kaye and Rock & Roll

    Anne Streng​ According to some garage rock geeks, the Fleshtones is the greatest rock & roll band in the world. For once, the geeks may have a point. At the very least, the New York group, formed in 1976 by high school friends Keith Streng and Peter Zaremba, has come to symbolize what still ma ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    The Fleshtones

    6 p.m. Saturday, November 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    October 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of September 9

    The Flaming Lips show has been sold out for weeks, but those without tickets can catch openers and noveau-weirdos Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Vintage Vinyl on September 17. ​ 2720 Cherokee *HD4000, September 11 *Protomen, September 10 560 Music Center *Wadada Leo Smith's The Golden Qua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    The Five Smokiest Bars in St. Louis

    ​Last week, in conjunction with our feature story on smoking ban loopholes, we asked readers to name the smokiest bar in St. Louis. More than 330 people responded.The overwhelming winner? "All the bars where you can smoke."When it came to an actual watering hole in the city or county, the results ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    New Year's Eve Shows in St. Louis: A List

    New Year's Eve: Amateur night or time to let loose? (A little bit of both, more than likely.) Things are rather quiet this year, in terms of music shows. Here's what I've found below; what else do you know? CBGBs? House shows? Etc.? Chime in and help those bored and looking for fun to end the decad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11

    Friday, October 9 *They Might Be Giants/Guggenheim Grotto, The Pageant *The Bottle Rockets/Otis Gibbs, Duck Room *Maxwell/Chrisette Michele/Common, Scottrade Center *Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Cicero's *Street Dogs, Pop's *Essince, Vintage Vinyl *Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Broadway Oyster Bar *A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Homespun: Bunnygrunt, Matt Harnish & Other Delights

    In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Bunnygrunt's new LP, Matt Harnish & Other Delights. He had this to say: Delights shows off what Bunnygrunt does best: black humor (the horn-aided opener "665 and 1/2 Won't Do"), romantic frustrations ("You Get What You Get") and off-key, breath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: January 2 to 4

    Friday, January 2*The Educated Guess (CD release)/Jon Hardy & the Public, Off Broadway*Peanuts/Theodore/Pat Sajak Assassins, Schlafly Tap Room*Big Mike Aguirre, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups*Nite Owl birthday bash w/Nikko Smith, Cicero's*Euforquestra/Heatbox/Public Property Diplomats of Solid Sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    What You Missed Over the Weekend, June 6-8, 2008

    You might be on a post-concert high from seeing one of the several solid touring bands that rolled through town over the weekend. You might be only so-so after seeing the United States tie Argentina 0-0 on Sunday. You might be hungover from all that Sunday night boozing. No matter what your mood, it ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2007

    Quief Quota

    Chattin' with Quief Quota (Self-released)

  • Music

    November 1, 2006

    Come Together

    From Chippewa Chapel to the Band-With Collective, collaboration in St. Louis just got a little bit easier.

  • Music

    August 23, 2006

    Beep Beep, Yeah!

    B-Sides explores the van woes of Cars Can Be Blue, talks to Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom about conquering cancer for one last tour and downloads some screaming Sleater-Kinney.

  • Music

    October 1, 2003

    South Side Rocks Off

    Saturday, October 4; multiple venues

  • Dining

    June 26, 2002

    A Grand Time

    Pho Saigon delivers delicious, authentic food in a forgotten corner of the South Grand strip

  • Music

    October 10, 2001

    Band Together

    The Fantasy Four and the Julia Sets take their show on the road

  • Music

    April 26, 2000

    Various Artists

    Axes and Snaxes (Rooster Lollipop)

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    April 21, 1999
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    December 23, 1998
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