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  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Olio's New October Cocktail List is a Taste Autumn in New England

    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. As we stand at the cusp of the seas ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 8 to 14

    This week New Music Circle kicks off its latest season of experimental music, a hip-hop benefit for Michael Brown's family takes place at Fubar, Ian Fisher & the Present releases a new EP and Pokey LaFarge plays a hometown show. Read on to get the scoop on this week's show recommendations.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: August 8 to 10

    This weekend, lots of great acts come through town including Justin Townes Earle, Dead Rider, Kevin Gates, REO Speedwagon, the Reptilian and more. Choose from one of those shows or check out a local series called Vibes, featuring art and music. Read on our recommendations.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 4 to 10

    This week, Wild Hex releases a new tape while supporting the Miami Dolphins from Minneapolis, the Baseball Project performs at Blueberry Hill with Water Liars, and Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones take the stage at Off Broadway. Read about these shows and more in this our critics' picks.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 30 to July 6

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: June 13 to 15

    To get in on some birthday action, hang out at Melt this week while it turns one, and head to Plush this Saturday as Apop Records blows out a decade's worth of candles. Other great celebrations include the return of DJ Mahf's Funk Jam series, release shows from the Pat Sajak Assassins and the Lion's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Ringo Starr, The New Pornographers, Power Trip 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

    June 6, 2014

    Matt Stuttler Makes a Shitstorm of Garage Rock in St. Louis

    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 the Blank. Matt Stut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: May 30 to June 1

    This weekend sees new local releases from the Tennis Lesson, Other People, Patrick Scott Project and Static Life. Lo-Fi Cherokee also throws a huge party to debut sixteen brand new live music videos of local performers. Besides that, catch some touring acts including Ex-Cult and Ray Creature. Read o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Shonen Knife, New Edition, The Used 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

    May 16, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: May 16-18

    This weekend, get down at the third annual Roller Disco at the Skatium, pick up a copy of Monogram Suitcase's debut release and select from a wide variety of touring acts stopping in to play some shows in town. The recommended list includes everything from Nappy Roots to Bobby Bare Jr. Read on to le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Kenny Rogers, Master P, Cloud Nothings 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

    April 21, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 21 to 27

    This week, Lil Boosie takes on the Ambassador, Arcade Fire returns to play at Chaifetz Arena, local rapper Nato Caliph presents a showcase at Blank Space and the Faint performs at the Ready Room. From country and indie-pop to psych rock and hip-hop, here are our critics' picks for this week's best c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    B.B. King, Guttermouth, Three 6 Mafia 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

    January 8, 2014

    Action Bronson, Skeletonwitch, Chromeo 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

    December 30, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 30 to January 5

    Happy holidaze, everyone. We've entered into the nebulous Bermuda Triangle-like week of the year, a veritable vortex of celebrations and shows. Keep track of some goings-ons this week with some recommendations from our critics, and don't forget to check the fine print for info on how to get a more s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    St. Louis: Here's How to Improve Your Music Scene, According to You

    When we started the Fill in the Blank interview series back in June of this year, our mission was to track down local creatives and give them a simple platform to speak. We provided open-ended questions, encouraging local musicians to rant or rave on the subject at hand. RFT Music would start a se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: December 20 to 22

    Get in the holiday spirit by joining in on some festive performances this weekend. The 8th Annual Dan Kelley Christmas Show hits the Warehouse, the Demo holds a toy drive and CoCo Soul performs at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Besides that, Spotlight St. Louis holds its music awards, Pokey Lafarge goes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 16 to 22

    With the holiday season in full swing, lots of bands pull out the stops. El Monstero hits the Pageant for its annual string of holiday season shows, Sarah Bollinger graces the Gramophone with her blue-eyed soul for a special Christmas show and Pet Rock invades the Livery with a tape release. Besides ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Chuck Berry's 200th, Kristeen Young, Warped Tour, Xiu Xiu 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

    December 4, 2013

    Roky Erickson, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Paul van Dyk, Master 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

    November 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: November 15 to 17

    Temperatures dropped drastically earlier this week, and during our morning walk to the office (not to mention the subsequent walk back to our cars when it's already dark outside), we can't quite feel our toes. Luckily, plenty of opportunities to resuscitate those little piggies via dancing exist ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 18 to 20

    It's a busy weekend for St. Louis' leading independent record stores. Vintage Vinyl celebrates its 33 1/3 Anniversary Party, Euclid Records hosts its annual sidewalk sale and Apop Records acts as the venue for the second annual Tower Groove Records street party. Beyond that, there's much, much more. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From October 7 to October 13

    This week yields plenty of stops from artists all across the board including the Tontons, Tame Impala, Pretty Lights, Barenaked Ladies and Minus the Bear. Keep reading for our critics' recommendations for the week, and as always, remember to peruse our concert calendar for more options.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    DJ Drama, Michael Bolton, Lisa Marie Presley, Thou 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

    August 12, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from August 12 to 18

    This week, catch the Appleseed Cast, Sin Motivo, Father Figures, Chuck Prophet and more. Chuck Berry also plays his monthly show this Wednesday -- it's sold out, but take that as a reminder that you should purchase tickets to see him next time around while you can! More recommendations on what to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from August 5 to 11

    This week, Lil Wayne, Those Darlins, Pallbearer, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and more make it into town. For some local flavors, check out some STL mainstays like the Union Electric, Bear Hive and a whole bunch of bands at the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Kat Fest. Our recommendations await after the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Doom Town to Release Two Slabs of New Vinyl

    Local kings and queen of the jangly gloom anthem Doom Town have two new split records coming out. The first is the love-child byproduct of the band's 2012 European tour with Hamburg, Germany's No More Art, and the second is a late-night scheme hatched with Carbondale, Illinois' Autonomy. And let's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From July 1 to 7

    July 4th lands on a Thursday this year, but don't mind us for getting the celebration started way early this week. Read on for some recommendations on how to make that happen. Check out the next Tower Groove Records Singles Club seven-inch release, party with the Lion's Daughter, experience the worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Sammy Hagar, Bob Schneider, STRFKR 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

    April 5, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: April 5 to 7

    Sometimes, it's good to unplug the headphones and take a break from music for a minute simply to absorb the sounds from immediate surroundings. Take the Riverfront Times office soundtrack lately, for instance. Above my head, some intense industrial power sanding or something rattles the mug of tepid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows in April

    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 DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Bunnygrunt's Twentieth Anniversary Show: Review and Photos

    In case you forgot: I gave myself the brain-crushing mission to make a show diary for every weekend in March. This is the third installment in my four-part project. Like the rest of us, my party time was cut short this weekend by twelve inches of snow. I'll have to cover JC Brooks and the Uptown So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Bunnygrunt Celebrates Twenty Years This Saturday at Plush

    Bunnygrunt is an act seated right where it wants to be: walking the thin line between musical obsession and hobby, obscurity and fame. "For the most part, the band I thought about being in when I was a kid--this is pretty much that band," says guitarist Matt Harnish. "I guess I didn't really have th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    They Might Be Giants Celebrates 25 Years, Releases New Album

    This isn't how things are supposed to work. "You're on Fire," the first track off Nanobots, the new They Might Be Giants album, is an urgent, antsy marvel, a disco-glittered pop stomper whose three killer hooks slide over, under, and through each other, all coiled up as tightly as snakes in a cave. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The Best Shows in St. Louis Week: March 4 to 10

    Welcome to March, aka insane show season in our fair city of St. Louis. Bands from all over begin to defrost from winter weather and warm up to the road once more, loading up vans and booking mini tours to Austin's South by Southwest fest and beyond. Catch some in the act as they swing through in co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Weekend Round-up Review: Demon Lover, Globsters, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

    Howdy, folks. For the month of March (and possibly longer/shorter depending on my funds, stamina, and sanity), I am hitting three local shows each weekend. The rules: they must be on a budget (who pays more than $8 to see a show?), predominantly local bands, and well-supplied with tequila.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    St. Louis Hits the Road: Tips From the Many Local Bands that Toured in 2012

    Hard times, high gas prices and an ill economy did little to derail local artists from expanding outward in 2012. As a musician, I've never seen so many of my peers crawl out from these red brick buildings to push their River City sounds than in the past 12 months. Many return with invaluable advice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Full Circle with The Flaming Lips: 2012 In Review

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! When I write articl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: May 4 to 6

    This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, which for all of you non Spanish-speaking types translates literally to "The Five of Mayo". What this cryptic phrase actually means is unclear, as is the origin of the association between Mexico and mayonnaise, but for some reason it seems to happen every year on the f ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    September 8, 2010

    Kid Congo Powers Playing In St. Louis Next Week

    Kid Congo Powers has a rather sterling c.v.: The Gun Club. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The Cramps. As of late, he's been touring and recording with a new group, Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds. That act is coming to St. Louis on Monday, September 13, playing at CBGBs. Bob Reuter's Alley Gh ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2010

    Puerto Muerto

    9 p.m. Saturday, February 13. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    St. Louis Halloween Shows: Get Spooked

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Last Night: Zombie Double Feature at the Schlafly Tap Room (Parking Lot)

    Where: The Schlafly Tap Room parking lot, 2100 Locust Street. What: A Zombie Movie Double Feature, courtesy of Cinema St. Louis, Front Yard Features and Schlafly Beer. Better Than: A bucket of (fake) blood to the face. It was a slow start last night when Cinema St. Louis brought out the locally mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Show Review: Madball, M.O.D., Shai Hulud at Pop's

    The parking lot of Pop's Nighclub and Concert Venue in hardscrabble Sauget, Illinois is desolate. And that's putting it nicely. The gray spread of gravel seems like the setting for a midnight knifing. But the rough-and-tumble appearance (to be fair, the place has cops buzzing around the parking lot ... More >>

  • Music

    May 2, 2007

    Human Behavior

    Local upstarts the Humanoids play classic punk rock the way it's meant to be heard: loud, fast and fun.

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Pointe Blank

    The Hi-Pointe closes, but its legacy lives on.

  • Dining

    December 4, 2002

    Matt's Juice

    CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard, 314-773-9743

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    May 19, 1999
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