Cambridge, Massachusetts indie darlings Passion Pit played the Peabody Opera House last night to a packed house of enthusiastic fans. The show was also 105.7 the Point's twentieth birthday show. RFT Music's own Jason Stoff was there with camera in hand to catch the highlights.
If you've turned on the TV or gone on the internet today, you might know that the Eastern Seaboard is being battered by a freak hurricane, obnoxiously aptly named "Frankenstorm".
Meteorologists and TV newscasters are running out of terrifying things to say about this bad boy, Hurricane Sandy, as i ... More >>
Writing just days after the Loop Trolley route was finalized, prolific urban-issues blogger Yonah Freemark over at The Transport Politic is trying to debunk a big claim made by project backers: That the new trolley will spur development along its path:even if developers are intrigued by the idea of ... More >>
Eastward, ho, Ha! As we can all now plainly see, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) director Paul Ha is moving to Massachusetts.@paulha8Photographic evidence of Paul Ha in sedentary repose, a.k.a. staying put.Updated 4:59 p.m.: Ten minutes after we published this post, Contemporary Art Mu ... More >>
Weird science? Au contraire, says Beth SchapiroJesse LenzThis week's RFT cover story, "Weird Science," details the debunking of a study purporting to show a staggering number of underage girls being trafficked for sex online in New York, Minnesota and Michigan. The widely publicized study, perfor ... More >>
Roadrunner RecordsOzzy Osbourne's, still going strong after decades of drug abuseAfter decades of guzzling booze by the case, abusing countless drugs, urinating on public monuments and biting the heads off bats and doves, the prince of darkness has not only survived, but is healthy.
He's ju ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elasticsoul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Here are the folks who'll get to decide how the Arch grounds will look in 2015 (the year the monument turns 50). Commenters at stltoday.com are grumbling about one of them. Can you guess which one?Robert Campbell, architecture critic at The ... More >>
Better Than: Sitting at home, curled up on the couch reading Proust and listening to NPR.
The Decemberists have asked a lot of their fans on this tour. Anyone who doesn't like its new album, The Hazards of Love, is out of luck: The first part of the show is a front-to-back performance of the sprawl ... More >>
Better Than: Playing DropkicktheFaint over and over again. It's easy to forget just
how ahead of the curve the Faint has always been. Way back in 1999,
the Omaha quintet decided to add squelching keyboards to the vanilla
guitar-bass-drums combo. The result of the band's decision (1999's
Blank-Wa ... More >>