Did you put on a party hat and celebrate the United States' birthday all weekend? Sure you did -- we caught you lathering up strangers at your foam parties and proudly sporting your sequined hats at Fair Saint Louis. And you know what? It's your constitutional right (We think?) to fete the red, whit ... More >>
Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles ushered in a new era in pop music and youth culture when they made their first live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. While the four lads from Liverpool were still mostly unknown to Americans in 1964, they were already the most hyped rock and roll band in U.S ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Of all the clichés of sex, drugs and rock & roll (and any other genre you could name), chemistry is surely greatest, but it has the advantage of being true. There's really no other way to explain what happens with the greatest of bands, and the Flatlanders -- featuring the three distinct voices and ... More >>
The 2011 RFT Music Showcase is practically here: This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Washington Avenue. In our continued attempt to prepare you for the madness of 78 music acts in one day, we will be compiling preview tracks from artists playing the showcase; you can listen below. This wil ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The DVD cover, not the book...Sammy Hagar's autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (published earlier this week) has been a long time coming, but then again, Van Halen fans are very accustomed to waiting. (See also: a new Van Halen album - there hasn't been one of those since 1998!) As co- ... More >>
You've heard of garage rock. But Kid Congo Powers - co-founder of the Gun Club, guitarist for the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and prolific, eccentric, solo rock & roll maestro -- doesn't play garage rock. He plays gymnasium rock. His forthcoming album, Gorilla Rose and his 2009 al ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaJoe Schwab of Euclid Records has a cooler basement than you do.Euclid Records owner Joe Schwab has made his living off of vinyl for nearly 30 years. Though he continues to buy thousands of records each year, his collection is only what rotates through the store; he long ago gave u ... More >>
Dana SmithAs we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, Jennings.
Artist: The Schola Cantorum of SS. Cyril and the Methodius Seminary, Directed by Rev. Henry A. Waraksa Album: Christmas In Poland From: Vintage Vinyl Year: Unknown. Label: Capitol Records What it sounds like: Christmas in Gitmo.
9 p.m. Friday, August 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
8 p.m. Wednesday, August 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
And some St. Louis hip-hop artists take their future into their own hands.
Week of December 28, 2006
B-Sides examines some Dean Martin albums we wish existed, gets the scoop on Ozzfest injuries and spotlights this week's local trading-card all-star
Sound Team hit the road in support of their fantastic new album
This St. Louis rapper thinks he's got a winning hand to play
Jo Capo's new Noize City Entertainment -- and flagship artist Ajule -- take St. Louis music by storm
Rapper Ebony Eyez sets a positive example for fierce females everywhere
Funeral Music (Slow Love)
We chat with Professor Skank and one part of Bettie Serveert
An underground band self-destructs in the hands of its damaged leader
Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe
Body Language (Capitol)
The Aerovons were this close to becoming America's Beatles. What happened?
Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
Chingy hits the Jackpot and successfully eludes Radar Station
Mandy Moore's going to be around for a while -- but that doesn't mean you should see her movies
Goodbye, free smokes. Goodbye, free money. R.J. Reynolds quits the club scene.
The Living Things were the living end at South by Southwest
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
Local bands hit the big-time -- or do they?
Local-band-made-good Stir celebrate the release of their second album, Holy Dogs
It takes real metal to interview W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless
Great expectations, laid low, for St. Louis bands
A-pickin' and a-grinnin' over a new musical discovery
Rock & roll is alive and well in St. Louis, living in sin with the Highway Matrons
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.