Chris Martin

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    August 28, 2014

    Pop Music Plagiarism's Worst Offenses: A History

    Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Tumblr Poetry or Coldplay Lyrics?: The Ultimate Quiz

    There's a new Coldplay song out now, called "Midnight." In the song's video, Chris Martin stands in the frozen wilderness, singing wordless garbles in a bleary, sickeningly holy croon. There's a moment where it cuts to a solemn wolf, staring into the camera. It is this exact moment where we realize ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Win Tickets to Fall Out Boy at the Pageant This Friday

    Fall Out Boy, fresh off of hiatus and touring in support of a new album, will be coming to the Pageant this Friday, and we've got two tickets to give away!

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    January 24, 2013

    Lip-Syncing: Immoral Practice or Necessary Evil?

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Let's ignore the question of whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem at Monday's Inaugur ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    The Glee Treatment: "Fuck That Shit" and Five Other Rejections From Bands

    Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    11/11/11: Celebrate with the Eleven Magazine Cherokee Street Bash

    ​It's 11 11 11 folks, which probably means the apocalypse is coming. Or maybe all these elevens mean you should just buy lottery tickets or something. So, how will you users of the Gregorian calendar be celebrating 11/11/11? We have at least one suggestion: Our friends at Eleven magazine are ... More >>

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    February 24, 2010


    9 p.m. Saturday, February 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    December 22, 2009

    The Top Ten St. Louis Concerts of 2009

    We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Fall Out Boy

    7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    July 27, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Coldplay, Art of Food at Mad Art Gallery, London Calling, Bon Bons Burlesque at Atomic Cowboy

    Coldplay at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Photo: Kenny WilliamsonChris Martin of Coldplay on Friday nights. See more photos and read the concert review.​Music editor Annie Zaleski ventured out to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights to see Coldplay. Read her review here. We also have ... More >>

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    July 25, 2009

    Review Photos Setlist: Coldplay, Amadou & Mariam and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, July 24

    Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Coldplay delivered exactly the type of set you would want from it - and then some. That's not snark, either: For nearly two hours, the British quartet unleashed hit after hit after hit with little self-indulgence and plenty of spectacle. In fact, th ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    Dio of Reckoning

    Sabbath's Ronnie James Dio isn't into preaching, but Kanye and Fiddy's are.

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    June 20, 2007
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    March 1, 2006

    Bringing Up Baby

    B-Sides gets the real story behind Living Things, chats with the Hail Marys' punk-rock mom and talks to Michael Stipe about his new charity single

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    February 15, 2006

    Critical Fatwa

    Week of February 16, 2006

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    September 7, 2005

    The Perishers

    Wednesday, September 7; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

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    June 22, 2005


    X&Y (Capitol)

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    January 29, 2003

    Cold Comfort

    Coldplay reinvigorates the power ballad for the MTV2 generation