Christina Aguilera

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Should I Manage My Husband's Band?

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    RFT Music Writer Auditions for The Voice, Still Hates Adam Levine

    Apparently, this is my year for doing weird shit and writing about it for the Riverfront Times. In March I reported on Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con while wearing Wonder Woman, Sue Storm and Pikachu costumes. In April I went through five straight nights of karaoke in honor of National Karaoke We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Best Shows at SXSW 2013

    This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    15 "Sexy" Halloween Costumes That Bastardize Foods We Love

    Last year Gut Check descended upon Spirit Halloween (301 Costco Way, St. Peters; 636-279-1054) in search of eight tasty food costumes because, duh, we love food. This year, while scouring our in-store and online options, we noticed an unsettling trend: Sexy food costumes are beginning to outnumber o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Here's Your Soundtrack for National Coming Out Day

    It's National Coming Out Day! Today is the day that we celebrate and give love to all of our out and proud gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer friends. In honor of this yearly event, we'd like to provide you with a soundtrack for your own personal National Coming Out Day. These songs will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    The Six Most Absurd Pop Songs of 2011

    ​The old model of popular music: dumb it down to the lowest common denominator and make it go down easy. Reviewing the Billboard and iTunes charts of this past year, the tides have obviously changed. In days when nobody is buying, the flashiest, loudest, weirdest thing sells -- how else can yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Ten Most Facepalm-Inducing Uses of French in Pop Music: In Honor of Bastille Day

    ​Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Proof That Adam Levine Does Not Have The Moves Like Jagger

    ​It's been almost a month since The Voice judge Adam Levine has been promising to show us his moves like Jagger in a song subtly named "Moves Like Jagger" (currently #31 on the iTunes singles chart). Frankly, we're not buying his claims. Although, in the song, he says that his Jagger-esque mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Why AKB48's Virtual Star, Aimi Eguchi, Won't Cross Over From Japan To America

    ​Anyone who has only recently recovered from Kanye West's decision to use autotune on 808s and Heartbreak will not be fond of the latest strange innovation to come from Japan, a country that has built its international reputation on strange innovations. After a series of virtual pop starlets w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    The Ten Most Cringe-Worthy Celebrity Vocal Duets

    The soon to be collaborating Voices. Courtesy of NBC​Oh great. The judges/coaches from NBC's hit karaoke tournament vocal competition "The Voice" are going to collaborate. Specifically, Maroon 5, led by slightly soulful popster Adam Levine will be joined by Christina Aguilera to perform their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The Voice with Cee-Lo, X-Tina and Two Other Dudes: Four Possible Spin-Offs

    Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and some white guys are the hosts of America's first communist TV talent show, "The Voice." ​The Voice, America's favorite socialist-realism-inspired TV talent show, has quickly and abruptly become NBC's first broadly accepted hit show since Friends, a sitcom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    The Ten Best Moments of the 2011 Grammy Awards

    ​Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night. Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy If you weren't watching the pre-show telecast, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    This Year's Five Best Super Bowl Commercials

    ‚ÄčThat was, without a doubt, one of the worst Super Bowls I can ever remember. Oh, sure, the game was just fine. Instant classic material, I guess. Two great quarterbacks, historic franchises, a great comeback that almost happened, plenty of drama in the last two minutes, and a brilliant storyline ... More >>

  • Film

    November 25, 2010
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    July 14, 2010
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    June 8, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 8

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses​*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Who Is Responsible for YouTube Video Sensation iamamiwhoami?

    Few viral campaigns have so successfully captured the attention and imagination of the increasingly hard-to-shock Internet public like the recent iamamiwhoami sensation on YouTube. The series of hypnotic videos -- the latest of which was released on Sunday -- feature a disguised, blond-haired woman ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2007


    7 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Old Glory Amphitheatre, Six Flags, Eureka.

  • News

    December 27, 2006

    2006: The Year in Music

    Week of December 28, 2006

  • Music

    September 13, 2006

    Slide Away

    Lock up your family pictures, here come the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!

  • Music

    July 19, 2006

    Kelly Clarkson

    :30 p.m. Monday, July 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).

  • Film

    April 19, 2006

    Tube Boobs

    American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home

  • Music

    August 17, 2005

    Fightin' Femmes

    We duel with Gretchen Wilson and Kelly Clarkson, get home-cooking tips from the stars and delve into Omarion's psyche

  • Music

    July 20, 2005

    Av Almighty

    Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong

  • Music

    June 22, 2005

    Sing Us a Song

    Aging piano man Billy Joel pleads for AC/DC's mercy

  • Music

    April 6, 2005

    Ben Lee with Har Mar Superstar

    Thursday, April 7; the Gargoyle (on the Washington University campus, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)

  • Music

    January 12, 2005

    Kelly Clarkson

    Breakaway (RCA)

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    Breaking All the Rules

    Six reasons why the Dresden Dolls ought to suck...but don't

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Delmar Dress Shop

    Macrosun International

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Hide and Peek

    There's a new Mr. Missouri Leather! Plus: counterfeit-proof White Castle gift certificates; talking crab rangoon with novelist Lynn Messina; and a disturbing SAT flashback.

  • Film

    January 7, 2004

    Liberty for None

    Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie

  • Music

    July 16, 2003


    Dangerously in Love (Columbia)

  • Music

    July 2, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • Music

    June 11, 2003

    Marilyn Manson

    The Golden Age of Grotesque (Nothing/Interscope)

  • Music

    February 19, 2003

    The Write Stuff

    The winner of the Radar Station essay contest

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Amour the Merrier

    A gaggle of Valentine's Day shows appeal to music fans of all stripes

  • Music

    January 15, 2003

    Lavigne en Rose

    Our latest pop phenomenon, deconstructed for your convenience

  • Music

    December 25, 2002

    Glorious Glut

    Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"

  • Film

    December 11, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of December 11, 2002

  • Music

    December 4, 2002

    Mag Hags

    What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it

  • Music

    November 27, 2002

    Christina Aguilera

    Stripped (RCA)

  • Music

    November 13, 2002

    Christina Aguilera

    Stripped (RCA)

  • Music

    June 12, 2002


    The Eminem Show (Aftermath Records)

  • Music

    February 23, 2000

    Fiona Apple

    When the Pawn (Epic)

  • Culture

    February 9, 2000

    Target Stars on Ice

    Produced by Scott Hamilton (Kiel Center)

  • Music

    January 26, 2000


    Saturday, Jan. 29; American Theater

  • Music

    December 29, 1999

    Critical Mass

    RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.

  • Music

    November 24, 1999


    Herewith, a guide to the latest crop of musical heartthrobs

  • Music

    November 17, 1999


    Pet (Hightone)

  • Music

    September 22, 1999


    Tuesday, Sept. 28; Karma

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