This weekend sees new releases from local bands the Langaleers, the Feed, and the Sun and the Sea. Besides that, you can catch the second installation of the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Kat Fest at Livery Company, enjoy a curated evening out on Art Hill featuring the sounds of Illphonics, or catch a numb ... More >>
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 >>
DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENT OF A RECENTLY-RECEIVED E-MAIL (Names and wording changed to protect the insistent): Dear Sir, Why is it the RFT never mentions Tone Rodent shows? Ringo Deathstarr is a buzz band across the country right now. Once again people are working hard to bring a great band to town and ... More >>
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has had quite a year. Still riding high on 2011's release of Hysterical, the band has toured almost nonstop in 2012, had a few bandmates call it quits, recorded a video in an Australian drainpipe and visited South Africa. And even after all of that, CYHSY still wants to play ... More >>
Grovefest 2012 will be on Saturday, October 6. The annual blow-out on a closed-down Manchester Street from Tower Grove to to Gibson Ave always features food, art, music and general good times. It has been steadily expanding, and this year promises to be the biggest installment to date. We don't kn ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, August 31. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(Words and photos by Steve Kozel)It was a fairly cold Friday night in University City, so I was little surprised at how hard it was to find a vacant parking space in the lot that sprawls behind the shops on the West end of the Loop. The packed lot turned out to be a good indication of the turnout at ... More >>
Sparks fly as So Many Dynamos generates indie buzz.
The Swedish indie-pop trio Peter Björn and John write tales of sweetness and heartbreak on its breakthrough album.
Oliver Wang’s shares his soul-sides.
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Some Loud Thunder (self-released)
Think the coasts have a lock on good MP3 blogs? Think again.
Friday, August 11. Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue).
2005's best and brightest albums