Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head so hard that it crushes your brain and pushes out useful information like state capitals, the lyrics to the Who's the Boss theme and ways to prevent yourself from jamming a No. 2 pencil into your eye? A local radio station is doing its best to give you tha ... More >>
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Typica ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesBright Eyes/Dawes The Pageant June 6, 2011 It's not every day (or every year, or every decade, even) that Bright Eyes stops in St. Louis. The last tour date (in November of 2005) was moved to Columbia, MO after Conor Oberst realized that the scheduled venue, the Pageant, had a ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, June 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Diana BenantiNasty Cat Bath performing last night at Civil Ape's studio. Last Friday we told you about Civil Ape's fundraiser for the St. Louis Arts Project (SLAP) Conference in conjunction with the weeklong Chautauqua Art Labs. About 125 people gathered to check out design collective Civil A ... More >>
Hear ye, hear ye, by the powers vested in the Council of Redbird Fandom (i.e., Miller Lite, 93.7 The Bull and Gen X Radio), it shall be declared that Thursday, March 31, is an official holiday in the city of St. Louis. In honor of the Cards' home opener against the Padres tomorrow at 3:15, ... More >>
Image viaGather 'round A to Z, children. Old Lady Zaleski has a story to tell you. Back in fall 2005, Bright Eyes had a show scheduled at the Pageant. The gig was on sale, people were weeping with delight and tickets were flying out the door. But then, suddenly, a dark cloud fell over the cit ... More >>
Roy KastenThe unofficial flyer for Gabriel's benefitIn the days of Clear Channel-dominated radio, KDHX is a beacon representing what radio used to be, what radio could have been. It's the one station on the dial where anything under the sun could be played -- from a poetry reading and controv ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. Busch Stadium, Broadway and Poplar Street.
Big news brewing on the local airwaves: The Clear Channel-owned hip-hop/R&B station KATZ 100.3 The Beat has fired all of its on-air talent and changed formats, as of 12 p.m. today.As the station's already re-designed website indicates, they will now play seasonal music. It's currently "stunting" ... More >>
Clear Channel, the largest owner of radio stations in the United States with more than 800 outlets, announced yesterday that it plans to eliminate 1,850 jobs across the nation. The San Antonio-based company reported that advertisement revenue fell 7 percent in the third quarter. The 1,850 jobs repre ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5. Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, November 13. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Thursday, January 25. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
Waterloo plays a CD release party for Out of the Woods; plus, a sneak peek at the new and improved Creepy Crawl
Week of June 7, 2006
Ex-Beat morning show DJ Kaos speaks out
This St. Louis rapper thinks he's got a winning hand to play
Tuesday, November 1; the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
The termination of Kaos and Syllli Asz: a rush to judgment?
Thursday, April 7; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Transistor Radio (Merge)
A great hip-hop station switches format and leaves St. Louis a little poorer
In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Fuck World Trade (Alternative Tentacles)
The Unicorns strike it rich with their unique brand of sloppy pop
Once in a Lifetime (Sire)
Q-95.5 and the Beat duke it out -- and the St. Louis hip-hop scene flourishes
The lights appear to be off for good at the fabled Galaxy
Now that the Kiel's set to reopen, what's next for Kiel Man?
Sunday, May 11; Savvis Center
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?
King of All Kings (Earache)
Washington University's KWUR-FM seeks to upgrade its signal but is getting opposition from an unlikely source
The Cardinals' promises are worth as much as the Kiel Partners'
Hey, you! Stop calling it Riverport! UMB has dibs now!
From Nelly to the Pageant: what went down on the St. Louis music scene in 2000
Competition in the burgeoning St. Louis rap-radio market? Bring it on, says one station manager.