OK, so calling these posts the "ten" best shows in St. Louis each weekend is a bit of a stretch. Admittedly, we like to include as many shows as possible and inevitably end up linking back to all sorts of preview coverage from earlier in the week. Please excuse the following obsessive, excessive hyp ... More >>
Neutral Milk Hotel | Elf Power The Blue Note, Columbia 10/16/13 Here's why this show was so important: In all the myth-building around Jeff Mangum, including his two full-length albums and his fifteen-year absence from the music scene, it's all too easy to forget that he didn't create that music in ... 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 >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 28. Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Mariachi El Bronx is playing this Saturday at the Firebird. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.; San Francisco folk-rock duo Two Gallants opens the show. We have a pair of tickets for the show, and you can win them! All you have to do is write in the comments your full name, a way we can contact you, and ... More >>
In celebration of the completion of their 53rd season, the New Music Circle will be hosting a local showcase today, May 11 at the William A. Kerr Building. Curated by NMC concert programmer Jeremy Kannapell, the evening's schedule includes performances from local acts including: Joseph Raglani, Kevi ... More >>
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Idle Warship | SoundClash 2720 Cherokee February 15, 2012 Since setting up shop in the burgeoning Cherokee Street Art District in 2009, 2720 has made a name for itself in the national club scene as one of the top venues for street-inspired dance music. Last night's performance with Talib Kweli in ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8:45 p.m. Thursday, October 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Friday, August 26. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Jason StoffThe Black Lips have done this show before -- and better. Here they are at the Firebird in 2010.Black Lips The Firebird August 4, 2011 The Black Lips who appeared on the dark stage at the Firebird last night were, in a word, tame. Gone were the antics of mid-level indie-rock lore, ... More >>
Brent HolzapfelDeath Cab For Cutie is coming to the Pageant on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale August 5th at 5 p.m -- they're $35 for general admission and $40 for reserved spots on the balcony. Death Cab needs little introduction -- Ben Gibbard's bone-deep delivery has helped ensure the Wa ... More >>
Nick LucchesiJeff Robtoy in his element.Tomorrow night, there are no fewer than four major local shows vying for your weekend attention. Two of them are sad occasions -- Dynabro Griffin Kay's final performance with So Many Dynamos, Glass Teeth's final show as the five-man powerhouse you've co ... More >>
Photo from a previous show by Kiernan MaletskyYo La Tengo The Blue Note June 20, 2011 Should the New Jersey Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ever become a brick-and-mortar reality, Yo La Tengo had better have a wing to rival Springsteen's. For more than a quarter of a century now (and close to 20 y ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Pop's. 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Well, this totally sucks: Glass Teeth is breaking up. Keyboardist Mark Early is moving to Atlanta this summer, so the band decided to call it quits. "It was a drag for all of us," said Jeff Robtoy, vocalist and frontman. "And it came completely out of nowhere. We're all kind of a big part o ... More >>
STL Loud Volume Two is coming. The brainchild of Ryan Albritton, the series gives bands a chance at some studio time at R&R Music Music Labs in Dogtown, which Albritton co-owns. The resulting tracks are released as a compilation. The first installment, released in January, was heavy on folk/s ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.
8 p.m. Monday, May 2. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Anton CorbijnArcade Fire plays its first headlining show in St. Louis this Thursday at the Scottrade Center. The National will open -- both bands are renowned for their live shows. Arcade Fire, in particular, has always seemed too big for whatever venue it's playing, so it will be interestin ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.
Still hungover from yesterday? You're probably not the only one. You must rally, however, as there's a ton going on this weekend, from the Southern Graphics Council International Conference to all of the music events we talk about on the RFT's main music page. Ten other good bets are below. E ... More >>
Bob KuskyChuck Berry was alive and very well last night at the Duck Room.After Chuck Berry collapsed during a show in Chicago on New Year's Day, fans began to worry. Was this it for the duck-walking one? Would they forever regret that they never bothered to catch one of his monthly shows at B ... More >>
Doors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 18. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue.
Doors at 9 p.m. Sunday, January 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Mia KirbyWarpaint.Music info here. More music below. Pre-Thanksgiving cramming: It's on. Friday: Beth Bombara's CD Release Show @ Off Broadway Read Christian Schaeffer's review of Bombara's new album, Wish I Were You, here. Dropkick the Robot and Old Lights are also playing. Patrons get a fr ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 16. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Jon GitchoffDrake in June 2010 at Super Jam 3.Anxious fans swarmed into the Fabulous Fox last night to watch Canadian rapper Drake perform in support of his platinum-selling debut, Thank Me Later. The majority of his fan base appears to be in the coveted 18-to-25 age demo, but teenagers, coll ... More >>
Secret Sound Festival Teaser from tangent mind llc on Vimeo. The St. Louis Secret Sound Society's clues and hints have finally added up to some concrete news: a two-day music and arts festival called the Secret Sound Festival. On Friday, October 29, the event kicks off with a show at Off Broadway wi ... More >>
image via1. Dogtown Street Musicians FestivalThis weekend marks the first ever Dogtown Street Musicians Festival. Located between the 1200 - 1300 block of Tamm, this event will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2. Funk Fest 5Go get funked up at Broadway Oyster Bar Saturday night, starting at ... More >>
Amber McDonaldHeart's Ann and Nancy WilsonIt's Labor Day weekend, the last "real" weekend of summer. Don't let it get away from you. Friday: NewPop II Opening at Hoffman LaChance/After-Party at HandleBar Stan Chisholm, recent RFT Mastermind winner, is unveiling two solo shows at once this we ... More >>
The first-ever St. Louis Super Music Fest (slated to be an annual event) took place last night at the Chaifetz Arena, and fans couldn't wait to get funked up. The majority of the crowd was over 40; however a respectable showing of 20- and 30-somethings came out to watch a lineup of musical l ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, August 26. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Watching your wallet? Today and tomorrow are your lucky days. First, today, right at this moment, you can get 2-for-1 tickets for the following Old Rock House shows, in a promotion the venue is dubbing 2-for-1 First Thursday: Friday, August 6: Bettye LaVette - $32.50 Friday, August 13: We A ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, June 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
10 p.m. Saturday, February 13. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
8 p.m. Saturday, January 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.