By Jonny Whiteside While rock & roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Alway ... More >>
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. Nobody truly knows how to cope with something as disturbing as the Sandy Hook massacre. But please don ... More >>
If you are a human with access to the news, you are probably sick of hearing about Ohio, the swing state that will likely determine the shape of today's Presidential election. Luckily, Ohio sounds better out of some musician's mouths than it does coming out of Rush Limbaugh's. Here are the six best ... 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 >>
Crosby, Stills and Nash Fox Theatre August 2, 2012 Musicians who have played on stage for nearly 50 years have a good idea what their audience wants to hear when they plunk down their hard earned money to see a show. Thursday night, a large contingent of 50 and 60-something St. Louisians dropped p ... 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 with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
Fleet Foxes. Photos by Christian SchaefferFleet Foxes | Alela Diane The Pageant July 19, 2011 There were occasional wafts of pot smoke in the air, but Robin Pecknold was in the mood for something a little more over-the-counter. "Are there any Claritin users in the house?" asked the Fleet Fox ... More >>
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 8. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>
Tonight's Tuesday, but you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a weekend night -- after all, there's a ton going on. A recap: Nick SchnelleA scene from last August's Los Campesinos! show at the Firebird. Serious fun.*Los Campesinos! with Johnny Foreigner at the Firebird The kicky, cheeky indie ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. The Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University, 1 South Compton Avenue.
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