This week's list is a bonus-deluxe-super edition, with TEN shows instead of the usual nine, on account of this Tuesday getting twice its usual attention. There's good reason: Tuesday night features separate appearances by both ska legend the Skatalites and nihilistic post-punk pioneer Swans. They're ... 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 >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Image viaIn late January, Story of the Year frontman Dan Marsala revealed some obscure trivia about the band's breakthrough album, Page Avenue, which the band played in its entirety Friday, February 4 at the Pageant. At the same time, he also delivered an update about the Fuck off and Dies, h ... More >>
Local metal legends Anacrusis reunited for a couple of gigs last spring to promote the release of the double CD Hindsight: Suffering Hour and Reason Revisited, a new re-recording of the band's first two albums (which were originally released in 1988 and 1990). The release and shows went over ... More >>
Pauly ShorePauly Shore, the comedian formerly known as the we-ee-ee-easel, hasn't been on the A-list since the '90s, but he's fought to keep himself in the spotlight. When the big movie roles stopped coming in, he returned to TV in the short-lived reality show, Minding The Store, which follow ... More >>
On Sunday, Motörhead is playing at Pop's with Valient Thorr and Clutch. The show isn't sold out yet. In this week's paper, D.X. Ferris spoke with Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the co-directors of a new documentary on Lemmy, titled Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son of a Bitch. That interview is here ... More >>
Tim HarmonIn this week's RFT, Story of the Year frontman Dan Marsala reveals some obscure trivia about the band's breakthrough album, Page Avenue, which the band will play in its entirety Friday, February 4 at the Pageant. Below, read on for some leftovers about songs from the record, the ban ... More >>
Dove ShoreTonight is the long-awaited, very-sold-out Girl Talk show at the Pageant. In this week's paper, D.X. Ferris spoke with Gregg Gillis, the man behind the moniker. (Note: The author is a fellow Pittsburgh native who grew up in the same classic-rock-obsessed area and witnessed Girl Talk ... More >>
Last week, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler announced he's ready to reconvene his band GZR. The latest lineup, he said, will "probably" feature Chad Smith -- the veteran St. Louis drummer, not the Red Hot Chili Peppers percussionist of the same name. Smith has been all over the local scen ... More >>
Occasional RFT freelancer D.X. Ferris has a long feature in this week's Cleveland Scene about Gorilla Productions, a company that self-describes as "a concert productions company that specializes in working with and developing unsigned talent across the country." Although Gorilla is based in ... More >>
EyehategodUnderground sludge legends Eyehategod have pulled it together for what could be a breakout tour. The New Orleans band has been grinding it out since 1988, and it's been a rough, broken road. As documented in the group's lyrics, things such as addiction, incarceration and probation h ... More >>
(Editor's note: D.X. Ferris is a frequent RFT contributor and the author of the 33 1/3 book on Slayer's Reign in Blood. He was kind enough to write this obituary yesterday.) Ronnie James Dio, R.I.P.His band mates didn't invite him to the induction, but let's face it: Ronnie James Dio might b ... More >>
Anacrusis: NowIn this week's paper, D.X. Ferris caught up with local metal soldiers Anacrusis, who will be playing live this weekend for the first time since the early '90s. The free, all-ages show is at T. Billy Buffett's (9004 Overland Plaza, Overland; 314-427-1616) and starts at 8 p.m. Rea ... More >>
Hatebreed, with Jamey Jasta in the middle.In this week's issue, D.X. Ferris chats with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, who just might be one of the nicest dudes in rock. The Connecticut metallic hardcore band plays at Pop's tonight with Born of Osiris, Unearth, Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eterna ... More >>
In this week's paper, D.X. Ferris chatted with Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman. The tech-metal band has a new album, Option Paralysis, due in the new year and are at Pop's tomorrow night with Thursday, Fake Problems, Endless Hallway and Leaking Africa. In the print story, Ferris d ... More >>
*Christian Schaeffer reviews ten of the year's holiday albums. Ho ho ho. We'll have more releases featured on the blog very soon... *On the B-Sides tip, D.X. Ferris spoke with Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan, who will be playing with Thursday at Pop's on Saturday. Ferris also chatted with ... More >>
Bryon MillerHot Cha Cha, in the fleshCicero's hosts a riotous bill of epic proportions tonight. First up are long-distance-locals the Natural Selection. If you missed our feature a few weeks ago -- or missed the band's show then -- here's your chance to catch the act's funk-da-fied dance party ag ... More >>
I'm not sure if "jam" is a strong enough word for this. Props to D.X. Ferris for sending this along.Snoop Dogg -vs- Crowded House - The Weather Episode - Snoop Dogg -vs- Crowded House
Although it's Tuesday, you wouldn't know it from tonight's hectic concert schedule. First, at Off Broadway, it's Josh Ritter -- although if you don't already have tickets, you might be out of luck. According to Off Broadway's Twitter, "a few [are] available at the door at 8PM. Otherwise--SOLD OUT." ... More >>
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B-Sides gets real with our favorite Pretender and theSTART's Aimee Echo.
The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.