It's the Oscarszzzzzzzz! Ellen DeGeneres returned to host red-carpet season's most boring awards show last night with a little more bite than her goodie-goodie turn in 2007. The daytime talk show vet kicked off the ungodly-long telecast by making fun of actress Jennifer Lawrence's fall (this year's, ... More >>
Here at RFT Music, we care about our readers. We want to bring you sunshine, not rain. Joy, not pain. That's why we sucked it up and watched the ridiculous 56th annual Grammy awards last night -- so you didn't have to. No need to thank us -- we were happy to sit through four hours of hell to earn y ... More >>
Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not. Perhaps it's the sense of anonymity that comes with a disguise. Or maybe it's because every single one of you is an attention-star ... More >>
Its happened to me a million times. I walk into a bar with the intention of sitting down for a relaxing beverage, and in between the time that I've paid and my first sip of beer, I realize that some 22 year old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is Usher, Nelly, or th ... More >>
On Wednesday, May 29, Steve Knopper of rollingstone.com detailed Daft Punk's domination of the Billboard album chart with the release of its eagerly awaited Random Access Memories. The article moves into territory deeper than simple retail numbers, though. Knopper dug into the number of Spotify spin ... More >>
Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the worst of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Becaus ... More >>
One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute, presented by Loyal Family and Connector, brought down the house on April 12, 2013 at 2720 Cherokee, as two Daft Punk impersonating DJs -- complete with their own mini-Daft Punk pyramid, which looked like a smaller version of the real thing -- spun the hits of the ... More >>
Editor's Note: While the Daft Punk tribute went off last night at 2720 Cherokee, the real deal is rumored to play Coachella Music Festival this year. Here's a report from Kai Flanders of the RFT's sister paper, the LA Weekly.This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, being asked everyw ... More >>
Warning: show-going can be bad for your health. I type this with watery eyes, a sore head and throat, and a forever-runny, impossible-to-breathe-out-of nose. I suppose all that putzing around in the rain between breaking a sweat at shows over the weekend really exacerbated things quickly. Bah! Worth ... More >>
Do you know why Lance Berkman was, empirically speaking, the single most badass Cardinal of the past decade? (Yes, empirically. It's been scientifically proven.) No, it wasn't the awesome soundbites he routinely handed out, or the wicked sense of humor. On-field exploits? Ha! Don't make me laugh. ... More >>
Ah, spring. Well...sorta, we can only hope those March snow storms lead to a warmer April -- we're off to a good start so far. There is a wide array of electronic shows coming through St. Louis in April, with something for everyone. Lets dive in and see what's in the mix.
Ed. Girl Talk will headline the first day of LouFest 2012, on August 25 in Forest Park. We spoke with the mastermind behind one of the more insane dance parties going for this week's music feature. But Gregg Gillis has a lot to say and we couldn't fit all the gems into print. Below, you can find his ... More >>
See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was esp ... More >>
M83 | I Break Horses The Pageant May 2, 2012 The crowd at the M83 show last night was ecclectic. Girls wearing their best Forever 21 skirts, middle aged men and women sprinkled in the balcony and a parade of bros, hipsters and people looking generally out of place. That's what happens when there is ... More >>
Todd OwyoungSkrillex | Porter Robinson | Zedd | Mystereo The Pageant July 12, 2011 The kids came out in droves to see the house that dubstep built. Worshipping at the temple of Skrillex, this new generation of music lovers has a penchant for lacerating synth and skull crushing bass wobble. ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Internet, what can't you do? Via Laughing Squid, here's an extremely detailed, extremely well-done chart of Daft Punk's helmet evolution. Robot-tastic!
* = local, = coming to town Vintage Vinyl 1. T.I.---No Mercy 2. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3. CHARLIE WILSON---Just Charlie 4. ERIC BENET---Lost In Time* 5. QUINCY JONES---Q: Soul Bossa Nostra 6. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 7. TEMPTATIONS---Give Love At Christmas 8. ANGEL ... More >>
Tron: Legacy -- the sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi film -- is in theaters on December 17. The Daft Punk-penned soundtrack, however, is in stores now. In honor of both these events, several local DJs are throwing a Countdown to Tron blacklight dance party at the Firebird tomorrow nig ... More >>
Last night was just your normal, garden-variety Phoenix headlining show at Madison Square Garden. And then Daft Punk showed up to crash the party. (You know, the usual. No big deal.) The duo started performing "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," which eventually morphed into Phoenix's hit "1901." Th ... 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 >>
(Via Pitchfork) Leave it to Adidas to create the best pop culture mash-up advert we've seen in a very long time. A promo for their World Cup campaign splices the famous Star Wars cantina scene with appearances from Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg and David Beckham, among others. According to t ... More >>
Benjamin Wahiche/myspace.com/juliepeel Julie Peel Where: Off Broadway With: Joe Purdy Sounds Like: The crispness of autumn. Songs from Peel's debut, Near the Sun, sigh with winsome acoustic guitars and soft-glow percussion -- and are the perfect gentle accompaniment for her husky alto voice. ... More >>
marqueemag.com/tag/ghostland-observatory/â€‹Few indie bands are as divisive as Ghostland Observatory. For every fan and critic who fawns over its catchy dance punk grooves, there are others who decry tthe band as "robot rock for the flyover states" or, as Pitchfork infamously panned "Daft Punk for f ... More >>
Last year, the calendar gods smiled upon us with the uber-nerdy date of August 8, 2008 (see Happy 808 Day! in honor of the drum machine). In 2009, however, we have the awe-inspiring date of 9-9-09 -- which, among other things, inspired Threadless to put its entire line of T-shirts on sale for $9! OM ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 2. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Around 1:10 a.m. or so, MSTRKRFT dropped bits of Daft Punk's "Da Funk" into its DJ set. The crowd - or what was left of it - at the Pageant naturally went apeshit, fueled as much by free Bacardi drinks as it was by the French techno-funk. And sure, at that hour, nothing is better than hearing an awe ... More >>
In honor of the Presidential Inauguration, here's an insane video and audio mashup of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic" and, uh, Barack Obama. The video gets really awesome at the two-minute mark, when we finally see the Speak 'n Spell that provides the robotic voice you hear.MP3: Adam Freeland vs. Daft Pun ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 8. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
9 p.m. Monday, July 16. Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Sound of Silver (DFA/Capitol)
Monday, October 31; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Alive 1997 (Virgin)