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    October 11, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13

    Welcome to the weekend! There's a lot going on, so brace yourself three days filled with a smorgasbord of shows to choose from. While RFT Music's fearless leader enjoys the remainder of a long overdue staycation, we bring you the following recommendations. Don't forget to let us know what else is go ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: October 2013

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Saint Vitus Returns to St. Louis After Nearly Thirty Years: Recap

    We'd wager that no one under the age of 40 has probably ever seen Saint Vitus in St. Louis. The last time the group was in town dates back to 1984, at a boxing club called Turner's alongside another struggling little touring band called Black Flag. For those with that unwanted "Over the Hill" gag bi ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    "Punk" Band Makes Sex Video On Westboro Baptist Church Property, Still Sucks (NSFW)

    Recently, a quote-unquote "punk" band called Get Shot! decided to do what quote-unquote "punk" bands love to do for the attention of the media: make a brainless scene. In this particular case, it was a brainless porn scene. In a video shot by the group, Get Shot!'s bassist, Laura Lush, masturbated o ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Definitely the Best Rap Quiz You're Going to Take Today

    This is easy: You're going to click through (what is essentially) a slideshow of drawings of adorable little line characters. You'll look at the pictures and see if you can figure out what famous rap song it represents. Click the hyperlink underneath that reads "Answer" to see if you're correct. If ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    The V Best Songs In GTA Radio History

    By Gavin Cleaver As I sit here at work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. Last week saw the release day of the biggest game of the year. Aping the inanities and cliches of radio DJs wa ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Guys, Predatory Dance Floor Boners are Not OK

    Gentleman, this is a public service announcement. We know that things can get hot and sweaty on the dance floor. The atmosphere is festive, the music is peaking and the ladies are looking good. You see one you like, and you want to dance with her. Totally cool. Men and women have been dancing togeth ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    My Daughter's Teen Band Might Start Making Money -- How Do I Report Band Taxes?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Cancer Fatigue is Starting to Beat Me Down

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Little Big Bangs' Latest LP is All Punk Energy and Rock & Rock Snarl

    Little Big Bangs Little Big Bangs littlebigbangs.bandcamp.com One of the harrowing truths of the recent twentieth anniversary celebration/reissue campaign of Nirvana's In Utero (aside from the relentless march of time and the music press' fixation with fundamentally meaningless anniversaries) is th ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis This Week From September 16 to September 22

    This week, look forward to stops in town from touring bands including No Age, Typhoon, Against Me!, Billy Bragg and Black Prairie. An Undercover Weekend 7 takes over the stage at the Firebird, too! Get details on these shows and more in our show recommendations.

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    September 12, 2013

    Next Year's LouFest Will Be September 6-7, 2014 In Forest Park

    The dust has only just settled on this year's installment of LouFest and already its organizers are looking to next year's event. LouFest 2014 will take place September 6 and 7, again in Forest Park. Here's the announcement from the mailing list e-mail: LouFest 2013 is officially in the books! Than ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Is Your Band Doomed to Forever Be a Local Act?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    LouFest's 9 Best Dance Moves in GIFs

    If you can't dance but find yourself at a music festival, there's no need to get frustrated like the guy above. Why? Because there are a thousands more people just like you: They're here to dance, free of judgment, with beer tents around every corner and funky jams filling the air. Here are some o ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    What's the Right Way to Book a First Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Should I Manage My Husband's Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Last Shot: A New Chemotherapy Drug Means New Side Effects

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Riverfront Times Seeks Fall Interns for News, Music, Photography

    Ever wonder what it's like working for an alt-weekly? Here's your chance to find out firsthand. Riverfront Times is currently seeking interns for the fall semester to write for Daily RFT and RFT Music and to shoot photo assignments for our website. Ideal candidates will have experience working for t ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Riverfront Times Seeks Fall Interns for News, Music, Photography

    Ever wonder what it's like working for an alt-weekly? Here's your chance to find out firsthand. Riverfront Times is currently seeking interns for the fall semester to write for Daily RFT and RFT Music and to shoot photo assignments for our website. Ideal candidates will have experience working for t ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Why Is My Obscure, Vinyl-Only Band So Obscure?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Last Shot: Navigating the World of a Clinical Drug Trial

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Huff Post Live Interviews RFT Music's Drew Ailes About Juggalos

    RFT Music's own Drew Ailes was invited this week to appear on Huffington Post Live for an interview about our coverage on the Gathering of the Juggalos. The ten-minute piece aired yesterday evening at about 6:12 Central. See Also: - Our Complete Gathering of the Juggalos Coverage

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    August 14, 2013

    Illphonics' New Self-Titled LP: Read the Homespun Review and Listen

    Through the first few Illphonics releases (a full-length and a few EPs), the quintet continually tinkered with how best to match Larry "Fallout" Morris' strong-shouldered hip-hop verses with a live backing band. On the group's sophomore LP, the players have stopped trying to re-create the clicks and ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    If You're Not Touring Your Album You're Burning Your Label's Money

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Here Are the Things That Happen After 5 a.m. at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    Festivities here at the Gathering of the Juggalos run every day from noon until 5 a.m., and then things start getting weird. That's not to say they weren't weird to begin with, but after hours of drugs and partying and wicked clown love, juggalos will begin displaying even more bizarre, hilarious be ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 9 to 11

    This weekend, our intrepid music editor Daniel Hill and reporter Drew Ailes endure a full weekend of the Gathering of the Juggalos. In Daniel's stead, attend some concerts this weekend while he does dog-knows-what in the woods or wherever the heck he is. Head to the biennial Printbangerz Ball for a ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Inspirational Bieber, Questlove's Cronuts and Ghostbusters

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Twitter Litter: A Diaper Full of Musicians' Royal Baby Thoughts

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Jeremy Joyce's Sleeping with the Devil LP and Afterlife EP: Review and Listen

    A Philadelphia native who has taken root in St. Louis, singer-songwriter Jeremy Joyce has released more than his fair share of wax in the first half of 2013. For his debut full-length Sleeping with the Devil, Joyce took his roots-driven story songs to David Beeman, the Old Lights leader who is becom ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Are "Farewell Shows" Melodramatic and Presumptuous?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Win Tickets to Mac Miller at the Pageant This Sunday

    Mac Miller is coming to the Pageant! The Pittsburgh rapper will perform on Sunday, July 28, and we have two tickets up for grabs.

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    July 18, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Star Wars Pocky, Cooties and Miley Cyrus' Ass

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. After publishing our f ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Pokey LaFarge to Appear on Letterman Tonight

    Steve TruesdellFans of Pokey LaFarge will be pleased to hear that the hometown boy will be appearing tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. See Also: - Pokey LaFarge Talks New Album, Lineup and Traveling the World - Pokey LaFarge at Casa Loma and Third Man Records HQ, 5/31 ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Six Mind-Blowing References to Obscure Bands in Popular Culture

    Some people spend their lives researching a cure for cancer, or how to perform cleft-lip surgery on children in developing countries. Others, such as myself, spend that time researching obscure music because it gives them a sick feeling, like maybe they are somehow better than people who are doing r ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Jim Jefferies Saturday at the Pageant

    Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies will be coming to the Pageant on Saturday, July 13, and we've got two tickets to give away! See Also: - The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in July 2013

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    July 3, 2013

    Defeated County to Release New Self-Titled Album: Read Our Review and Listen to a Track

    Langen Neubacher's musical evolution has been played out across South City stages over the past few years, first as an open-mic performer, then as an open-mic host and solo performer, and now as the leader of the Defeated County. The album art to this five-song EP makes her importance plain: "Perfor ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Demo Recordings: Which is Better, High Production Value or Lo-Fi?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Happy Fourth of July from RFT Music!

    Tomorrow is July 4, Independence Day, a celebration of the foundation of this fine nation. Fireworks will be procured, limbs / fingers will be blown off and subsequently barbecued, beers will be consumed and above-ground pools will be urinated in. It is the American Way.

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    May 20, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from May 20 to 26

    Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Are "Paperless Tickets" Really "Anti-Fan" Restrictions? Growing Practice Among Ticket Vendors Draws Criticism

    Ticket scalping has been an issue for major events ever since selling tickets began. From the venues to the bands all the way down to the fans, nobody likes scalpers. Make that, especially not the fans: Fast-fingered scalpers snatch up tickets en masse, leaving many fans disappointed and empty-hand ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Nostalgia Is The Enemy Of Critique

    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. In order to review music, one must judge the song/album/artist subjectively, only associating it wi ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    What St. Louis Taught Me

    This is my last day as music editor of the Riverfront Times. It's been 21 months and two weeks since I moved to St. Louis from Denver, and there has not been a more dynamic stretch in my life. My predecessor, Annie Zaleski, offered me some tips when I started, just as her predecessor had. Daniel Hi ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    June 19, 2012

    At the Unknown Hinson Show, Mans and Womans Alike Will Be Laughin', Cryin' and Wanting to Have the Sexuals

    Unknown Hinson, who Daniel Hill spoke with for this week's RFT Music feature, will play the Old Rock House (1200 S. 7th St.) on Friday, June 22. Hinson was born after his mother had "the sexuals" with a stranger and got his name from his father, who he never met. He worked in the circus as a domesti ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Hardcore: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more of o ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Punk: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Bands, Promoters and Venues: Here's How to Make Sure We Know What You're Doing!

    We here at RFT Music work hard to keep our concert calendars current and provide as comprehensive a list as possible of shows that are happening around town. At the moment we get our information from an amalgamation of sources -- shows submitted online, concert listings on venue's websites, e-mails ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Raekwon Showed up at the Gargoyle at 10:55, Ten Minutes After Wash U Faculty Pulled the Plug on His Show

    Last night, the Wu-Tang Clan's legendary Raekwon the Chef was scheduled to play Washington University's on-campus music venue, the Gargoyle, alongside Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs. The small club filled out nicely by 9 p.m., and a packed room waited anxiously to see some of hip-hop's best artists do ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 5 to 11

    This week brings us not one but TWO members of the Wu-Tang Clan (unfortunately on separate nights), Japanese punk-weirdos Peelander-Z, and the first visit ever from Seattle's raw Ramones-y punk band the Spits in its entire ten years of existence. Continuing with the punk rock / hip-hop aesthetic is ... More >>

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