David Bowie is an Alien. No, really. We Mean it. I've had this idea marinating for a long time. Like, years. I've floated it to various sources and it's been met with reactions that vary from amused to annoyed, but I'm dead serious: I really think David Bowie is an alien. An extraterrestrial. A bei ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Update: Chris Ward wins round one, but there are still tickets on the table. To win Flux Pavilion or Beach House tickets, write a scholarly sounding sentence about one or more of the paintings. We'll give 'em to whoever makes us laugh the hardest. Ringo Starr is taking his All Starr (...) band on t ... More >>
Last week, Battleship, a movie based on the movies based on Transformers and a board game starring a bunch of plastic pegs that really suck to step on by accident and Rihanna, opened to $25 million. This week, Men in Black 3, starring noted pop-rapper Will Smith, will open to significantly more than ... More >>
The music of David Bowie might seem an unlikely subject for a tribute by an all-instrumental jazz group, but on its new CD Ashes To Ashes -- A David Bowie Intraspective, the Wee Trio digs into the Thin White Duke's catalog with intriguing results. Featuring interpretations of six songs ranging from ... More >>
Cue up the David Bowie...cha, cha, cha, changes. As of this morning, Riverfront Times has a brand-spanking new website. The newer model (above) is hopefully a bit more inviting than the old site (below), with more artwork and more real estate to showcase the writing from our blogs: Daily RFT, RFT ... More >>
Happy birthday, MTV! Although you take a lot of whacks for not playing music anymore, there's no doubting the swift and massive change in American culture after your debut. Not only did video kill the radio star, it smacked the crap out of staid old food advertising. In a few brief years, we ... More >>
Why yes: That is one person.It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>
Tonight, Girl Talk returns to the Pageant for what will inevitably be a sweaty, calorie-burnin' good time for those who possess an affinity for pop culture and a lack of attention span. In light of this event, A to Z was contemplating the (debatable, perhaps illegal) art of the mashup, and came up w ... More >>
The movie Do It Again.The annual St. Louis International Film Festival (that's SLIFF for short) began last night and runs through November 21. As it does every year, SLIFF features a generous selection of music-related documentaries. Here's the rundown. For the RFT's full coverage of the film ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaNicole Peterson, this week's Last Collector StandingNicole Peterson has worked in many facets of the music industry, including retail at Slackers CD's and Games and (currently) at Suite 100 at the Pageant handling merchandise and ticket sales. After looking through her modest reco ... More >>
David Bowie turns 63 years old today. Happy, happy birthday to the Thin White Duke. Just as amazingly, here's a link which made the rounds over the holidays: In 1967, one of Bowie's first American fans wrote him a fan letter -- and he responded personally, with a neatly typewritten missive from Lond ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
From television to the radio to the internet, indie-folk newcomer A.A. Bondy has been popping up everywhere lately. In addition to touring with Bon Iver, the Felice Brothers and Conor Oberst, he's appeared at Bonnaroo, recorded a session for Daytrotter.com and performed for Conan O'Brien (to name ... More >>
AFI Where: The Pageant With: Gallows Sounds Like: Post-everything -- hardcore, punk, electro, rock, pop and goth. The band's new album, Crash Love, rails against the emptiness of fame and shallowness of modern culture, and features some of the catchiest, tightest songwriting of its career. R ... More >>
*The video game LEGO Rock Band is due out later this year. And two of the artists included in the game are Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Why yes, you can totally play "Let's Dance," as a plastic model of Bowie croons along. The game's attention to detail is incredible: Iggy's abs are killer, and the blo ... More >>
(Words by Andrew Scavotto; photos by Annie Zaleski) After devoting a significant amount of time to exploring local music in 2008, moreso than in years past, I've decided to end the year by blogging about my favorite moments. This isn't necessarily a list of my favorite shows -- rather, it's a list ... More >>
Christmas music is inherently sentimental and sappy -- which just makes videos for some of its most famous songs unintentionally hilarious. Here are five that are particularly awkward/charming.David Bowie and Bing Crosby, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" This was from Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde C ... More >>
B-Sides analyzes the mathematics of Don Caballero's existence, calls out Bon Jovi for cliches and points you to some hot Futureheads action in the Download.
Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza
Ten Silver Drops (Reprise)
Thursday, December 15; Voo Doo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (Maryland Heights)
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.
Roseanne's still sweet
Our top DVD picks for the week of September 27, 2005
Week of July 13, 2005
The Cure (Geffen)
The former Ziggy Stardust proves giants still walk the music scene
Bingenheimer and Hickenlooper discuss their rockin' doc, Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Thursday, March 11; Creepy Crawl
Week of March 5, 2003
Local goths are on a roll
Freakazoid piano diva Kristeen Young once haunted St. Louis, but New York City beckoned. So did David Bowie.
Surely the weirdest thing ever to come out of Warrenton, Tory Z. Starbuck continues his genre-juggling career
Twenty-five years ago, an idealistic freak recorded Canadian children singing pop songs. Newly reissued, the CD is an underground hit.
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled
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