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  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Beloved Comic Book Store Owner Steve Koch Dies, Ran Comic Headquarters for 26 Years

    Before they were married, Steve Koch tried to convince his then-girlfriend Carla to try joining him in something he loved: reading comic books. She was skeptical -- comics weren't really her thing -- but he selected a special book for her, X-Men No. 1, and insisted that she would like it if she just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    St. Louis School of Rock Teens Play Milwaukee's Summerfest, Taste Tour Life

    Some kids go to summer camp. Some kids mow lawns. Some kids play softball. And some kids take their musical acts on tour, perform at the world's largest music festival and get face time with the drummer from the original Smashing Pumpkins. You know -- no big. It's been quite a summer for students ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Remembering Garth Brooks' Alter-Ego Chris Gaines

    Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Marilyn Manson Plays the Villain: The Uncut Edition

    [Editor's note: Space constraints kept the prose version of our interview with Marilyn Manson out of the print edition, but here you can read the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor. Point your mouse here for the Q & A version in the paper this week.] Once, there was a subculture of peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Brillz Talks New Album and Twitter Fighting with Azelia Banks: "She Did it to Herself"

    Emerging from Los Angeles' deep talent pool of producers, Brillz (LA slang for brilliant) has been on a tear lately, with a number of releases. Originally a dancer, he transitioned to instead making music that everyone can dance to. We caught up with Brillz during a short break from the studio to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    How to Get the Party Started and the Problem with Sick Kids

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2012

    Stars at Plush, 10/5/12: Review and Setlist

    Stars | Diamond Rings | California Wives October 5, 2012 Plush Stars sings cinematic. Epic stories pour comedy, tragedy, love, lust and longing from soulful singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell, through the sweeping instrumentation by bassist Evan Cranley, drummer Patty McGee and keyboardist/occ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The Flaming Lips at LouFest, 8/26/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    The Flaming Lips LouFest 2012: Blue Stage Sunday, August 26 "Fuck the rain," says Wayne Coyne at the beginning of the Flaming Lips set last night at LouFest. It was an appropriate if not re-energizing way to kick-off a set delayed 35 minutes due to a torrential downpour coupled with lightning; a se ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    David Sanborn

    8 p.m. Thursday, August 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Six Famous Musicians Influenced by The Frogs

    Sad news out of Wisconsin: Dennis Flemion, one half of the Milwaukee-based sibling duo the Frogs, disappeared over the weekend during a weekend family boating trip, and is currently presumed drowned. Of the growing population of rock & roll heaven, surely Flemion is one of the few members already eq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    You Have One More Day to Submit Your Band for An Under Cover Weekend Six

    The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Alejandro Escovedo at Off Broadway, 5/15/12: Review and Setlist

    Alejandro Escovedo Off Broadway May 15, 2012 Storytelling is a craft that is formulated through years of experience and must be as finely tuned as a guitar. Spirited rock and roll is the backdrop to Alejandro Escovedo's heartfelt and sincere storytelling. Last night in St. Louis, he bared his soul, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    The Telescopes' Stephen Lawrie is a Shoegaze Legend; Won't Give Up His Hair Secrets

    English space-rock heroes the Telescopes shared both a record label and a scene with bands like the Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, but never shared the acclaim. And though the Telescopes are worshiped by modern noise makers as O.G. shoegazers, its influence hadn't translated into a full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Five Surprising Video Game Cameos by Musicians

    In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form. While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The 33 1/3 Series is Accepting Submissions

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Lucinda Williams at the Pageant, 10/12/11: Review and Setlist

    Lucinda Williams' 2009 show at the Pageant. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.​Lucinda Williams | Over the Rhine The Pageant October 12, 2011 Note: If you shot good photos at the show and want to share 'em with our readers, please e-mail versions at least 550p wide, along with your name so we can credit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Five Saddest CDs You Can Buy for Under $2 at Best Buy

    ​Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Animated Albums, Your New Favorite Tumblr

    Time-wasting websites that are actually clever and funny are hard to find, so when one does come A to Z's way, we must tell everyone. Animated Albums is a long-running Tumblr that doesn't post very often -- but when it does, the results are A-plus. The concept is simple: A whiz known as Mr. Dormouse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Ten Girl Talk Mashups That Should Exist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Twelve Music-Based Documentaries Screening at the Saint Louis International Film Festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Baseball Loses Another Legend: Dave Niehaus Dead at 75

    Niehaus. ​You remember several years back, when the whole satellite radio thing was just starting up? XM and Sirius were still separate companies and David Bowie fell out of the sky. It was a crazy time. Well, I happened to be one of the earliest adopters of satellite radio, but not because I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: Jaime Lees on Cyndi Lauper, Music Blogs and the Rarest Vinyl LP She Covets

    The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Separated at Birth: Kyle Singler and the Spiders from Mars

    ​You know those "Separated at Birth?" things you see all the time, where someone looks just like a celebrity? Well, I was watching the Duke/West Virginia game over the weekend, and I couldn't help but notice forward Kyle Singler of the Blue Devils just happens to look suspiciously like one of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2009

    Teenage Prayers

    9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. The Wedge, 442 Bates Street.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Feature Story: How Celia Shacklett and Bruce Cockburn Became Collaborators, Pals

    After Christian Schaeffer reviewed Celia Shacklett's album Transformateurs a few months ago, they got to talking, and it turned out she had a very interesting story about how she met folkie Bruce Cockburn, who appeared on the album. In our feature this week, she gives details: Jennifer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Maxtone Four Breaks Up, Tight Pants Syndrome (Again) Changes Its Lineup

    When the world ends in 2012 (as per Nostradamus), I'm convinced the only bands left to entertain survivors of the apocalypse will be the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Tight Pants Syndrome. The latter act's Brian McClelland writes in to say that the power-pop group is again changing members: Keyboa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Hump Day Slow Jam of the Week: Sade, "The Sweetest Taboo"

    The Singer: Born Helen Folasade Adu in Nigeria, the singer known as Sade found her way to music a few years after arriving in London to pursue a career in fashion. In 1982 Sade formed the band that shared her name (a trait that makes her something of a precursor to PJ Harvey). Her debut, 1984's ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008
  • Music

    March 26, 2008

    Xiu Xiu

    9 p.m. Monday, March 31. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue

  • Music

    October 10, 2007

    That 1 Guy

    9 p.m. Tuesday, October 16. Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

  • Music

    September 12, 2007

    About a Song

    Local director AJ Schnack traces Kurt Cobain's musical influences in his poignant documentary.

  • Music

    March 21, 2007

    Satoshi Tomiie

    9 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Dante's (3221 Olive Street).

  • Home Entertainment

    November 1, 2006

    Dejá Dance

    Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.

  • Dining

    October 4, 2006

    Kalles Creamed Smoked Roe

    Global Foods Market
    421 North Kirkwood Road

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    The Next Big Thing

    A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub

  • Music

    July 12, 2006

    And the Nominees Are...

    Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza

  • Film

    May 3, 2006

    Film Openings

    Week of May 5, 2006

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    We Aren't the World

    A critical fatwa of Live 8

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2004

    Lights! Camera! Life!

    Meet world-renowned documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus at Webster University (and see eight of their classic films)

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of December 24, 2003

  • Music

    September 24, 2003
  • Music

    August 20, 2003

    The Dandy Warhols

    Welcome to the Monkey House (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 25, 2002

    Kristeen Young with Larissa Dalle

    Monday, December 30; Way Out Club

  • Music

    November 28, 2001

    Another Piece of the Rock

    Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory

  • Culture

    May 23, 2001

    Look Ahead

    D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it

  • Film

    May 9, 2001

    A Hard Day's Knight

    As promised, Brian Helgeland's new movie rocks

  • Music

    August 25, 1999


    Visiting the future with local iconoclast Tory Z. Starbuck

  • Music

    December 16, 1998
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