Ten days into November and I haven't seen a single mention (or picture) of "No Shave November." Wonderful - I'm really glad we, as a culture, were able to resist ingesting the same meme year after year. Really, you could sub the word "shave" for anything else. Let's see you try "No Pants November" i ... More >>
SKiN GRAFT Records isn't exactly a household name, but the label holds a unique spot in the legacy of St. Louis music. With the help of Mark Fischer, local artist Rob Syers started SKiN GRAFT Comix in 1986, which would move from comics to music by the early '90s. Syers' art show, THE BLASPHEMOUS CAR ... More >>
8 p.m. Tonight. El Lenador (3124 Cherokee Street). Every Spring we Midwesterners reap the benefits of shows from bands that are touring to and from the SXSW festival in Austin. We're usually stoked about coastal bands that had previously been too lame to swing through the Lou, but this year we can ... More >>
Did we ruin the surprise? As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the m ... More >>
That's Doug Martsch of Built to Spill behind that hat.It's the end of Day 1 of Pitchfork Music Festival here in Chicago, which by Sunday, should see 40 bands play and welcome 50,000 -- ahem, hipsters -- through the fences of Union Park. More than a few bands who have made their way through St. Louis ... More >>
So imagine the scenario: You're sitting around a Lawrence, Kansas coffee shop, blissfully unaware that you're due to play across Missouri on KDHX that very moment. Such was Titus Andronicus' dilemma earlier Wednesday afternoon. It's to Titus Andronicus' credit that they not only made it to KDHX (eve ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 26. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000