Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>
††† (Crosses), featuring Chino Moreno of the Deftones, kicked off a short run of January shows across the river at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois on Friday, January 10, 2014. We sent photographer Jon Gitchoff to the show to snap some photos of the highlights.
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The Point's (105.7 FM) Pointergeist show closed out the concert season for Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday night with performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Ghost B.C. And while heavy metal fashion used to be defined by bullet belts, tight black jeans and generally looking like Le ... More >>
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 >>
Serenity now, serenity now!! What better way to start the week than with a series of nearby ground-shaking, Earth shattering construction noises to accompany a morning cup of joe? Luckily, headphones exist and a series of bookmarked live performances take me back to my quiet place. Music soothes all ... More >>
105.7 the Point has just announced the lineup for this year's Pointfest, the station's annual gathering of "Everything Alternative" (not sure what, exactly, it is "alternative" to at this point, but I digress). As always, the event will be held at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. This year's headliner ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Update 12/19: And this thing is over, 1,651 votes later. We'll announce the winner very soon. Update, 12/17: We'll close the poll at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, December 19. Thanks to everyone who has already voiced an opinion -- we've collected just over 900 votes in four days. We've spent the last ... More >>
Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>
Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>
This Friday, the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival rolls through our fair city, bringing fifteen purveyors of heavy music to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The scope of artists ranges from old-timers like Anthrax and Motorhead to young guns like The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria. These b ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, November 13. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Photo by Todd OwyoungDeftones/Dillinger Escape Plan/Funeral Party The Pageant April 26, 2011 Check out a full slideshow of Deftones at the Pageant The Deftones crowd favorite "My Own Summer (Shove It)" has a false ending right before its final chorus. Last night at the sold-out Pageant, the ... More >>
A scant seven months after serving as the meat in an Alice In Chains/Mastodon sandwich at Scottrade Center, the Deftones will be headlining a very sold-out show at the Pageant with the Dillinger Escape Plan and Funeral Party. We caught up with Deftones turntablist Frank Delgado via phone from ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Akron/Family don't just stunt as Michael Gira's marionettes in Angels of Light, the band fight the good fight against piracy by leaking a series of dummy albums prior to the release of their new long player in February. With Delicate Steve at The Billiken Club February 28. BB's Jazz Blues a ... More >>
Todd OwyoungDeftones at Scottrade Center, October 1, 2010On Tuesday, April 26, Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan are playing at the Pageant. Bring your earplugs. DEP hasn't been to town since an appearance at Pop's in December 2009, but Deftones by all accounts slayed at the Scottrade Center ... More >>
Fans got a great value last night at the Scottrade Center as three different acts put their spin on the hard rock/metal genre to give the crowd a good head-banging time. Named after a word from each of its bands' most recent album title, the BlackDiamondSkye tour features Alice in Chains, Deftones ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Don't fret if you've never heard of jailbait-ish poptarts the Wonder Girls (we hadn't), but Korea's answer to Girls Aloud and the Pussycat Dolls are coming to the Pageant on July 82720 Cherokee *New Riders of the Purple Sage, June 11 and 12 *Telepath, May 20 The Ambassador *Summer Soul Groov ... More >>
Todd OwyoungMastodon's Bill Kelliher, October 13, 2009 at the Pageant. More photos here.*The Black Keys show on June 10 at the Pageant? Already sold out, as of Friday afternoon. *That Alice in Chains/Mastodon/Deftones triple bill is officially happening on Friday, October 1, at the Scottrade ... More >>
* = a band coming to town, = signifies a local act Vintage Vinyl 1. NATIONAL---High Violet 2. DEAD WEATHER---Sea Of Cowards 3. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS---Together* 4. OZOMATLI---Fire Away 5. GOGOL BORDELLO---Trans-Continental Hustle* 6. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 7. CARIBOU---Swim* 8. FLYING LOTU ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungJerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains at the Pageant in February. See a full slideshow from that night here.Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon are touring together this fall, on a trek dubbed "Black Diamond Skye" (the name is composed of one word from each band's most recen ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University.
In the late '90s and early '00s, Chad Elvins ran Lepers TV, the local-access show which filmed tons and tons of St. Louis concerts. (Some of the national bands they filmed: Deftones, Far, Helmet, Clutch, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Incubus, System of a Down, Man-or-Astroman, Jesus Lizard, Queens of t ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. G ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Get over it, you bleeding-heart liberal pieces of shit!"
7 p.m. Friday, December 15. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
They get off on vampires and horror movies and brutal deaths. It's all part of the hell-hop scene.
Sunday, July 17; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Thursday, Dec. 9; Mississippi Nights
June 30 - July 1, 1999