[This article originally appeared in our sister paper, the OC Weekly, where Youssef was based. Point your internet in that direction for more remembrances and tributes to the much-loved music photographer.] Andrew Youssef died at his home on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at approximately 8: 30 a.m. ... More >>
You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at RFT Music have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry God ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Farmhaus bartender Eric Scholle. Below is a Q&A with Scholle, followed by a video of him mixing an Eggnog Martini. Alissa NelsonYou wanna make an Eggnog Martini? ... More >>
Photo: Jason StoffPassion Pit's banter-happy frontman Michael Angelakos. See a slideshow of last night's Passion Pit show at the Pageant.Someone sprinkled fairy dust on the Pageant last night. There's no other explanation for it, and not enough superlatives exist to describe the sold-out Pass ... More >>
We analyze Billy Corgan's catalog, count our Ps and Qs with They Might Be Giants and remember Joe Strummer's humble beginnings
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
Electro heavy Felix da Housecat makes new songs sound classic
Are you hotty-hot-hot enough for the big time? The notorious Black Panel reconvenes for another local-release roundup.
American BT builds a new house, to rave reviews from both sides of the pond
Thousands of feral dogs -- abandoned to disease, starvation and inevitable death -- are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness. For a lucky few, Randy Grim is their unlikely savior.
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled