Since taking its two-man noise-rock act from the dorms of Lindenwood University to the respected indie label Afternoon Records in late 2011, Volcanoes has bided its time in crafting a sophomore statement. Heavy Hands introduced Jon Ryan and Eric Peters as a frenetically danceable if sonically schizo ... More >>
When Eric Peters suggests Stephen Baier and I hike to Saint Charles for a group interview, he does it without his signature hyperbolic flair. The message comes with the watered-down flavor of a gin and tonic that sits at the bar without so much as a sip taken. "I know the perfect place... they have ... More >>
Aaaaand we're back from the weekend show bender plus a full four days of chanting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" in a barbecue sauce and beer stained flag tee. This week, check out touring acts such as Lemuria, Gregory Alan Isakov, Luella and the Sun and more. Wrap up the week with the Indie Rock Ice Cream socia ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. It is possible that a generation of future musicians will create music that is never released physica ... More >>
Japandroids' Celebration Rock is my favorite record of 2012 because I'm tired of albums that want to change my life. This is the simplest conclusion I can come to in my search for a deeper reasoning of what Celebration Rock means to me - or, more accurately, what liking Celebration Rock says about m ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship When I was joined in legal holy matrimony with my lovely wife Megan three and a half years ago, we offici ... More >>
If you find yourself in this corner of the Internet, it is safe to assume you heard about Neil Armstrong's passing. If not, sorry you had to hear it this way. In honor of Earth's first lunar visitor, here are the six best songs about the moon. Let us know your favorites in our comments section (a pl ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Most of my favorite bands from high school are reuniting, either for one-off festivals or for total rebir ... 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 >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. I was thrilled five-ish years ago when I found out about Last.fm, the music recommendation service that d ... More >>
DJ Shadow.It's funny--spend a few minutes in the sun surrounded by 18,000 of your closest friends, and suddenly Maslow's hierarchy of needs takes on new significance, ie: We need sunscreen. I gotta pee. Someone needs water or they're going to faint. Dudes, I'm hungry. Beeeeeer. We need beeeee ... More >>
So, beloved prog-funk-math-rock-dance band the Dismemberment Plan announced a few reunion shows in recent weeks. The East Coast dates sold out almost immediately. On Monday, the band announced a February 19 show at the Metro in Chicago. Those tickets are on sale Friday at noon CST via the Metro's we ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Yes, Pitchfork reviewed So Many Dynamos' The Loud Wars this morning, and gave it a middling 5.5. Most of the review talked about Washington, D.C.'s music scene. Gee, that's novel -- I've never heard that SMD sounds like the Dismemberment Plan before. Ever. /sarcasm Thanks to Idolator, I stumbled upo ... More >>
A request. MP3: The Dismemberment Plan, "This Christmas" This song can be found on the benefit album Holiday Heart, which is available online for the low, low price of $5 at CDBaby. However, you can buy that CD and Ho Ho Ho Spice together for just $7 through this website. Proceeds go to the Sain ... More >>
Slide Show Last night’s lineup at the Bluebird was a tinnitus-inducing gang hell-bent on infiltrating ear drums with the pounding fury of a Japanese Taiko drummer. Billed as “The Final Rockdown,” the show was the last for local “rawk” preservationists Riddle of Steel -- and in typical fas ... More >>
Sparks fly as So Many Dynamos generates indie buzz.
Week of May 31, 2007
8 p.m. Saturday, December 9. Saint Louis University's Billiken Club, Busch Student Center (20 North Grand Boulevard).
The Hi-Pointe shuts its doors, even as the RFT Music Awards lineup shines the spotlight on St. Louis' best.
8 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Hi-Pointe, 1001 McCausland Avenue
A wrap-up of the RFT's DJ spin-off
Tuesday, June 1; the Rocket Bar
Saturday, October 4; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Week of October 23, 2002
Friday, March 8; Creepy Crawl
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
Stung by major-label betrayal, indie-rockers the Deconstruction Plan take their act underground again