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    September 26, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26 to 28

    This weekend boasts plenty of fests, parties local release shows -- almost too many to have to narrow down across town. On the fest side, choose between Blues City Deli's Tenth Anniversary Street Festival, Broadway Oyster Bar's Funk Festival, the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival and the Rock Univer ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from July 29 to August 4

    What month is it again? We hate to reduce our small talk to conversations about the weather, but it's still oh-so-glorious outside, and we hope you had the chance to to get naked over the weekend. Continue to take full advantage of springtime in July by catching some shows this week. Read about reco ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 9, 2013

    The Ten Best Rock Clubs in St. Louis: 2013

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners-up in a number of categories. This week: The ten best rock clu ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: June 14 to 16

    It has been a crazy, crazy crime-filled week in St. Louis. Let's all go to some shows and try to forget about it for a while, okay? Just please, for the love of dogs, be careful out there! This weekend, look for new releases from Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost and the Blu Skies, check out the extensive li ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    The Ten Best Rock Clubs in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're working our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The best blues clubs in St. Louis. ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Kanrocksas Early Bird Tickets on Sale at 10 a.m. Today

    Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was i ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 2 to 8

    Well Spring has sprung, or whatever, though the 90 degree temperatures belie the notion. Flowers, cool breezes, light jacket weather? Nay: air-conditioner-in-April, sweating in the shade, when-the-hell-do-the-pools-open weather -- you'd think we skipped to summer already. This week's list of shows h ... More >>

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    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Ten Best Shows This Weekend: March 9 to 11

    An already great week of music shows no signs of slowing. Tonight, the Spits come to St. Louis for the first time ever on the event of Rob Ruzicka's birthday. The Gramophone's having a birthday tonight as well -- the Grove venue turns four and will celebrate with Honey Island Swamp Band. Minneapolis ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 5 to 11

    This week brings us not one but TWO members of the Wu-Tang Clan (unfortunately on separate nights), Japanese punk-weirdos Peelander-Z, and the first visit ever from Seattle's raw Ramones-y punk band the Spits in its entire ten years of existence. Continuing with the punk rock / hip-hop aesthetic is ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    The Kanrocksas Music Festival Won't Be Happening in 2012

    The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Mission of Burma is Coming to the Firebird

    Mission of Burma​No seriously: MISSION OF BURMA IS COMING TO THE FIREBIRD!! The post-punk legend will play the finest reformed VFW Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 4. Tickets are $18 to $20 and go on sale this Saturday at noon. The band is currently working on a fifth studio album -- pr ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Barry Manilow, Vinny From Jersey Shore Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Doomtree at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​Doomtree Stagesarus Rex Hello from Kanrocksas, where it took half of one set for me to sweat through my shirt! We got here a few hours after this thing started, and there are hundreds of people sprinkled throughout the infield of the Kansas Speedway. The empty stan ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    The Flaming Lips at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​I stared into the expanse of the Flaming Lips. I bet if I were high or holding a loved one or something, I would say: I stared into the expanse of the universe. It's like that, as anyone who has seen the show can tell you. You hear about the confetti, the bubble, th ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Wugazi: Five Mashups We Hope End Up on the Finished Project

    ​Wu-Tang mashups are nothing new - from The Beatles to Warren Zevon, the Shaolin collective has been and remains one of the ripest sources for remixing and reconextualizing. However, when word dropped last week of Doomtree's "Wugazi" project - a Fugazi/Wu-Tang mashup - the Internet went abuzz ... More >>