Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
The Flaming Lips LouFest 2012: Blue Stage Sunday, August 26 "Fuck the rain," says Wayne Coyne at the beginning of the Flaming Lips set last night at LouFest. It was an appropriate if not re-energizing way to kick-off a set delayed 35 minutes due to a torrential downpour coupled with lightning; a se ... More >>
18. We Remembered to Check The Weather Forecast Soak us once, shame on you, Mother Nature. But soak us twice, and we better be either 1) drunk enough not to care and/or 2) having an intimate slow dance in the rain. Umbrella or not, the diagonal downpour that cut Dawes' set short and delayed Dr. Dog ... More >>
LouFest 2012 has come and gone, and we have spilled one or two thousand words in the service of telling you our thoughts. But we are but one editorial entity, and there are no shortage of opinions out there. So we collected a few from the locals and visitors alike spending their weekends in Forest P ... More >>
This year's LouFest has featured much more rain and much less Wi-Fi than in year's past. The presence of the former has caused delay in today's proceedings, whereas the lack of the latter has left RFT Music staffers in attendance unable to update the public in any traditionally timely fashion. Never ... More >>
Wild Nothing has just been announced as a late addition to the LouFest lineup. The pop band -- and musical moniker of Brooklyn's Jack Tatum -- joins Girl Talk, the Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Dinosaur Jr., Son Volt and more on the bill for the annual fest in Forest Park. This year's installment is com ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, June 13. Off Broadway. 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Monday after Independence Day weekend is one most brutal. After a full weekend of barbecue and beer and illegal fireworks, going to work seems all the more objectionable. I'm too damned hungover on Freedom to be productive, personally. My "word of the day" today is "aliquant," which even my spel ... More >>
Daniel Pujol is a man of many talents. Whether he's completing his degree, playing ragers at SXSW, putting out records or writing poetry in an online series with his girlfriend, Pujol remains a vital voice for the hustling world of evolutionary rock & roll. Checked by tastemaker Jack White and his T ... 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 with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, December 1. The Gargoyle, 1 Brookings Drive.
Rocktober and its baseball-impeded insanity of great touring band after great touring band is over. Of course, just because the calendar turns doesn't mean the schedule has dried up: This weekend's offerings include local release shows by Britches and the Campfire Club and a punk show down by ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Dr. Dog has just announced its fall tour, and the slightly-damaged, sun-flecked rockers will be at the Firebird on November 5th. Tickets go on sale August 19th. Dr. Dog has played St. Louis plenty over the years, including shows at the Gargoyle, Creepy Crawl and previous Firebird incarnatio ... More >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
Despite possible legal roadblocks, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg issues a plan to make sugar-sweetened soft drink ineligible for food stamps. The New York Times reports that New York City requested permission from the USDA to perform a two-year experiment to ban soda purchases with food stam ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Liz DeichmannDelta Spirit, last night at the FirebirdFrom the moment Delta Spirit lead singer Matthew Vasquez stepped on stage, sporting a Cheshire-cat grin from ear to ear, he was well on his way to charming an excited, surprisingly large Monday night crowd. He thanked everyone for coming, a ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>
The Shaky Hands The Shaky Hands Where: The Firebird With: The Mhurs Sounds Like: "If Mott the Hoople and Dr. Dog had a baby, it would be called Tom the Poodle, and it would sound like the Shaky Hands. The Portland band's no-frills, all-boogie presentation reclaims the spirit of the blues-jamm ... More >>
Again, St. Louis, there's no reason not to go out tonight. Don't let a little rain stop ya!First at the Gargoyle is the always-solid Dr. Dog. I know they've been through St. Louis a ton, and man, they just keep getting better and better. Jeffrey Lewis opens.Speaking of musicians who love coming to S ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, October 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University, One Brookings Drive.
The Pageant *India.Arie, Wednesday, September 30 *Stephen Lynch, Saturday, October 3 *Dave Attell, Saturday, October 10 *Relient K/Copeland/Barcelona, Saturday, October 24 *Neko Case, Thursday, November 5Dennis Kleiman Gargoyle *Dr. Dog, Tuesday, October 13 *Peter, Bjorn and John, Friday, Novembe ... More >>
The Gargoyle just announced its first two shows of the fall: Swedish popsters Peter, Bjorn and John on November 13 and indie-rockers Dr. Dog on October 13. The latter show is $10 for the public; the former is $15. As always, the shows are free for people with a Wash U ID.
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
7 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Saturday, December 2. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
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