By Adam Steininger Geeks love metal even more than they love computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planet ... More >>
Here at RFT Music, so many shows come across our desks on a regular basis in the form of announcements, previews and reviews that things can get pretty darn redundant. So when we come across fun coincidences, like the photo of Man Man sporting some homemade D.R.I. swag above, we're a little too easi ... More >>
Mario is a versatile video game character. In his long career in the digital world, Mario raced go-karts, fought adversaries in hand-to-hand combat and even got kidnapped to teach kids about geography. Yet Nintendo's plumber extraordinaire may have inadvertently been a trailblazer in the realm of v ... More >>
Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>
MC Bat Commander's ill-fitting uniform barely contained his pot belly as he announced, "It's been seven years since we've played here, but we've been working out the entire time." Later in the set, he pulled three children from the front row on stage and chucked them one Ryan WasobaA tattoo spotted ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 13. The Library, 706 Lafayette Avenue.
Friday, April 24 *Cursive/Gentleman Auction House, Firebird *DragonForce/Cynic, Pop's *Black Joe Lewis (Vintage Vinyl in-store), 3:30 p.m. *Robert Randolph and the Family Band/Black Joe Lewis, Pageant *WASH U's W.I.L.D., featuring the Black Keys, Cool Kids, more *The Cool Kids/Black Spade, Black Lab ... More >>
10 p.m. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Off Broadway *Marshall Crenshaw, Thursday, April 2 *Lydia, Wednesday, April 8 *Michael Jonas, Sunday, April 12 *Hot Panda, Monday, April 13 *Joy Bus, Wednesday, April 22 *Richard Buckner, Sunday, May 3 *KRISTEENYOUNG, Tuesday, May 5 Pop's *Dragonforce, Friday, April 24 *Twiztid, Saturday ... More >>
In this week's paper, Nick Lucchesi profiles Cross Examination, a local thrash-punk band playing at FUBAR on Tuesday night, July 29, with Murphy's Law and others. That night just so happens to mark the release of Cross Exam's Organized Crime Records CD, Menace II Sobriety. After the jump, check ... More >>
2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
A look back at the best of 2007.
You wanted the best — you got the best: Guitar Hero III.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 19. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
B-Sides examines some Dean Martin albums we wish existed, gets the scoop on Ozzfest injuries and spotlights this week's local trading-card all-star