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
Amanda Palmer is having a rough week. Her situation (abridged) is as follows: Palmer developed a cult foll ... More >>
Middle Class Fashion, featuring endless pop founts Jenn Malzone and Brian McClelland, will release its debut full-length, Girl Talk, this Saturday at Foam Coffee & Beer (3359 Jefferson Avenue, 314-772-2100).
The album is the subject of this week's Homespun review by Christian Schaeffer. Rea ... More >>
Image viaThose fans who will flock to the Pageant on Sunday night for Ben Folds' sold-out concert should consider staving off the start of the work week a little longer and stick around for Ellen Cook's after-show concert at the Halo Bar. Cook, a pianist and singer, performs around St. Louis ... More >>
Todd OwyoungDresden Dolls Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione at the PageantHalfway through its 10-year anniversary tour, the Dresden Dolls hit the Pageant with the bombastic fury, humor and authenticity borne of two tight musical partners playing in celebration and remembrance.
The Dolls, Ama ... More >>
It's been three years since the Dresden Dolls last toured. In that time Amanda Palmer has released the solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, accompanied by an art book with photos by Kyle Cassidy and text by Neil Gaiman. She recorded with Jason Webley as Evelyn Evelyn, collaborated on product ... More >>
Clownvis Presley with his biggest fans, the Goo Goo Dolls. It's a tale as old as time: Clown insults The Great and Terrible Oz(zy) to his wife and as a result becomes nearly infamous, by winning over the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere -- including, but not limited to, the members of ... More >>
The Flaming Lips show has been sold out for weeks, but those without tickets can catch openers and noveau-weirdos Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Vintage Vinyl on September 17.
*HD4000, September 11
*Protomen, September 10
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*Wadada Leo Smith's The Golden Qua ... More >>
According to a hilarious video released today by Dresden Dolls, the band will be bringing its anniversary tour to St. Louis at the Pageant on Tuesday, November 16. (The clip's below; it features Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione spoofing ladies of leisure, Boston-high-society-style.) Ticket info TBA. ... More >>
Start your Halloween week off right with the weekly goth night Rapture, which takes place at the Complex. Tonight, they're featuring two very special performers: Voltaire and the Hellblinki Sextet. The former is a long-time NYC artist, videographer and academic (he's a professor at an art school) wh ... More >>