There are a lot of ways to travel the world. Most of them involve being extremely wealthy. However, if you weren't born with the gift of mommy and daddy's golden checkbook, you can still find a fairly respectable way to see the world, provided you're OK with sleeping on a pool table and using a bloo ... 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; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
Valentine's Day is upon us, a time to celebrate relationships or hate those celebrating. But for those relationships that don't end well, here are the six best songs about murdering a significant other. Let us know your favorites in the comments, but we suggest using a public computer with an untrac ... More >>
If "best" and "boring" seem contradictory, please know there's no irony or negativity intended in this list. Maybe some irony, as I am poking some fun at the perception that any song over four minutes long, any piece of music built on repetition, anything that requires patience of any form from a li ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, October 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... 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. The greatest living composer (Steve Reich) is currently writing a piece based on source material from the ... More >>
Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of our editor, Ben Westhoff, who did a small survey with a margin of error of plus or minus 45 percent.) Believe it ... More >>
You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
With LouFest, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza done you may think the music festival season is over after Labor Day. But there's still more: Those who crave an indie rock festival featuring creative, innovative and up-and-coming artists will be glad to know that their audio paradise is only 178 mi ... More >>
The Firebird just snagged Lawrence's the Appleseed Cast for a show on August 30th. Hospital Ships will open. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale soon. The band, which has adapted its emo roots into a versatile post-rock sound with recent releases, released its Middle States EP earlier this ye ... More >>
Jay Vollmer with the new Explosions in the Sky albumEvery week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today we cross the river to visit to Slackers CDs and Games, and manager Josh Vollmer fills us in on this week's hig ... More >>
Todd OwyoungWolf Parade at the Pageant, November 20, 2010Let's be honest: Wolf Parade's latest album, Expo 86, doesn't quite pack the punch of its predecessors, Apologies to the Queen Mary and At Mount Zoomer. It has all the ingredients of the band's recipe for sonic success: Spencer Krug's ... More >>
Diana BenantiEisley at the Old Rock HouseWhile most of the free world was queued up at one of the local cinemas to take in the latest installment of the Twilight saga, about 160 people were treated to a fantastic show by Texas indie-poppers Eisley.
The young, new local quartet The Great Outdoors -- formerly known as Leaking Africa -- is releasing its first EP, Board Up Our Homes, this weekend with a show at the Firebird. Homes is an interesting first release: The songs unfurl themselves in slow motion, driven by piano with faint jazz fi ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Friday, February 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
El Perro del Mar Where: The Gargoyle Playing With: Peter Bjorn and John Sounds Like: "The 2009 release Love Is Not Pop furthers Sarah Assbring's deconstruction of pop and indie-folk forms -- the melodies linger, the grooves float, the themes sigh -- but a sonic laboratory of dubby delay and electron ... More >>
Saturday, March 14: The Whigs and Dead Confederate, FubarDead Confederate -- which we've written about quite a bit -- once again destroyed eardrums and song structures. Keyboards appeared higher in the mix, making the set feel much more like Explosions in the Sky embracing its inner angsty grunge te ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
8 p.m. Saturday, February 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
(Tuesdays can be a trying day here in Club Land at the RFT. It's deadline day for the show/concert listings, and this fact hangs over my head just like all of those foreboding elementary school (and high school and college) homework assignments that I would inevitably put off to the l ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 19. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
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 >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Boulevard.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 22. The Cavern at Fort Gondo, 3151 Cherokee Street.
Our Love to Admire (Capitol)
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence Limited)
Insomniac Doze (Temporary Residence, Ltd.)
Peregrine (The Militia Group)