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    November 17, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Portugal. the Man, Moon Taxi, Grouplove

    Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with watching and liste ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 16 to 22

    This week, St. Louis receives visits from artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Foxy Shazam, Nitty Scott and more. On a local front, bands churn out some tunes to lend a helping hand to local musician Glenn Burleigh, Scarlet Tanager releases a new album and Harvest Sessions features rockers Bruiser Que ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Why Can't We Let Dead Musicians Be Dead?

    Recently you may have seen Michael Jackson on television, despite the fact that Michael Jackson has been dead for five years now. Through the use of hologram technology, his corpse has essentially been dug up and plastered on our TV screens, with herky-jerky movements and backing music crafted posth ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Six Reasons People Want To Have Sex With Musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove specifically why women want to enter the bone-zone with musicians. The article is just summarizing research from the University of Sussex, and there's a few glaring holes in it that make it useless to the general popu ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Review: An Under Cover Weekend 7 Delivers Two Nights of Memorable Music

    Here we are again. The weekend has succeeded in melting into Monday, and An Under Cover Weekend is embedded in lore until next September. The annual event, which draws sold-out crowds to the Firebird each year has left us until next September. An Under Cover Weekend 7 showcased the technical prowess ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    March 6, 2013

    You've Been Had: The Bar Is Using Karaoke to Get to Your Wallet

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Never Do "Freebird" or Frampton Comes Alive at Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Six Gayest Songs That Might Be On Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy's iPod

    Chick-Fil-A Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy made controversial statements recently in defense of marriage - which is Conservative speak for "anti-gay." But if he ever listens to music that isn't made by Michael W. Smith or Steven Curtis Chapman, he probably runs into - and unknowingly enjoys - son ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    The Six Best Songs About Olympic Events

    Hey, Earth. Not sure if you heard, but the 2012 Olympics are happening right now in London. Music is an important part of the overall festivities, although most selections heard during the ceremonies and coverage are catchall motivational songs or hype-up tracks. Okay, a few national anthems too. We ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    The Case Against Holograms, Which in Honor of Freddie Mercury Needs to be Made Right Now

    A few days after Tupac Shakur came back from New Mexico appeared as a "hologram" during last month's Coachella festival, cynics wondered aloud about the optical illusion becoming a trend. Somebody even put together a humorous "poster" advertising next year's show, which consisted exclusively of eith ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Five Surprising Video Game Cameos by Musicians

    In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form. While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Karaoke DJ Seeks Out His Dream in Morgan Spurlock's Comic-Con Documentary

    Skip Harvey seems to have it all, at least from a karaoke fanatic's perspective. For the last few years, the Columbia, Missouri, resident has been the leading karaoke DJ at Eastside Tavern, one of the more bodacious places to emulate Freddie Mercury in Mid-Missouri. He also has lead karaoke sessions ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Drake Darrington Will Don his Massive Bulge for One More Metal StudZ Show

    Metal StudZ​Will Lackey's double life is the stuff of superheroes. He manages the video production team LumiVid in the daylight, but when the sun goes down he becomes Drake Darrington, lead singer of the spectacle act Metal StudZ. Or, at least he will channel his inner Def Leppard for one last ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    July 5, 2011

    Of Montreal at the Luminary Center for the Arts, 7/4/11: Review, Photos, Setlist

    Lee Harris​Of Montreal | Yip Deciever Luminary Center for the Arts July 4th, 2011 It seems as though Athens, Georgia's Of Montreal and Independence Day (the holiday, not the movie) shouldn't jive. July 4th is brimming with conservative values, and the band's transgender obsessed schizo-disco ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Brooke Shields Makes Pitch for Mustache Finalist, Actor Brandon Wardell

    Competition is heating up in the race to be named this year's Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year. This week famed actress Brooke Shields jumped into the fray, endorsing fellow thespian Brandon Wardell -- whose mustache and singing talents have landed him roles starring as Freddy Mercury. Y ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Foxy Shazam

    8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    November 25, 2009

    Video: The Muppets do Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"

    This lighthearted ditty made the rounds yesterday, but on this holiday-weekend eve, it's worth posting. In honor of Freddie Mercury's 1991 death, this video surfaced on YouTube of the Muppets singing along to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Awww. Amazing. View it below. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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    October 30, 2009

    A Salute to Mustaches and the Musicians Who've Sported Them

    Eddie Murphy and his 'stache.​Tonight's the second annual American Mustache Institute 'Stache Bash (Roberts Orpheum Theater, 7:30 PM, $29). While the event raises funds for St. Louis Challenger Baseball, it's also a special time to celebrate Mustached Americans who have made our world a better pla ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008

    Xiu Xiu

    9 p.m. Monday, March 31. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue

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    January 9, 2008

    The Bohemian Rhapsody Orchestra

    9 p.m. Friday, January 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue

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    June 21, 2006


    7 p.m. Friday, June 23. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)

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    April 12, 2006

    Do the Bunny Hop

    Bunnygrunt returns — on a tribute to UK cult figures the June Brides

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    December 7, 2005

    The Darkness

    One Way Ticket to Hell...and Back (Atlantic)

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    August 25, 2004

    Moustache-free to Be You and Me

    We chat with a fresh-faced John Oates, pick the brain behind M.O.T.O. and play a scary game with Burnt by the Sun

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    May 26, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guy

    Cowboy crooners are putting some metro-sex into their rural images

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    May 5, 2004

    David Is Goliath

    The former Ziggy Stardust proves giants still walk the music scene

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    April 14, 2004

    A Denial

    Ten years ago, Kurt Cobain put a bullet through his brain -- and killed rock & roll as well

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    November 12, 2003

    What a Difference a Gay Makes

    Jade Esteban Estrada tells the tales you won't find in textbooks

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    May 16, 2001

    The 2001 RFT Slammies

    Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians

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    December 2, 1998

    Goal-Line Stand

    At the finish of a 28-year career that includes 248 victories and four state titles, Sumner Bulldogs coach Larry Walls takes some parting shots at deseg -- which he claims has decimated the city's once-mighty Public High League