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Gathering of the Juggalos

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Music "Festival Style": Now at a Mall Near You, Unfortunately

    If you think summer festivals are mainly about the music, you're naive; they've become one of the year's most highly-anticipated fashion shows. Say what you want about the styles -- the floppy hats and the garlands and those gosh darn spirit hoodies -- but music festivals most certainly have a "l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    LouFest Organizers Ask: Who Do You Want To Play This Year?

    The organizers of LouFest want to know who you'd like to see perform at this year's festival -- and they have two free VIP passes as an incentive. See also: Attention LouFest Organizers: Please Get OutKast, Thanks

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    What Happens When a '90s Star Gives Up On His Music Career?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Half of the Village People Banned From Ballpark Village By Dress Code

    Ballpark Village's newly announced dress code has hit the Village People community especially hard, leaving half of the band barred altogether from the premises each night after 9 p.m.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    How Can My Band Rebound After a Bad Tour?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Doorway Performs Drive-By Concert for Crowds at SXSW

    St. Louis hip-hop group Doorway, winner of 2013's RFT Music Award for best hip-hop group, has seemingly never-ending hustle. Its members can be found at events all over town, handing out CDs and performing, and generally taking any opportunity possible to get their names out there into the world. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Justin Bieber Does Not Eat Poop

    Have you ever Googled something only to find that their autofill feature suggests some really strange stuff? This has been the source of Tumblr blogs and memes alike. It has also been the reason many a person has lost faith in humanity, seeing ridiculous questions on obvious subjects. Just type "why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Snoopify Is a Disaster That's Only Getting Worse

    By Jennifer Swann Since launching in May, Snoop Dogg's Snoopify app has transformed millions of otherwise boring Instagram photos into virtual g-thangs, with the help of digital "stickers": blunts, cash money and chicken n' waffles. According to a recent press release from its promoters, it boasts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Rappers and Ravers: Quit Glorifying Drugs That Kill

    Are ravers the modern day hippies? There are plenty of parallels, from the flower imagery to the PLUR mentality. Then, of course, there's the idea of using drugs as a path to enlightenment. (Or at least, amazing vibes.) But when it comes to drugs there's a key difference: The hippies were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2014

    Live Blog: 24 Consecutive Hours at Pop's Nightclub

    We've all done it. You're at a bar and it's closing time, but you're not quite ready for the night to end. Maybe you want to grab just one more drink. Then someone in your crew suggests that you "go to the east side." Fifteen minutes later you're in another state. You've crossed the Mississippi riv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    In Defense of the Juggalos

    There's something to be said for non-conformity. We tend to think of non-conformist types as pioneers, free-thinkers, uninhibited by the expectations and opinions of others and unafraid to stand out in a crowd. We admire their courage and originality, and secretly wish we could be so brave. We've he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The Gathering of the Juggalos is All Yours, Ohio

    After residents of Kaiser, Missouri essentially ran it out of town with everything short of pitchforks and torches, the fifteenth edition of the beleaguered festival will now be taking place at the Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio. The announcement was made Friday night via the Hatche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Missouri Fights Back, Gathering of the Juggalos Driven Out of Kaiser Already

    According to a press release issued by Psychopathic Records director of public relations Jason Webber, the Gathering of the Juggalos will no longer take place in Kaiser, Missouri this year, as we previously reported. From the press release: "We at Psychopathic Records want to apologize to all the J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: February 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Holy Ship!!! 2014 in Animated GIFs

    Have you ever seen a gingerbread man with no arms do the shimmy? What about two sharks going at it in shallow water? Seriously, who doesn't want to see a drunk dude having the time of his life, only to fall flat on his ass? It's the simple things in life that bring the greatest joy. And luckily for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Pazz and Jop 2014: Here are RFT Music's Picks

    The Village Voice's annual critic's-list-to-end-all-critic's-lists, the venerable Pazz & Jop issue, is now in circulation. Each year the Voice polls hundreds of music critics across the country in an effort to provide the most comprehensive list possible of the former year's most critically-acclaime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Six St. Louis Acts That Keep It In The Family

    During last week's Snowpocalypse, many of us were snowed in for days with family members. AGONY, AMIRITE? Sure, for a few of us, that so-called "polar vortex" might have been grounds for murder, but for many St. Louis bands, the forced post-holidays togetherness simply meant more practice time. Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    In Defense of Schwag Weed

    By Keith Ploceck This is a big week for weed, with Colorado becoming the first state in the nation to have legal recreational marijuana. All across the Centennial State, fluffy buds twinkling with crystals are being loaded into swirled glass pipes and sparked in celebration. There is no pretense of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    A Rough Guide to Choosing Your First Bandmates

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Kanye West: The Illustrated Cartoon Quiz

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents. Boom. That's it. That's all. You're done. That's a little thing called resp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Vote for the First Song to be Played On-Air from KDHX's New Studios

    KDHX (88.1 FM) has completed its move to its new home, the Larry J. Weir Center in Grand Station, and will officially begin broadcasting from the building this upcoming Sunday, December 15 at noon. In case you missed it, RFT Music got an exclusive first look at the new digs, and trust when we tell y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Alt-J and Grouplove Tonight at the Pageant

    England's Alt-J and LA's Grouplove will be performing at the Pageant tonight, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Lumpy & the Dumpers' New Music Video for "Sex Pit" is the Most Awesome Thing

    Lumpy & the Dumpers, St. Louis' premier purveyors of slime-covered, dirty punk rock, just released a music video yesterday, and boy is it a doozy. See Also: Lumpy & the Dumpers: Slime Addicts On The Prowl

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    How I Accidentally Became a Drug Dealer

    [Editor's Note: In this new column, award-winning music critic/goofball (and hip-hop coloring-book purveyor) Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Flowchart: Should I See This Old Band?

    Rock & roll is less than 60 years old, remember, so the idea of multiple generations of active bands is still a fairly new one. But as big-ticket concerts and festivals become prevalent, more and more people are going to get the ol' band back together for another shot. We don't want anyone's preciou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Rare, Unreleased Bottle Rockets Track Featuring Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy: Listen

    In this week's print edition, Ben Westhoff, music editor of our sister paper the LA Weekly, wrote of the Bottle Rockets and the new reissues of two of the band's albums -- one self-titled, the other The Brooklyn Side. Those re-released records are available today from Bloodshot Records. In the meant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Atlas Genius December 9 at the Pageant

    Australia's Atlas Genius' rescheduled show at the Pageant will be December 9, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "I would never conform for any amount of money."

    Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past twelve months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Six Common Misconceptions That Make Bands Suck

    For some dumb reason, everyone wants to be in a rock band. Probably because it's a good way to avoid gazing into the inescapable black hole of painful loneliness. That and rock & roll kicks ass, and gets you chicks or dudes or money or something. The problem with rock music (aside from the talentle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: October 2013

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Definitely the Best Rap Quiz You're Going to Take Today

    This is easy: You're going to click through (what is essentially) a slideshow of drawings of adorable little line characters. You'll look at the pictures and see if you can figure out what famous rap song it represents. Click the hyperlink underneath that reads "Answer" to see if you're correct. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Guys, Predatory Dance Floor Boners are Not OK

    Gentleman, this is a public service announcement. We know that things can get hot and sweaty on the dance floor. The atmosphere is festive, the music is peaking and the ladies are looking good. You see one you like, and you want to dance with her. Totally cool. Men and women have been dancing togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    The Six Most Badass Musicians from Outer Freakin' Space

    Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." Attending / eating at the Gathering of the Juggalos essentially ruined my metabolism, which now runs off of warm beer and chocolate-covered waffles. As a result, I've been compensating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Juggalos Charged With Artistically Awful ICP-Related Vandalism in Madison County

    Four individuals in Madison County have been charged with vandalism after spraypainting cars, buildings, fences and the Livingston Village Hall with logos and slogans related to the horrorcore hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse. See Also: "Where Did My Dick Go?" The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Ov ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    August 22, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    Huff Post Live Interviews RFT Music's Drew Ailes About Juggalos

    RFT Music's own Drew Ailes was invited this week to appear on Huffington Post Live for an interview about our coverage on the Gathering of the Juggalos. The ten-minute piece aired yesterday evening at about 6:12 Central. See Also: - Our Complete Gathering of the Juggalos Coverage

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Juggalo Aftermath: Things We Found on the Ground at the Gathering

    I worked as a garbage-man for a few months back in North Carolina during a dark period of my life. It was awful. I'd get in a pick-up truck every day at 9AM and watch my boss drink beer and smoke weed on the way to being immersed in disgusting waste. In retrospect, if he had been younger, my boss pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Juggalo Eats and the Quest for the Mystical Burrito Man

    One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comforts of your own home, you may be able to curb your pizza roll addiction into having just a civilized cup of tomato soup. At the Gathering of the Juggalos, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Here Are the Things That Happen After 5 a.m. at the Gathering of the Juggalos

    Festivities here at the Gathering of the Juggalos run every day from noon until 5 a.m., and then things start getting weird. That's not to say they weren't weird to begin with, but after hours of drugs and partying and wicked clown love, juggalos will begin displaying even more bizarre, hilarious be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Gathering of Juggalos: Tattoo-Faced Man From Viral Mugshot Cuts Off Nipple, Staples Body

    This week, RFT music editor Daniel Hill is immersed in the Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, publishing all sorts of colorful dispatches along the way. Check 'em out at RFT Music! In the meantime, here's Daily RFT's contribution to the coverage: One of the attendees -- photograp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    This Incredible Make-A-Wish Teenager Went to the Gathering of the Juggalos, Got a Lap Dance (NSFW)

    We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2013

    Death at the Gathering of the Juggalos: "Four Dudes That Had Been Sleeping With a Corpse."

    Update: Reached by phone on Sunday afternoon, Hardin County coroner Jessica Cullum released the name of the man who died as Cory Collins, 24, of Harrisburg, Illinois, a town about 35 miles northwest of the music festival. Cullum said the cause of death was still pending. More details about the fata ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2013

    The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Overheard Quotations

    During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2013

    Ten Things You Do Not Need When Camping With Juggalos

    Even as we enter day four of our time here at the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, we still haven't yet exactly mastered the art of being productive, functioning people in a kingdom of hedonistic insanity. As we ascend the mountain of madness and slime, more and more things becom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    10 Must-Have Items When Camping with Juggalos

    At some point in your life, you may find yourself sitting in a minivan in rural Illinois, stressed out as you wear a metal butcher knife pendant around your neck. Your ankles are covered in mysterious goo and all of your beer is warm. It could only mean one thing -- you're at The Gathering of the Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Gathering of the Juggalos: Misconceptions and First Impressions

    By its organizers' own assessment, the Gathering of the Juggalos is an event filled with the most misunderstood people of all time. Juggalos are generally looked down upon by "normal" members of society, thought of as losers, degenerates or outright criminals -- even, most recently, as a full-fledge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Death Reported at Gathering of the Juggalos; Drug Bridge Closed

    [Editor's note: Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.] See also: - Gathering of the Juggalos: Misconceptions and First Impressions - 10 Must-Have Items When Camping with Thousands of Juggalos - Slideshow: Gathering of the Juggalos (NSFW) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Ranking the Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercials

    For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos informercial. For the unaware who may not be "down with the clown," The Gathering of the Juggalos is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Juggalo Family Gathering at Pop's: The 12 Hatchet Men of a Very Ninja Christmas

    Last night, Pop's Nightclub hosted a Christmas Juggalo bash, featuring performances by Ryda Click, Nyremare, P.O.W, Nuttinxnyce, Local Kings, Hazmat, Trip C and Rhyme Time Familia. Jon Gitchoff was there for some quality family time, and with his photos we invite you take a tour of the twelve Hatche ... More >>

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