This week, KISS comes to town along with a handful of other great touring acts -- large and small. A five-band punk bill promises to provide one more hot summer night at Melt, Songbird Cafe constrastingly cools down the Focal Point, Brooklyn's Fielded brings her future pop to the Luminary and much m ... More >>
A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>
Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... More >>
No notes were played by the artists on stage, but the message was loud and clear anyway: air guitar in St. Louis was here to stay. As noted in our cover story last week, the Firebird hosted St. Louis' first-ever official qualifying event for U.S. Air Guitar on Friday, June 28. With paid travel and ... More >>
When you open for Kiss you have to put on a hell of a show, and Mötley Crüe delivered. From the displays camaraderie to the set list full of hair metal hits, Crüe brings brotherhood onstage and encourages it amongst the audience. With four-way fist bumps and sly "we got this" smiles, Crüe really ... More >>
KISS occupies a strange world. Part Halloween, part devil rock, part creepy mythos, KISS reigns as being among the top bands that freak your mom out. It should come as no surprise, then, that KISS merchandise also is sufficiently wicked. To celebrate KISS' appearance Aug. 27 at Verizon Wireless Amph ... More >>
Ever wondered if Pink Floyd purposefully synced Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of Oz? Or if Johnny Cash actually had the Folsom Prison blues? Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz tackle these questions and more in their newest book Rock 'n' Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Leg ... More >>
Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>
If Rush's August show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater won't have enough air-drumming dudes and epic prog breakdowns for you, fear not: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, a documentary on the band directed by the men behind Iron Maiden: Flight 666, is screening in St. Louis on June 10. Says a press ... More >>
Earlier this week we had a little competition here on Daily RFT. The three people who could best complete the following sentence would win a T-shirt for our upcoming Music Showcase in June. That sentence: "If I win a RFT Music Showcase T-shirt, I will rock so hard that ..."A mere nine folks enter ... More >>
12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Members of the KISS Army and lovers of so-bad-it's-good '70s kitsch were served a heaping, stinking scoop of comedic theater Friday night at the Regional Arts Commission. The St. Louis Shakespeare's Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre production of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park debuted at the Regiona ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Opera Theatre opens 2007 with an outrageous updating of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic.
You're Bill Wyman, dammit. You held down the bottom end for the quote-unquote World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band for 31 years. What to do, what to do? Write the ol' memoir? Check. Speaking engagements? Sure! Mentor the youth? Most definitely. Self-employed metal detector? Why, obviously. In ... More >>
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