• Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Middle of the Map Fest Doesn't Disappoint in its Fourth Year

    Four hours west of St. Louis lies a Midwestern city rife with curiosities. Its denizens may seem familiar to the eyes of St. Louisans, but the terrain is alien enough to mask itself in the guise of a pseudo-adventure. This place is called Kansas City, and the reason for the gathering is the Middle o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: August 10 to 12

    Saturday dominates this week's post with a commanding 70% of all picks for the week, though it should be noted that one of our picks, the Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway, technically takes place on each of the three weekend days, putting Saturday's lead at eight out of twelve -- or 66 an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Ike Turner and Cocaine: A Devastating Dance

    There's a well-established struggle in Ike Turner's musical legacy. Although he's considered a rock and roll innovator, his musical accomplishments were sometimes overshadowed by his personal struggles. While Turner's abusive behavior toward Tina Turner garners plenty of attention, another lingeri ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012


    7 p.m. Saturday, January 21. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Ike Turner, Who Died Four Years Ago This Week, Left A Turbulent Legacy

    wikimedia commonsIke Turner's musical gifts were sizable. But his abuse of Tina Turner left a mark on his legacy.​Musicians aren't saints. For every selfless and untainted individual in the music universe, there are at least a thousand others with notable -- and often-massive -- flaws. More o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Steve Jobs' Six Best Music Innovations

    Apple (the Beatles record label) once sued Apple (the computer corporation). After initial squabbles over the right to name their companies after the same fruit, the two agreed that all was good as long as Steve Jobs and crew never entered the music business. As you can probably guess, as you likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Nine Albums Overshadowed by Nevermind

    ​Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit. While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2010
  • Music

    June 9, 2010

    Homespun: Dropkick the Robot

    Join the Club

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 29

    ​* denotes a band coming to town; signifies a local band Euclid Records 1. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 3. She & Him - Vol 2. 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 6. Rogue Wave - Permalight 7. Fright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 15-21

    Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 8

    Vintage Vinyl 1. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB---Beat The Devil's Tattoo* 2. TITUS ANDRONICUS---Monitor 3. FLOGGING MOLLY---Live At The Greek Theatre 4. LUDACRIS---Battle Of The Sexes 5. GORILLAZ---Plastic Beach 6. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 7. SADE---Soldier Of Love 8. BROKEN BELLS---Broken Bells 9. JIM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2008
  • Music

    June 4, 2008

    Del the Funky Homosapien

    8 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    September 12, 2007

    La Mascara Mexicana

    Los Straightjackets reinterprets some American and Brit rock and soul and Common finds Forever.

  • Music

    November 8, 2006

    Eat to the Beat

    Head Automatica turns the beat around, while we convene at the altar of Reverend Glasseye and fill up yer iPod with some classy tunes.

  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Hungry, So (Not) Angry

    A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"

  • Home Entertainment

    April 5, 2006
  • Music

    June 1, 2005

    The Gorillaz

    Demon Days (Virgin)

  • Music

    August 28, 2002

    Can't Beat It

    Never-ending street renovation hasn't put a stop to the Washington Avenue Beat Festival

  • Music

    August 14, 2002

    Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz

    Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    August 14, 2002

    Augustus Pablo

    East of the River Nile (25th Anniversary Edition) (Shanachie)

  • Music

    December 26, 2001


    RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001

  • Music

    June 27, 2001


    Gorillaz (Virgin Records)