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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
7 p.m. Saturday, January 21. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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* 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Los Straightjackets reinterprets some American and Brit rock and soul and Common finds Forever.
Head Automatica turns the beat around, while we convene at the altar of Reverend Glasseye and fill up yer iPod with some classy tunes.
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
Demon Days (Virgin)
Never-ending street renovation hasn't put a stop to the Washington Avenue Beat Festival
Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Astralwerks)
East of the River Nile (25th Anniversary Edition) (Shanachie)
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
Gorillaz (Virgin Records)