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  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Quiz: Where Do You Fall on the Geriatric Gen-X Spectrum?

    It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out babies, and maybe you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    The Ultimate Musician Movie Cameo Quiz

    Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Tok Presents "Tongs of the Day," Skewers Louie 103.7 FM's Daily Thong Feature

    By now you have surely heard of Louie 103.7 FM, the new station in St. Louis where you can finally hear music from the likes of Metallica, Green Day, Aerosmith, Local H and more -- you know, all of those hidden gems that simply can't be found anywhere else on the FM dial. And of course you have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Why I Still Love Green Day's Dookie, 20 Years Later

    By Steve Steward Song associations are strange, because when I hear "Longview" by Green Day, I think of Rosemarie Sandoval's hair. We were both sophomores, sharing a table in Mr. Nardinelli's 3rd period art class. I think she was almost a year older, and if she wasn't taller than me anyway, her bang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Six Punk Bands We Don't Need To Talk About Anymore

    I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Fat Lady Sings: Karaoke Columnist Hopes You've Had the Time of Your Life

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Worst Things About SXSW 2013

    This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    The Six Best Greatest Hits Albums

    This week, RFT announces the winners of this year's Best Of St. Louis issue. To celebrate - and give a break from the local overload to ensue - here are the six best "Best Of" albums, plus a few bonus picks at the end. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and we'll put the comment in our vaul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Music Music vs. Words Music

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Earlier this week, I wrote a piece for RFT Music poking fun of the modern concept of genre that spawns ph ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Punk Rock Cover Show

    8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Six Best Songs Under One Minute Long

    Last week, we counted down the best songs over thirty minutes long, essentially a list of weirdos. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it is rare for an artist to call a song complete before it enters triple digits on the time counter. But great works have been made under the sixty second mark, be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    American Idiot at Peabody Opera House: Review

    American Idiot Peabody Opera House March 2, 2012 The average age of the attendees of American Idiot's opening night at the Peabody Opera House hovered around the mid fifties, neither the target demographic for the music of Green Day nor that of a contemporary musical with a 1:4 ratio of choreograph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows this Weekend: March 2 to 4

    It's an eclectic mix of offerings we have for you this weekend, ranging from the sold-out-every-venue-in-the-eighties variety to the soon-to-be-selling-records local release types. Friday Barry Manilow and Eddie Money clash for dominance of St. Louis's 106.5 the Arch radio-listening demographic, pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    American Idiot (The Musical) Proves Green Day Is Still Punk Rock

    It is possible that no band maintains a more complicated relationship with punk rock than Green Day. Ever since the group's breakout Dookie, its existence has been paradoxical, a flow chart that alternately asks, answers, and dodges questions about the grand concept of punk. According to the gang me ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    Rock Band Delivers its Most Requested Song Ever: "Never Gonna Give You Up"! No, Seriously.

    Any DJ, cover band or organ grinder can attest to how touchy people can get when a requested song isn't played. The blowback can be even more harsh when the musical entity in question is Harmonix, the creator of the Rock Band video game franchise. Even though music gaming experienced some discerni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Six Best Lookout! Records Releases

    ​Lookout! Records officially shut down this month, which is not shocking news to anybody familiar with the long-running punk rock label. The company's financial struggles were well known to the public, and since 2006 it has only stayed in business to keep up its back catalog. In honor of the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    The Six Best Drum Fills

    ​In rock and roll, singers get the attention, guitarists get the glory and bass players usually just have to show up. It's the drummers of the world who often put in the most effort for the least return, lugging ten times the equipment and playing twenty times as hard as the rest of the band. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Smoking Popes At The Firebird, 7/27/11

    Michael Dauphin​The term pop-punk had an entirely different meaning fifteen or so years ago. Back then, bands like Jawbreaker, The Descendents, Green Day and Screeching Weasel embodied the angsty sneer associated with punk music, but they all leaned on more poignant and desperate aspects of lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Interview Outtakes: Ultimate Fakebook Drummer Eric Melina on Returning to Touring

    ​In this week's paper, Ryan Wasoba chatted with Ultimate Fakebook drummer Eric Melin, to mark the occasion of the band playing at the Firebird on Sunday, December 19. (The Orbz, Dead Girls and the Highway, Companion are also on the bill.) The power-pop cult heroes released a new album, Daydrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Ten Memorable Shows at The Pageant, In Honor Of Its Tenth Birthday

    This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    Top Five Music Festival-Inspired Flavors for Ben & Jerry's Consideration.

    Every spring, when the music festivals are unveiling their line-ups, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream also reveals their new flavors. This year, the two have collided with Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo BUZZ. Ian McCulloch: You know what would go great with that wine? Ice cream.​ The company's website descri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    An Anthem For Failure: "The 'Official' St. Louis Rams 2010 NFL Draft Day Song"

    It's easy to forget how awful the Rams have been at drafting players in the first round. Fortunately, we have this little ditty from the boys at Joe Sports Fan as a nice reminder of every failed pick from Lawrence Phillips to Alex Barron that lets us laugh a little bit at the ineptitude.One can only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza Announces Its 2010 Lineup. What Does It Mean for St. Louis? Besides a Phoenix Show...

    A reunited Soundgarden headlines Lollapalooza​ Lollapalooza announced its 2010 lineup this morning, after building suspense with a Wheel of Fortune-style puzzle game revealing clues about the performers. As expected, the headliners are a reunited Soundgarden, Lady Gaga, Green Day, the Strokes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Dodgers Fan Makes Atrocious Holliday Song of His Own

    ​Remember those parodies of Green Day's "Holiday" that hit YouTube this summer following the Cardinals' acquisition of Matt Holliday? No? Well, as you can see here, you didn't miss much. Now a Dodger's fan has come up with his own parody of the song involving Holliday. Like the othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Show Review Photos Setlist: Green Day and Franz Ferdinand at the Scottrade Center, Tuesday, August 11

    Photo: Todd OwyoungFrom last night's show at the Scottrade Center. See more photos of Green Day last night.​ Caveat: I've been a Green Day fan since 1994 or so. And so I have a sneaking suspicion that last night's Scottrade Center show wasn't for me - even though the band ran through plenty of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2009
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    May 5, 2009

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week Of May 5

    Scottrade Center *Green Day, August 11*American Idols Live, Saturday, August 29 Vintage Vinyl *Left Arm 7" Release, Friday, May 15 *Cracker, Friday, May 15 *Mad HaPPy, Wednesday, May 20

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Green Day Stopping by St. Louis on August 11

    Hot on the heels of its super-anticipated release, 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day is stopping by St. Louis (oops, was not sent a venue, just assumed. Monday brain fart) on Tuesday, August 11, at least according to its publicist and MySpace page. Hear 90 seconds of new single "Know Your Enemy" at ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2009


    7 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    St. Louis Video: Judge Nothing, "Score Uneven"

    With all of the old-school St. Louis band reunion shows happening in the coming weeks, figured this week was a good time to unroll another installment of local old-school videos. Up first is a clip from Judge Nothing, the much-beloved Alton punk/pop/whatever act. The band played gigs with anybody w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2008
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    February 20, 2008

    The Box Social

    9 p.m. Saturday, February 23. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.

  • Music

    September 12, 2007


    6 p.m. Sunday, September 16. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.

  • Music

    July 18, 2007

    OK Computer: Ten Years After

    B-Sides reboots Radiohead and takes a roadtrip with Ani.

  • Music

    April 19, 2006

    The Dials

    Saturday, April 22, at 9 p.m. The Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue)

  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Some Girls

    Heaven's Pregnant Teens (Epitaph)

  • Music

    January 18, 2006

    Whole Wheat Bread

    Tuesday, January 24; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that'll snap and fizz

    in your ear buds all winter long

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2005

    Guitar Hero

    Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.

  • Music

    October 12, 2005

    Ripe for Picking

    Team Tomato blossoms on its third CD

  • Music

    July 20, 2005

    Av Almighty

    Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong

  • Music

    July 20, 2005

    Boys Night Out

    Trainwreck (Ferret Music)

  • Music

    May 11, 2005

    Idiot Savants

    Green Day's politicking is simple but effective

  • Music

    January 28, 2004

    Repent, Sinner!

    And your love of punk-pop may be forgiven

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
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    August 22, 2001
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    March 22, 2000

    Teenage Wasteland

    Good music from some bad girls, the Donnas

  • Music

    January 19, 2000


    Clog dancer Rush McAllister takes the unusual step of recording his fancy footwork

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