The musical landscape abounds with douchebags of all stripes. Normally their D-bag behavior is pretty amusing, but this year things took a turn for the completely messed-up -- music might have had more douchebags in 2013 than ever before. It was tough sifting through the bad behavior that went on t ... More >>
Legendary hardcore punk band Black Flag will be playing Fubar on Friday, June 21. Tickets will be $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show. This will be the Greg Ginn/Ron Reyes incarnation of the band, not to be confused with the Keith Morris/Chuck Dukowski/ Bill Stevenson reunion, which is curren ... More >>
Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! When I write articl ... More >>
One can entertain oneself for pretty cheap this weekend, as all of the events listed below are under $20 (except for Rollins)....some are free! Vintage Vinyl is playing host to back to back in-store performances: Chrissy Renick will play on Friday and Lights will play an early show on Saturday. The ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistHot.From the looks of it, we're in for another killer spring as far as concerts are concerned. The Old 97's bring that highly accessible Texas twang to The Pageant is a bright spot on January 21. Henry Rollins, he of nimble mind and Black Flag fame also heads to the Page ... More >>
Rollins in 2008. Photo by By Sarah ParadoskiHenry Rollins hits the road with about as much fervor as he does anything in his life, and his 2012 tour will bring him back to the Pageant. He's on The Long March tour, sharing stories and observations from his travels to the far reaches of the wor ... More >>
About twenty years ago, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore asked his friend, filmmaker Dave Markey, to document the band's short European tour, including its performance at the massive Reading Festival. Markey (best known for his underground classic Desperate Teenage Lovedolls) left with his passp ... More >>
Jeff Tweedy as the Queen of RageMichelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover, on which she stares out icily over the headline The Queen Of Rage, has provoked intense reaction, mostly because of Bachmann's rapidly ballooning public caricature, but at least partly because the look in her eyes is somethin ... More >>
History shows that Axl Rose doesn't like cameras. The cell phone era must drive him batshit crazy. Overshadowed by the celebration of Independence Day, another explosive moment from American history came and went on Saturday, July 2 -- the twentieth anniversary of the infamous Riverport Riot. ... More >>
Well, technically, Danzig's 2011 tour is bringing it to Sauget, Illinois -- yes, our favorite kitty litter-carrier/Henry Rollins lover/bookworm is coming to Pop's on Wednesday, May 25. DevilDriver and 2Cents are opening. Tickets are $25 in advance, $27 day of show and are on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. ... More >>
image viaThe healing powers of a roast beef footlong...You know Henry Rollins, and you know Glenn Danzig -- but last month, we introduced you to Henry & Glenn Forever, the comic book that placed the two cult music icons in a romantic roomie situation. The back of the short book boasted a qu ... More >>
Sarah ParadoskiHenry Rollins at the Pageant in 2008On Monday, local Republican Congressional candidate Ed Martin appeared on the "Dr. Gina Show" on KJSL (630 AM). As Daily RFT reports, Martin accused the Obama administration and incumbent Congressman Russ Carnahan of "taking away...The freedo ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Recently, one of Glenn Danzig's biggest fans alerted us to a new single-issue comic produced by Microcosm Publishing: Henry & Glenn Forever. No description could explain the premise as well as the cover art does. Microcosm PublishingRollins gives Danzig a rubdownYour eyes do not deceive you: ... More >>
(Editor's note: D.X. Ferris is a frequent RFT contributor and the author of the 33 1/3 book on Slayer's Reign in Blood. He was kind enough to write this obituary yesterday.) Ronnie James Dio, R.I.P.His band mates didn't invite him to the induction, but let's face it: Ronnie James Dio might b ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>
When the Mars Volta unleashed its 2002 debut EP, Tremulant, some critics cheekily tagged the band "Punk Floyd." Given that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez cut their teeth in the castle-storming emo-core outfit At The Drive-In, it seemed natural that "punk" would the ... More >>
After many delays, the Coachella lineup was finally announced a wee bit ago. The lineup is light on huge reunions -- shocker, the Smiths aren't playing -- but has a few cool surprises. Night one headliner Paul McCartney is preceded by Morrissey and Leonard Cohen. Mr. Cohen is the big surprise/draw, ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
8 p.m. Saturday, October 20. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
This goopy, gory fun-fest finally gets greenlit.
7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
B-Sides steps out with Gabriel and Dresden, matches drugs with Tool albums and previews the WM3 benefits going on around town
Friday, November 18; Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
We explore the wacky world of Phosphorescent, rile up Henry Rollins and venture into weirdness with Murder by Death
Local shows explore the line between rock and death
Week of December 15, 2004
Has Been (Shout! Factory)
Henry Rollins has something to say, and you'd better listen
And your love of punk-pop may be forgiven
Theatrical imports are compact & powerful
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Week of May 8, 2002
Tuesday, Sept. 11; Pageant
Galaxy's Fetish Night is a showcase for loves that dare not speak their names in straitlaced St. Louis
For two decades, Henry Rollins has harnessed his anger through his art
Tuesday, May 16; Mississippi Nights