October 27 was anything but a perfect day for Lou Reed fans. As Rolling Stone first reported, the influential rock guitarist and daring songwriter passed Sunday; cause of death has not yet been released. Through the Velvet Underground and his later solo work, Reed dismissed the fairytale of New Yor ... More >>
David Bowie is an Alien. No, really. We Mean it. I've had this idea marinating for a long time. Like, years. I've floated it to various sources and it's been met with reactions that vary from amused to annoyed, but I'm dead serious: I really think David Bowie is an alien. An extraterrestrial. A bei ... More >>
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, one of the most polarizing of all holidays. Do you enjoy taking this day as a reminder to appreciate your loved ones and get romantic? Or are you annoyed by a manufactured holiday that brings out candy-coated bullshit and makes the lonely feel lonelier? Either way, we a ... More >>
I'm rereading the first 40 or so issues of The Walking Dead comics, since The Walking Dead TV show returns to AMC this Sunday, October 14. I'm super-psyched about the third season -- my friends are developing a drinking game around how many times Carl gets lost, and I'm more than ready to see Rick G ... More >>
You can actually comfortably go outside today! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s. It's been so damn oppressively damn hot this whole damn summer that this respite, however brief, is newsworthy on even a music blog. My massively overtaxed air conditioner is assuredly on its last leg, but ... More >>
The Monday after Independence Day weekend is one most brutal. After a full weekend of barbecue and beer and illegal fireworks, going to work seems all the more objectionable. I'm too damned hungover on Freedom to be productive, personally. My "word of the day" today is "aliquant," which even my spel ... More >>
Pierced Arrows | Doom Town | Alley Ghost The Gramophone April 24, 2012 Ever have one of those nights when leave a concert thinking, "man, I am getting too old for this?" Sure you have, and Fred Cole's got the antidote for that decrepit feeling. Here's a guy who turns 64 this August, who's been re ... More >>
Erin KinsellaPre-pigeon gate: Kings of Leon at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 23, 2010.The day has come. A little more than a year ago, Kings of Leon aborted its concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater after just three songs, claiming, in an incident forever to be mocked as "p ... More >>
Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>
courtesy of Denis TolerAkashic Records, back in the dayThis week's music feature is a look back at Akashic Records, which was the hippiest record shop in town for a brief moment in the '70s. Writer Jack Partain talked to principal characters and musicians associated with the shop, and reconst ... More >>
This one's for you, dear readers. In honor of this year's Best of St. Louis issue, which hits the street today (woohoo!), we at RFT wanted to honor a different kind of "best" -- the best contributions from you, our readers. In the last year, your comments have made us laugh. They've made us cry ... More >>
Night two of An Under Cover Weekend featured a little something for everyone, a nice reminder of another one of the event's benefits: the ability to bring disparate crowds together. Most of this diverse crowd was still filtering in during Samuriot's opening set as third-wave ska legends Reel Big Fi ... More >>
EMI RecordsDavid Lynch, Danger Mouse and SparklehorseLast spring, the late Mark Linkous (a.k.a. the man behind Sparklehorse) attempted to release what would be one of his final projects, Dark Night of the Soul. The album was a collaboration between Linkous and infamous musician/producer, Dang ... More >>
Image viaOn Monday, Red Stripe premiered a new ad for its delicious, delicious beer. The video clip features the Red Stripe Ambassador -- shades of the Old Spice smooth-talker, perhaps? -- dancing to a Stephen Marley-produced, reggae cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's '80s synthpop hit "Rel ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, February 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Jemina Pearl, the ex-vocalist of Be Your Own Pet released a solo album, Break It Up, earlier this year. She'll be at the Firebird on Monday, February 8. The Ettes are opening. Here's Pearl dueting with Iggy Pop!
8 p.m. Thursday, November 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
*The video game LEGO Rock Band is due out later this year. And two of the artists included in the game are Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Why yes, you can totally play "Let's Dance," as a plastic model of Bowie croons along. The game's attention to detail is incredible: Iggy's abs are killer, and the blo ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 8. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, May 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Check out our exhaustive recap of Austin's indie-rock fest.
The Weirdness (Virgin)
www.pogues.com "There enough room in the Escalade for the lot of us?" It may be more customary to watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, but it turns out that the Oscars telecast sneaks in some interesting spots as well. In between Helen Mirren's toast to Queen Elizabeth and Forest Whitaker' ... More >>
A wrap-up of the RFT's DJ spin-off
Jim Jarmusch at his most subtle
Friday, July 30; CBGB
It's a Cinderella story
Week of June 23, 2004
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Saturday, May 15; Off Broadway
Friday, September 5; Hi-Pointe
Tuxedos optional at housewarming
Iggy Pop, rock & roll's Dmitri Karamazov, unleashes the acetylene-torch fury of his heart
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Monday, Aug. 7; Side Door
A bona fide Rock Star, the false-eyelash-worshiping John Petkovic, holds forth
The best loud stuff Japan has to offer
Thursday, Dec. 9; Mississippi Nights
Avenue B (Virgin Records)