Not to make you feel old, but This Is Spinal Tap turned 30 this month. Spinal Tap is unarguably the most popular rockumentary/mockumentary film of all time. The cult classic proves two things: Rockstars are predictable, and Rob Reiner is a genius. Truth in humor is what makes this film so enjoyabl ... More >>
On Saturday, August 17, the international music education chain, School of Rock (14560 Manchester Road), unveils its first St. Louis area location with a public grand opening event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In honor of the opening, RFT Music decided to, ahem, research, some of the best visual interpret ... More >>
It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list? Was it The Ur ... More >>
Tenacious D The Pageant July 23, 2012 Tenacious D has the biggest dick in rock and roll. Not that I've seen too many rock band dicks -- I can't think of any offhand, actually -- but still I think it's safe to say Tenacious D's looming twenty foot dick easily towers above them all. Allow me to exp ... More >>
Attention cheap and poor folks in St. Louis: Four of the ten shows listed here this week won't cost you a dime! Tenacious D at Vintage vinyl (better show up early to ensure entry though -- big band, small venue), David Beeman & Kit Hamon of Old Lights playing a more intimate set at Plush, then back ... More >>
10 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue.
In case you hadn't heard, fireworks displays are cancelled all over town this year because everything is on fire. Fair St. Louis is just about the only game left in town, which is convenient for our music-related purposes since that's also where Heart will be playing this Wednesday. Other than that, ... More >>
Jack Black and Kyle Gass, also known as the self-proclaimed "Greatest Band in the World," Tenacious D, will be doing a special in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl on Monday, July 23. The appearance will precede their now sold-out show at the Pageant, giving fans who didn't get tickets in time a se ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
Tenacious D has just announced a show at the Pageant. It's July 23, or roughly a month after the release of the band's third album, Rize of the Fenix. Tickets are $39.50 for general admission or $44.50 for reserved balcony seats. They go on sale this Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m., but there's a Face ... More >>
Walter grew up in Smalltown, USA, the kind of place whose population number (literally) flips every time a vehicle rolls into or out of town. He's the adorable felt brother and best friend of Gary (Jason Segel) who, after stumbling across old episodes of The Muppet Show, becomes enchanted with th ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe "pretentious record store guy" has long been the bane of the record shop. Despite their wealth of archaic knowledge, music lovers were never sure whether these pompous clerks were an asset or a plague to their shopping experience. Local comic artist and graphic designer Carlos ... More >>
If Rush's August show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater won't have enough air-drumming dudes and epic prog breakdowns for you, fear not: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, a documentary on the band directed by the men behind Iron Maiden: Flight 666, is screening in St. Louis on June 10. Says a press ... More >>
The Singer: Hailing from Atlanta, Gladys Knight fronted her brother and two cousins in the Pips from 1953 to the late '80s, though the best-known incarnation of the Pips recorded between 1967 and 1975. The quartet recorded for Motown in the '60s but found greater fame on the Buddha label, which ... More >>
What You Missed: Opening reception for Jargon: work by Terrance Hughes, Alphonzo Solorzano, Miguel Filipe and Jason Faulkner. Where: Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, in the shadow of the now-Belgian brewery. Better Than: Drinking Bud Light and watching Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World. A large, ... More >>
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.
Lazy review or lazy movie?
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
Columbia's True/False Festival is the coolest four-year-old in Missouri.
Week of December 7, 2006
The awful truth about Nancy Meyers.
Week of November 23, 2006
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House
Week of July 13, 2006
Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which ain't sayin much
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
Week of September 29, 2004
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites
Week of April 28, 2004
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Come Poop With Me (Warner Bros.)
The teacher, not the teaching, makes this School of Rock
Week of March 26, 2003
Nobody has the right to judge you for your secret musical kinks -- but everyone will
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
Week of January 9, 2002
Thursday, Nov. 29; Family Arena
Week of November 7, 2001
Silverman's bitter "comedy" is enough to make you lose all hope
Directed by Stephen Frears