by Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen "Like anything, there are ups and downs. When there are more downs, it's time to get out. I'm just exhausted," says Michael Gross, former owner of Lemmons, beloved south-city spot for punk rock and pizza. The dive bar closed last week to the surprise, and dismay, of ma ... More >>
Have you ever heard that early '90s WNYU radio interview feud between Born Against and Sick of it All? St. Louis' Life Like would be the love/hate-child that would result from that infamous debate, deftly bridging the gap between the hard-edged and the politically charged sub-sects of the late '80s ... More >>
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Popula ... More >>
It's a busy week for St. Louis music. Read on to catch a piece of the action. With Halloween celebratory activities well under way, local bands get ready go dress up with special covers-only sets. Besides that, Bug Chaser drops its latest, Noisefest celebrates its tenth anniversary and Tef Poe perfo ... More >>
The memorial service for larger-than-life local musician/writer/photographer/DJ Bob Reuter will be held this Sunday at the Casa Loma Ballroom. For those just joining us, Reuter tragically passed away early last month in a freak accident, falling down an elevator shaft. Big Muddy Records, home to Reu ... More >>
You're probably all still hungover from partying too hard this weekend, so we'll spare you the prolonged intro this week. When you're ready to get out of bed again, consider checking out some concerts! Calvin Johnson, Amanda Shires and Dread Zeppelin are but a few of the touring acts making stops in ... More >>
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Littl ... More >>
Local kings and queen of the jangly gloom anthem Doom Town have two new split records coming out. The first is the love-child byproduct of the band's 2012 European tour with Hamburg, Germany's No More Art, and the second is a late-night scheme hatched with Carbondale, Illinois' Autonomy. And let's n ... More >>
Considering the subject matter, it's unlikely that Bill Streeter will be screaming "Quiet on the set!" this weekend. The St. Louis director, producer and cinematographer will mix music and mini-movies Saturday, April 13, for a second round of Lo-Fi Cherokee, a celebration of local talent on one of ... More >>
Since 2007, Catholic Guilt's brazen brand of sonic warfare has become a staple in the experimental/noise rock community in St. Louis. Having won the title of the RFT's Best Noise Band of 2011, the band's raw gutter sound continues to emanate from venues all across the South Side area. Comprising the ... More >>
Brett UnderwoodSince 1991, Schlafly Beer has been a beloved institution in St. Louis. Pouring heart and soul into their passion, the brewery creates well-crafted beer much to the applause of microbrew enthusiasts worldwide. From the rolling ease of the classic Pale Ale to the rich, roasted ma ... More >>
Corey WoodruffAlthough the duo isn't originially from St. Louis, Sleepy Kitty still manages to serve as an ancillary conduit that helps keep the city's arts and music scene buzzing. Utilizing "all of the advantages of 1980s-style land line," as drummer/singer Evan Sult aptly quipped, both Su ... More >>
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Week of May 31, 2007
We catch up with the Gentleman Callers, find out what Ron Jeremy has to do with school and examine how much James Taylor really sucks
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Two South Grand joints get 3 a.m. liquor licenses, changing the face of after-hours partying in St. Louis
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
Singer/songwriter Bob Reuter gives voice to St. Louis' unique character