Jay Reatard

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 16 to 22

    With the holiday season in full swing, lots of bands pull out the stops. El Monstero hits the Pageant for its annual string of holiday season shows, Sarah Bollinger graces the Gramophone with her blue-eyed soul for a special Christmas show and Pet Rock invades the Livery with a tape release. Besides ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The Ten Best St. Louis Punk Bands

    This year's Best of St. Louis issue has hit the streets and this year like previous years (last year, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.), we chose a winner for best punk band of 2013. But there's more than just one punk band worth your time, and many of these bands were winners in previous years. S ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Homespun: Bruiser Queen

    "In Your Room" b/w "Ms. Everything"

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    August 21, 2013

    Bruiser Queen's New EP: Read the Homespun Review and Listen

    Credit the sheen of dingy reverb, the reedy combo organ squeaking in the background, or the genre-appropriate seven-inch vinyl format, but garage-rock duo Bruiser Queen sounds righteously ragged on this single. It's not that last year's Swears full-length sounds clean or polished; it's more that the ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Chaos in Tejas 2013 Review: Infest, Los Crudos, Left For Dead, Framtid and More

    After persevering through a driving regimen of fourteen consecutive hours through the middle of nowhere (and barely winning a race with an Oklahoma tornado) we finally arrived in Texas for Chaos in Tejas. Grown-up humans from every sub-genre of punk rock culture started checking into motels and wand ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 1 to 7

    Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    The Five Best Halloween Parties in St. Louis

    Last minute, very important update! It's here! Happy day, everyone. And ho buddy do we have just the celebratory update to this here official RFT recommended Halloween show list: A bunch of punks and rock & rollers are going to do cover sets on the second floor of 2720 Cherokee. To wit, from the Fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Propagandhi, Twista, Matt & Kim and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Hunx and His Punx is Coming to the Firebird

    Daniel Pitout​Deliciously flamboyant garage punks Hunx and His Punx is coming to the Firebird on September 13th. The is a great one: Seth Bogard and his "Punkettes" (Shannon Shaw, Erin Emslie, Amy Blaustein and Michelle Santamaria) are raising more than a few freak eyebrows these days. If you' ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2010

    The Ponys

    8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    September 12, 2010

    Show Review Setlist Photos: Wavves Gets High, Rages at the Billiken Club, September 11

    Jon GitchoffWavves last night at the Billiken Club. (Drinking locally, we see.) View an entire slideshow here.​That's it. Summer is over, and Wavves sent it packing last night with an adrenaline- and pot-fueled rager. Crowd surfing at the Billiken Club isn't something you see every day, but Wa ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010


    9 p.m. Saturday, September 11. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

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    June 27, 2010

    Show Review: Cage the Elephant, 22-20s and Autovaughn Have a Cure for the Blues at the Pageant, Friday, June 25​Cage the Elephant is a quintet, but on Friday night at the Pageant, the group might as well have performed under the name, "Matt Shultz and Friends." Although the vocalist kept the banter to a minimum -- from a "Thank you" here to a "Hey everybody, look at this kid ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    R.I.P. Garage Rocker Jay Reatard

    ​According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, garage-rock savant Jay Reatard passed away last night. He was 29. The paper has a few more details in this story; Goner Records, which is also based in Memphis, also confirmed the news. Reatard's last album, Watch Me Fall, was released by Matador Re ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of August 17-23

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records 1. Faust -- C'est Com...Com...Complique 2. Voivod -- Infini 3. ... More >>

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    July 19, 2008

    Pitchfork: Vampire Weekend Recap, Photos

    Ezra Koenig, singer and guitar player for Vampire Weekend, didn't only hit all the high notes during the New York band's set at Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday, he livened them up and stretched them out. Meanwhile, bass player Chris Baio shimmied and bended his knees, while playing the higher ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008