Its happened to me a million times. I walk into a bar with the intention of sitting down for a relaxing beverage, and in between the time that I've paid and my first sip of beer, I realize that some 22 year old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is Usher, Nelly, or th ... More >>
Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... More >>
The RFT's office has an interesting soundtrack of its own this summer. Take, for instance, the saxy guy tootin' for loose change outside or the busker heard down the street letting out a blood-curdling "Go, Johnny! Go-oo-oo--ooo!" a mere block away from Chuck's statue. How about the sound of childre ... More >>
As I've mentioned before in these articles, I have this rotten brain that memorizes only the most irrelevant crap and discards the most meaningful things. Peoples' names and birthdays escape me, but I can sit and tell you that Richard Belzer from Law & Order: SVU has a comedy record called Another L ... More >>
I remember in the sixth grade when we were all arbitrarily assigned instruments to learn. It was hell for broke parents who were now forced to buy or rent instruments they knew were just going to collect dust in a broom closet. And it was hell for us kids, as when you are a young boy, everything aro ... More >>
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 >>
And neither does Mayor Slay.I'm not sure how I missed this as it was happening, but Mayor Slay guest programmed KSHE's "KSHE Klassics Overtime" this past Sunday -- and it friggin' rocked. Slay posted his playlist on his blog, and it reveals a couple of cliche picks ("Comfortably Numb" is dead to ... More >>
Homer Simpson proudly displays his Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word or Barbershop Album.Adele could soon become a Grammy paper champion. Oh sure. 21 is a worthy entrant for the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year. "Rolling in the Deep," after all, topped the 2011 Pazz and Jop P ... More >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaOften times the biggest music collectors are musicians themselves. This is certainly true for So Many Dynamos guitarist and long-time record collector Griffin Kay. We recently met with Kay outside his Soulard apartment as he was carrying a new record player upstairs. His fiancé N ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow night, Kings of Leon returns to the scene of the bird-poop crime, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The concert is a make-up date for the band's abbreviated July 23 show, during which pooping pigeons sent them offstage after three tunes. To ensure that tomorrow's co ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Unreal has spent all of June breathlessly tracking the Tony La Russa v. Twitter brouhaha. OK, so we've actually just quickly spent the past few minutes skimming our columnist colleague Bill Streeter's two dispatches about the lawsuit, and also the one by Kristen Hinman. And even though those two are ... More >>
Stand-up, author, actor, filmmaker and comedy-festival curator Eugene Mirman may have a lot on his plate, but the onetime Comedian of Comedy knows it's all about finding a balance, preferably one involving crazy religions and Jethro Tull. He opens for Flight of the Conchords tonight at the Fabulous ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 17. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
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