All those poor Thursday shows had a run-in with a winter storm, and few made it out alive. Avenge their would-be good times by living out the glory with these shows -- there's way too much cool stuff (no pun intended) happening to skip out on account of a little bit of snow.
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Here at RFT Music, so many shows come across our desks on a regular basis in the form of announcements, previews and reviews that things can get pretty darn redundant. So when we come across fun coincidences, like the photo of Man Man sporting some homemade D.R.I. swag above, we're a little too easi ... More >>
Kishi Bashi, the solo endeavor of K Ishibashi (founding member of Jupiter One, touring member of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal) is playing the Firebird on February 16th. Tim Kinsella, who first burst onto the scene with the most influential indie-emo band you've never heard of, Cap'n Jazz, will be ... 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 >>
The Fox Hole, known to many as that big under-utilized room attached to Atomic Cowboy, is about to see some big changes. Management from the Firebird and Lola have teamed up to breathe new life into the space, merging their varied and extensive booking contacts to provide local music lovers with a o ... More >>
With LouFest, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza done you may think the music festival season is over after Labor Day. But there's still more:
Those who crave an indie rock festival featuring creative, innovative and up-and-coming artists will be glad to know that their audio paradise is only 178 mi ... More >>
The Memorial Day hangover hasn't quite lifted (it's never going to), but we've got a feew gems for ya this week: remember precious pop duo The Blow? It's a solo act now, since Jona Bechtolt left to pursue YACHT, but Khaela Maricich is keeping the cute alive; she'll be at the Old Rock House in ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaAs major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>
Lucero, the hard-touring and hard-partying hardscrabble punks played a quick set at LouFest, but they're headin' back to River City at Off Broadway on December 7. We'll try not to be miffed their tour with Social Distortion ends in late November.
*The Foot, November 6
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If you're a fan of perusing the tour-dates website Pollstar, you might have noticed that a date for Joan of Arc has been listed at the Firebird on November 3. Unlike many phantom concerts which accidentally show up on the site, that show is confirmed. Ticket info TBA. The influential math-rock-leani ... More >>
Robin WheelerThe holy trinity: Cod, mac & cheese, potato salad. Oh, yeah, and Busch. Make that the holy fournity.Many churches don't fry on Good Friday, but St. Joan of Arc does. They're the workhorse of St. Louis fish-fry scene. The long cafeteria's arranged to accommodate lengthy lines. Car ... More >>
The Blind Eyes are Seth Porter, Kevin Schneider and Matt Picker. They are playing on October 17 at Off Broadway with the Safes, Gentleman Auction House, and Beth Bombara. But last weekend, they trekked to the upper Midwest for a few shows. Porter was kind enough to share what happened. Read below!
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For the third year running, the PLAY:stl Music Festival and Conference will descend on the Delmar Loop for three days of live music and industry panels. (Think of it as a smaller, more manageable South By Southwest or CMJ Conference.) About 90 acts, both national and local, are scheduled o ... More >>
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.