The famous quote about the Velvet Underground -- of which the late Lou Reed was singer and primary songwriter -- is that everyone who heard them went on to form a band. There's no way to prove this: We'd argue that at least half of them became music journalists and/or zine editors. Nonetheless, ther ... More >>
Ed. Aquitaine's new record, released last week at the Firebird, is the subject of this week's Homespun column. You may not know the name Aquitaine unless you're a Francophile, a visitor to the Pyrenees or a Middle Ages buff, so a quick brush-up is in order: The band formed last year as Supermoon, c ... More >>
This is the face that launched 1,000 falsettos -- and also our No. 2 entry in the hits category.Welcome to a new recurring feature on RFT Music. In the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at the best music movies, from documentaries (Dig!) to movies with earth-shattering soundtracks (Train ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(H/T to Twitter follower @tone_wolf for the link) A few years ago, we brought you some fun videos of Lego people miming to songs by System of a Down, Metallica, U2 and others. It was only a matter of time before Playmobil -- the preppier, square version of Lego -- got in on the action. The video bel ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile the Snowpocalypse largely missed the St. Louis metro area, the aftermath of the sleet-storm lingers, in the form of frigid temperatures, bitter wind chills and icy roads and pavement. This is the perfect time of year for hot tea, wool blankets -- and cold, cold music. T ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Paul Ha, director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, has a pretty entertaining personal Twitter account. Just a bit ago, he tweeted this video of a steel drum band called Steel Harmony playing Joy Division's "Transmission." This performance was part of artist Jeremy Deller's Procession in Man ... More >>
Who's Raymilland, you might ask? Why, it's a short-lived St. Louis band doing a reunion show at Off Broadway on Saturday night. (Bunnygrunt, the Medical Tourists and fellow old-school punks the Welders are also on the bill.) The quartet existed from 1979 to 1981 and opened for some of-the-day high-p ... More >>
The important thing to remember about the Killers is that the band hails from Las Vegas, the city where the concept of time falls prey to glitz, fantasy and excess -- and the place that built a replica of great cities such as Paris and New York, thus manufacturing its own reality to fit it ... More >>
So this is a wee bit late -- sorry, I've been battling a cold since New Year's Day, bah -- but hopefully still relevant: three "discs" worth of 2008 quality music. This is meant to be a companion list to the Top 10 Top 40 songs piece I penned, a way for people to perhaps discover some new bands and/ ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
(Rhino)Control Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian gives an idea of what to expect in this week's review. Find out what RFT contributor Mike Appelstein has to say about the new Joy Division biopic on A to Z. Two women discover the magical qualities of a soap dispens ... More >>
What really happened to John Anthony Kaiser, a missionary in Kenya, the night of his death? Ask Amiee Levitt. Unreal discovers Johnnie Brock's already sold out of Hannah Montana costumes, ponders Joe Buck's future in the late-night talk-show circuit and inquires about a massager, stimulus, electric ... More >>
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Old Glory Amphitheatre, Six Flags, Eureka.
Local musicians and writers weigh in on the Police's legacy in St. Louis -- then and now.
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The Gargoyle on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevard).
A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box (Rhino)
9 p.m. Thursday, September 28. Schlafly Tap Room, (2100 Locust Street)
8 p.m. Sunday, September 17. Mississippi Nights, (914 North First Street)
9 p.m. Thursday, August 3. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Look at Who You're Talking To (Gigantic)
Ian Curtis gives the smackdown to She Wants Revenge, Against Me! talks politics and punk, and the Download helps you get your MP3 on
Friday, January 6; The Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Week of October 19, 2005
Wednesday, September 22; the Rocket Bar
Kill the DJ (Cleopatra)
No Thanks!: The '70s Punk Rebellion (Rhino)
Saturday, October 4; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Local goths are on a roll
In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths
The Last Broadcast (Capitol)