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    July 23, 2014

    Sixteen Stupid Hats Musicians Love Wearing

    Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually h ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Here Are Some Terrible Pickup Lines From Hilarious Comedians

    Smooth talking the opposite sex is a mysterious art form deserving of a master class. Still, any idiot knows that cheesy pick-up lines are never the way to go. We've all heard them, laughed at them, and if one of them actually worked for you, well...more power to your genitals. The general rule wh ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Six Reasons to Take Your Band On Tour

    There are a lot of ways to travel the world. Most of them involve being extremely wealthy. However, if you weren't born with the gift of mommy and daddy's golden checkbook, you can still find a fairly respectable way to see the world, provided you're OK with sleeping on a pool table and using a bloo ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Getting Post-Tour Stench Out of the Band Van

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    This Is Why No One Cares About Your Band

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Six Rules For Sharing a Practice Space

    Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    The First LouFest Lineup Clue Is Washed Out

    LouFest's organizers dropped their first lineup clue via social media today, and we can say with near certainty that the band it is hinting at is chillwave act Washed Out, perhaps best known for creating the opening theme music for IFC's Portlandia.

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    May 8, 2014

    LouFest Lineup: Here Are the First Nine Bands That Will Be Announced

    Thanks to an anonymous tip in our inbox, we now have the first nine bands for this year's LouFest lineup figured out. Don't worry about those lineup clues.

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    May 7, 2014

    How to Get Your Band Beyond "Local"

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    LouFest Early-Bird Passes On Sale Now, Lineup Soon

    LouFest early-bird passes are officially on sale now. The tickets are $75 for a two-day pass, as opposed to the $95 you can expect to pay after the lineup is announced.

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    May 6, 2014

    Six Reasons People Want To Have Sex With Musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove specifically why women want to enter the bone-zone with musicians. The article is just summarizing research from the University of Sussex, and there's a few glaring holes in it that make it useless to the general popu ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Music "Festival Style": Now at a Mall Near You, Unfortunately

    If you think summer festivals are mainly about the music, you're naive; they've become one of the year's most highly-anticipated fashion shows. Say what you want about the styles -- the floppy hats and the garlands and those gosh darn spirit hoodies -- but music festivals most certainly have a "l ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    LouFest Organizers Ask: Who Do You Want To Play This Year?

    The organizers of LouFest want to know who you'd like to see perform at this year's festival -- and they have two free VIP passes as an incentive. See also: Attention LouFest Organizers: Please Get OutKast, Thanks

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    April 9, 2014

    What Happens When a '90s Star Gives Up On His Music Career?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Half of the Village People Banned From Ballpark Village By Dress Code

    Ballpark Village's newly announced dress code has hit the Village People community especially hard, leaving half of the band barred altogether from the premises each night after 9 p.m.

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    March 25, 2014

    How Can My Band Rebound After a Bad Tour?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Doorway Performs Drive-By Concert for Crowds at SXSW

    St. Louis hip-hop group Doorway, winner of 2013's RFT Music Award for best hip-hop group, has seemingly never-ending hustle. Its members can be found at events all over town, handing out CDs and performing, and generally taking any opportunity possible to get their names out there into the world. So ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Justin Bieber Does Not Eat Poop

    Have you ever Googled something only to find that their autofill feature suggests some really strange stuff? This has been the source of Tumblr blogs and memes alike. It has also been the reason many a person has lost faith in humanity, seeing ridiculous questions on obvious subjects. Just type "why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Lumpy & the Dumpers' New Music Video for "Sex Pit" is the Most Awesome Thing

    Lumpy & the Dumpers, St. Louis' premier purveyors of slime-covered, dirty punk rock, just released a music video yesterday, and boy is it a doozy. See Also: Lumpy & the Dumpers: Slime Addicts On The Prowl

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    October 24, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Justin Bieber Befriends a Stripper

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Sadly, we RFT Music fo ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Twitter Litter: M.I.A. Flips Off NFL Again, Ted Nugent Kills Stuff

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Hey, remember when Mad ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Guys, Predatory Dance Floor Boners are Not OK

    Gentleman, this is a public service announcement. We know that things can get hot and sweaty on the dance floor. The atmosphere is festive, the music is peaking and the ladies are looking good. You see one you like, and you want to dance with her. Totally cool. Men and women have been dancing togeth ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Justin Bieber Downward Spiral Predictions for 2014

    This has been a perilous year for Justin Bieber, our favorite swaggy little shit. He was snapped sipping some alleged lean; he took heat for tone-deaf comments in the Anne Frank house; he scuffled with the paparazzi; his friends keep getting his car in trouble; he peed in a mop bucket and yelled "fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Whiskey War Festival, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship Comic Release, Pete Wentz and More Show Flyers

    Whiskey War Festival will take place June 29 at a St. Charles VFW hall, with performances by Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family, Brown Bottle Fever and Whiskey War Mountain Rebellion, as well as many others. Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship's big comic book release show is this Friday at Foam, and Pete ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    You Should Probably Quit Your Band Now

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    For Some Reason, Mayor Slay Wants to Know if You Like Justin Bieber

    Every week, Mayor Slay's website runs a poll, taking the pulse of St. Louisans on a wide range of topics, such as genetically modified foods, the actions of Congress, and what it takes to deliver a good political speech. The raw data gathered is synthesized and used to custom-build the city of St. L ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper, UZ, Torche and More Show Flyers

    Shock rocker Marilyn Manson joins forces with shock rocker Alice Cooper on what might be the most obvious pairing ever seen on a bill together; that show is at the Family Arena on June 25. Mysterious Mad Decent EDM artist UZ will perform at 2720 Cherokee on May 22. Florida stone-metal kings Torche b ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Help! Our Singer Makes Everyone Want to Quit the Band

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Good For You and Gregg Ginn, J Rabbit, Talk Normal and More Show Flyers

    Skateboarder Mike Vallely's band, Good for You visits Spirit's Lounge on April 27th and are accompanied by Black Flag guitarist, Greg Ginn's solo project. Noise-rock band, Talk Normal stops by The Demo on March 16th. More show flyers below:

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    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 8 to 10

    Working for an alt-newsweekly can be pretty damn entertaining. Outside of reporting on the latest in local music, food and news, we get to investigate messed up Craigslist ads gone viral, exchange yo momma style comebacks to St. Louis city haters and even play the occasional pranks on each other (se ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Take Our Andrew W.K. Party Tip Quiz!

    Andrew W.K.: Rocker, composer, fashion plate, motivational guru, and most importantly -- via his primo Twitter feed -- long-time purveyor of party tips. From practical advice to profundity, inspiration to hilarity, his near-daily tips offer something for everybody, not only how to get the party star ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Undead Format: Dissecting The Cassette Revival

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. My first musical memory involved a cassette tape of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I was in the backseat of ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement Is Here [Updated With Complete Lineup]

    [UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    CutForBieber Was a 4chan Prank, but in 2013 Pranks and Trends are Basically the Same Thing

    Pranks are never more effective than when a prankster finds the precise border between reality and absurdity and just barely steps over it. This week's #CutForBieber trending topic--in which Justin Bieber fans were supposed to be cutting themselves in an attempt to force their ur-boyfriend off marij ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: November 2 to 4

    Well that Bieber review sure took off. I got word earlier this week that it recently became the most-read post in RFT Music history (to anyone who missed it, a friend and I snuck booze into the Justin Bieber show at Scottrade and got kicked out, then wrote a review about it). Anyway so yeah, it's Bi ... More >>

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    October 28, 2012

    Crotching Whiskey at the Justin Bieber Concert and Getting Thrown Out: A Review

    Justin Bieber was genetically engineered in a secret government laboratory to be the Ultimate Teen Heartthrob. Millions of dollars are spent every year to ensure that the Earth's population worships the Bieb; the number of powerful men in suits whose job it is to ensure that "Operation: Hot Bieber" ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    If You Don't Buy Katy Perry's Songs, You'll Get More Katy Perry Movies

    Katy Perry: Part of Me came out last weekend, and early returns are not great. Friday-to-Sunday it made $7.1 million, edged out by the month-old Madagascar 3 and Madea's Witness Protection, which is a real movie that exists. In spite of its 3D release, no movie in the Top 10 made less money per scre ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Justin Bieber is Coming to the Scottrade Center

    Justin Bieber, professional cultural lightning rod, has just announced a sweeping North American tour in support of his upcoming album Believe (he makes music as well as social media appearances, we're told). And on it is a stop at the Scottrade Center on October 27. Tickets are $37 to $82 and go on ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Six Bieber-Free Moments When Boxing and Music Collided

    Whether Justin Bieber is being chased by a pack of fans while riding a Segway or pretending to get shot and killed on a popular television show, he can is increasingly dispatched in any setting. Your moment of certainty came this weekend, when Bieber and 50 Cent accompanied Floyd Mayweather, Jr., ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Twelve-Year Old Youtube Commenters: Your Favorite Music Decade Sucked, Too

    Yes, we had some of these in the 1990s. Some of them couldn't even hold a guitar.​I am 24 years old. When I was twelve years old, and Napster was a real thing and not a horrifying tale RIAA parents told their RIAA children to get them to clean their plate, I was briefly under the delusion that ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Justin Bieber And Boyz II Men Want To Get With You, Girl; Also, It's Christmas

    Image via​Hey, girl -- you there, in the reindeer sweater -- I need an object lesson. Come over here and dance up on me while I write this Christmas music-related blog entry. See, Justin Bieber and Boyz II Men have just recorded a new Christmas song, "Fa La La," and, uh, it's kind of about Chr ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Justin Bieber Wins CMT Award, Becomes Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse

    Courtesy of Justin Bieber Shrine​Sure signs of an impending apocalypse: 1. Locusts: Depending on what part of St. Louis you're in, you can substitute cicadas. 2. Thunder, hail and tornadoes: Done, done and done. 3. Justin Bieber winning a CMT award: Which he did, earlier this week, for his c ... More >>

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    February 13, 2011

    Esperanza Spalding Wins "Best New Artist" Grammy, Wikipedia Page Immediately Hacked

    The 2011 Grammy Awards are still going strong, two and a half hours into the broadcast. Jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding just won Best New Artist -- frankly, a huge shock, as she beat out Justin Bieber and she's, uh, not exactly a new artist. (Let's be clear, though: Spalding is deserving of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Show Review Photos: Justin Bieber Fever Hits the Scottrade Center, Monday, November 8

    Todd OwyoungJustin Bieber at the Scottrade Center. Beam me up, Bieber!​If you believe the Internet (yes, collectively), then Justin Bieber is a colossal joke. Everything about him is grounds for mocking: his hair swoop, his askew baseball cap, his voice, his Canadian heritage, his dance moves, ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Nelly and Bieber Have a Twitter Love-Fest

    After his Scottrade Center show last night, Justin Bieber took to Twitter to rave about how great the concert -- and audience -- was. To whom did he rave about the Lou? Why, Nelly, of course! .bbpBox1864496440147968 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/166861976/acoustic_J ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Justin Bieber, Coming to a Comic Book Near You

    image via​No, he's not coming to a comic book store near you. Well, probably not in person. He'll be there in ink, though, when the "Fame: Justin Bieber" comic book hits shelves this week. And, as we all know, The Biebs lives in all of our hearts as well. Bluewater Productions specialize ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of June 10

    Let's guess what J. Biebs is thinking here: "It's so tough being a teeny tiny heartthrob. Y'all just don't understand, yo! I'm angsty!"...Maybe. He's probably just thinking about recess though.​ Blueberry Hill Duck Room *Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, July 29 Cicero's *Oceans Over Airplanes ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Catch Bieber Fever in November -- Justin's Coming to St. Louis

    BIEBER​Justin Bieber makes three-year-olds cry because they love him so much. Justin Bieber's hair is causing a commotion among teenage boys -- although this article warns not to call the style "the Bieber" and that they won't admit to modeling their 'dos after the pop star. Justin Bieber and ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Question: What Do Justin Bieber and Black Flag Have in Common?

    Answer: According to this Etsy listing, "Both groups have caused riots, both embrace DIY." Someone named Josiah Hughes is selling the following home-screened T-shirt, which features the iconic Black Flag bars logo merged with the name of pop sensation Justin Bieber. (H/T to the almighty Chunklet for ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Update: Vegans Really *Do* Love the Pageant

    Speaking of the Pageant: Congratulations go out to the venue, for winning "Best Concert Venue" in the peta2 Libby Awards! They join the ranks of Jolly Rancher candies, Chipotle, Field Roast's Celebration Roast, Justin Bieber, and, er, Perez Hilton as 2010 winners.

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