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    April 15, 2014

    The Worst of Coachella 2014: Weekend One

    Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm (above) Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty cond ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    St. Louis Aldermen Green-Light Summer Rocks Music Festivals

    The St. Louis board of alderman approved Board Bill #328 yesterday. The vote paves the way for two large music festivals in downtown St. Louis. Initial plans will see the Summer Rocks music festivals in downtown St. Louis' Gateway Mall, beginning the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015. Cri ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Six of the Most Underrated Songs of All Time

    The world continues to burn, propelling artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and La Bouche to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, some of the most brilliant artists sit silently in obscurity. Sometimes people discover them years later and bring them to light through covers, or a hip-hop artist i ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Foxing Signs to Triple Crown Records

    St. Louis post-hardcore/emo revival act Foxing has signed a deal with New York-based Triple Crown Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The label has been home to a wide array of acts over the years, ranging from the ultra-tough hardcore of Death Threat to bands like the Dear Hunter, and even ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Five Music Writing Clichés That Need to Die

    On Monday, I read the following sentence on a popular music website about the new Cloud Nothings album: "The band continues to make powerfully utilitarian music for people who don't seek out this type of music just to be told what to think." I read it over and over again until my eyes rolled back in ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Six Reasons Your Band Should Not Play Longer Than Twenty Minutes

    Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. They're glancing at the door, bouncing their leg or messing with their hair. Do ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Get Your Passes for the 2014 RFT Music Showcase Now Through Our Exclusive Presale

    The RFT Music Showcase returns on Saturday, June 7, a celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. Roughly 50 local bands -- all nominees for RFT Music Awards -- will converge on the Grove area of Manchester Avenue, performing at different venues all up and down the str ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: April 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Jack White Tour Dates Announced - St. Louis in July

    Jack White has just announced a tour that includes a stop at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Sunday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. through MetroTix. Tickets will be available online at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fox Theatre Bo ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: April 2014

    St. Louis' warmer weather is bringing crazy lineups for local hip-hop heads, spanning national, local, underground and indie scenes across a wide spectrum of genres. Yep, April's got something for everyone. Actually, this month has so many shows that we didn't even have enough time to mention all of ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Watch Theresa Payne Perform Her New Single "Bye Fear" on Fox 2 News

    R&B songstress Theresa Payne, whom this publication named the best R&B singer of 2013, will release her newest single "Bye Fear" this Sunday at the Gramophone. The cover charge is $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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    March 27, 2014

    Six Reasons Employers Should Hire Touring Musicians

    In 2014, you should've already figured it out by now: Your dumpy, forgettable band with few fans should be touring. The need to turn your local bar band into a mobile poverty-stricken disaster unit is of utmost importance. It's your chance to see beautiful rolling landscapes, fall in love with peopl ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Felony Lewd Conduct Charges for New Found Glory's Steve Klein: What We Can Learn

    Former New Found Glory Guitarist Steve Klein is the latest in a string of recent arrests and accusations that highlight a rare but underrated hazard in underground music: exposure to dangerous people. That's not to say all artists are as dangerous or deviant as Klein is accused of being. Fans who ar ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Here's a Photo of Lorde Hanging With Chuck Berry Last Night

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde will be performing at the Peabody Opera House tonight, but evidently the Grammy Award-winning young songstress arrived in St. Louis a day early to catch a show by the legendary Chuck Berry.

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    March 19, 2014

    Six Music Nerds We Put Up With

    Much like the insufferable word "hipster," "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates and obscure Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker or anything -- nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech b ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Aunt Claudette Exposes Target's Hatred for Fat People, Is a National Treasure

    If Target doesn't want obese shoppers in its stores, it should stop selling snacks. That's the news according to Claudette Higgins, the world's best reporter in a bejeweled neck brace. Higgins posted a scathing "exposé" on the Target store in Bridgeton Monday, alleging that the store has stoppe ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Kiss and Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour: St. Louis in August

    Perennially costumed rock & roll icons Kiss will be joining forces with Def Leppard for a summer tour this year and, to the delight of KSHE fans throughout St. Louis, the show will be coming to town on August 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

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    January 9, 2014

    Grading the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014

    A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for An Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Saint Vitus Returns to St. Louis After Nearly Thirty Years: Recap

    We'd wager that no one under the age of 40 has probably ever seen Saint Vitus in St. Louis. The last time the group was in town dates back to 1984, at a boxing club called Turner's alongside another struggling little touring band called Black Flag. For those with that unwanted "Over the Hill" gag bi ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    "Punk" Band Makes Sex Video On Westboro Baptist Church Property, Still Sucks (NSFW)

    Recently, a quote-unquote "punk" band called Get Shot! decided to do what quote-unquote "punk" bands love to do for the attention of the media: make a brainless scene. In this particular case, it was a brainless porn scene. In a video shot by the group, Get Shot!'s bassist, Laura Lush, masturbated o ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Is My Band Playing Too Many Shows?

    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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    September 25, 2013

    Boxing Clever's Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship/Vanilla Beans Split is Lo-Fi Fun on High-Grade Vinyl

    Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship / The Vanilla Beans "Ladies in the Dark" / "Tiger 1" boxingcleverrecords.com The end of September may be a tad too early for taking stock of 2013's trends and movements, but even a cursory look backward shows our city's renewed love of the split 7-inch. The Tower Groov ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    The V Best Songs In GTA Radio History

    By Gavin Cleaver As I sit here at work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. Last week saw the release day of the biggest game of the year. Aping the inanities and cliches of radio DJs wa ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Cher is Coming to the Scottrade Center June 4

    Cher, she with no last name, the songstress now over 50 years into her game, dubbed "the Goddess of Pop," will be coming to St. Louis on June 4. The show will take place at the Scottrade Center, and based on the success of her last tour (325 dates and attended by over 5.5 million people), we'd bet i ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Here's How Miley Cyrus Infiltrated the Hip Hop Community

    By Nick Nuk'em After being wildly-ecstatic about the Jay Z song that was on in her debut single as Miley Cyrus "Party in the USA" (Hannah Montana's eulogy could've been given at the video shoot), the former Disney starlet recently found herself being referred to on Hov's recent MCHG. One could say ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    What's the Right Way to Book a First Tour?

    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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    September 3, 2013

    I Allow My 8-Year-Old To Drink Alcohol. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I ALLOW MY 8-YEAR OLD TO DRINK ALCOHOL I hosted dinner at my house to celebrate my 8-year old son's first place finish ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Eminem "Berzerk" from MMLP2 Produced By Rick Rubin: Listen Now

    Eminem teased his new single, "Berzerk" in a Beats By Dre commercial during this year's VMA awards over the weekend. The song will appear on the rapper's upcoming album, entitled MMLP2 (or Marshall Mathers LP 2, a sequel to his most critically acclaimed and successful album), the follow-up to 2010's ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    RFT Music Writer Auditions for The Voice, Still Hates Adam Levine

    Apparently, this is my year for doing weird shit and writing about it for the Riverfront Times. In March I reported on Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con while wearing Wonder Woman, Sue Storm and Pikachu costumes. In April I went through five straight nights of karaoke in honor of National Karaoke We ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Six Anti-Establishment Songs That Aren't by Rage Against the Machine

    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 >>

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    May 28, 2013

    The Schwag's Last Show, May 25 at 2720 Cherokee: Recap

    Upon arrival to 2720 Cherokee, I was greeted by a block-long line full of every possible incarnation of hippy. Tie-dye and hemp combinations appeared in everyone's clothing choices as far as the eye could see. Some had adapted to almost-modern culture (a flat-bill hat with grateful bear patches iron ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    In St. Louis Music, Life Is a Never-Ending Conflict of Interests

    Art and life cohabitate, informing, imitating and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Two months ago, my wife and I began renting a building in Edwardsville, Illinois, and moved our home studio ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in March

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Hey You, Come Stare at These Freaks With Us

    So apparently, there is a freak-show coming to town. And yes, there are legitimate freaks. PT Barnum and Ripley's Believe It Or Not beware, 999 Eyes is a genuine circus sideshow complete with a bed of nails, glass walkers, sword swallowers, human pincushions and more.

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    February 26, 2013

    Candles As Band Merch: An In-depth, Intensive Look with GG Allin, Mumford and Sons

    By Michael Alan Goldberg Perhaps you have seen that in addition to the T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and brass boat necklaces (?) found in their online merch section, Sigur Ros has introduced their "Vardeldur candle" for the princely sum of $23.50. The site describes its scent thusly: The smoky, sl ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) at the Firebird 2/20/2013: Recap and Photos

    D.R.I. (short for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) played the Firebird last night, cramming -- as they put it -- 47 and a half songs into about an hour-long set. A rambunctious crowd of punks and metalheads slammed and sang along as the legendary crossover band tore through its set at breakneck pace (for tho ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Dealing With the Devil: Making the Conversion From Christian Rock to Heathenistic Indie Rock

    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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    February 8, 2013

    The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender at a Music Venue

    When I'm not raking in the millions writing for music blogs, I, much like many of my fellow artsy-fartsies and anti-professionals, have to earn my dough in the service industry. Working directly with customers in any job can be a trying and frustrating experience, and especially in the bar industry ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    RFT Music Hands Over Reins to Notorious Drunk Lunatic

    As you may have noticed from his sign-off post on Friday, Mr. Kiernan Maletsky has officially taken his leave from the Riverfront Times, and is soon to be at the helm of the music section of our sister paper, the Dallas Observer. Maletsky hired me and notoriously gives me too much credit, but it got ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 29 to November 4

    Well I'm feeling pretty good about myself today. Over the weekend I managed to get myself kicked out of the Justin Bieber concert at Scottrade Center while working on a review, proving that even in my old age I still got it. In my youth I was actually quite capable of being kicked out of any and all ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Davy Jones's Death and the Right Side of Music History

    Davy Jones died Wednesday, leaving behind performances on some of the most memorable pop songs of the 1960s, a surprisingly excellent sitcom, and, for movie-goers and music fans of a certain age, this transcendent power-ballad send-up from The Brady Bunch Movie. He also left behind a warning: Be car ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    The Justin Bieber Fan Vicious Murder Fund: Donate At A Gwar Show Today!

    Photo by Jon Gitchoff​They're definitely still cleaning the fake blood off of everything at Pop's after last night's GWAR show. But amidst all the surprisingly realistic zombie corpses and cartoon medieval weaponry, our photographer noticed a relatively innocuous (visually, anyway) sign at the ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    David Freese on Jay Leno Tonight

    Photo: Chad Garrison​David Freese is having a tough time taking it all in. On Friday he was named World Series MVP after the miracle Cardinals won their 11th championship. Yesterday, tens of thousands of well-wishers showed up in downtown St. Louis for the victory parade. At least a half-dozen wom ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Essence Music Festival 2011: What to Expect, What to See and More

    ​The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire on Finding Practical Uses for that Big, Heavy Grammy

    Image via​Who is Arcade Fire? Well, it's a Canadian indie band on Merge records that's known for its incredibly energetic live shows. Its latest record, Suburbs, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts last August. Oh yeah, they won one of those Grammy Awards for 2010 -- what was it? Alb ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Ten Girl Talk Mashups That Should Exist

    Tonight, Girl Talk returns to the Pageant for what will inevitably be a sweaty, calorie-burnin' good time for those who possess an affinity for pop culture and a lack of attention span. In light of this event, A to Z was contemplating the (debatable, perhaps illegal) art of the mashup, and came up w ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    New Release Highlights for August 24: The Sword, Usher and Everyone's Favorite "California Gurl"

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below. Post delayed a day due to server issues!) Apocalyptica 7th Symphony​*Apocalyptica, 7th Symphony Stream Apocalyptica's seventh album, which features guest voca ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of May 13

    Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year).​ The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>

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