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    May 23, 2014

    Meet Local Rockers Shark Dad at Rockabration 4 This Weekend

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Rockabrat ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    I Chaperoned a Middle School Valentine's Day Dance

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha: Why This Video Sucks

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. Right now, Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha, is number two on Billboard and number one on my GTFOH chart. I don't remember the first time I hear ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ten St. Louis Acts That Deserve To Be Famous Now

    Fame is a funny thing. Some folks stumble into it by having their soundbytes about burglary autotuned for 120 million YouTube viewers. Others make headlines by being a teenager with giant boobs who marries a guy nearly 40 years her senior. But what about the people with actual talent whose fate ha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ten St. Louis Acts That Deserve To Be Famous Now

    Fame is a funny thing. Some folks stumble into it by having their soundbytes about burglary autotuned for 120 million YouTube viewers. Others make headlines by being a teenager with giant boobs who marries a guy nearly 40 years her senior. But what about the people with actual talent whose fate ha ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Ask Tom Morello & a Tribute to Miley Cyrus

    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. This is the final installment of "Twitter Litter," so it ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Halloween Escapades from Ke$ha, Nikki Sixx and Queen Latifah

    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. Remember a few weeks a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Ke$ha Wants You to Haunt Her Vagina This Halloween

    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. While we're becoming B ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Nelly Eats Cheerios, Rhett Miller Visits Ohio, Miley Kisses a Dog

    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. YOU GUYS! We're goin ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Ke$ha's Penis Necklace and Fake-Beyonce's Carrot Addiction

    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. When you open yourse ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Penises, Celebrity Scandals and Toilets

    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. When we started kickin ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Six Mind-Blowing References to Obscure Bands in Popular Culture

    Some people spend their lives researching a cure for cancer, or how to perform cleft-lip surgery on children in developing countries. Others, such as myself, spend that time researching obscure music because it gives them a sick feeling, like maybe they are somehow better than people who are doing r ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Fine, I Guess It Is Time to Stop Taking Potshots at Jason Mraz [Update: RIP Zach Sobiech]

    [Editor's note: In the time since this post was published this morning, Zach Sobiech has succumbed to his illness. May he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in these sad times.] Anyone who has either been to a wedding or a funeral in their life knows from that fortunate/unfortunate eve ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 15 to 21

    Record Store Day approacheth! I won't say much this week. I have to reserve as much energy as possible with these vinyl-skimming digits, after all. Outside of all the events and after parties revolving around dear RSD, there's plenty to get out and see all week. Click ahead for our recommendations, ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Five Rappers Fans Love That Critics Can't Stand

    By Marcus Arman Not all rappers need critical adoration to achieve commercial success. Some use negative reviews as motivation, others dismiss them as hate, and a few of them probably don't know what constitutes a review. But it's commendable anytime an artist reaches some level of success. In fact ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Kirkwood's Own Nikki Glaser Makes Late-Night MTV Premiere

    We get it. MTV doesn't play music anymore. Now that you're done making the same tired objection that your uncle made ten years ago, maybe it's time you give the wayward TV station a little credit for at least getting back into the comedy business. Kirkwood-native Nikki Glaser and writer / comedia ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The Six Most Absurd Pop Songs Of 2012

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us, so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! To wrap up the end-of-year coverage for Nitpick Six, here are the six most absurd pop ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    The Mayan Apocalypse Plans of Eight St. Louis Musicians

    The Mayan Calendar says 2012 is the end: This Friday, December 21, specifically. and John Cusack likely won't be around to save our sorry asses. While some folks may be hoarding dish soap and cashing in on fear of the Mayan apocalypse, St. Louis musicians are having none of that. We asked local pe ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Gift Guide for Musicians we Love (and Love to Hate)

    Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    LMFAO Goes On Hiatus, Is Replaced By Less Insistently Ridiculous Korean Guy

    Have you ever watched a K-Drama? I'm not suggesting you should, or anything, it's just that the more Korean Wave stuff you're familiar with, the easier it is to understand why you might find PSY's "Gangnam Style" a little less annoying at wedding receptions in 2018 than LMFAO's own novelty pop, now ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    LouFest Lineup 2012: The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Cotton Mather and More

    The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Gavin DeGraw And The Five Best Reasons To Cancel A Tour

    ​Earlier this week, Gavin DeGraw was hospitalized after he was attacked during a walk home from his club in New York City, and, while staggering away, bleeding, was hit by a taxi cab. He canceled several upcoming shows, and for that we don't blame him at all. But on the grand scale, where King ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Skrillex at the Pageant, 7/12/11

    Todd Owyoung​Skrillex | Porter Robinson | Zedd | Mystereo The Pageant July 12, 2011 The kids came out in droves to see the house that dubstep built. Worshipping at the temple of Skrillex, this new generation of music lovers has a penchant for lacerating synth and skull crushing bass wobble. ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Is God The New Black?

    Terry Richardson/Rolling Stone​A span of three weeks separated their respective Rolling Stone covers--apart from the quality of the writing and the, howyousay, dynamism of each subject, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry's profiles in the formerly legendary mag offered the same startling conclusion--for ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    Mumford and Sons, Ke$ha, the Avett Brothers, Wilco and Tornado Warnings: Beale Street Diary

    Katie Moulton​Ed: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Homespun: Jonezy

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    February 23, 2011

    Review: Ke$ha at the Pageant, Tuesday, February 22

    Todd Owyoung​Forget what you know - or think - about Ke$ha, the sleazy pop sensation everyone loves to hate. Her very-sold-out show at the Pageant was full of ridiculous spectacle, with generous doses of camp and schlock thrown in for good measure. And oh yes, don't worry - there was glitter. ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Review: The Pretty Reckless at the Firebird, Tuesday, February 22

    Jason StoffTaylor Momsen​Bottle blonde guttersnipes split the city into two factions last night. Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen rocked hard with her black-clad band the Pretty Reckless, while Ke$ha put on a trash-tastic set for a sold-out crowd at the Pageant. Ke$ha must have won the tween ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Ke$ha

    8 p.m. Tuesday, February 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    February 10, 2011

    When Parents Text ... About Music

    Wikimedia Commons​(h/t to Chrissy Wilmes for linking this.) Every so often, a gimmicky Internet site crops up that's legitimately hilarious. Such as When Parents Text, whose tagline is, "small keypads, old hands." The premise is simple: The site collects hilarious text missives from parents ab ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Review Setlist: Ben Folds at the Pageant, Sunday, January 30

    Todd OwyoungBen Folds​As the sound of a soul-funk emcee roaring like a crazy man boomed over the Pageant's soundsystem, Ben Folds and his four-man backing band ran around the stage. They climbed over their instruments, made lots of clanging noise, acted ridiculous - the piano man even shook hi ... 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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    January 10, 2011

    The Pretty Reckless -- a.k.a. Taylor Momsen's Band -- Coming to St. Louis

    Gossip Girl fans, take note: Taylor Momsen's band the Pretty Reckless is coming to St. Louis and playing at the Firebird on Tuesday, February 22. (Yes, that's the same night as Ke$ha's sold-out show at the Pageant.) Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show, with doors at 6 p.m. The Pretty Reckles ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    New Release Highlights For November 22: A Special Monday Edition

    (New releases come out on Monday this week. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on? Find out below.) The Alchemist and Oh No join forces as Gangrene​*Gangrene, Gutter Water Gangrene is a collaboration between the Alchemist and Oh No. Pitchfork gave Gangrene a 6.7, saying "the rapping ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of November 18

    Interpol fans (and former fans turned skeptics) get a second Interpol date in 2010; you don't even have to sit through U2. At the Pageant with School of Seven Bells (!) February 11.​ BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Michael "Iron Man" Burks, December 4 Chaifetz Arena *Mike Epps, April 1

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    November 16, 2010

    Ke$ha Might Be Getting "$leazy" in St. Louis Next Year [Update]

    [Update, 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 16: Show confirmed, tickets are on sale Friday at 5 p.m. $30.] [Update, 10 p.m. Tuesday, November 9: Well, a VIP pre-sale link for the show has shown up on Ticketmaster, which also says that tickets are on sale next Friday to everyone. Still no word yet from the Pa ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 29

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) blogs.westword.com3OH!3's Streets of Gold​*3OH!3, Streets Of Gold Ke$ha joins the neon-pop group on its latest release. Stream that track and the rest of the ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Lady Gaga is Really into Crust Punk, DOOM and G.I.S.M.

    In her latest music video, Lady Gaga is hanging out with the gals in prison, up to no good and, as we find out, waiting for a call from Beyonce. What's gotten some attention from those who enjoy both Gaga's varied pop sounds and filthy, lo-fi, punk guitar, is her attire in the video.  Here ar ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    St. Louis Is Getting a Lilith Fair Date

    Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... More >>

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