Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
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 >>
The rooms where music is made and experienced affect everything from the sound of the instruments to the mood of the people in them. Each week in Space Explorer, Brian Heffernan will tell you about a different room with significance to St. Louis music.
To enter, you must first pass the five cardboa ... More >>
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]
By Mike Seely
With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the n ... More >>
I am reaching the age at which one begins spontaneously to complain about pop music. It's not something I can apologize about, exactly, so much as a change my body is going through--at some point copies of Astro Lounge just started appearing in strange places.
So I don't think I'll ever be able to ... More >>
Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistHot.From the looks of it, we're in for another killer spring as far as concerts are concerned. The Old 97's bring that highly accessible Texas twang to The Pageant is a bright spot on January 21. Henry Rollins, he of nimble mind and Black Flag fame also heads to the Page ... More >>
Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson will take her new album, Stronger, on the road in 2012, and in March she'll be here in St. Louis. She'll be playing the Fabulous Fox Theatre on March 16th. Tickets are on sale this Friday, November 18th at 10 a.m. You can also become a Kellebrity and get codes f ... More >>
It's hard to believe American Idol is nearing eleven years old. That marks ten years of watching and laughing with (read: at) contestants, ten winners whose names we can remember only about half of, countless instances of celebrity pandering and hundreds of strangely inspired musical collabor ... More >>
Courtesy of Justin Bieber ShrineSure 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 >>
Yesterday, Kelly Clarkson pulled out of the Lilith Fair, in light of canceled dates and her work on a new album. The St. Louis Lilith Fair stop has already added a new act: Court Yard Hounds, the side project of Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Everything else is still status quo.
Kelly Clarkson will be at Lilith Fair in St. Louis.Pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson, hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige and country legend Emmylou Harris will be joining previously announced acts Sarah McLachlan and Metric at the St. Louis stop of the Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Others scheduled to ... More >>
After a week where we rarely saw the sun, the weekend's weather seemed to make up for the days of gray. Besides Halloween, there was a lot going on and here's a recap of our weekend coverage.John Oates at the 'Stache BashPhoto: Chad GarrisonJohn Oates at the 'Stash Bash on Friday night.You might ... More >>
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year -- which means that the ooky-spooky celebrating (and, let's be real, debauchery) begins on Friday night. In light of this, here's a rundown of all the shows going on so far. Did we miss any? Chime in below.
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*Born of Osiris/All Shall Perish, Friday, September 11
*Social Distortion, Sunday, September 27
*The Alternative Press "Fall Ball," Tuesday, September 29
*Secondhand Serenade, Wednesday, September 30
*Gojira, Tuesday, October 6Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyFox Theatre
*Leonard Cohen, Saturday, No ... More >>
Better than: A crowded dorm-room party with cheap beer and cheap vodka drank out of red plastic cups, awkward grinding and an iTunes playlist full of cheesy dance hits. Actually, wait - that was kind of what the show was.
Slide ShowThere's no easy way to review last night's Girl Talk show, mainly ... More >>