This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more. Read on for some recommendations for the next seven days, and don't forget to check back on Friday for more weekend picks.
In recent weeks St. Louis has had a bit of a hard-on for Lollapalooza. After all, representatives from Los Angeles-based ICM Partners and leaders from our board of aldermen have told us time and again that the proposed Summer Rocks festivals will offer the Gateway City a multi-stage, multi-act, mult ... More >>
Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>
Erin KinsellaPre-pigeon gate: Kings of Leon at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 23, 2010.The day has come. A little more than a year ago, Kings of Leon aborted its concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater after just three songs, claiming, in an incident forever to be mocked as "p ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The Firebird. 2706 Olive Street.
Those sneaky birds at Coachella announced their 2011 lineup about twenty minutes ago. Despite the off-hour, that hasn't stopped the Internet from being all aflutter at the announcement. The headliners of the event this year are Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon; The Strokes, Animal Collectiv ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAs the old saying goes, no news is good news. However, no local news makes for a rather-boring music section - or music blog, as the case may be. If you aren't a regular visitor to this here music blog, definitely become one: We compile breaking news, show reviews and local t ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 3. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME---Flockavelli 4. BLACK ANGELS---Phosphene Dream 5. CHUCK BERRY---Definitive Collection
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL---Union 3. SUFJAN STEVENS---Age Of Adz 4. BELLE & SEBASTIAN---Write About Love 5. KINGS OF LEON---Come Around Sundown 6. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up! 7. AVETT BROTHERS---Vol. 3 ... More >>
Last week, Via Dove released its debut full-length, El Mundo Latino. In my forthcoming review, I described the album as... ..."in line with the hurricane-rock atmosphere of its live shows. Jagged guitar riffs, gigantic drums, deep-grooved rhythms and vocalist Andy Shadburne's twang-burnished growls ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Bob Dylan's The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964*Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 Guardian said of the Witmark Demos: "The latest Christm ... More >>
This one's for you, dear readers. In honor of this year's Best of St. Louis issue, which hits the street today (woohoo!), we at RFT wanted to honor a different kind of "best" -- the best contributions from you, our readers. In the last year, your comments have made us laugh. They've made us cry ... More >>
Yesterday, the member of the Whigs -- who were in town opening for Kings of Leon on Saturday night -- tweeted a photo of themselves at the Rams game, palling around with KOL. Although reaction to the latter's make-up show has been mixed in our review's comment section, the Edward Jones Dome audience ... More >>
Todd OwyoungKings of Leon's Caleb Followill at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. More photos here.Let's just get this out of the way now: pigeon shit, pigeon shit, pigeon shit. No rock concert has been stigmatized by bird feces as much as last evening's Kings Of Leon performance at Verizon W ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow night, Kings of Leon returns to the scene of the bird-poop crime, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The concert is a make-up date for the band's abbreviated July 23 show, during which pooping pigeons sent them offstage after three tunes. To ensure that tomorrow's co ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
1980s rock god Sammy Hagar is giving Kings of Leon shit for walking off the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -- a move the band has blamed on pigeon poop.Hagar says he's "mad" at Kings of Leon.KSDK's Kasey Joyce asked Hagar in a phone interview posted online earlier today if he'd ever had p ... More >>
Kings of Leon will show their faces again at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on September 25. 2720 Cherokee *Two Fresh, September 5 *Vibesquad, August 26 America's Center *MBE Music Fest: Doug E. Fresh, Fonzworth Bentley Apop Records *UV Race, September 26 Blueberry Hill *Chuck Berry, Septe ... More >>
In light of yesterday's announcement that Kings of Leon would be making up its abbreviated July 23 show in September, A to Z thought it was time to post a few pigeon-related photos. First, a friend sent over this photo of the Kings of Leon section at the Nashville record store Grimey's, taken a few ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsCoooo. I might be coming for you again, Kings of Leon. Coooo.Kings of Leon isn't letting a little pigeon poop stop it from returning to St. Louis: On Saturday, September 25, the band is doing a free show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Now, if you were at the July 23 sh ... More >>
Kings of Leon, Lords of AssClowniaThe people have spoken, and at last perhaps we can put the issue to rest. In convincing fashion, readers of Daily RFT have voted Kings of Leon as the biggest Ass Clowns of the week (July 23-July 30) -- stemming from their recent concert at Verizon Wireless Amphit ... More >>
You know what time it is kids!? It's time for Daily RFT's Ass Clown of the Week.[Emoticon alert!!] Hopefully we can have as much fun today as we did last week! ;-) That was fun, wasn't it? :-(This week's nominees...1. Marilyn Cork: The area woman charged with running over her ex-boyfriend in the ... More >>
Not every pigeon has the range and dexterity to be able to shit directly into someone's mouth, especially not the mouth of a bass player hard at work. But that is exactly that members of the band Kings of Leon say happened to bassist Jared Followill at their show Friday night at the Verizon Amphithe ... More >>
Erin KinsellaKings of Leon at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, July 23, 2010[Update, Monday, July 27, 9 p.m. Kings of Leon's publicist tells us that the story is "absolutely untrue."] Three days after pigeon poop shut down Kings of Leon's show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheat ... More >>
LEGOKings of LeonKings of Leon canceled its St. Louis show tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater after playing just three songs. We've not officially confirmed why -- although the prevailing rumor at the moment is that bird shit is the culprit. RFT online intern Steve Hardy, who was ... More >>
Kings of Leon is bringing its summer tour to St. Louis tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with two opening acts: The Postelles and the Stills. The former is based in NYC -- and the song below, "White Night" sounds like the brisk, early Strokes material. (That ... More >>
Although Kings of Leon has finally become one of the biggest pop/rock bands in the world, the Nashville quartet has always been wildly popular in St. Louis. Perhaps this is because KOL always makes it a point to stop here, just about once a year. In fact, just got word that the band is performing at ... More >>
Context is everything. Tell someone you're going to see Prince's band circa the New Power Generation, and the night's cred is through the roof. But tell someone you're going to see the same band - but fronted by teenpop heartthrob Nick Jonas -- and suddenly the show has a very different connotation. ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
Dear Ms. Clarkson, After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your voice ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 30. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
9 p.m. Friday, June 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
9 p.m. Friday, February 20. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
(Words and photos by Steve Kozel)It was a fairly cold Friday night in University City, so I was little surprised at how hard it was to find a vacant parking space in the lot that sprawls behind the shops on the West end of the Loop. The packed lot turned out to be a good indication of the turnout at ... More >>
3919 West Pine Boulevard
Kings of Leon's set at the Pageant last night wasn't just a stark reminder of the band's consistency as a live act. It also showcased the depth of band's back catalog: The quartet blazed through 21 songs from its four full-length albums during a 90-minute set. The good news is that Kings of Leon sti ... More >>
Opening for Waco Brothers. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Week of May 24, 2007
Because of the Times (RCA)
7 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Tuesday, June 27. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)