By Reed Fisher Remember the first time you listened to music using a computer? This is a moot question for people under the age of twenty. I was at a friend's house sometime in the mid '90s. He loaded a program called Winamp on his computer, and played one of a dozen or so MP3 files he had. It was ... More >>
Beck The Pageant 7/16/2014 As Beck stepped on stage in front of a capacity crowd at the Pageant last night, he looked younger than he should. His hair was cropped short, a leather jacket stylishly complimenting his black jeans and Hawaiian-ish button-up. Here he was, his first show in St. Louis in ... More >>
Nine Inch Nails recently released a new single entitled "Came Back Haunted." It sounds just like Nine Inch Nails has sounded over the last five albums: absolutely and totally 100 percent OK as fuck. In honor of Nine Inch Nails continuing to keep me simultaneously unengaged and unrepulsed, I figured ... More >>
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. Last night while disassembling a crude table to repurpose its boards for a drum riser-slash-sandbox (lon ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) British Sea Power's Valhalla Dancehall*British Sea Power, Valhalla Dancehall Prefix said of Dancehall, "Regarding this record, the band spoke of making musi ... More >>
Ladies, start practicing your bra-tossing skills: The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys double bill (NKOTBSB if you're nasty) is coming to the Scottrade Center on Tuesday, July 19. (Your move, 'N Sync.) Tickets are on sale Saturday, January 15, at 11 a.m., and are $32, $52, $72 and $92. T ... More >>
The Welders, back in the dayIn the current issue of the dead-tree RFT, writer Mike Appelstein constructed an oral history of early St. Louis punk band the Welders. The quartet briefly got back together in December to play the reunion show of post-punks Raymilland (who we featured back in Dece ... More >>
Does it get any better than the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping"? I'm not sure. ("Oh, damn! Guess what I forgot?") The whimsical tale of meeting a kindred scatterbrained soul in the supermarket -- the same guy you've been chasing all year, no less! -- who also forgot cranberries, "Wrapping" w ... More >>
The mere existence of this documentary should send post-punk fans, synth dorks and music historians into spasms of ectasy. The BBC's Synth Britannia examines the rise of the UK's early '80s synthpop movement. More specifically, it's a 90-minute, thorough examination of the genre's roots, major playe ... More >>
So, Coldplay is in town tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. And anyone I've talked to who's going to the show is -- shall we say -- sheepish. The phrase "guilty pleasure" has been thrown around quite a bit. Embarrassed blushes and giggles are the rule, not the exception. It's as if liking ... More >>
New Line rocks out
(Rhino)Control Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The Gargoyle on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevard).
Week of December 28, 2006
B-Sides gets the skinny on the renovations going on at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, and gets to the bottom of the MetroLink's sound installation.
10 p.m. Friday, June 2. Upstairs Lounge (3131 South Grand Boulevard)
Bunnygrunt returns — on a tribute to UK cult figures the June Brides
Polarized Mind; Friday, December 30; Sally T's (6 Main Street, St. Charles)
Mélange, 512 North Euclid Avenue, 314-361-8883
Friday, July 30; CBGB
The whole thing makes sound
Drugs could have saved the world from Black, Black Ocean
Monday, August 11; Pageant
Sunday, April 27; Rocket Bar
Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good
We Are A&C (Emperor Norton)
With three new reissues, the Krautrock innovators finally get the exposure they deserve
He produced Madonna's Music, but Mirwais has been around for 20 years and has influenced a legion of French DJs
Where do the candidates stand on the real issue?
Carl Craig delivers sci-fi jazz to the techno cognoscenti
Adapted by Joe Hanrahan from Bram Stoker's novel (Midnight Productions)
Gary Lucas has performed with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, John Zorn and Allen Ginsberg. Now he's visiting St. Louis to perform alongside the silent film The Golem.