Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>
This week, St. Louis receives some visits from some popular acts. The Black Lips return to the Firebird, Mobb Deep performs at Old Rock House and EMA plays Off Broadway. For info on these shows and more, keep reading to get a glimpse at this week's musical landscape, featuring concerts including Ber ... More >>
St. Louis' favorite Led Zeppelin tribute band, Celebration Day, is playing back-to-back shows at the Pageant this weekend on Friday and Saturday. Somehow, I wound up with four tickets to each night -- and you can win them!
9 p.m. Friday, September 21. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
I think I dropped several IQ points over the weekend when I attended / reviewed the Odd Future show at the Pageant on Friday. My headache has subsided, but matters of intelligent thought or focus are still coming slowly and proving difficult. In other words, I can't think of anything to write here, ... 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. When Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, he pok ... More >>
Todd OwyoungJimmy in 2010. Beloved Led Zeppelin tribute band Celebration Day plays a pair of shows at the Pageant this weekend. Saturday's installment is already sold out, and we've got tickets to Friday's with your name on them. Go to our Facebook page to win.
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Image viaAfter a recent lunch at a Chinese hog trough buffet where we were lulled into stupor by the gentle tones of "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" on the sound system and one too many sticks of chicken meat, we've been thinking a lot about music and food. Turns out we're not the only ones. Around the s ... More >>
The St. Louis Symphony has announced a handful of new shows for its 2011-2012 Live at Powell series. They are unapologetically pop-centric, which is nothing new for this series or indeed for symphony orchestras nationwide. As it gets harder and harder to attract audiences to classical music, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThe time has come again, and we hope you're as pumped as we are for this weekend's psychitzophrenic spread. It's all about the well-rounded experience: You can ponder art over an exhibition of electronica artists at the SLAP Conference, check out a Robert Plant sound-a-like o ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
Image viaIs winter over yet? Argh. Here are the shows we've highlighted in the paper this week; that link include a ton of shows. And below, here are ten other things to do this weeked in St. Louis -- that is, if you're not going to Randy Newman. Friday Celebration Day: A Tribute to Led Ze ... More >>
What in the name of Ian Ziering's mullet were we smoking?When a wise man concluded that there's nothing new under the sun, he had to have been mulling American fashion. We've been recycling the same trends, give or take an accessory or two, for nearly 70 years. Hence the all-too-predictable 1980s ... More >>
Donald MilneFirst and foremost: Camera Obscura's 9 p.m. Off Broadway show with Papercuts is SOLD OUT says the venue. But for anyone lacking tickets, fear not: Vintage Vinyl is hosting a free in-store performance at 6 p.m. I'd also get there early for that one, however. MP3: Camera Obscura, ... More >>
Friday, November 14 *Greg Laswell/Jenny Owen Youngs, Duck Room *Secondhand Serenade/Cute Is What We Aim For, Pop’s *Steel Train/Dear and the Headlights, Off Broadway *Femme Fatality/7 Shot Screamers/Exercise, Bluebird *Celebration Day: Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Pageant *Benjamin Del Shreve/David Sa ... More >>
Here's a video clip posted by a concertgoer who had a balcony seat at Wednesday night's Robert Plant/Alison Krauss/T Bone Burnett concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Kenny Williamson For a slideshow of the concert, click here. The song: "Nothin'," by Townes Van Zandt. As I recall, P ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 26. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
Cornucopius Musicus (Self-released)
In the Frostbidden Years (Saucy Jack Recordings)
6 p.m. Friday, May 18. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
The music awards ballot is online! Plus, meet your Best New Artist candidates.
And dinner and fun
8 p.m. Friday, July 21. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
B-Sides cuts right to the Heartless Bastards, intellectualizes Hayseed Dixie and dissects the anatomy of the common punk rocker
Saturday, February 4; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Wednesday, November 30; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Wednesday, October 26; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Local photographer Michelle X gives tarot cards a frighteningly beautiful update
Gimme Fiction (Merge)
Saturday, March 19; Frederick's Music Lounge, 4454 Chippewa Street
A student production at Webster bridges the gap
Tuesday, August 31; Frederick's Music Lounge
Chamber Maid: The Baroque Tribute to Led Zeppelin (Vitamin)
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Friday, November 29; Radio Cherokee (3227 Cherokee)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe