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    October 1, 2014

    [Update: Canceled] Modern Life is War Will Play St. Louis for the First Time in Six Years

    By Nick Lucchesi [Editor's note: We've just received word from MLIW's people that one of its members has a family medical emergency and this show is canceled. The band hopes to reschedule soon.] The last time Modern Life Is War played St. Louis, it looked liked like Hillary Clinton could be presid ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 29 to October 5

    This week, Bruiser Queen drops a new album, Stonechat plays its last show and St. Louis gets visits from several out-of-town, out-of-this-world performers. Select from shows including J Mascis, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Macabre, Chance the Rapper and more. Read on for this week's recommend ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: August 8 to 10

    This weekend, lots of great acts come through town including Justin Townes Earle, Dead Rider, Kevin Gates, REO Speedwagon, the Reptilian and more. Choose from one of those shows or check out a local series called Vibes, featuring art and music. Read on our recommendations.

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    August 1, 2014

    10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: August 1 to 3

    This weekend, check out an art opening or beat battle at Blank Space, catch a free local show at the Schlafly Tap Room, celebrate Lemp Arts Center's 20th anniversary with a special avant-garde performance, or catch a number of other great shows happening around town. Read on for our top concert pick ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 25 to 27

    This weekend sees new releases from local bands the Langaleers, the Feed, and the Sun and the Sea. Besides that, you can catch the second installation of the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Kat Fest at Livery Company, enjoy a curated evening out on Art Hill featuring the sounds of Illphonics, or catch a numb ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 21 to 27

    This week, our critics' picks include a varied pool of performers across genres including Boz Scaggs, 7 Seconds, Pigeon John and Peter J. Woods. Take your pick from punk and hip-hop to blues and noise. As always, stayed tuned until Friday for even more recommendations over the weekend.

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    July 17, 2014

    STL's Play It Forward Program Puts Instruments in the Hands of Needy Kids

    Being a musician is expensive. Equipment can be nightmarishly costly, often running up into the hundreds of dollars just to get your hands on decent gear. Decent , that is. Not even "great." (And God help you if you are a drummer.) So how are kids supposed to get into playing music without serious ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 14 to 20

    This week, re-live your '90s obsessions by catching big names like Beck and Jack White. Some other notable happenings include the two-year anniversary of Blank Space DJ spin the Bump & Hustle, Cardiac Arrest's record release pub crawl, and monthly installments of local experimental series NOiSE and ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 11 to 13

    This weekend, head to the Firebird to see the band that RFT readers voted the best new band of 2014, Search Parties, as it releases a brand new EP. Little Big Bangs also have a release ready to drop this Friday at Los Punk. For even more excitement in your life, head to Utopia Studios as it hosts it ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: June 20 to 22

    Catch some classics this weekend including Boston at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and the O'Jays at Fox Theatre. Alternatively, check out contemporaries this Saturday at Scottrade Center during Super Jam or choose from a variety of other great shows all weekend long including Andrew Jackson Jihad a ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: June 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 12 to 18

    Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 28 to May 4

    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 >>

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    April 25, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 25 to 27

    Hello, music fans! Here's our weekly rundown of what's happening this weekend. Some notable performances include the subject of our music feature this week, Angel Olsen, as well as the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. For details on these shows and more, read on. As always, ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: March 21 to 23

    This weekend, Bible Belt Sinners puts out a new CD, Googolplexia and Dubb Nubb team up for a split EP and several touring acts grace stages allover St. Louis including the Mowgli's, DeRobert and the Half-Truths, K. Michelle, Native and Useless Eaters. Get the info on these shows and more in our conc ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 17 to 23

    The following is just a mere selection of the mammoth set of offerings this week. The glory of the South by Southwest festival for St. Louis every year means plenty of passing through from bands that traveled cross-country to get to Austin and back. Additionally, a defrost from winter means a detox ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 28 to March 2

    Have you ever had a run of really shitty luck? Like, really bad? Recently St. Louis' Kentucky Knife Fight, whom we've named as the best rock band in town from time to time, had a particularly bad run, starting with the mid-January theft of their touring van and ending with the subsequent discovery ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From February 17 to 23

    It's President's Day! Kick off the week with a rousing show at Livery Company featuring some south city rappers. For more hip hop this week, plan on checking on the Third Annual J Dilla Tribute featuring some of the city's best as they pay homage with a jam-packed bill of local talent. From indie po ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 14 to 16

    This Valentine's day weekend, celebrate St. Louis' 250th birthday with a festival in Forest Park or snuggle up to Bruiser Queen during an acoustic intimate set in south city. Alternatively, ignore the holiday entirely and check out some rock and comedy at Pet Sounds, an event to benefit Stray Rescue ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: February 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From January 10 to 16

    This week, Fitz and the Tantrums, Eleni Mandell, Heatsick, Cheap Art and more stop into town. Plan a romantic weekend with yourself or someone else, or just go out every other night this week and stay in to watch Lifetime movies to your heart's content come Cupid's retribution on Friday. Love it or ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: February 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 17 to 19

    This weekend features the debut of a few St. Louis albums from Sleepy Kitty, Magnolia Summer and Amen Lucy, Amen. Support local music, and then check out a variety of acts from out of town including Nipsey Hussle, Scowler and Random Rab. Get some info on these shows and more after the jump.

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    December 23, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 23 to 29

    With the holidays nigh, it's good to take a look ahead at the potential aftermath. Unwind from the street of Christmas season with some shows this week. Schlafly Beer celebrates its 22nd birthday with a rock show on the big stage upstairs, Jack Buck plays its last show in St. Louis at Apop Records, ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 16 to 22

    With the holiday season in full swing, lots of bands pull out the stops. El Monstero hits the Pageant for its annual string of holiday season shows, Sarah Bollinger graces the Gramophone with her blue-eyed soul for a special Christmas show and Pet Rock invades the Livery with a tape release. Besides ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: December 6 to 8

    OK, so calling these posts the "ten" best shows in St. Louis each weekend is a bit of a stretch. Admittedly, we like to include as many shows as possible and inevitably end up linking back to all sorts of preview coverage from earlier in the week. Please excuse the following obsessive, excessive hyp ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 2 to 8

    The Bottle Rockets, Goblin and Chance the Rapper all headline gigs to kick off December in style. Besides that, catch shows including Pat Martino Trio at Jazz at the Bistro and Midlake at the Old Rock House. Read on for a selection of shows in St. Louis this week.

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    November 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: November 8 to 10

    Plenty of locked and loaded local bands let loose with brand new releases this weekend, including Brotherfather, Pistols and the Sisters and the Glass Cavalry. In addition to these great shows, the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl fills the street with swing on Saturday and a number of touring acts pay vi ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From October 28 to November 3

    It's a busy week for St. Louis music. Read on to catch a piece of the action. With Halloween celebratory activities well under way, local bands get ready go dress up with special covers-only sets. Besides that, Bug Chaser drops its latest, Noisefest celebrates its tenth anniversary and Tef Poe perfo ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13

    Welcome to the weekend! There's a lot going on, so brace yourself three days filled with a smorgasbord of shows to choose from. While RFT Music's fearless leader enjoys the remainder of a long overdue staycation, we bring you the following recommendations. Don't forget to let us know what else is go ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From October 7 to October 13

    This week yields plenty of stops from artists all across the board including the Tontons, Tame Impala, Pretty Lights, Barenaked Ladies and Minus the Bear. Keep reading for our critics' recommendations for the week, and as always, remember to peruse our concert calendar for more options.

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    August 19, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From August 19 to 25

    This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!

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    July 26, 2013

    St. Louis' Laika Likes to Scream in Peoples' Faces

    In this 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 in the Blank. Laika ran int ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from July 22 to 28

    Happy Monday, everyone! We hope your weekends were filled with tons of show-going fun. Plenty more madness continues to fill our concert calendar for the week, including visits from Ken Mode, Masked Intruder, and Handsome Family Band. Get some recommendations for a show or two every night of the wee ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: July 12 to 14

    The RFT's office has an interesting soundtrack of its own this summer. Take, for instance, the saxy guy tootin' for loose change outside or the busker heard down the street letting out a blood-curdling "Go, Johnny! Go-oo-oo--ooo!" a mere block away from Chuck's statue. How about the sound of childre ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows in April

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from March 18 to 24

    Sorry, spring breakers! We know, we know -- Animal Collective postponing their St. Louis show throws a huge wrench into the works, along with all this freezing and wet mucky, gloomy sadness outside the window. Chin up, music fans. There's plenty of other bands to make donning some galoshes and splas ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    St. Louis Hits the Road: Tips From the Many Local Bands that Toured in 2012

    Hard times, high gas prices and an ill economy did little to derail local artists from expanding outward in 2012. As a musician, I've never seen so many of my peers crawl out from these red brick buildings to push their River City sounds than in the past 12 months. Many return with invaluable advice ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    DIY to Death: Remembering Dancing Feet March To War

    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. RFT's Daniel Hill wrote an article last week about Stlpunk, a localized proto-social networking site that ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    The Requiem: Still Willing to Shred Easy Chairs with Lawnmowers. Interview, Photos, Video And the Complete Discography

    The Requiem was a fast hardcore punk band with melodic leanings that operated in the hardcore scene of St. Louis from early 2003 until mid 2005. The band's sound was in the same vein as Panic, American Nightmare and/or Bane, wherein fast four-chord riffs give way to mid-tempo breakdowns underneath a ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Drew Gowran Quits Navigator

    After one full-length album, several online releases, and a constantly filled show schedule over the past year, Drew Gowran of bright lit folk rockers, Navigator, called it quits. The St. Louis-based band announced this past Tuesday via Facebook that Gowran was ending his tenure as drummer in the ro ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Bhob Rainey

    8 p.m. Friday, December 23. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

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    December 22, 2011

    Bhob Rainey's Otherworldly Improvisations: Tomorrow Night at Lemp

    Bhob Rainey​Bhob Rainey digs at the secret corners of your brain, wielding a soprano saxophone to invoke aural anomalies. Rainey is sure to peel the paint off the walls with the unconventional means he uses to create otherworldly sound. For fans of experimental composition, his name recalls sh ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, June 18-20, 2010

    Darth Vader Pez Dispenser: "Impressive."​Have fun this weekend, but don't go broke. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend entertainment that will cost you $10 or less. Eighteenth-annual National PEZ Convention at the Marriott St. Louis West (Saturday) If you remember our 2007 feature story ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    Video Recap: No Age perform "Eraser" at the Gargoyle, 11/16/08

    Sunday night's No Age / Titus Andronicus / Soft Circle show at the Gargoyle drew out about 60 polite indie rockers who morphed from golf-clapping students into pogoing (and at least one stagediving) dance-punks. No Age specializes in driving, punk songs with an electric sheen over them. Their show ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008
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    September 10, 2008
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    August 6, 2008

    Krist Krueger

    8 p.m. Sunday, August 10. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 30, 2004

    Golden Oldies

    We talk with the Old 97's, turn up the freedom rock and marvel at Wilco's PR machine

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