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 >>
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 >>
This week's music feature on So Many Dynamos is the latest piece on the band in the pages of the RFT. In that feature, singer/keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Stovall says the group's latest release (a self-titled EP that comes in the form of a digital download whose only physical presence is a SMD 'frid ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bhob RaineyBhob 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 >>
High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are sonic soulmates who finish each others sentences and have found a common ground despite their disparate backgrounds--Pearson grew up in rural Michigan playing the bassoon, and Barber came up in the urban desolation of P ... More >>
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 >>