Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>
By Chris Chafin The other day, I found myself flipping through records in massive clothing chain Urban Outfitters. I know. I had certain expectations about what I'd find: Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, maybe some new dance records like Niki & The Dove, and not much else. Basically, the vinyl equivalent of a ... More >>
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.] By Mike Seely With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the n ... More >>
Rocky SchenckToday is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... 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.) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals' III / IV*Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cardinals III/IV The Consequence of Sound review of III / IV sang its praises: "This year ... More >>
This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... 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.) Iron Maiden's Final Frontier*Iron Maiden, The The Final Frontier Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray says the new album features "straight-ahead, uptempo rock ... More >>
In this week's issue, I spoke with Hall & Oates' guitarist and songwriter, John Oates. Oates will be in town on Friday night to play the annual American Mustache Institute 'Stache Bash at the Roberts Orpheum. Mark Maglio Despite being clean-shaven for almost 20 years, Oates took some time to ... More >>
The people behind the The Cosby Show, the standard-bearer of the 1980s American nuclear family, are rolling out the DVDs of each season, with seasons seven and eight arriving on shelves today. While many avid TV viewers still couch it for a few hours every couple of weeknights, some of us just w ... More >>
Shame Club: Too loud, way proud.
"Your tombstone will wind up a moss-laden perch that will become the local pigeon's rest stop."
Week of February 2, 2006
Saturday, May 7; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Week of September 29, 2004
Is the soul balladeer Burt Bacharach or Michael Bolton?
As Yohimbe Brothers, guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic subvert expectations about genre, race and sexual desire
Week of August 7, 2002
Week of October 31, 2001
Saturday, Aug. 25; Pageant
Bring in da funk, bring in da bucks: backstage with Dr. Zhivegas, St. Louis' most popular -- and derided -- cover band
Telemarketing, 'N Sync-style, puts a journalist on a party line
The Handsome Family explain the dark yet lovely tenor of their work
Ben Harper's journey to musical stardom
Saturday, Jan. 29; American Theater
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Peter E. Parisi spins obscure music on WEW; Riverport Amphitheatre sends Paul Simon boomer fans home early because of the Maryland Heights curfew; work finally begins recently on the new city jail