The LouFest lineup announcement has inspired excitement and criticism in equal parts, but the one undeniable act on the bill is Wilco. The Chicago via Belleville band means many things to many people, but in the festival headliner context, the group is one of the best live rock & roll bands in the u ... More >>
Legendary Hoboken, New Jersey indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is gracing the Pageant with its presence this Thursday, January 31. The band is notoriously unpredictable live, in part thanks to its virtual encyclopedia of cover songs. Here is a list of Yo La Tengo's six best cover songs. Let us know your ... More >>
â€‹Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories.
There is no surer way ... More >>
With music being so subjective, it's no surprise that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame emerged over the years as a colossal punching bag. When people disagree over whether Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is dreck or a stroke of genius, no decision is going to be universally loved.
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This weekend, two world leaders passed. One, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, is remembered as an eccentric but dangerous dictator, a man who suppressed dissent and kept his people in a perpetual state of war and famine. The other, Vaclav Havel, played a key role in freeing Czechoslovakia from Comm ... More >>
Tony ConradTony Conrad plays this Saturday at White Flag Projects (4568 Manchester Avenue, 314-531-3442) as part of the New Music Circle.
Decades before Sunn O))), Sleep or Lightning Bolt pierced eardrums, Tony Conrad was already building dangerous music from extreme volume and repetition. ... More >>
When I first reach Mr. Khan, he's somewhere in Florida, time zone unknown to him.
King Khan: Do you know Chuck Berry?
Roy Kasten: I've met him once. Do you want me to pass on a message?
King Khan: Yeah. Tell him to come to our show.
I didn't have the heart to say it: There have been nights whe ... More >>
Legendary punk club CBGB closed five years ago tomorrow. In its final week, the venue hosted a string of shows paying tribute its storied thirty year run, and it all culminated with a headlining set from Patti Smith. There were only a couple hundred people lucky enough to get tickets to that ... More >>
bridgeandtunnelclub.comBefore researching this column, Drink of the Week knew one thing about root beer: It is made from sassafras. We knew that because many years ago, on a hike in the woods with Grandpa, he pointed out a sassafras tree. He snapped off a small branch, split it with his pocke ... More >>
They didn't airbrush his face here.This week, R.E.M. reissued its 1985 album Fables of the Reconstruction as a two-CD set, which includes a disc of demos. The band also announced that it had finished recording its new studio album, which is set for release sometime next year. Perhaps in tribu ... More >>