This Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, more than 30 bands will perform in the basement of Empire Hall in south St. Louis for Pü Fest. The line-up, comprised of acts from all over the country, highlights the abrasive underbelly of American music in 2014. Despite its tongue-in-cheek name, Pü ... More >>
"I don't think we could've come up with a better name," says Pü Fest curator Pat Boland. "We tried. We tried really hard." "It rhymes with the first syllable of Louis, which is our city," adds festival co-organizer Mike Herr. "It's funny. You know LouFest. And now there's Pü Fest." Local concert ... More >>
This week, local rockers the Tennis Lesson release a CD, School of Rock-Ballwin presents a free student showcase and plenty of touring acts stop into town. Read about Chicago Afrobeat Project, Kishi Bashi, Shai Hulud and more in this week's show recommendations, and as always, stay tuned till Friday ... More >>
What happens when you lock part of Shaved Women and the vile mind behind Black Panties in a room together? A fisticuff hurricane? No. A hate-bang orgy? Maybe. One of the snottiest, catchiest bands to roam the streets of the south St. Louis? Duh.
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 >>
This year's Best of St. Louis issue has hit the streets and this year like previous years (last year, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.), we chose a winner for best punk band of 2013. But there's more than just one punk band worth your time, and many of these bands were winners in previous years. S ... More >>
Meet Black Panties, the snot-nosed rock & roll brat of south city. Luc Michalski, an otherwise mild-mannered fella, dons a leather jacket and transforms into a foul-mouthed, politically incorrect caricature of adolescent angst. To put it simple, he spits what some are truly thinking, but are too afr ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday, and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categories ... More >>
Howdy, folks. For the month of March (and possibly longer/shorter depending on my funds, stamina, and sanity), I am hitting three local shows each weekend. The rules: they must be on a budget (who pays more than $8 to see a show?), predominantly local bands, and well-supplied with tequila.
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 >>
9 p.m. Friday, December 28. Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee Street.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue.
2 p.m. Saturday, January 14. Apop Records, 2831 Cherokee Street.
www.ionaretreats.com Nothing quite compares to receiving a mixtape. Whether it's from an unrequited love or a dear friend, a music mix is an intimate and compelling glimpse into what makes its maker tick. A group of young music lovers from south city recently decided they want the pleasure of ... More >>