By Tara Mahadevan The Smokers Club Tour / Joey Bada$$ The Pageant October 29, 2013 I arrived promptly at 8 p.m. (I never showed up for the openers when I was younger -- being early to shows was 'uncool'), and I was surprised to see that the pit already had a good amount of people in it. Apparently ... More >>
Wow, whatta weekend! 4-20 still has us in a daze (didn't get a chance to make it down? Check out slideshows of Record Store Day and InFest2). Congrats everyone on a successful and eventful RSD weekend. Keep that music high going this week with visits from the Besnard Lakes, Bob Dylan, Wax Idols and ... More >>
The Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah will be coming to 2720 Cherokee on Saturday, April 27. Joining him will be a ten-piece band, Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn.
In honor of the (possible), end of Chris Carpenter's time in St. Louis -- not to mention a potentially career-ending situation -- we here at the Riverfront Times thought it was high time we took a look back at all the biggest moments from his tenure here.No, not his tenure as the staff ace for one o ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
This weekend is a good one for local artists, as it includes two album release shows and a music video release party. Friday night will see the release of Old Capital Square Dance Club's new CD at Off Broadway, as well as Spelling Bee's latest offering at the Schlafly Tap Room. The former is ten dol ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
Last week, we counted down the best songs over thirty minutes long, essentially a list of weirdos. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it is rare for an artist to call a song complete before it enters triple digits on the time counter. But great works have been made under the sixty second mark, be ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow*The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow Paste gave the album an 8.0 rating: "Barton Hollow, the name of a nonexistent place, is largely ... More >>
You could go out this weekend and spend a wad of cash drinking like a sailor. Or, you might find yourself online or at the mall, and end up charging a ridiculous-looking thermal coat to your Visa. But why put yourself in the poorhouse (or the poky) when all the following events are just $10 or less? ... More >>
Malcolm McLaren is the godfather of today’s mainstream hip-hop. But not for the reason you think.
Thursday, February 22. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
American Hunger (Day by Day)
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
DJ Crucial ropes in an all-star cast of collaborators for his latest album
Wednesday, 8 p.m. March 8. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
B-Sides crafts a mix CD for the dumped, reviews a ringtone blowing up our cells and explores the beef between MF Doom and MF Grimm
A sneak preview of what local bands are up to in 2006
The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph)
Dewey's Pizza, 124 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-821-7474.
A look at the sophomore efforts from a few local bands
Gasoline Rainbows (Rock Day by Day)
Purple Haze (Roc-A-Fella)
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
A fine smoke rolls into town
Sunday, May 16; Mississippi Nights
The Best of KMD/Madvillainy (Nature Sounds/Stones Throw)
These days anyone can make a mix CD, and everyone does. Two local standouts manage to challenge as well as entertain.