By Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering, propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>
Connecticut's MGMT returned to St. Louis last night for a well-received show at the Peabody Opera House. RFT Music photographer Steve Truesdell was in the house with camera in hand to catch the highlights.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
I have an unusual music source. His name is Baron and he came to the United States in his late teens as a foreign exchange student from Germany. Although his homeland's biggest contribution to American music is probably when Nena floated to number two on the Billboard chart in 1983 with "99 Luftball ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! 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 categor ... More >>
Sometimes it takes an event like Wizard World Comic Con to prove that "nerd" doesn't necessarily mean "dork" nowadays. Tens of thousands of people swarmed the America's Center this weekend for St. Louis' first-ever Comic Con, a three-day event celebrating pop culture and science fiction. The event ... More >>
10 p.m. Thursday, October 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
Party starter and most-important-meal espouser Chiddy Bang will be returning to St. Louis -- Plush (3224 Locust Street, 314-535-2686), specifically -- on August 9. Tickets go on sale today at noon. Chiddy Bang is having a big year. The Philadelphia duo released its debut full-length, Breakfast, e ... More >>
Diplo | Chiddy Bang | Lunice The Firebird March 30, 2012 In this day and age of corporate sponsorships often intertwining and ultimately propelling events by selling artists' "cool" - some kind of interesting (and confusing) standard is being set by the Axe: One Night Only tour featuring Lunice, Ch ... More >>
Lee HarrisOf Montreal | Yip Deciever Luminary Center for the Arts July 4th, 2011 It seems as though Athens, Georgia's Of Montreal and Independence Day (the holiday, not the movie) shouldn't jive. July 4th is brimming with conservative values, and the band's transgender obsessed schizo-disco ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, May 19. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
Oh, Weezer. Why would you name your upcoming album Hurley, and feature the namesake Lost character on the cover? Have you run out of colors? Or is this just the next in your trend piggy-backing, like last year's "I Can Haz Cheezburger"-inspired cover for Raditude? There was a time when your music ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 12. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers* 2. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms 3. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street 4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 5. Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards 6. White Stripes - Under Great White Norther ... More >>
* = a band coming to town, = signifies a local act Vintage Vinyl 1. NATIONAL---High Violet 2. DEAD WEATHER---Sea Of Cowards 3. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS---Together* 4. OZOMATLI---Fire Away 5. GOGOL BORDELLO---Trans-Continental Hustle* 6. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 7. CARIBOU---Swim* 8. FLYING LOTU ... More >>
* means coming to town, means a local release Euclid Records 1. Roky Erickson/Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil 2. MGMT - Congratulations 3. Jeff Beck - Emotion Commotion 4. Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies, & Alibis 5. Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social ... More >>
As always: The denotes a local release, * means the band is coming to town. Euclid Records 1. Caribou, Swim* 2. MGMT, Congratulations 3. Roky Erickson and Okkervil River, True Love Cast Out All Evil 4. Rufus Wainwright, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu 5. Jonsi, Go 6. Jeff Beck, Emotions ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
Picture GroupOK Go is at the Old Rock House on SundayIt's not even half-over yet, but 2010 has already been a monumental year for OK Go. In January, the quartet released Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, its first album of original material since 2005's Oh No. A marked departure from their earli ... More >>
A reunited Soundgarden headlines Lollapalooza Lollapalooza announced its 2010 lineup this morning, after building suspense with a Wheel of Fortune-style puzzle game revealing clues about the performers. As expected, the headliners are a reunited Soundgarden, Lady Gaga, Green Day, the Strokes, ... More >>
Electro-indie-funk-hippie-whatever act MGMT is releasing its anticipated second album on April 13, titled Congratulations. The cover for this album was revealed earlier this week, and it's a creation from Anthony Ausgang, who's known for his cartoonish art in the genre known as "Lowbrow." Elsewhere ... More >>
yogabbagabba.comA little-known fact about DJ Lance Rock of the Technicolor kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!: He's originally from St. Louis. He'll be coming home in quite a triumphant manner on Sunday, March, 21, when YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY! comes to the Fox Theatre for tw ... More >>
Coachella announced its 2010 lineup this morning -- and heads all over the country exploded because of the lineup. The list of bands/performers includes (but isn't limited to) Thom Yorke, Jay-Z, Pavement, Faith No More, Public Image Limited, Echo & the Bunnymen, Them Crooked Vultures, the Specials, ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology 2. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 3. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart 4. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live 5. Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward 6. Swell Season - Strict J ... More >>
Shae Moseley A truly charismatic, energetic opening act that commands the audience's attention is a rare find at most bigger rock shows. But at Friday's Our Lady Peace show at the Pageant, Chicago's Company of Thieves set the bar high, thanks to an irresistible blend of dance-party funk and s ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleView more photos from the show last night. REVIEW BY MATTHEW JACKSON (View photos from the show last night.) Fall Out Boy's concert Wednesday night at the Pageant afforded many opportunities, but primary among them was the chance to answer, in one continuous sitting, that ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, March 16. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
Better than: A crowded dorm-room party with cheap beer and cheap vodka drank out of red plastic cups, awkward grinding and an iTunes playlist full of cheesy dance hits. Actually, wait - that was kind of what the show was. Slide ShowThere's no easy way to review last night's Girl Talk show, mainly b ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 12. FUBAR.
(On a recent U.S. tour, I asked Gentleman Auction House's Steve Kozel to keep a daily diary of the band's goings-on. All this week, we'll be posting what happened, leading up to the band's CD release show for Alphabet Graveyard on Saturday night at the Bluebird. -- Annie Zaleski) Venue: Private Bir ... More >>