It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHow is this even possible? Richard Lavern Remington and Angela Rose Evans of Portland, Oregon are accused of shoplifting over $5 million worth of groceries from multiple Safeway stores over several years. They stuck to stealing small, expensive items like batteries and toil ... More >>
Here in St. Louis we've long known that the Soulard fear factory, The Darkness, is one of the best haunted houses in the nation. Now, it's time we share our devilish delight with the nation. Log onto MTV.com to vote The Darkness as the scariest haunted house in the Midwest. If it wins that round, Th ... More >>
Anacrusis: NowIn this week's paper, D.X. Ferris caught up with local metal soldiers Anacrusis, who will be playing live this weekend for the first time since the early '90s. The free, all-ages show is at T. Billy Buffett's (9004 Overland Plaza, Overland; 314-427-1616) and starts at 8 p.m. Rea ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
We here at Daily RFT apologize for this delayed version of Ass Clown of the Week this week, what with Kanye West's late arrival into the mix and regular news blogger Chad Garrison away from the computer screen for the next few days. So who was the rudest among these three Ass Clowns?Joe "YOU LIE!" W ... More >>
So, Counting Crows is headlining Fair St. Louis tomorrow night at 8 p.m. (Magnolia Summer opens at 6 p.m.) And so for the return of the '90s Jam of the Week, I have to post "Round Here." Now, "Mr. Jones" may have been more popular, but goddamn, this tune has endured. Who didn't have August and ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
On sale this weekend: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Pageant on Tuesday, June 2. The trio's latest, It's Blitz!, is out now. Here's the rad video for "Zero," a song I love. Yeah Yeah Yeahs |MTV Music
Well, here's something you don't see every day: an artist covering Marietta, Georgia, '80s jangle-twang popsters Guadalcanal Diary. Thanks to Roy for capturing Jason Ringenberg (backed by locals Rough Shop) covering GC's fabulous tune "Trail of Tears." (Click on the link for a more detailed show rev ... More >>
Hot 104.1 FM is hosting its second Super Jam on Saturday, June 13, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Scheduled to appear are Keri Hilson, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy. To continue my SpongeBob Squarepants video blitz from last week, here's a mash-up of "Crank Dat" set to scenes from the show. And ... More >>
In this week's paper, Roy Kasten chatted with legendary songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, who's playing tonight at Off Broadway. The show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $15 and it's an evening with -- meaning there are no openers and it's all Marshall, all the time. Get there on time! Here are some ... More >>
This show's fun for everyone
7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 3. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Heartagrams and heavy living with H.I.M.'s Ville Valo
B-Sides analyzes Atmosphere, digs into the dorky pasts of today's biggest stars and puzzles over odd St. Patty's day lyrics
Click Five create harmonic bliss
The Buggles were so, so wrong
Wednesday, July 27; the Family Arena (2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles)
Friday, August 20; America's Center
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
Wednesday, January 7, 14, 21 and 28; Frederick's Music Lounge
Wednesday, November 12; the Gargoyle at Washington University
Chingy hits the Jackpot and successfully eludes Radar Station
Week of May 28, 2003
Emo pin-up Chris Carraba feels like crap so you don't have to
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Thursday, Sept. 27; Creepy Crawl
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Monday, Oct. 11; Mississippi Nights