On Sunday, during its 31st annual Video Music Awards, MTV aired two fifteen-second public service announcement videos inspired by the shooting of unarmed teen Mike Brown and the unrest in his hometown of Ferguson that has followed in the weeks since. The PSAs are a part of a campaign called Look D ... More >>
The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this yea ... More >>
We music writers are often encouraged to argue our musical tastes in black-and-white terms. Not only does it make for a more interesting article, but hard-stance or scandalous opinions prompt conversations and an interesting, interactive online comment section. One band that every music journalist ... 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 autumn, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler and Conan O'Brien may be getting a lil' STL-flavored competition in their late-night time slot. (If that sounds obscene to you....GOOD). Nikki Glaser -- a 28-year-old Kirkwood native, standup comic and Instagram enthusiast -- will be co-starring in a new wee ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Memoryhouse. Canadian pop impressionists Memoryhouse bring their gauzy, pastel retreads to the Old Rock House on November 9. Allman Brother Gregg makes a stop at the Pageant on January 3, 2012, because apparently that's coming up quick. He'll be joined by (who else?) his son's band, Devon Al ... More >>
Rocky SchenckToday is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... More >>
Sarah RusnakMarchFourth Marching Band at 2720 Cherokee in November 2010. Epic Show Week is upon us, and venues are getting their summer schedules on the books. Dubstep sorcerer Skrillex gets a proper date at the Pageant on July 12, presumably since he packed Sol Lounge earlier this year for a ... More >>
A screencap from the Limp Bizkit video for "N 2 Gether Now"On Wednesday, February 23, everyone in St. Louis is going to be chilling with the wea-sel. Yes, that's right, comic Pauly Shore is coming to the Old Rock House for two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets are $30, and the shows are ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaWhen not out competing in national DJ tournaments, DJ Mahf (a.k.a. Dan Mahfood) can be found scouring local record stores for hours on end, sometimes with a portable record player by his side. A life-long fan of funk, soul and hip-hop, Mahf used to use a fake I.D. to sneak into Bl ... More >>
Sad news this morning that Captain Lou Albano -- the wrestling legend who joined forces with Cyndi Lauper in the '80s in the bizarre/infamous WWF rock & roll storyline -- has died at the age of 76. Albano was known for appearing in Lauper's music videos in the '80s -- including a few of the followin ... More >>
Nick Schuyler, the lone survivor of the boating accident that killed Marquis Cooper, Will Bleakley, and Corey Smith, has a new tattoo that honors his fallen friends. It's a nice piece of work, too; simple, elegant, and meaningful. That's the okay part of this story. The not okay part of this is whe ... More >>
One of life's greatest mysteries is the enduring popularity of Third Eye Blind, which is headlining the Rib America Festival on Sunday night at 9 p.m. Despite the fact that the group hasn't had a monster hit in nearly a decade, it's more popular than ever now -- especially with kids who were barely ... More >>
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
(Welcome to Obscurity Knocks, where every Thursday we'll unearth something good -- but obscure -- we think deserves notice.) MP3: "Susie's Getting Married"Artist: The CucumbersAlbum: The Cucumbers four-song EP Year: 1983Label: Fake Doom RecordsWho were/are they? A band from the New Jersey sub ... More >>
I somehow found myself watching an MTV show about expensive cribs on New Year's Eve, and one of them belonged to Master P. This of course made me think of this song, "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" which is one of the more obnoxious bits of mainstream hip-hop from the '90s.Mr. P -- and son Romeo, nee Lil' Romeo ... More >>
The Chicago Sun-Times’ blog recently published an interesting piece by noted music critic Jim DeRogatis, in which he attempts to prove that ‘90s Alternative Nation darlings (and specifically Chicago acts Urge Overkill, Veruca Salt, Liz Phair and Smashing Pumpkins) resemble the baby-boomer acts t ... More >>
It's the Funny Bone, after all
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 27. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights.
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Is today the opening of Sapphire Pan-Asian? Gut Check thinks so. A to Z makes MTV! www.youtube.com So rock & roll. Time to rock: Remember this vintage KSHE 95 commercial? Watch a super corny locally filmed short (s ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, November 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Check out a musical version of Daily Web Crawl sans jazz hands. Ian Froeb recounts his two visits to St. Louis Rotisserie. St. Louis is number one again! According the New York Times, we have more vacant houses in the c ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 15. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Wonder Showzen: Season One
The Baxter can't get the girl. Except maybe just this once.
We R In Need of a Musical Revolution (Reprise)
Get the vote out and your groove on at the Missouri Black Expo
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko welcomes spring
Week of December 31, 2003
Chowing down the Incredible Dog Challenge
The return of Strassenfest
Coldplay reinvigorates the power ballad for the MTV2 generation
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
The fearsome foursome offers high-octane estrogen crunch
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
Thursday, Oct. 5; Firehouse
Conceived by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban (Stages St. Louis)
Tuesday, Sept 5; Galaxy
13 After host a release party for their interesting new self-titled CD
Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa