Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. An issue of worldwid ... More >>
In this week's feature, Dan Moore talks about the way our music-listening habits have changed over the past century, all the way from live performance to instantaneous streaming of 99% of all recorded music. He asks a number of good questions. Among my favorites is this one: "Why listen to the worst ... More >>
Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! When I write articl ... More >>
That Jennifer McDaniel dropped the im A mirAcle cassette/digital release on Halloween is no accident. Her Black James project trafficks in otherworldliness and disorientation that is, at times, spooky, unhinged and detached. Even the opening moments of the tape recall those Halloween sound-effects r ... More >>
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe cultural importance of records extends beyond the music within their grooves. Generation after generation has defined itself by its vinyl aesthetic. From Elvis Presley to The Beatles, The Sex Pistols to Madonna, the album cover has become a cultural landmark that encapsulates ... More >>
A still from the "Last Christmas" video.As of 5 p.m. Friday, November 12, KEZK (102.5 FM) has started programming Christmas/holiday music 24-7 on the terrestrial airwaves and online at KEZK.com. According to a press release, the station "will feature traditional songs from top artists like Bi ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaDJs Agile 1 and Crucial with their twin boysRob and April Fulstone might be the two coolest young parents in St. Louis. For over ten years they've been staples in the St. Louis hip-hop scene under the monikers DJ Crucial and DJ Agile 1. Following the birth of their twin sons, Linc ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaNicole Peterson, this week's Last Collector StandingNicole Peterson has worked in many facets of the music industry, including retail at Slackers CD's and Games and (currently) at Suite 100 at the Pageant handling merchandise and ticket sales. After looking through her modest reco ... More >>
It's not often that the world's biggest pop star comes to St. Louis while at the height of her fame. But the stars aligned Thursday night with the arrival of Lady Gaga, who presented her arena-sized Monster Ball Tour in the cozy Fabulous Fox Theatre. The mood at the venue was appropriately festive a ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 7. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Kelli Best-Oliver is on a quest to become a full-fledged foodie. Beginning this week, she will chronicle her adventures for Gut Check. She writes about any damn thing she pleases at South City Confidential.I have no formal culinary training. It's been ten years since I worked in a restaurant, wai ... More >>
Around 1:10 a.m. or so, MSTRKRFT dropped bits of Daft Punk's "Da Funk" into its DJ set. The crowd - or what was left of it - at the Pageant naturally went apeshit, fueled as much by free Bacardi drinks as it was by the French techno-funk. And sure, at that hour, nothing is better than hearing an awe ... More >>
Stefani Pollack is the author of the food blogs Cupcake Project and Food Interviews. She is also a member of the St. Louis Dinner Club. She blogs about her large-group dining experiences twice a month for Gut Check.BBC Asian Cafe & Bar243 North Euclid Avenue314-361-7770"I'd go back.""I'll be ba ... More >>
The Singer: Discovered by Jermaine Jackson (and later romantically linked with his brother Michael), Stephanie Mills began her recording career in 1974 but didn't find success until the early '80s. Her bright, clear voice was ideal for big, glossy disco numbers, and 1979's What Cha Gonna Do With My ... More >>
Week of January 11, 2006
10 p.m. Saturday, December 9. Dante's (3221 Olive Boulevard).
Velvet does it again
Love Songs (Atlantic)
And, like, dance or something
Out of Line's Party quickly goes out of bounds
Friday, July 18; Pageant
Week of April 16, 2003
Week of June 12, 2002
The RFT Music Awards lets you be the judge
To find a bra that fits, we go to the experts
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons
Sunday, July 29; Ramp Riders Skate Park
Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris
Wednesday, May 9; Rocket Bar
Clearing up the mystery of what lies beneath the makeup
Beckmann in Paris takes "Best of Show"
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Lacking a monarchy of our own, Americans raised Elvis and Marilyn to sovereign status -- but the very vulnerability that drew us to them was their downfall
St. Louis is kind of a drag -- in the best sense of the word