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    April 24, 2014

    A Brief History of 20th Century Noise in St. Louis, According to Chim Richards

    Remember Chim Richards, that guy who has been messing with us here at RFT Music for weeks by sending phony (and hilarious) event submissions? Well he is at it again, and has stepped his game up this time. See also: Some Joker Calling Himself "Chim Richards" Has Been Messing with Us

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    April 24, 2014

    Even Country Music Is Ready for Marijuana Legalization

    It has been rough and rocky traveling for cannabis cowboys for most of the 40 years since "Me and Paul," the hounded-by-the-Man classic in which Willie Nelson tipped off like-minded longhairs to the presence of narcs in Laredo. "If you're staying in a motel there," he warned dryly, "don't leave noth ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Local DJs Hold Gigantic Record Sale For Charity This Saturday

    If you're anything like us, you probably didn't find everything you wanted on Record Store Day last weekend. Alternately, perhaps you did find everything you wanted but don't subscribe to the idea of record-shopping as an annual one-day event. Either way, you should consider attending The Gigantic S ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Watch This Kid Get Hit by Fireworks in Slo-Mo During Lumpy's NYC Show

    This past weekend New York's Alright festival welcomed more than 30 bands from across the world, including St. Louis' own Lumpy & the Dumpers, for four days of boundary-pushing punk and hardcore music. During Saturday's late-night Lumpy set at 538 Johnson, the enthusiastic (and enthusiastically shi ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Is Playing a Major Festival a Waste of Time for an Unknown Band?

    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 stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Ten Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

    Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    There Were Real-Life Drones Flying Overhead at Coachella

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Inside Coachella's Insane Drug Culture

    Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often.  This story is about very young people doing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Video: Cardinals Pitchers Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal Perform Karaoke

    As the Best Fans in Baseball know, St. Louis Cardinals pitchers Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal are excellent flameballers and all-around good guys. But what's finally getting everyone's attention lately is their adorable exuberance for karaoke. See also: "Ask a Karaoke Host" Archives At a re ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    St. Louis Aldermen Green-Light Summer Rocks Music Festivals

    The St. Louis board of alderman approved Board Bill #328 yesterday. The vote paves the way for two large music festivals in downtown St. Louis. Initial plans will see the Summer Rocks music festivals in downtown St. Louis' Gateway Mall, beginning the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015. Cri ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Foxing Signs to Triple Crown Records

    St. Louis post-hardcore/emo revival act Foxing has signed a deal with New York-based Triple Crown Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The label has been home to a wide array of acts over the years, ranging from the ultra-tough hardcore of Death Threat to bands like the Dear Hunter, and even ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    St. Louis Rock Band Tok Interviews Some Dogs

    Tok's ability to write a killer rock song is matched only by its members' outrageous sense of humor. On April Fool's Day, for example, the band announced a new partnership with Taco Bell, and a subsequent name change for the group (Tok-O-Bell). Most bands would have been content to leave the joke at ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Music "Festival Style": Now at a Mall Near You, Unfortunately

    If you think summer festivals are mainly about the music, you're naive; they've become one of the year's most highly-anticipated fashion shows. Say what you want about the styles -- the floppy hats and the garlands and those gosh darn spirit hoodies -- but music festivals most certainly have a "l ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Five Music Writing Clich├ęs That Need to Die

    On Monday, I read the following sentence on a popular music website about the new Cloud Nothings album: "The band continues to make powerfully utilitarian music for people who don't seek out this type of music just to be told what to think." I read it over and over again until my eyes rolled back in ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    LouFest Organizers Ask: Who Do You Want To Play This Year?

    The organizers of LouFest want to know who you'd like to see perform at this year's festival -- and they have two free VIP passes as an incentive. See also: Attention LouFest Organizers: Please Get OutKast, Thanks

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    April 9, 2014

    Six Reasons Your Band Should Not Play Longer Than Twenty Minutes

    Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. They're glancing at the door, bouncing their leg or messing with their hair. Do ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    What Happens When a '90s Star Gives Up On His Music Career?

    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 stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Get Your Passes for the 2014 RFT Music Showcase Now Through Our Exclusive Presale

    The RFT Music Showcase returns on Saturday, June 7, a celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. Roughly 50 local bands -- all nominees for RFT Music Awards -- will converge on the Grove area of Manchester Avenue, performing at different venues all up and down the str ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: April 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: April 2014

    St. Louis' warmer weather is bringing crazy lineups for local hip-hop heads, spanning national, local, underground and indie scenes across a wide spectrum of genres. Yep, April's got something for everyone. Actually, this month has so many shows that we didn't even have enough time to mention all of ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Watch Theresa Payne Perform Her New Single "Bye Fear" on Fox 2 News

    R&B songstress Theresa Payne, whom this publication named the best R&B singer of 2013, will release her newest single "Bye Fear" this Sunday at the Gramophone. The cover charge is $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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    March 27, 2014

    Six Reasons Employers Should Hire Touring Musicians

    In 2014, you should've already figured it out by now: Your dumpy, forgettable band with few fans should be touring. The need to turn your local bar band into a mobile poverty-stricken disaster unit is of utmost importance. It's your chance to see beautiful rolling landscapes, fall in love with peopl ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Half of the Village People Banned From Ballpark Village By Dress Code

    Ballpark Village's newly announced dress code has hit the Village People community especially hard, leaving half of the band barred altogether from the premises each night after 9 p.m.

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    March 25, 2014

    How Can My Band Rebound After a Bad Tour?

    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 stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Doorway Performs Drive-By Concert for Crowds at SXSW

    St. Louis hip-hop group Doorway, winner of 2013's RFT Music Award for best hip-hop group, has seemingly never-ending hustle. Its members can be found at events all over town, handing out CDs and performing, and generally taking any opportunity possible to get their names out there into the world. So ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Felony Lewd Conduct Charges for New Found Glory's Steve Klein: What We Can Learn

    Former New Found Glory Guitarist Steve Klein is the latest in a string of recent arrests and accusations that highlight a rare but underrated hazard in underground music: exposure to dangerous people. That's not to say all artists are as dangerous or deviant as Klein is accused of being. Fans who ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Here's a Photo of Lorde Hanging With Chuck Berry Last Night

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde will be performing at the Peabody Opera House tonight, but evidently the Grammy Award-winning young songstress arrived in St. Louis a day early to catch a show by the legendary Chuck Berry.

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    March 19, 2014

    Six Music Nerds We Put Up With

    Much like the insufferable word "hipster," "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates and obscure Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker or anything -- nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech b ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Justin Bieber Does Not Eat Poop

    Have you ever Googled something only to find that their autofill feature suggests some really strange stuff? This has been the source of Tumblr blogs and memes alike. It has also been the reason many a person has lost faith in humanity, seeing ridiculous questions on obvious subjects. Just type "why ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Kiss and Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour: St. Louis in August

    Perennially costumed rock & roll icons Kiss will be joining forces with Def Leppard for a summer tour this year and, to the delight of KSHE fans throughout St. Louis, the show will be coming to town on August 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

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    February 18, 2014

    Help Us Select the 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    Surely you know the drill by now: Each year, RFT Music recognizes the hard work and exceptional talent of St. Louis' local musicians with the RFT Music Awards. In addition, our summer awards showcase, to be held this year for the first time in the Grove, provides local music lovers an opportunity to ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Grading the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014

    A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Alt-J and Grouplove Tonight at the Pageant

    England's Alt-J and LA's Grouplove will be performing at the Pageant tonight, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

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    December 10, 2013

    Lumpy & the Dumpers' New Music Video for "Sex Pit" is the Most Awesome Thing

    Lumpy & the Dumpers, St. Louis' premier purveyors of slime-covered, dirty punk rock, just released a music video yesterday, and boy is it a doozy. See Also: Lumpy & the Dumpers: Slime Addicts On The Prowl

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    November 14, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Atlas Genius December 9 at the Pageant

    Australia's Atlas Genius' rescheduled show at the Pageant will be December 9, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

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    October 7, 2013

    Saint Vitus Returns to St. Louis After Nearly Thirty Years: Recap

    We'd wager that no one under the age of 40 has probably ever seen Saint Vitus in St. Louis. The last time the group was in town dates back to 1984, at a boxing club called Turner's alongside another struggling little touring band called Black Flag. For those with that unwanted "Over the Hill" gag bi ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Is My Band Playing Too Many Shows?

    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 s ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Boxing Clever's Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship/Vanilla Beans Split is Lo-Fi Fun on High-Grade Vinyl

    Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship / The Vanilla Beans "Ladies in the Dark" / "Tiger 1" boxingcleverrecords.com The end of September may be a tad too early for taking stock of 2013's trends and movements, but even a cursory look backward shows our city's renewed love of the split 7-inch. The Tower Groov ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Guys, Predatory Dance Floor Boners are Not OK

    Gentleman, this is a public service announcement. We know that things can get hot and sweaty on the dance floor. The atmosphere is festive, the music is peaking and the ladies are looking good. You see one you like, and you want to dance with her. Totally cool. Men and women have been dancing togeth ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Cher is Coming to the Scottrade Center June 4

    Cher, she with no last name, the songstress now over 50 years into her game, dubbed "the Goddess of Pop," will be coming to St. Louis on June 4. The show will take place at the Scottrade Center, and based on the success of her last tour (325 dates and attended by over 5.5 million people), we'd bet i ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Use This Rating System to Help Determine Whether You Should Start Firing Bandmates

    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 >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Tonight: The Ninnies Interview on KDHX's Scene of the Crime

    KDHX's blog reports that tonight's Scene of the Crime will feature an interview with a band called the Ninnies. "Who's that?" you might ask. Well, the Ninnies was a short-lived Chicago power-pop/new-wave band that recorded one seven-inch ("Spaz Attack" b/w "The Rejects") in the early '80s. However, ... More >>

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    March 22, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

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    November 3, 2004

    Return of the Taller Ballers

    SLU's basketball season kicks off at Savvis

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    May 19, 2004

    Cast the First Stone

    Then watch it bounce

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    November 12, 2003

    SpongeBob Ballard

    Welcome, undersea friend

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