Teddy Thompson, son of British folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and a highly regarded artist in his own right, will be performing at the Pageant this Wednesday, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!
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 >>
According to a press release issued by Psychopathic Records director of public relations Jason Webber, the Gathering of the Juggalos will no longer take place in Kaiser, Missouri this year, as we previously reported. From the press release: "We at Psychopathic Records want to apologize to all the J ... More >>
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 >>
The good people of KDHX will be hosting a discussion this weekend about how up-and-coming musicians can get their music on the radio. The conversation will not just focus on the local station itself specifically, but will include tips for breaking into national radio as well. This Friday, January ... More >>
Elvis impersonator Scott Davis' annual concert at the Pageant is this Saturday, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away! See Also: Memories of Elvis By the Numbers: Pelvic Thrust Count and Other Highlights
England's Alt-J and LA's Grouplove will be performing at the Pageant tonight, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!
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
Australia's Atlas Genius' rescheduled show at the Pageant will be December 9, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!
Three fluffy Maltese puppies are safe and healthy after being dognapped over the weekend by an unidentified blonde woman and returned by a mysterious Good Samaritan. The dognapper -- who stole puppies from two Petland stores in Chicago on Friday and one in Lake St. Louis on Saturday -- is caught on ... More >>
EDM superstar Steve Aoki will be stopping by the Pageant this Thursday, November 7, and we've got two tickets to give away! See Also: Steve Aoki Talks Hipsters, Hardcore and the Moment Electro Went Punk
[Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! NATURE VS. NURTURE Dear Willie D: Never in my life have I ever wanted kids. After growing up in an abusive household ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! SON'S ABUSIVE COACH Dear Willie D: My son's football coach is a nutcase. He has slapped, punched and kicked many of h ... More >>
Santa Cruz-based DJ Lorin Ashton, better known to the world as Bassnectar, will be performing two nights at the Pageant this weekend, and RFT Music has two tickets to Saturday's sold-out show!
Whether you first saw Mac Lethal serving sucker MCs at Scribble Jam, fiercely and independently touring with his Black Clover Records imprint or rapping while flipping pancakes, chances are some time in the past decade he's entranced and entertained you. Now, the Kansas City-based rapper has invaded ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
New York City's Vampire Weekend is playing the Pageant tonight and we just had two tickets slide across our desk!
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 >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! PEERS PRESSURING ME TO DRINK Dear Willie D: I'm an 18-year-old freshman in college. I went to a frat party and my ne ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I'M A MAKEUP JUNKIE Dear Willie D: I started wearing makeup when I was 12 years old and have been glopping the stuff ... More >>
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. Unlike the past coup ... More >>
Four individuals in Madison County have been charged with vandalism after spraypainting cars, buildings, fences and the Livingston Village Hall with logos and slogans related to the horrorcore hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse. See Also: "Where Did My Dick Go?" The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Ov ... More >>
I worked as a garbage-man for a few months back in North Carolina during a dark period of my life. It was awful. I'd get in a pick-up truck every day at 9AM and watch my boss drink beer and smoke weed on the way to being immersed in disgusting waste. In retrospect, if he had been younger, my boss pr ... More >>
We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that ... More >>
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 >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
Submitted for your consideration: Every newly-announced show this week! KDHX's Tribute to R.E.M. on April 27 is sure to be packed -- which is especially good, considering it is a benefit show for the independent radio station. Don Glover, star of NBC's Community brings his rapping alter-ego Childish ... More >>
Filippo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant from Joe Sanfilippo of downtown mainstay J.F. Sanfilippo's (705 North Broadway; 314-621-7213), will hold its grand opening this Sunday, November 6, from 6-10 p.m. at 120 Chesterfield Valley Drive in Chesterfield. The cost is $100 per person, ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgMatt Holliday and a bottle of wine pair nicely in a weekend event. It's been a busy week. Why not kick back and unwind with some food and live music at events such as Harvest Sessions at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market or the Second Annual Green Tie Affair at The Green Ce ... More >>
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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