Punk rock is a money toilet. The record/mp3 collecting involved is the most addictive drug that I've ever encountered, and most of my alcoholic/drug addict/straight edge friends would probably agree. But are we all just living in a dumber clichÃ© than the one we're supposedly and lazily rebelling ag ... More >>
It's mid-March, which means it's once again time for South by Southwest. A couple of RFT scribes are currently soaking up the atmosphere (read: getting copiously drunk on Shiner Bock), but the rest of us are here in St. Louis, 900 frustrating miles northeast of the action. All we can really do is h ... More >>
Image viaBelle and Sebastian write about loveThe process of acquiring music is not what it used to be. Although many collectors still purchase music the old fashioned way (say, by digging through rows of records and CDs at record stores) artists and labels have been forced to get more creativ ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, garage-rock savant Jay Reatard passed away last night. He was 29. The paper has a few more details in this story; Goner Records, which is also based in Memphis, also confirmed the news. Reatard's last album, Watch Me Fall, was released by Matador Re ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 22. Off Broadway, 3500 Lemp Avenue.
Still trying to get my bearings this week, so I figured I'd toss up a few new MP3s available on the web. Neither of these bands have tour dates scheduled in town -- and really, I'm about ready to start passing the hat for Dinosaur Jr. to finally get here -- but these new tunes should satisfy.Up firs ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).
8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The Ground Floor (215 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois).
Jennifer O’Connor’s unexpected career path has helped her land among the stars.
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
The RFT music editor advises you on his favorite music of 1998