Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Let it be known that this is not a reaction to Drew Ailes' polarizing RFT Music article praising the Ma ... More >>
In the past decade, there have been so many indie-rock band reunions, and so many song-by-song recreations of now-classic albums, that the whole scene threatens to take on the tacky air of a 1950s or 1960s nostalgia revue. Only a very few of these reunited bands have managed to get back together and ... More >>
Mates of StateFresh off an appearance at New Orleans' Voodoo Experience, husband and wife duo Mates of State head to the Firebird for a Halloween show. The band's first original disc since 2008, Mountaintops, is due out September 13 on Barsuk. Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps must lo ... More >>
Cold Cave plays in the dark. Photo by Kiernan MaletskyCold Cave/Née/Half Gay The Luminary Center for the Arts May 19, 2011 You'd have thought it was the second coming of Morrissey last night: The crowd at the Luminary Center for the Arts was, by turns astounded, weirded out, perplexe ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 29. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Yo Gabba Gabba! is far more than just Nickelodeon-produced kiddie fodder. It's become a venue for introducing kids to music by Devo, Chromeo, Mates of State, Of Montreal, and so many more. The show's so popular, especially with indie darlings with children, that the show's producers have a surplus o ... More >>
yogabbagabba.comA little-known fact about DJ Lance Rock of the Technicolor kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!: He's originally from St. Louis. He'll be coming home in quite a triumphant manner on Sunday, March, 21, when YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY! comes to the Fox Theatre for tw ... More >>
Good things come to those who wait, at least if you're a fan of psychedelic space-rockers Troubadour Dali. The quartet is in the mixing stages of a new, self-titled CD, which it recorded back in December 2007 at the now-closed Penny Studios. In fact, T. Dali's Ben Hinn and Joe Sc ... More >>
(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 >>
9 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29. Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue).
Bring It Back (Barsuk)
Bands roll a few for props, plus we talk to the couple/duo Bagheera
Saturday, October 18; Rocket Bar
Week of February 12, 2003
Thursday, June 13, at the Hi-Pointe
Monday, Feb. 18; Rocket Bar