Look, RFT Music knows that the National is a great band. We KNOW it. Their music -- the baritone lullaby of Matt Berninger's voice combined with sweet, eerie minor chords -- is what we like to call "bathtub music," a term that surely sounds weird to you but actually is something awesome, considering ... More >>
If you are a human with access to the news, you are probably sick of hearing about Ohio, the swing state that will likely determine the shape of today's Presidential election. Luckily, Ohio sounds better out of some musician's mouths than it does coming out of Rush Limbaugh's. Here are the six best ... More >>
Todd OwyoungArcade Fire/The National Scottrade Center Thursday, April 21 "We're still getting used to this arena-rock thing," Win Butler said last night. "But shit, a room's a room. Let's go!" With that, he and the indie rock juggernaut he fronts launched into "No Cars Go," seven of its eigh ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Jason StoffThe National at the Pageant. Click here for more pics from The National.The National was in chatty mood at the Pageant, or perhaps baritone intoner Matt Berninger and brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner were just trying to fill the awkward silences between the acts of their rock opera ve ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, September 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Jason StoffBottle Rockets kick out the jams. Check out our entire slideshow of LouFest Day One."These are the first musical notes of Loufest!" Brian Henneman crowed, and the members of the Bottle Rockets were off, igniting the first set of St. Louis' inaugural LouFest. The BoRox wasn't on ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
The National illuminates the darkness.