• Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Apop Records to Close its Doors October 27 After a Decade Peddling the Weird and Wild

    By Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen Patrons of Apop Records found a wide range of intriguing things to peruse and amuse the years, from half-naked no wave bands to Beryl the grouchy-yet-lovable store cat. When Tiffany Minx opened the store in 2004, she planned on running the operation for maybe five year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Five Music Writing Clichés 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    A Conversation with Experimental Bassist Darin Gray: Playing Art Hill, Radiolab Live and More

    Bassist Darin Gray might be the most prolific experimental musician out of St. Louis. 32 years after his first performance in the area, he shows no signs of stopping, and RFT Music couldn't be prouder to call him one our city's own. Despite the racket Gray has generated in countless ensembles and ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Raglani to Play at the 2009 No Fun Fest in Brooklyn

    Congrats to Raglani (who is not known as Ghost Ice, nor known as anyone else but himself), who is playing the 2009 version of the No Fun Fest in Brooklyn. The three-day event, which takes place from May 15-17 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, is an annual mecca for noiseniks and experimental artist ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Music Showcase Schedule

    The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts

  • Music

    June 15, 2005

    Slow Dazzle

    The View from the Floor (Misra)

  • Music

    December 31, 2003

    '03, Oh My!

    Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music

  • Music

    December 26, 2001


    RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001

  • Music

    July 26, 2000

    Kid 606

    Down with the Scene (Ipecac Records)

  • Music

    January 12, 2000


    The best loud stuff Japan has to offer