I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
The 2013 RFT Music Awards have come and gone, longtime RFT Music contributor Ryan Wasoba bids the blog adieu and quite frankly, we're at a bit of a loss. Still, here at RFT Music we're looking forward to continually figuring out how to better serve the music community. But first thing's first: Let's ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
By Craig Hlavaty Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some year ... More >>
By Linda Leseman This week, Swedish progressive metal band Meshuggah have been performing alongside a cardboard cutout of their singer, Jens Kidman, whose fearsome voice was completely annihilated by the flu. (Don't worry, he's recovering.) Whether he'll join his bandmates onstage this Saturday at ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, December 30. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
9 p.m. Friday, September 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7 p.m. Monday, June 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>
Everyone has a new year's resolution, especially the people who jump down your throat and lecture you about how stupid resolutions are. You know they've got 'em, and theirs are probably especially shameful. Since you don't need to lose any weight (really, you look fantastic!) and you've already qu ... More >>
Drugs are a crucial part of the classic triumvirate of rock & roll; very few things in our society are of enough import to rival "sex." As a result, drugs have been mentioned and implied in countless songs crossing every imaginable genre. I'm sure there's some Indonesian Gamelan track about o ... More >>
Horror goofballs GWAR just announced a 2011 fall tour, and it includes a stop at Pop's. The Return Of The World Maggot tour comes to Sauget on November 1st, with Every Time I Die and either Ghoul or Warbeast opening. GWAR's most recent album, 2010's Bloody Pit Of Horror, would seem to be th ... More >>
Todd OwyoungOzzy Osbourne last night at the Scottrade Center"The crazier you fuckers go, the longer we will play," Ozzy Osbourne crowed to the audience at the start of last night's Scottrade Center show. While a statement like that is always tinged with hyperbole, there was an element of trut ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Monday, January 17. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Friday, January 14. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
8 p.m. Monday, December 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
You just know that this dude's neighbors hate him. Here's a guy in Southern California who programs his Christmas lights displays to music. We're talking a couple of Trans-Siberian Orchestra tunes, Vince Guaraldi's "Linus & Lucy" and, last year, Slayer's "Raining Blood." The video is nothing short o ... More >>
image via Yep. Danzig with a cat. Recently, the Internet has taken an interest in Glenn Danzig's domestic companions. Whether it's the implications of a romantic partnership with Henry Rollins or the paparazzi photo of Danzig carrying a box of multiple cat household Fresh Step (see photo aft ... More >>
Fans got a great value last night at the Scottrade Center as three different acts put their spin on the hard rock/metal genre to give the crowd a good head-banging time. Named after a word from each of its bands' most recent album title, the BlackDiamondSkye tour features Alice in Chains, Deftones ... More >>
At the KSHE Pig Roast on Saturday, the station announced that Ozzy Osbourne and Halford (featuring -- you guessed it! -- Judas Priest's Rob Halford) would be playing the Scottrade Center on December 10. Ticket info for that show emerged this morning: They're on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. and star ... More >>
image viaThe healing powers of a roast beef footlong...You know Henry Rollins, and you know Glenn Danzig -- but last month, we introduced you to Henry & Glenn Forever, the comic book that placed the two cult music icons in a romantic roomie situation. The back of the short book boasted a qu ... More >>
Alice in Chains has done the unthinkable. The Seattle band lost its original lead singer, Layne Staley, to a drug overdose in 2002, regrouped with a new vocalist, William DuVall, recorded a new album, Black Gives Way to Blue -- and hasn't tarnished its legacy. That was clear at a smoke-hazed Pageant ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 24. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
7 p.m. Tuesday January 12. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
6 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
It's rare that a show features four bands who are all worth seeing. So thank metal monsters Mastodon and Dethklok, who are bringing along High on Fire and Converge to the Pageant on Tuesday, October 13. Damn, son. That's epic. Tickets are $34.50 and are on sale this Friday.Dethklok, you might r ... More >>
7 p.m. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
7:30 p.m. Monday, October 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
9 p.m. Sunday, June 20. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Friday, October 26. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 4. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
7 p.m. Friday, August 18. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Friday, Oct. 22; Galaxy
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