Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
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 >>
By Jason Roche Recently a petition to have GWAR play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show went live on Change.org. It's got over 44,000 signatures, but let's be honest: Even if it had 44 million, we doubt the NFL would let the costumed metallers perform on their biggest event of the year. (Too much ... 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 >>
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.
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
9 p.m. Friday, September 14. 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 >>
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 >>
I can't believe this mistake hasn't happened before. From the publicist for heavy metal band Lamb of God: LAMB OF GOD would like to officially denounce any buzz of a show that they have been rumored to be playing in the near future. The band will not be performing in Tempe, AZ at said show. The ev ... 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 >>
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.
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Photo: Todd OwyoungNeko Case last night at the Pageant. See more photos from last night's show.Neko Case's show last night at the Pageant wasn't that different from her September 2008 appearance at the same venue. However, the comfortably crowded show was, shall we say, loose. Not musically - ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungBill Kelliher of Mastodon. See more photos from last night's show.At one point, Converge vocalist Jake Bannon thanked the Pageant crowd just for being there - and acknowledged the diversity of the quadruple bill of which his band was a part. He noted that whether you were a "punk ... More >>
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 >>
Hey, it's Southgang performing "Fire In Your Body" here in 1993. Who's Southgang? Why, rocker Butch Walker's hair metal act. What a hesher.
7 p.m. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Most of the time I don't like metal, and I definitely can't tell the difference between its plethora of sub-genres (doom? sludge? death? grind? black?). But Boris, a Japanese trio that played the Pitchfork Music Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, is for more than metalheads.
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 p.m. Sunday, April 20. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street
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.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
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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