Lists will inevitably be remembered as the highest point of pop-culture Internet journalism. Why? BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM. Sometimes, however, the sure-fire can't-miss format of the list fails us from a journalistic standpoint. Here are ten of the worst music-related lists that I could find before goi ... More >>
Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Elaine LaRussa. Names that come to mind when thinking of the top heavy metal babes of all time? Not exactly, but it seems the wife of the man who led this city's baseball team to two World Series championships may prefer the mosh pit over the dugout herself. See also: - The 2 ... More >>
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. Every few months, Edwardsville's downtown dive bar The Stagger Inn hosts a show featuring locals The Go ... More >>
First, a joke: A man visits an Indian reservation. The tribe's chief leads him on a tour, and the man hears drums in the distance. "What are those drums?" he asks. The chief replies, "When the drums stop, bad things happen." They continue the tour, but the man keeps getting distracted. "Excuse me, w ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Update, 4/19/12: The Fiona Apple presale password appears to be "criminal" for the St. Louis show. You can buy presale tickets for the show on Ticketmaster right now; the general sale is tomorrow. Prices range from $35 to $75 before fees. That's the same password used in February for the March 31 s ... More >>
In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form. While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>
Earlier this week, RFT Music celebrated "Country Grammar's" 12th birthday. Here's another reminder of everyone's impending mortality: Lou Reed turns 70 today. The Brooklyn-born rock icon's first seven decades have been, to put it mildly, eventful. He's created some of the most influential - and mos ... More >>
Homer Simpson proudly displays his Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word or Barbershop Album.Adele could soon become a Grammy paper champion. Oh sure. 21 is a worthy entrant for the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year. "Rolling in the Deep," after all, topped the 2011 Pazz and Jop P ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) *Cold Cave, Cherish The Light Years The Guardian says of Cold Cave's latest: "'Take me to the future. I'm ready,' sings Wesley Eisold. That may be true, but ... More >>
(H/T to Twitter follower @tone_wolf for the link) A few years ago, we brought you some fun videos of Lego people miming to songs by System of a Down, Metallica, U2 and others. It was only a matter of time before Playmobil -- the preppier, square version of Lego -- got in on the action. The video bel ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2. THE NATIONAL---High Violet (Expanded Edition) 3. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 4. RIHANNA---Loud 5. LATIMORE---All About The Rhythm & The Blues 6. NELLY---5.0 7. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 8. ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
Whenever my father and I discuss great concerts he brings up the first time he saw the Jimi Hendrix Experience. "When just those three guys walked out on stage," he always says, "I said there's no way just the three of them could make all that sound like on the record. And they didn't. They made mor ... More >>
Hatebreed, with Jamey Jasta in the middle.In this week's issue, D.X. Ferris chats with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, who just might be one of the nicest dudes in rock. The Connecticut metallic hardcore band plays at Pop's tonight with Born of Osiris, Unearth, Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eterna ... More >>
Warped Tour isn't for the faint of heart, especially on a hot August day in St. Louis. But an unforgiving sun didn't prevent the area's bros, punks, misfits, meatheads, horndogs, scene queens, nerds and foxes from converging on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for the tour's fifteenth-anniversary j ... More >>
As if last week's Rick Astley/Nirvana mashup wasn't good enough, my pal Matt found and posted this fantastic conflation of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Bryan Adams' "Run to You." You wouldn't expect that James Hetfield's chipmunk-on-'roids vocals and Adams' epic wintry guitars would mesh so well, ... More >>
Last weekend when I was visiting my parents, I had the pleasure of taking a music-centric tour of Cleveland and some of its music landmarks. The timing was fortuitous, because the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are taking place this Saturday, April 4, in the lakefront city. Those ... More >>
Friday, November 14 *Greg Laswell/Jenny Owen Youngs, Duck Room *Secondhand Serenade/Cute Is What We Aim For, Pop’s *Steel Train/Dear and the Headlights, Off Broadway *Femme Fatality/7 Shot Screamers/Exercise, Bluebird *Celebration Day: Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Pageant *Benjamin Del Shreve/David Sa ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street
Mexicans like music that doesn't involve tubas?
The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.
7 p.m. Tuesday, January 30. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)/
Week of November 23, 2006
Friday, November 18; Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.
Friday, June 18; Off Broadway
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Mimi's Subway Bar and Grill
Barfly does The Guys
The Beautiful Sounds of Lickgoldensky (Escape Artist)
Monday, August 19; UMB Bank Pavilion
Wednesday, May 9; Rocket Bar
Thursday, Feb. 15; St Charles Family Arena.
IV; Drag City Records
The Stormtroopers of Death return to set heavy metal straight
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