October 27 was anything but a perfect day for Lou Reed fans. As Rolling Stone first reported, the influential rock guitarist and daring songwriter passed Sunday; cause of death has not yet been released. Through the Velvet Underground and his later solo work, Reed dismissed the fairytale of New Yor ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. YOU GUYS! We're goin ... More >>
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
Beirut. A spate of new concerts for your future listening pleasure: Beirut is coming to the Pageant on October 9, and the band's newest, The Rip Tide, is out on August 30. Ramshackle garage rockers the Smith Westerns are back at the Firebird in September. Everyone knows the best hardcore com ... More >>
Friday, October 16 *Mirah/Norfolk & Western, Billiken Club *Tom Russell, Off Broadway *The Blakes/The Orbz/Via Dove, Firebird *Ernie Isley and the Jam Band, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Flow Clinic/Mustardfish/Lord of the Yum-Yum, Lemmmons *Trey Songz/Mario/Day 26, The Pageant *This Is Energy/Novell ... More >>
p.m. Sunday, October 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Every Monday (or Tuesday), A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy 2. Mountain ... More >>
Firebird *All Leather, Saturday August 22 *The Incurables, Saturday, August 22 (late show) *Ready the Destroyer/Sink the Bismark, Monday, August 24 *Pretty Little Empire/Theodore/Paper Dolls, Tuesday, August 25 *Hurts to Laugh, Friday, August 28 *Titus Andronicus, Tuesday, September 8 *These United ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards
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