By Rae Alexandra As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, even more angry voic ... More >>
On Friday, March 7, the St. Louis bike and punk communities come together to help out a veteran from both fronts. Peter "Peat" Henry, a hyper-positive personality who spent years pogo-ing across stages in bands including the Pubes and Nerve Parade, recently fractured his femur at the hip during a re ... More >>
Late last year, Bret Hoy and Sam Geneser set out to cast a lens on Midwestern punk. The duo had few preconceptions, and they found themselves welcomed into an open, diverse community. An initial interview with St. Louis's own Mark Sarich, the curator of the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, opened the ... More >>
Fuck me, I am going to overdose on this new Justin Timberlake album. I know that I'm supposed to be ashamed of certain selections in my album collection. I know this from all of the times that people have looked through my CDs or records or iTunes and been all "Hey, what's this doing here?" before ... More >>
There's very little middle ground with Nardwuar the Human Serviette. This plaid-clad Canadian DJ, musician and celebrity interviewer has been causing havoc for more than twenty years. His interviewing style is usually to ambush a random musician or celebrity, and begin firing away questions in an ea ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and 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' record a ... More >>
In her latest music video, Lady Gaga is hanging out with the gals in prison, up to no good and, as we find out, waiting for a call from Beyonce. What's gotten some attention from those who enjoy both Gaga's varied pop sounds and filthy, lo-fi, punk guitar, is her attire in the video. Here ar ... More >>
5 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Last Night: Murphy's Law, Cross Examination Where: Fubar, 3108 Locust Boulevard Show Flyer: here The show preview by Jonah Bayer in last week's paper was true. "There's nothing quite like a Murphy's Law headlining gig, which is sure to leave beer-soaked hard-core fans with a giant smile on their f ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Kooky rock legend Robyn Hitchcock takes a gander back at his career, and Ian MacKaye takes on new venues.
7 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Red Sea, 6511 Delmar Boulevard.
A wrap-up of this year's music showcase
Ian MacKaye of Dischord Records and Fugazi discusses his 18 years as a linchpin of American punk rock