This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!
The summer festival season is winding down, with a few more major festivals left on the horizon for 2013. This just means more club dates with your favorite producers. August is a good warm up for what's on tap the rest of the year, so lets jump in and see what is in store.
Do you remember J-Kwon? In case you don't, we'll remind you. He had a song called "Tipsy" back in 2004 that hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts. After that he seemingly dropped off the face of the earth for a while. See Also: - NEWSFLASH: Man leaves Odd Future show with headache - St. Louis Rapper J ... More >>
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields | Gal Musette Sheldon Concert Hall, 11/14/12 Since the Magnetic Fields last played St. Louis, it has completed its synth-free trilogy (2010's Realism was the last puzzle piece), left Nonesuch Records, and returned to Merge Records, the indie label that released its prime 1990s w ... More >>
Stephin Merritt isn't the easiest guy to interview. He isn't rude but, at times, it's obvious that he'd much rather be drinking at a bar or playing with his dog than be stuck on the phone with a stranger asking him about his art. But such is life when you are one of the greatest songwriters in indie ... More >>
The 2011 Grammy Nominees were released in December. In the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children, one of the five nominees was Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough To Eat. A to Z readers might recall that this was a double-CD release on which Beatle Bob appeared, contributing a spo ... More >>
Dvdn Alterior DJing the Victorian Fetish Ball at Lure in 2009. Dvdn Alterior introduced rave culture to St. Louis in the early '90s, and since then, he's been producing envelope-pushing parties that have left an indelible mark on the St. Louis scene. Alterior -- who prefers to go by the monik ... More >>
Click for a larger versionFrom September 3-5 -- that's this weekend -- the first North Coast Music Festival is happening in Chicago's Union Park. The lineup is pretty fantastic: Umphrey's McGee, Paul van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Chemical Brothers, De La Soul, Moby (as a DJ) and Lupe Fiasco are the ... More >>
www.lynnterry.comBeatle Bob mid-dance moveOf all the earth-shaking changes the age of internet and reality television has brought about, few have been as mystifying, fascinating, and at times, irritating as the 21st century nouveau celebrity -- people who are famous for being famous. Most of ... More >>
If you're like me, you've probably been disappointed by Moby's output over the last few years. Last year's Wait for Me, while a pleasant collection of placid electro, didn't have the humanity -- or staying power -- of stuff such as 1995's Everything is Wrong. (The Bowie-isms of 2005's Hotel, though, ... More >>
Every Monday, 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: Vintage Vinyl 1. WILCO: Wilco (The Album) 2. MICHAEL JACKSON: Thriller 3. MICHA ... More >>
Thursday, March 30 at 9 p.m. Oz Nightclub (300 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
New label, new album, same old Conformists
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
The Best of Chillout Past and Present (Nettwerk)
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
DJ Sky brings Eastern European flava to the Lou
Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag (Initial Records)
How does Jessica Dana get away with the things she says on the radio?
Urban Jazz Naturals beckons rock fans to the electronic side of the street
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
9/11 was supposed to sound the death knell for irony -- so what's gonna happen to Money Mark?
Week of July 10, 2002
A descendant of Herman Melville wants to touch your soul
At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
On Kid A, Radiohead learns to disappear -- then reappear -- completely
The Pop Life
The opening of the Pageant squeezes out other venues
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Co-written and directed by Oliver Stone
The RFT interviews sampler extraordinaire Moby