While Aerosmith still flails around in a body without bones, propped up by the hot air of its backward-cap-wearing fanbase, most sensible bands know when to call it quits. Sure, reunion tours are still a thing, but those tend to happen on the stinking fumes of nostalgia, and they serve to fuel the n ... More >>
Native St. Louisan Kristeen Young, well-known for recently giving Morrissey a simply dreadful case of the common cold which caused Moz to cancel his entire tour (still an unbelievably flimsy excuse, brah), made her television debut this week -- and boy, was it a doozy. Young performed on the Late L ... More >>
George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>
English singer Morrissey has canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour, citing health issues after a collapse in Boston earlier this week. He is said to have a respiratory infection brought on by a cold he claims to have caught from his tour support, St. Louis ex-pat Kristeen Young. Young was asked to ... More >>
I have never met Mary Grace Cerni. She appears to be someone that I would really like - a Los Angelino with strong opinions she is unafraid to share, a lady that enjoys a solid party and a good writer with presumably excellent taste in music (although if you continue attending Lorde shows, Mary, peo ... More >>
Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
Stars | Diamond Rings | California Wives October 5, 2012 Plush Stars sings cinematic. Epic stories pour comedy, tragedy, love, lust and longing from soulful singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell, through the sweeping instrumentation by bassist Evan Cranley, drummer Patty McGee and keyboardist/occ ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Richard GuatyAnna Wintour eyeballing Nicki's tights. Oh, to peek inside the mind of the Vogue editrix in chief in this moment.Thank science Fashion Week is over. Isn't it just torture? If there's something worse than not being in New York City for the circus that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ... More >>
stueagon.comMeat is murder. Tasty, tasty murder.Morrissey, former lead singer of the Smiths, has forged a career not only as the elder statesman of sad songs, but also as one of music's most outspoken animal-rights activists. Not surprising, coming from a guy whose band titled its 1985 albu ... More >>
Cold Cave plays in the dark. Photo by Kiernan MaletskyCold Cave/Née/Half Gay The Luminary Center for the Arts May 19, 2011 You'd have thought it was the second coming of Morrissey last night: The crowd at the Luminary Center for the Arts was, by turns astounded, weirded out, perplexe ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaTwo weeks ago, former Riverfront Times music editor Annie Zaleski announced she was leaving her position to work for Alternative Press in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. We caught up with the writer at her Richmond Heights apartment as she was preparing for her move back to Cleve ... More >>
David WaldmanOwen Pallett, performing live.In conversation, composer/violinist/songwriter Owen Pallett is outspoken. This might surprise those familiar with his music - from the serene orchestration on his acclaimed 2010 record, Heartland, and his previous work under the Final Fantasy moniker ... More >>
Image viaOn Monday, Red Stripe premiered a new ad for its delicious, delicious beer. The video clip features the Red Stripe Ambassador -- shades of the Old Spice smooth-talker, perhaps? -- dancing to a Stephen Marley-produced, reggae cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's '80s synthpop hit "Rel ... More >>
Friday, April 23 *Thrice/Manchester Orchestra, The Pageant Cancelled due to illness. *Steve Martin, Roberts Orpheum Theater (sold out!) *Magnolia Summer/Jerkwater Junction/Adam Reichmann, Off Broadway *Nickelback/Breaking Benjamin/Shinedown/Sick Puppies, Scottrade Center (sold out!) *Hester Prynne, ... More >>
Yo Gabba Gabba! is far more than just Nickelodeon-produced kiddie fodder. It's become a venue for introducing kids to music by Devo, Chromeo, Mates of State, Of Montreal, and so many more. The show's so popular, especially with indie darlings with children, that the show's producers have a surplus o ... More >>
Todd OwyoungMorrissey's concert rider bans meat from whatever venue he happens to be playing that night, due to his staunch vegan status. (When he played the Pageant last year, the hot dog cart even had to take the night off!) We're not sure if that has anything to do with the following item, ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 29. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Morrissey turned 50 last Friday, and to celebrate the milestone, noted MP3 blog The Music Slut curated an online collection of Smiths/Morrissey cover songs called TMS Hearts Moz. The list of contributors reads like a who's-who of future Pitchfork darlings -- the biggest name on there is Pattern is M ... More >>
(This review is a co-write by me, Annie Zaleski, and my evangelical-Moz pal Kami, who is in town from New York for this show. Her qualifications include the lyrics "Trouble loves me/Trouble needs me" tattooed on her ankles and the fact that this is her fourth show of Morrissey's 2008 spring tour she ... More >>
In honor of Morrissey's return to St. Louis tonight (review and photos tomorrow), please enjoy the 7 Shot Screamers' take on the Smiths' "Rusholme Ruffians." Vocalist Mike Leahy is an avowed Moz fan, and it's impressive how his vocals honor the man on track. This MP3 can be found on a new album call ... More >>
This week I visit the Bleeding Deacon, a South City bar with a surprisingly appealing menu.Damn. My cell phone was at home, charging. I didn't need to make a call, didn't need to take a photo. I needed light, and barring an unexpected nuclear detonation, the faint glow of my phone's screen was the b ... More >>
(Tuesdays can be a trying day here in Club Land at the RFT. It's deadline day for the show/concert listings, and this fact hangs over my head just like all of those foreboding elementary school (and high school and college) homework assignments that I would inevitably put off to the l ... More >>
Artist: Morrissey Album: Years of Refusal Label: Lost Highway Equation: Quadratic Formula
After many delays, the Coachella lineup was finally announced a wee bit ago. The lineup is light on huge reunions -- shocker, the Smiths aren't playing -- but has a few cool surprises. Night one headliner Paul McCartney is preceded by Morrissey and Leonard Cohen. Mr. Cohen is the big surprise/draw, ... More >>
Morrissey is making a triumphant return to the Pageant on Wednesday, April 8. All ticket on-sale dates are to-be-announced. His new album, Years of Refusal, is out next year.Here's what I have to say about this...
Related: The thread on morrissey-solo about the typeface, photo and the cover's place in album cover/font history is high comedy. Also related: Morrissey's website is called itsmorrisseysworld.com. According to long-time fan site true-to-you.net, Moz will be touring the U.S. next year (yes!) and has ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Annie writes an open letter to Morrissey.
Local upstarts the Humanoids play classic punk rock the way it's meant to be heard: loud, fast and fun.
Week of March 8, 2007
9 p.m. Thursday, February 1. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Ringleader of the Tormentors (Sanctuary/Attack)
We have an intervention for An Angle, talk baseball and Moz with Joe Pernice, and learn some rock rules by which to live
Live at Earl's Court (Attack)
We talk movies with Allison Moorer and pit the Moz against Nick Carter
In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Why Morrissey is newly hip among bands that sound nothing like him
Local goths are on a roll