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 >>
The line-up this weekend is as schizophrenic as the weather! Lesson learned: always wear layers, and be thankful if there's a partially broken umbrella in your desk because it's still better than having to wade home in squishy boots. Dress accordingly, especially if you intend on getting hot and hea ... 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 >>
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 >>
Katie HovlandJosh Caterer, lead singer and one of the three Caterer brothers in the four-piece Smoking Popes, was compared to his grandparents' crooners while he wrote torch songs like "Need You Around" in his early twenties and sang about fatherhood and adulthood on 2008's Stay Down, the ban ... 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.
Although the Antarctica Lounge (5226 Gravois Avenue) has been hosting karaoke nights and the occasional show already, the venue's official opening date is set for this Thursday. The space's schedule of weekly events so far includes:Thursday: Indie Rock Karaoke (initial list here -- and really, any v ... More >>
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 >>
Artist: Morrissey Album: Years of Refusal Label: Lost Highway Equation: Quadratic Formula
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...
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).
Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls talks up the glam pioneers' history and fantastic new record.
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
We tell the Bravery's fortune, decode a rock opera and groan over Sting's intoxicated verbosity
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
Week of March 17, 2004
Local goths are on a roll
Tuesday, Feb. 12; Hi-Pointe
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