By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>
My love affair with Nikki Sixx began in 1985. I was a nine-year-old Catholic schoolgirl -- plaid jumper, Barbie lunchbox, Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper -- and he was the bad boy rocker with jet black hair and a penchant for setting himself on fire. It was an unlikely match, one sparked by my mom's odd w ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Last week at my warehouse job, I sat in a forklift and lifted a wooden pallet to prepare for shipping. As the dust particles scattered from the machine's exhaust, a thought settled into my brain that I could not rid myself of: "Gavin Rossdale fan fiction."
Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>
Cavo brushed up against mainstream success in the latter of part of the 2000s, clutching fame and adoration with hard-charging sensibilities with a melodic edge. Following that up, however, took some time. After a relentless touring schedule and a transition to a new record label, the St. Louis-ba ... More >>
Every newly announced show this week! Comedy and music fans, rejoice: The D is coming to town. For the uninitiated, I'm referring to Tenacious D -- the two-man wonderband will play the Pageant on July 23 with The Sights. They also just released a new video yesterday; see it below. For fans of southe ... More >>
Jon Scorfina Often, the most sincere record collectors have no professional associations with the music industry. Their collections stem from nothing but a love of music. We met this week's Last Collector Standing through Anna Zachritz of Euclid Records, who suggested two of the store's most ... More >>
Todd OwyoungBen FoldsAs the sound of a soul-funk emcee roaring like a crazy man boomed over the Pageant's soundsystem, Ben Folds and his four-man backing band ran around the stage. They climbed over their instruments, made lots of clanging noise, acted ridiculous - the piano man even shook hi ... More >>
Photo: Steve TruesdellCavo at Cruefest 2, 8/11/2009 See more photos from the show. Since we profiled Cavo back in August, the St. Louis quartet has continued to tour with acts such as Sick Puppies and Motley Crue, in support of its major label debut, Bright Nights Dark Days. The band will be ... More >>
You don't need to be a sociologist to know when a Happening is taking place. A line of concert-goers snaking outside Off Broadway's door is a good sign. A sold-out show on an unusually busy Tuesday is another one. On a night that featured concerts by Green Day, Diane Birch and Los Campesinos! (and, ... More >>
I can't believe nobody sent this to me yet: A Spongebob Squarepants version of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," as a Burger King commercial. Fabulously twisted. Incidentally, the SpongeBob mash-ups on YouTube are all shades of hilarious. How about "The Final SpongeDown"?
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.
Neither cancer nor tour burnout can stop Jack's Mannequin
There's no better way to perish than via Eagles of Death Metal's Death by Sexy
The fashion-forward minds behind Rock Star Rags, St. Louis' invite-only vintage clothing warehouse
Cronyism! Nepotism! Backstabbing! Secrecy! So that's why they call it "community radio"!
As Stoked documents, Mark "Gator" Rogowski lived fast and burned out faster
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote
Week of May 8, 2002
The Missouri Prowlers are tilting more at windmills than at blocking sleds
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm
Good music from some bad girls, the Donnas