Muse (Band)

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Bo & the Locomotive Questions Some Kids on HuffPost Live

    It's not often that bands get to turn the tables on music journalists, but that's what happened when HuffPost Live gave St. Louis group Bo & the Locomotive the opportunity to question the young ladies at Kids Interview Bands last Friday. During during the June 6 broadcast, HuffPost Live host Josh Z ... More >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Cover/Tribute Band: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    For Photojournalist Andrew Youssef, Life Was Music. Then Came Cancer

    [Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 8 to 10

    Working for an alt-newsweekly can be pretty damn entertaining. Outside of reporting on the latest in local music, food and news, we get to investigate messed up Craigslist ads gone viral, exchange yo momma style comebacks to St. Louis city haters and even play the occasional pranks on each other (se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    How to Get the Party Started and the Problem with Sick Kids

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Kanrocksas Early Bird Tickets on Sale at 10 a.m. Today

    Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    M83 at The Pageant, 5/2/2012: Review, Photos and Setlist

    M83 | I Break Horses The Pageant May 2, 2012 The crowd at the M83 show last night was ecclectic. Girls wearing their best Forever 21 skirts, middle aged men and women sprinkled in the balcony and a parade of bros, hipsters and people looking generally out of place. That's what happens when there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Ten Music Game DLC Releases That Stirred Up Controversy

    It's not hyperbole to say that downloadable content sparked a huge revolution in console video gaming. Expansions prolonged replay value of many titles, especially music games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The Rock Band franchise in particular has produced an impressive amount of downloadable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    The Hunger Games Soundtrack: Hop Aboard the Gravy Train, Unlikely Bedfellows!

    It's fitting that a film about a dystopian free-for-all would include music from the Arcade Fire. This is the group, after all, that composed several songs on Funeral about a world overrun by snow and power outages. But the song that appears in the movie is not from Funeral. It's an original song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Rock Band Delivers its Most Requested Song Ever: "Never Gonna Give You Up"! No, Seriously.

    Any DJ, cover band or organ grinder can attest to how touchy people can get when a requested song isn't played. The blowback can be even more harsh when the musical entity in question is Harmonix, the creator of the Rock Band video game franchise. Even though music gaming experienced some discerni ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012


    7 p.m. Saturday, January 21. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Ben Folds with the St. Louis Symphony, 11/6/11: Review

    Courtesy of the artist​Ben Folds with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Powell Hall November 6, 2012 As he sat behind Powell Symphony Hall's grand piano and sang the phrase "Kiss my ass goodbye," the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra echoed his melody with trumpets and Ben Folds smiled the smile of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Tennis System, Sleepy Sun And Death Of Yeti At The Firebird, 8/26/11

    Tennis System​Tennis System | Death Of Yeti | Sleepy Sun The Firebird September 25, 2011 Sometimes it's fun to go to a show with a small crowd. Your friends are easier to find. There's no wait at the bar. And you seem to talk to people more because it's like, Hey, we're all in this together. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Stagesaurus Rex The Nocturnals came out first, laying thud and polished grind. Grace Potter, who knows how to play a moment, came floating out, drawing out a dance around her band before taking up a microphone behind the keys. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kanrocksas Music Festival 2011: What to Expect, What to See and More

    Courtesy of Kanrocksas​Finally, Eminem has collided with NASCAR -- with nary a cowboy hat in sight. This isn't a gone-country Darius Rucker-style conversion, but Missouri-born Marshall Mathers, not to mention 23 other popular and indie acts that normally wouldn't be caught within sight distanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Review: The Pretty Reckless at the Firebird, Tuesday, February 22

    Jason StoffTaylor Momsen​Bottle blonde guttersnipes split the city into two factions last night. Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen rocked hard with her black-clad band the Pretty Reckless, while Ke$ha put on a trash-tastic set for a sold-out crowd at the Pageant. Ke$ha must have won the tween ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    The Ten Best Moments of the 2011 Grammy Awards

    ​Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night. Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy If you weren't watching the pre-show telecast, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Ten Memorable Shows at The Pageant, In Honor Of Its Tenth Birthday

    This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Photos: Muse Bassist Chris Wolstenholme Plays Football in St. Louis

    True to its word, Muse played a game of football in St. Louis yesterday. According to fans, only bassist Chris Wolstenholme participated -- although it appeared to have been a lot of fun. Local bartender/promoter/musician Dave De Guire went and snapped a few shots for us. Check out that sweet Muse j ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Setlist Review Photos: Adam Lambert Transcends American Idol at the Pageant, Sunday, August 8

    American Idol's taken a beating this year. Besides the usual drama with its judges, interest in the show appeared to be dwindling. In fact, its results-show finalé drew its lowest ratings ever. Perhaps what Idol again needs is a personality like Adam Lambert. The season eight runner-up lived up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Muse Cancels Its St. Louis Show

    Timothy Norris / LA WeeklyMuse at Coachella music festival in April.​Here's a bummer email to wake up to: Muse has re-routed its fall 2010 tour due to the fact that "bassist Chris Wolstenholme is expecting a child with wife Kelly in November of 2010," according to a press release. It goes on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of April 20

    Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. ​ Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Coachella's 2010 Lineup Announced, Makes Heads Explode

    Coachella announced its 2010 lineup this morning -- and heads all over the country exploded because of the lineup. The list of bands/performers includes (but isn't limited to) Thom Yorke, Jay-Z, Pavement, Faith No More, Public Image Limited, Echo & the Bunnymen, Them Crooked Vultures, the Specials, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    The Dive Bomber: Shakin' at the Office #3

    With Snowmageddeon '10 looming to the west, I hoped to get some local old-man weather reports over bottles of Stag but didn't want to venture far from my Metro East home.So my east-side friend Erin and I visited the Belleville branch of The Office -- not to be confused with the South City cat bar o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 9, 2008

    I, Colossus

    9 p.m. Wednesday, January 16. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    October 17, 2007


    7 p.m., Saturday, October 20. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Music

    July 4, 2007

    It's the Smashing Pumpkins, Charlie Brown!

    John Peel's legacy lives on, Billy Corgan has to rely on his to carry him through Zeitgeist

  • Music

    March 7, 2007

    Looking South (XSW)

    St. Louis bands make a fine showing at Austin's annual indie-rock spring break.

  • News

    December 27, 2006

    2006: The Year in Music

    Week of December 28, 2006

  • Music

    November 1, 2006


    7 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).

  • Music

    September 13, 2006


    8 p.m. Thursday, September 14. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • Music

    August 2, 2006


    Black Holes and Revelations (Warner Bros.)

  • Film

    December 29, 1999
  • Music

    February 10, 1999

    Gunn Play

    Former east St. Louis trumpeter Russell Gunn appears at the Sheldon as his major-label debut, Ethnomusicology, Volume 1, hits the shelves