Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool.
-The Six Best Sloppy Drummers
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Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
In order to review music, one must judge the song/album/artist subjectively, only associating it wi ... More >>
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe last time they were here, Blink 182 gave us sex, immature jokes and rock 'n' roll. We're hoping for more of the last one this time. This weekend is one for nostalgia. There's the PG-13 excess of the Nickelodeon '90s that comes with a concert fronted by Blink 182 (and shared wi ... More >>
Now that Wolf Parade is dunzo, Dan Boeckner can focus on Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs, you'll find the latter duo, Boeckner and wife Alexei Perry, at Off Broadway August 24.
Irish crooner Nigel Mooney has two dates at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this month--see him Ju ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBlink-182 and My Chemical Romance bring their 2011 Honda Civic Tour to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (did I miss any mandatory corporate name drops in there?). It's the Amphitheater's 20th anniversary, and in celebration, the first 2,500 lawn tickets sold for this show o ... More >>
Todd OwyoungGerard Way of My Chemical RomanceNear the end of My Chemical Romance's very-sold-out show at the Pageant, the band took a break and left vocalist Gerard Way and touring keyboardist James Dewees alone on the stage. Way, sporting simple black pants, boots and a T-shirt, clasped the ... More >>
The life cycle of a local music community goes something like this: Bands form, play out, record music, play out more and (eventually) break up. There's plenty of variation in this sequence of events, of course, but in St. Louis, the local-band turnover tends to be rather high. Keeping track ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local
1. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. THE NATIONAL---High Violet (Expanded Edition)
3. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday
5. LATIMORE---All About The Rhythm & The Blues
7. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being
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(New releases come out on Monday this week. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on? Find out below.)
The Alchemist and Oh No join forces as Gangrene*Gangrene, Gutter Water
Gangrene is a collaboration between the Alchemist and Oh No. Pitchfork gave Gangrene a 6.7, saying "the rapping ... More >>
After taking a break from the Pageant for a year, the Point (105.7 FM) is once again bringing its annual Ho Ho Shows to the venue in December. This year, the station is hosting five different concerts, culminating in a show with My Chemical Romance and Middle Class Rut (Tuesday, December 14) and ano ... More >>
Santa Barbara's Tommy and the High Pilots cull inspiration from the annals of classic blues, country and rock. Don't worry, we're coming up with a new chillwave-esque genre name right now. Catch them at the Firebird on December 5.
BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
*Anthony Gomes Blues Project, Nov ... More >>
courtesy Bloody DisgustingSeven years ago, on his fifteenth birthday, Theo Scheresky began work on what would become his epic comic, Late Sunsets, Early Sunrises. It was a tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers, Will and Meghan, who are thwarted in their attempt to escape the dystopian "Lost V ... More >>
The Daily RFT linked a video from last night's KSDK broadcast about the apparently dangers of the "emo lifestyle." The story's tied to the case of Alyssa Bustamante, a 15-year-old from outside of Jefferson City charged with killing her 9-year-old neighbor:
Reporter: "For young people, the world 'e ... More >>
Warped Tour isn't for the faint of heart, especially on a hot August day in St. Louis. But an unforgiving sun didn't prevent the area's bros, punks, misfits, meatheads, horndogs, scene queens, nerds and foxes from converging on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for the tour's fifteenth-anniversary j ... More >>