I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
Anyone who's seen the videos from 7 Seconds' recent European tour won't be surprised to hear that Kevin Seconds, the band's singer, is nursing a bum knee. At 53, Seconds can still perform his duties as head of one of the longest-running punk bands going today, but by his own admission it's not as ea ... More >>
By Steve Steward Song associations are strange, because when I hear "Longview" by Green Day, I think of Rosemarie Sandoval's hair. We were both sophomores, sharing a table in Mr. Nardinelli's 3rd period art class. I think she was almost a year older, and if she wasn't taller than me anyway, her bang ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>
This week yields plenty of stops from artists all across the board including the Tontons, Tame Impala, Pretty Lights, Barenaked Ladies and Minus the Bear. Keep reading for our critics' recommendations for the week, and as always, remember to peruse our concert calendar for more options.
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo that doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problem can be brough ... More >>
Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, too?" And remember when it combined those things to such great effect that critics said, "This shit will ne ... More >>
I think I dropped several IQ points over the weekend when I attended / reviewed the Odd Future show at the Pageant on Friday. My headache has subsided, but matters of intelligent thought or focus are still coming slowly and proving difficult. In other words, I can't think of anything to write here, ... More >>
photo courtesy of Mike JonesAs major record labels continue to consolidate their lineups, it might seem an unlikely time to start an independent record label. Yet, for Mike Jones, founder of I Hate Punk Rock Records, starting his label in the mid 2000s came as naturally as expanding his perso ... More >>
One couldn't blame a band of fortysomething veteran punks for feeling a little jaded or exhausted, especially two-plus decades into its career. And it's not a stretch to say that pissed-off punk rock anthems lose some of their sincerity and vitriol over time. But in the case of California punk pione ... More >>
courtesy of Fat Wreck ChordsNOFX returns to the St. Louis area for the first time since 1998.In this week's paper, Michael Dauphin scored a rare interview with NOFX figurehead Fat Mike. The band will be performing at Pop's on Saturday, May 1, its first local club appearance since the late '90 ... More >>
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Veteran punks NOFX -- who take no prisoners with their stage banter or music -- will be playing at Pop's on May 1, according to their website. Teenage Bottlerocket and Tony Sly (of No Use for a Name) are opening. If the NOFX tour wiki is right, the band hasn't played a club show in St. Louis since 1 ... More >>
NOFXFirebird *Dance Gavin Dance, Monday, February 1 *Polysics, Tuesday, February 9 *Luxora, Friday, February 12 *Balmorhea/Grace Basement/Brothers Lazaroff/Northwoods, Friday, February 26 *Tigercity/Wave Machines, Sunday, March 14 *Knockout/Opposites Attack/Say Uncle, Thursday, March 18 *Past Liv ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology 2. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 3. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart 4. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live 5. Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward 6. Swell Season - Strict J ... More >>
Hats off and kudos to Josh Freese, who has brought the art of personalized albums and name-your-price giveaways and record bells-and-whistles to new heights. The Vandals/ex-NIN drummer is releasing a full-length titled Since 1972 on March 24 (online at joshfreese.com) and in stores (April 14). Like ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 16. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Friday, October 13. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
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Hot fun in the summertime with Warped Tour
A St. Louis rocker is laying down the Democratic soundtrack. Is that a good idea?
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
How Story of the Year turned pizza jobs into a music career
The Empire Strikes First (Epitaph)
And your love of punk-pop may be forgiven
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.