[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 >>
Little-known fact: According to our style guide (the big book of grammatical do's and don'ts that provide the RFT with its immutable styyyyyyle), all band names are to be treated as singular, not plural nouns. For example, when referencing a band such as "The Beatles," we'd write "The Beatles is com ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, June 25. The Old Rock House, 1299 South Seventh Street.
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 >>
Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile the Snowpocalypse largely missed the St. Louis metro area, the aftermath of the sleet-storm lingers, in the form of frigid temperatures, bitter wind chills and icy roads and pavement. This is the perfect time of year for hot tea, wool blankets -- and cold, cold music. T ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, September 29. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>
John Henry and the Engine are celebrating the release of a video for its song "Cut Your Anchor Free" with a show tonight at Off Broadway. The song sounds like a slow-dance tune from a '50s prom, a song buoyed by Henry's cut-to-the-quick vocal pleading and bar-room organ. Also on the bill are One Lon ... More >>
If you don't like geeking out, unabashed fandom or good music, stop reading now. Anyone else, please forge ahead. It's no surprise that I'm stoked for this weekend's appearances by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple. But why is this such a big deal? Roy touched on this in his story, but these two men ... More >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
The Chicago Sun-Times’ blog recently published an interesting piece by noted music critic Jim DeRogatis, in which he attempts to prove that ‘90s Alternative Nation darlings (and specifically Chicago acts Urge Overkill, Veruca Salt, Liz Phair and Smashing Pumpkins) resemble the baby-boomer acts t ... More >>
one-hit wonders, 1990s
9 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Sunday, April 20. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive
8 p.m. Monday, October 22. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard).
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz
in your ear buds all winter long
Friday, November 4; Ursa's Café (on the ground floor of Lien Hall on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
The Weight Is A Gift (Barsuk)