Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>
A block away from Off Broadway at sundown, you could see the glint of light on pearl snaps and smell the macaroni and cheese, bacon and apple butter melting on Texas toast. It was the final night of the first Open Highway Music Festival and the Cheese Shack food truck was cooking. Looking for jam ba ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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 >>
Chain and The Gang | XXO | Little Big Bangs Pig Slop Studios April 21, 2012 Back in the mid-1990s, there used to be an Indie-Rock Flea Market in Arlington, VA every summer. These events would attract not only music fans from throughout the Northeast, but also the local Washington, D.C.-area music c ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
Donald MilneFirst and foremost: Camera Obscura's 9 p.m. Off Broadway show with Papercuts is SOLD OUT says the venue. But for anyone lacking tickets, fear not: Vintage Vinyl is hosting a free in-store performance at 6 p.m. I'd also get there early for that one, however. MP3: Camera Obscura, ... More >>
As promised on Friday, the Bottle Rockets made a new setlist for the last night of their stint at the Duck room, The band started with "Gas Girl" from its self-titled debut album, which kicked off a stretch of eight classics. Despite some monitor problems, guitarist John Horton gave a thumbs up to t ... More >>
Folks are all abuzz about the Ettes' show tomorrow night at the Way Out Club. Bunnygrunt is also on the bill. Says Jason Toon in this week's paper: Lindsay "Coco" Hames of LA-born garage-rock trio the Ettes knows how to get the Nancy Sinatra look -- the eyelin ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 31. Way Out Club, 2525 South Jefferson Boulevard.
In the RFT that's coming out later this week, our music writers will weigh in on what they liked -- and didn't like -- about music in the year 2008. Various writers from around the Village Voice Media chain also weighed in on their jams, lists we'll be rolling out over the next week or so. Here's a ... More >>
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Bingenheimer and Hickenlooper discuss their rockin' doc, Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Musical iconoclast Boyd Rice is anything but bland
When the Pawn (Epic)
The Bottle Rockets make a trip home to St. Louis to celebrate the release of a new album