Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>
The rooms where music is made and experienced affect everything from the sound of the instruments to the mood of the people in them. Each week in Space Explorer, Brian Heffernan will tell you about a different room with significance to St. Louis music. A hypothetical: "Would it ruin it if you went ... More >>
Edged out of the public eye, thirty-plus artists will make their pilgrimage to Louisville, Kentucky to converge on the hot button festival of recent years, Cropped Out. A name that calls on imagery of open pastures and farmland, Cropped Out forcibly cuts out the pillars of corporatism present in pop ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
On Friday night, international mogul, Grammy-nominated producer and world-renowned DJ Diplo came to St. Louis as part of AXE's One Night Only tour. The tour headed to undisclosed venues in select cities, with information and free tickets only announced via AXE on both Facebook and Twitter. In additi ... More >>
In this week's music feature, RFT reported on Cicero's surprising decision to fire booking agent Mike Cracchiolo and publicist Kenny Snarzyk after less than nine months of employment. They were understandably disappointed, but not all of our conversation focused on the story's negatives. Cracchiolo ... More >>
These Gargoyle shows keep popping up outta nowhere: Miami Horror, Austrailia's sugary disco outfit delivered a solid album last year that went relatively unnoticed despite three cuts featuring ultradarling Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. They'll drop the adorable jams on October 27. The inimitab ... More >>
Tonight is the final show for the Bluebird under its current name. The bill features KC's the Republic Tigers, and locals the Analysts and Oceania. As we wrote about here, the venue is taking a couple of weeks off for renovations.On February 5, the club will reopen under a new name: The Firebird. Th ... More >>
B-Sides finds out why Neil Hamburger isn't Yo La Tengo's favorite comic, then gets cinematic with Undertow Records' Monahans.
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Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.