This week we've got a mix of punk and funk with legendary metal (King Diamond) for good measure. Local post-hardcore players Anodes will kick off their tour on Saturday along with busybodies Blight Future and Heavy Horse. The weather's nice, so get out there before the next polar vortex (or maybe no ... More >>
Paramore is back, and busier than ever. The band just completed its first destination cruise with fans (cleverly dubbed Parahoy!), which included four days and nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl, sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay. Fans enjoyed two outdoor shows by Paramore, a Q&A on the cruise ... More >>
Former New Found Glory Guitarist Steve Klein is the latest in a string of recent arrests and accusations that highlight a rare but underrated hazard in underground music: exposure to dangerous people. That's not to say all artists are as dangerous or deviant as Klein is accused of being. Fans who ar ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
The clock is counting down to midnight on a Friday night at Lemmon's. After some knob-fiddling and shot/water retrieval from the bar, the band begins its set, as some more friends and fans run back in after finishing their cigarettes outside. The next 25 or so minutes become a blur of head-nodding, ... More >>
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 >>
The Queers w/ The Manges, Bass Amp & Dan-O, and The Haddonfields Fubar (Lounge side) January 6, 2012 Pop-punk is not dead, and not just because of that stupid patch that Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory started showing off on tour last year - this show was a hell of a goofy fun time. Some of St. ... More >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
At RFT Music, we know that deciding on a band name is not easy. We're here to help. For our new series Name This Band, we've invited local musicans to answer some questions about their startup groups. Using this information, we will suggest three names. You can vote on your favorite in the comments ... More >>
Like snorting Adderall off a Hello Kitty doll, Melt-Banana's terse noisy punk will eat yr brain. Japanese anti-heroes Melt-Banana embark on a U.S. tour this fall, and guess where they're gonna be? Cicero's. Guess where they're not gonna to be? New York City. Bah, that rules. If we're keeping ... More >>
When All Time Low headlined the sold-out Pageant last night, the reigning princes of bubblegum punk seemed bent on taking their young audience to an all-time high. The full bill, which also featured Yellowcard and up-and-comers Hey Monday and the Summer Set, kept up the energy with polished, ... More >>
The Vans Warped tour returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on Monday, July 5. Like every year, the tour has its fair share of bands that appeal mostly to "the kids" -- Hey Monday, Never Shout Never, the Cab, etc. But this year's model features plenty of acts with actual musical c ... More >>
Friday, November 6 *Son Volt/Peter Bruntnell, The Pageant *Nelly's Birthday Party -- Pajama Jam, HOME Nightclub *Tech N9ne/Slaughterhouse/Stevie Stone et al, Pop's *Breathe Carolina/Cash Cash/more, Fubar *Buddy Mondlock, Focal Point *Tenement Ruth, Lemmons *Poor Historians, Way Out Club *Eric Moelle ... More >>
The Fox Theatre *Mark Knopfler, Thursday, April 22, 2010 The Pageant *Matisyahu, Monday, November 2 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Thursday, November 19 *LMFAO, Friday, November 20 Blueberry Hill *Chuck Berry, Wednesday, October 1 *The Hibernauts, Saturday, October 24
7 p.m. Tuesday, September 1. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue.
7 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pageant *Boney James, Wednesday, March 25 *Lamb of God/As I Lay Dying/Children of Bodom/Municipal Waste, Saturday, May 2 *New Found Glory, Wednesday May 6 Fox Theatre *Paul Simon, Saturday, April 18 Blueberry Hill * ... More >>
The parking lot of Pop's Nighclub and Concert Venue in hardscrabble Sauget, Illinois is desolate. And that's putting it nicely. The gray spread of gravel seems like the setting for a midnight knifing. But the rough-and-tumble appearance (to be fair, the place has cops buzzing around the parking lot ... More >>
Limbeck gets classical and Nick Acquisto releases a compilation of classics.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
6:30 p.m. Monday, February 12. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory treat concertgoers to a rare club appearance.
Neither cancer nor tour burnout can stop Jack's Mannequin
Thursday, February 16, 8 p.m. at Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Gauge your youthfulness at the Warped Tour
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Two days, two types of weather, two great shows
Intergalactic star wars? Epic dueling guitars? Why would anyone call Coheed & Cambria emo?
And your love of punk-pop may be forgiven
Week of May 14, 2003
Saturday, December 14; Pageant
Week of October 23, 2002