It's Thanksgiving on Thursday, so plan accordingly! Née and Middle Class Fashion host a post-holiday spectacular to make the most of the weekend. Throughout the week, plenty of fun awaits including the next Tower Groove Records split 7" release, a CD release party for Noisy Boyz and a the Lion's Da ... More >>
Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK dudes were like, "We're One Direction" and they were a hit. Atmospherics: Like the boys are suddenly really into Mumford & Son ... More >>
Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." Attending / eating at the Gathering of the Juggalos essentially ruined my metabolism, which now runs off of warm beer and chocolate-covered waffles. As a result, I've been compensating ... More >>
In this week's RFT Music feature, we lock children in our conference room for an experimental musical adventure. Would they like terrible "Kidz Bop" covers? Would Raffi appeal to them? Is there any way we could make them sing along to The Clash?
Taylor Swift | Ed Sheeran Scottrade Center March 18, 2013 When music editor Daniel Hill assigned me to review Taylor Swift's Red tour at Scottrade Center, I assumed I'd have to pull his Bieber shenanigans to live through it. Thousands of screeching teenagers? No Serious-Musicians-In-Capital-Letters ... More >>
Disclosure: I like both No Doubt and football, and after I used Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" to make a 90s-pop-related point I couldn't stop listening to it. I think this puts me in a unique position to say that the NFL's continued attempts to attract a non-traditional audience by tossing female po ... More >>
Courtesy of Cirque Du Soliel Michael Jackson: Still filling arenas.Trumpeter Keyon Harrold has spent much of his professional life in the relatively laid-back atmosphere of jazz clubs and recording studios. But when the St. Louis native performs in his hometown this week, he'll be in the midd ... More >>
Yes, we had some of these in the 1990s. Some of them couldn't even hold a guitar.I am 24 years old. When I was twelve years old, and Napster was a real thing and not a horrifying tale RIAA parents told their RIAA children to get them to clean their plate, I was briefly under the delusion that ... More >>
Image viaHey, girl -- you there, in the reindeer sweater -- I need an object lesson. Come over here and dance up on me while I write this Christmas music-related blog entry. See, Justin Bieber and Boyz II Men have just recorded a new Christmas song, "Fa La La," and, uh, it's kind of about Chr ... More >>
Communing with fans: One of many ways Taylor Swift is a superior pop star.Let's get one thing out of the way: I am not a teenybopper. Never was. As a kid I never liked Grease or New Kids on the Block or Dirty Dancing. Even now, I can't give a crap about your Biebers or your Mileys. And how in ... More >>
Jon GitchoffMonday night's show at the Scottrade Center was a spectacle to behold on many different levels, but let's focus specifically on Matthew Morrison. The 32-year-old came out onstage with vengeance, a bowtie and two back-up seductresses who were not afraid of a little grinding. The au ... More >>
Jon GitchoffWe find Matthew Morrison at an odd, disjointed point in his career: Catapulted from his serious acting gigs on Broadway to superstardom by his role in Glee, our intrepid hero how finds himself opening for the New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys as a poppy solo artist. Seemin ... More >>
Backstreet's back, alright. Photo by Jon GitchoffNew Kids on the Block | Backstreet Boys | Matthew Morrison Scottrade Center July 19, 2011 Last night's New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys show was an event full of glitter and pandemonium and mass hysteria. It was full of pelvic thrusting a ... More >>
The soon to be collaborating Voices. Courtesy of NBCOh great. The judges/coaches from NBC's hit karaoke tournament vocal competition "The Voice" are going to collaborate. Specifically, Maroon 5, led by slightly soulful popster Adam Levine will be joined by Christina Aguilera to perform their ... More >>
wikimedia commonsWet-eyed hair gel model/TV singer-songwriter Matthew Morrison has canceled his scheduled June 19th show at the Fox Theatre. Why? Because he was asked to join the New Kids On The Block/Backstreet Boys reunion tour, naturally. Incidentally, they're abbreviating that NKOTBSB, w ... More >>
Dan Bejar, the indie maestro behind Destroyer's Euro blues sound and lyric poesy brings his erudite rock to the Luminary Center for the Arts with War on Drugs on March 28. Apop Records *Hush Arbors, January 26 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Chainsaw Dupont Blues Band, January 29 *Josh Vowell and ... More >>
Ladies, start practicing your bra-tossing skills: The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys double bill (NKOTBSB if you're nasty) is coming to the Scottrade Center on Tuesday, July 19. (Your move, 'N Sync.) Tickets are on sale Saturday, January 15, at 11 a.m., and are $32, $52, $72 and $92. T ... More >>
Want to hug Buddy the Elf? Dreamed of being audience to a private New Kids on the Block concert? Long to be brainwashed by Mugatu?Well, you may never climb those mountains, but here's what you can do: Use those clicking fingers and vote for St. Louis to host the premiere of The Other Guys, starri ... More >>
courtesy Houghton MifflinYou may be unaware, but today, May 14, is St. Louis Reads Day. (It's also the Independence Days of Paraguay and Israel and the birthday of Danny Wood, the least-celebrated of the New Kids on the Block.) In celebration, you could go outside and sit under a tree with a ... More >>
Saw this linked on a random blog, and nearly keeled over from laughing. Here's the show Mad Men, if it took place in Boston and starred New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre. The characters spend the entire time drinking Budweiser and swearing -- so this is very NSFW, if your office frowns on such t ... More >>
Heads up, ladies: Although New Kids on the Block's show isn't until this Wednesday, July 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, some of the boys are already back in town. According to the City Museum's twitter, Joey McIntyre and his kids were spotted at the funhouse this morning. See a cute picture ... More >>
After the success of last week's "no service fees on lawn tickets" promotion, LiveNation.com is doing it again today until midnight -- only better. Grab tickets to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at any level -- reserved or lawn -- with no service fees. What a deal! Some of the choicest bargains ... More >>
Pageant *Cross Canadian Ragweed, Saturday, May 23 *Gogol Bordello, Thursday, July 23 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *New Kids on the Block, Wednesday, July 1 *Incubus, Thursday, July 23 Kranzberg Arts Center *Kay Love, Saturday, May 9 *Ken Haller, Friday, June 12 Firebird *YeaKid BigStatic, Tuesday, ... More >>
(Each day until Christmas, A to Z will be posting a Christmas/holiday-themed MP3 in honor of the festive season, in hopes of warding off the seasonal blahs. Check back every day for a new nugget of sonic bliss.) MP3: New Kids on the Block, "Have a Funky, Funky Christmas" Oh, yeah. I went th ... More >>
(Welcome to Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Each Monday, we'll scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye this week.) Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, the Right Stuff...not: I missed NKOTB for you and ... - w4m (City) what would ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, November 10. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
My Time to Die
6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Mainstage at Tower Grove Park, off of South Grand Boulevard.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
DMX gets a wake-up call at an airport, and the Pussycat Dolls are more pre-fab than you think. Plus: the debut of St. Louis scene trading cards!
Click Five create harmonic bliss
A local label gives you a soundtrack for the holidays
The tale of a journalist obsessed
The Nintendo Fusion Tour brings a pixilated party to the Pageant
Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe
Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball
Cal DuPree's efforts to assemble a "black circus" resulted in an amazing display of color
Herewith, a guide to the latest crop of musical heartthrobs