Oasis (Band)

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    October 31, 2014

    Grove East Provisions: Cafe and Corner Store's Pressed Sandwiches on Fresh-Baked Bread

    Welcome to Hidden Gem, Gut Check's short love letter to restaurants, coffee shops and bars that lie off the beaten path. These places soldier on in relative anonymity, beloved by their regulars, but largely overlooked by the greater populace. Hidden Gem will attempt to rectify these terrible oversig ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    QUIZ: Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Portugal. the Man, Moon Taxi, Grouplove

    Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with watching and liste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on somebody's Face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    At 30, Purple Rain Is Still So Good That "Purple Rain" Isn't Even Its Best Ballad

    Your copy of Purple Rain sounds terrible. That's no knock against the music, that urgent neon bug-funk zeitgeist bomb Prince straddled and launched and screamed on as it blew up the world, kind of like what Slim Pickens did to that nuke in Dr. Strangelove but with more cream. That music still stirs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Oasis Shisha Lounge: An Obscure Hookah Restaurant with Afghan Family Recipes

    Welcome to Hidden Gem, Gut Check's short love letter to restaurants, coffee shops and bars that lie off the beaten path. These places soldier on in relative anonymity, beloved by their regulars, but largely overlooked by the greater populace. Hidden Gem will attempt to rectify these terrible oversig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for An Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    An Illustrated Guide of Noel and Liam Gallagher Talking Shit About One Another

    By Jena Ardell Feuding Oasis brothers Liam, 41, and Noel Gallagher, 46, will come face to face for the first time in more than a year at their niece's wedding in Co Kildare, Ireland, this weekend. The brothers have barely spoken since Noel quit Oasis four years ago. What will they talk about to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Aquitaine's American Pulverizer, Part 2: Swirling Shoegaze Enveloped in Fuzz

    Aquitaine American Pulverizer, Part 2 The local foursome Aquitaine released American Pulverizer, Part 1 eighteen months ago with a mix of Brit-rock styles from across the past four decades. It was enough to make one nostalgic for the old "Oasis vs. Blur" feuds of the mid-'90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 30 to January 5

    Happy holidaze, everyone. We've entered into the nebulous Bermuda Triangle-like week of the year, a veritable vortex of celebrations and shows. Keep track of some goings-ons this week with some recommendations from our critics, and don't forget to check the fine print for info on how to get a more s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The Album is Not Dying, Despite What You May Have Heard

    By Michael Corcoran "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    Indie Rock: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Dave Grohl's Movie Sound City is Playing at the Tivoli Tonight Only: Read Our Review Here

    Here's something you don't get to say too often: It's a shame when Paul McCartney turns up. Before McCartney arrives, rasping, puppy-eyed, and eager to have a go at the hot new grunge sound of 1993, Dave Grohl's Sound City is an exciting, sometime illuminating documentary about how a squad of techni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    The Six Best "Hey!"s in Rock and Roll

    No musician puts a "Hey!" in a song for his/herself. "Hey!" is a social cue, an opportunity for engagement between a musician and the audience. It means nothing, but it means the same nothing to all of us and therefore means something, maybe even everything. Woah. Here are the six best "Hey!"s in ro ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012


    10 p.m. Thursday, October 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 8 to 14

    Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Best of An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird

    An Under Cover Weekend is a time to get silly, abandon caution and get lost with ten St. Louis bands in some of the most loved music ever. Many of us will never see Aerosmith in concert. The majority of the two sold-out crowds missed Michael Jackson. And here they are, in joyful incarnation. Just fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    The Problem with An Under Cover Weekend

    The Riverfront Times has a long, long, long history of promoting the An Under Cover Weekend shows. On the surface it's a cool event that seems to support our huge pool of local talent. It's nice to see local bands in any showcase together, especially one where everyone is working together to try to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 13 to 19

    LouFest is this weekend, but you will not find it listed within this post. This is because St. Louis's favorite outdoor festival will already see plenty of press this week -- hell, I'd be surprised if this blog post isn't surrounded on either side by bigass advertisements for the event. Point is, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    An Under Cover Weekend 2012: Band Identities Are Now Being Unveiled

    Update: Animal Empty will be performing as PJ Harvey. We'll keep this post current as the rest of the bands are announced. Original post follows... Just a little over a month stands between us and the sixth annual An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street). The bands doing the cove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Alberta Cross Celebrates its Album Release with a Pair of St. Louis Shows

    Alberta Cross will give St. Louis a double dose of its music tomorrow, on July 17: The band brings its modern psych-rock to Off Broadway that night and releases its new album Songs of Patience the same day. Doors open at Off Broadway at 8 p.m. and the show is scheduled to start at 8:30. Tickets are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From July 16 to 22

    My word of the day calendar says that today's word is "skirl", which conveniently is defined as a musical term. Unfortunately, it is one that typically involves the act of bagpipin', and none of the bands listed this week feature that particular instrument. MISSED OPPORTUNITIES. Alberta Cross plays ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2012

    Alberta Cross

    8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Six Best Coachella Death Matches

    You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Six Best Cranberries Songs for Thanksgiving

    As holidays go, Thanksgiving gets the short end of the wishbone. Its musical impact is generally limited to that damn Adam Sandler song. Yet, for anybody who survived the 1990s, one thought comes to mind when plating turkey's fruity companion: "Hey, remember The Cranberries?" We most certainly do. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    RIP: The Eight Most Hopelessly Awesome Made-Up Music Words

    Bootylicious, adj. Definition: this. ​When was the last time you heard someone say they were "gettin' jiggy with it" (and didn't slap them)? The answer is probably not recently enough. In honor of the woman we saw invoking the word "Bootylicious" on the back of her tiny shorts this weekend, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    From The Beatles To Arctic Monkeys: How The Five Waves Of British Invasion Stack Up

    This and that Union Jack dress that Ginger Spice wore are just part of a list of uncomfortable moments in British invasion history.​Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner looked dapper and distinctively British on the cover of SPIN's recent Success Issue. The slight singer sports a skinny suit th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    The Black Angels' Alex Maas on DMT, St. Louis and lots more

    Alexandra Valenti​The Black Angels has reached the point of royalty among today's lysergic rock outfits. In between relentless touring and putting out killer albums and EPs, the Austin five-piece started Austin Psych Fest, now in it's fourth year. For its third full length, 2010's Phosphene Dr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    The Coronas

    9 p.m. Friday, March 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    New Album Releases: Lykke Li, DeVotchKa, Lucinda Williams and More

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights, Early Mornings​*Marsha Ambrosius, Late Nights, Early Mornings reviewed the former Floetry songstress' latest, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Review Setlists: Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller at the Pageant, Sunday, February 27

    Jason Stoff​It is an inexplicable force of nature - like a tornado in February - that so many people will leap to the defense of mediocre musicians. Pete Yorn may not be a core-shaker, but last night's show at the Pageant has inspired this writer's existential crisis: Is it the place of an und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Review: The Pretty Reckless at the Firebird, Tuesday, February 22

    Jason StoffTaylor Momsen​Bottle blonde guttersnipes split the city into two factions last night. Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen rocked hard with her black-clad band the Pretty Reckless, while Ke$ha put on a trash-tastic set for a sold-out crowd at the Pageant. Ke$ha must have won the tween ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2010

    Show Review Photos Setlist: Paste Tour featuring Jason Isbell and Langhorne Slim Brings Hodge-Podge of Talent to Off Broadway, Friday, October 15

    Jess LutherJason Isbell​The Paste Tour brought together a hodge-podge of big talent to Off Broadway last night, and despite a disconnect in pacing between the first and second halves, the show was a solid showcase of guitar-heavy up-and-comers.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Review Photos Setlist: Kings of Leon Remains Poop-Free in St. Louis, Saturday, September 25

    Todd OwyoungKings of Leon's Caleb Followill at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. More photos here.​Let's just get this out of the way now: pigeon shit, pigeon shit, pigeon shit. No rock concert has been stigmatized by bird feces as much as last evening's Kings Of Leon performance at Verizon W ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2010

    Arctic Monkeys

    8 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Show Review Setlist: Local H, Kinch and One Lone Car at the Firebird, Wednesday, November 25

    It's easy to take Local H for granted. After decades of pumping out consistently entertaining hard rock and maintaining a hard-work touring ethic, the Chicago duo often gets overlooked by critics more interested in covering the latest sound than promoting no-bullshit rock. This is a shame, but it's ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2009

    Dusty Rhodes and the River Band

    9 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    February 27, 2008

    The Redwalls

    9 p.m. Friday, February 29. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street. $10 advance, $12 day of show

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    February 6, 2008


    9 p.m. Tuesday, February 12. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    July 18, 2007

    OK Computer: Ten Years After

    B-Sides reboots Radiohead and takes a roadtrip with Ani.

  • Home Entertainment

    June 13, 2007

    Beat the Crowd


  • Music

    June 6, 2007

    All Night Long, All Night

    The weekend that was the RFT Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    April 25, 2007

    Maria Muldaur

    9 p.m. Friday, April 27. Lucas School House (1220 Allen Avenue).

  • Film

    April 18, 2007

    Arresting Development

    You liked Shaun of the Dead? Then Hot Fuzz will bust a cap in your arse.

  • Music

    August 30, 2006

    Primal Scream|Kasabian

    Riot City Blues (Columbia)

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    June 28, 2000


    Supergrass (Island)

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    April 19, 2000


    Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (Sony)

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    July 21, 1999


    A book report on the best tomes to consult before buying tunes

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    January 27, 1999
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