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. Let it be known that this is not a reaction to Drew Ailes' polarizing RFT Music article praising the Ma ... More >>
The Mars Volta was a rock band from California, which a place where rock bands are frequently formed. Other rock bands formed in California include Van Halen, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the band that spawned the Mars Volta, At The Drive-In. At The Drive-In is best known for once having a song ... More >>
Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, April 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
When the Mars Volta unleashed its 2002 debut EP, Tremulant, some critics cheekily tagged the band "Punk Floyd." Given that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez cut their teeth in the castle-storming emo-core outfit At The Drive-In, it seemed natural that "punk" would the ... More >>
Michael G. Rizzi The Mars Volta is far too weird for its own popularity, but somehow Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and their virtual lazy susan of band members have turned virtuosic, psychedelic prog jams into gold records and a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Nobody is m ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 8. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.