One Saturday afternoon in my sophomore year, my father (who nicknamed himself the Rooster, after the Alice in Chains song) wanted to go to Chesterfield Mall with me -- specifically, Hot Topic -- to check out the new Pantera shirts. This was very recent after Dimebag's death, renewing the Rooster's f ... More >>
Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... 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 >>
Metal music is a genre of music that transcends all parts of the world, and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East, recorded in Tokyo, the music h ... More >>
Remember Chim Richards, that guy who has been messing with us here at RFT Music for weeks by sending phony (and hilarious) event submissions? Well he is at it again, and has stepped his game up this time. See also: Some Joker Calling Himself "Chim Richards" Has Been Messing with Us
In our print edition this week, we spoke with Maurizio Guarini, keyboardist of prog-rock legends Goblin (performing tonight at 2720 Cherokee). In addition to Guarini, we posed questions to guitarist Massimo Morante, which did not make it into the paper. Luckily the internet. Here is that exchange. P ... More >>
Last week at my warehouse job, I sat in a forklift and lifted a wooden pallet to prepare for shipping. As the dust particles scattered from the machine's exhaust, a thought settled into my brain that I could not rid myself of: "Gavin Rossdale fan fiction."
The Point's (105.7 FM) Pointergeist show closed out the concert season for Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday night with performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Ghost B.C. And while heavy metal fashion used to be defined by bullet belts, tight black jeans and generally looking like Le ... More >>
Local veteran DIY hardcore band Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting is getting back together. If you missed out on their ferocious live shows in the first portion of the 2000s or you're into Poison Idea, 7 Seconds, Void or Black Flag, pay attention, because you are about to learn about one of your ... More >>
Nelly and Backstreet Boys in the same weekend - heck, the same day? Whoa, guys. That's a bit much, don't you think? If neither of those big-time acts appeal to your tastes, plenty of other great options ranging from ground-level artists to mid-level touring musicians perform this weekend at a venue ... More >>
[Editor's note: Space constraints kept the prose version of our interview with Marilyn Manson out of the print edition, but here you can read the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor. Point your mouse here for the Q & A version in the paper this week.] Once, there was a subculture of peop ... 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 >>
This month marks twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge's hilarious cult phenomenon originally ran from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997, before being retired so that Judge could focus on Fox's animated series King of the Hill. When that show ca ... More >>
All right, folks. Weekend two. Recap: For the month of March (and possibly longer/shorter depending on my funds, stamina, and sanity), I am seeing at least three local bands each weekend. The rules: the shows must fit a budget (who pays more than $8 to see a show?), predominantly local bands, and ... More >>
Psychopathic records affiliates Anybody Killa and Blaze Ya Dead Homie performed at Pop's last night as part of their Drive-by Tour. First off, I'm just saying, when the name of the tour is the "Drive By Tour," I feel like you shouldn't be allowed to even stop the bus. Like maybe just drive in circle ... More >>
Lamb of God | Hatebreed | In Flames | Sylosis The Pageant November 7, 2012 Before I start trashing one of the most popular metal bands on the planet, let me offer my credentials: In 1989, I saw Sepultura at the Bridgeton Soccer club at just nine years old. I got in trouble for spray painting the S ... More >>
Songwriters love riffing on folklore, be it nursery rhymes or Biblical parables. Over the years, heavy metal has developed its own brand of legend, so much so that stylistically disparate musicians have used it as a springboard for creatively disparate songs. Here are the six best non-metal songs ab ... More >>
Friday (Oct. 12): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park Head to the park (before doing so requires a parka) for the last major food truck fest of the year. Nibble on quick fixes from Papa Tom's Fancy Franks, Le Food Truck, Sarah's Meltdown and more. As always, admission is free--arrive early! 2 to ... More >>
It's not hyperbole to say that downloadable content sparked a huge revolution in console video gaming. Expansions prolonged replay value of many titles, especially music games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The Rock Band franchise in particular has produced an impressive amount of downloadable ... More >>
New Orleans' finest Heavy Metal supergroup is coming to Pop's. The band, which comprises members of Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and Eyehategod, comes to Sauget on September 17th. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show and go on sale this Saturday, July 30th, at 10 a.m. Comm ... More >>
A scant seven months after serving as the meat in an Alice In Chains/Mastodon sandwich at Scottrade Center, the Deftones will be headlining a very sold-out show at the Pageant with the Dillinger Escape Plan and Funeral Party. We caught up with Deftones turntablist Frank Delgado via phone from ... More >>
Image viaIf you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, perhaps you saw him announce the following late yesterday afternoon: "solid day in NYC. played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!" (Huh-huh. He said 'coming.') An article on MTV.com elaborates that ... More >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
You just know that this dude's neighbors hate him. Here's a guy in Southern California who programs his Christmas lights displays to music. We're talking a couple of Trans-Siberian Orchestra tunes, Vince Guaraldi's "Linus & Lucy" and, last year, Slayer's "Raining Blood." The video is nothing short o ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 28. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
6 p.m. Friday, September 25. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
6 p.m. Sunday, October 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Get over it, you bleeding-heart liberal pieces of shit!"
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