RFT Music is taking a break today. If anyone's looking for us, it's possible you might find us in a van down by the river, enjoying the fireworks, so to speak. Go ahead and take it easy today, too. You deserve it. Treat yourself to too much barbecue and let some musical talent from here and beyond e ... More >>
When Eric Peters suggests Stephen Baier and I hike to Saint Charles for a group interview, he does it without his signature hyperbolic flair. The message comes with the watered-down flavor of a gin and tonic that sits at the bar without so much as a sip taken. "I know the perfect place... they have ... 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 >>
Zedd (born Anton Zaslavski), the Moscow-born and German-raised house DJ and producer, packed the Pageant last night for the St. Louis stop of his tour. Zedd recently released "Stay the Night", featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore--his third single from Clarity, his debut album, released a little le ... More >>
Whole Foods stores on the West Coast are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers, making one wonder if this is the start of a national trend. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound. "Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes from t ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>
Sure, Facebook filed its S-1 with the SEC yesterday, presaging one of the most talked-about IPOs in tech history -- and for college students, FarmVille users, amateur stalkers, and anybody who likes to talk to people they know, Facebook's performance on the open market will offer an interesting pers ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
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 >>
Photographer Ryan Russell has probably shot one of your favorite musicians. (His client list is too long to print, but some of this notable subjects include Tegan and Sara, Underoath, Ben Gibbard and Paramore.) Russell has also worked with locals So Many Dynamos; in fact, he shot the cover fo ... More >>
American Idol's taken a beating this year. Besides the usual drama with its judges, interest in the show appeared to be dwindling. In fact, its results-show finalé drew its lowest ratings ever. Perhaps what Idol again needs is a personality like Adam Lambert. The season eight runner-up lived up to ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, August 3. Six Flags St. Louis, 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka.
The House Party Reunion Show headlined by Kid 'N Play has been postponed until August 6, according to the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets for the July 2 show will be honored at that date, while refunds are available at the point of purchase. Meanwhile, Atlanta rapper B.o.B -- currently burning up t ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiBob Pollard at the Firebird, October 2008 *On Friday night, Bunnygrunt played in Columbus, Ohio, as part of a Guided By Voices tribute night. Performing as Grunted By Voices, the group covered classics such as "Postal Blowfish," "Melted Pat," "Lips Of Steel," "The Closer You Are" ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiHayley Williams of Paramore. Entire set here. By the second song of opening act Paper Route's set, it was clear that last night's Paramore show at the Pageant was going to be extremely loud and very in your face. The Nashville act (which is friends with the headliners) enveloped ... More >>
*Paramore's show, which was originally scheduled for this Wednesday (October 7) at the Pageant is now at the same venue on Tuesday, November 3. Vocalist Hayley Williams' voice needs some rest. Get well soon!*Miley Cyrus' concert, which was originally supposed to happen last night, at the Scottrade C ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Paramore is playing its first club show in St. Louis in several years, on Wednesday, October 7, at the Pageant. Tickets are $29.50, and are on sale August 21. Here's a review of Paramore's July gig, when it opened for No Doubt.
7 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Gotta admit, I'm super excited that the No Doubt/Paramore summer tour is officially stopping by St. Louis on Wednesday, July 8 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The tour pre-sale is Tuesday, March 3 and Friday, March 6, with real on-sale March 7. I'm also seeing unconfirmed lists of tour dates f ... More >>
12 p.m. Tuesday, August 14. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Hey kids! Dave Simon's music academy can transform you from a painfully shy teen to a guitar-slinging badass! Even your parents will approve!
Hot fun in the summertime with Warped Tour