Music is becoming an increasingly personalized art form. Smart phones are programmed to play a favorite song as a ring tone, or to play a song meant to be associated with specific callers in one's contact list. I can't say for certain, but I have to imagine many husbands have "Ball and Chain" by Soc ... More >>
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 >>
This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Monday, June 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer spotlights a number of this year's top holiday releases. Here are several more festive releases that you might have missed. But are you really missing anything? Read on...The Pet Shop Boys, Christmas Unlike your grandmother's fruitcake, which is always an ... More >>
The mere existence of this documentary should send post-punk fans, synth dorks and music historians into spasms of ectasy. The BBC's Synth Britannia examines the rise of the UK's early '80s synthpop movement. More specifically, it's a 90-minute, thorough examination of the genre's roots, major playe ... More >>
Sosa as a young shortstop for the Texas Rangers, left, and unholy creature of the night, right. Sammy Sosa wants everyone out there to know that, no matter what you may have heard, and despite seemingly incontrovertible photographic evidence to the contrary, he has not become a gay vampire. ... More >>
I've been sitting on this blogpost for a few months now, but figured that this gloomy weather needed a pick-me-up. My Portuguese pals the Buffet Libre DJs released a second volume of its retro cover collection earlier this year, and the lot is as electro-tastic and cheerfully Technicolor as volume o ... More >>
I wasn't going to post this, since every other blog on earth already did today, but man, this Pet Shop Boys medley which closed out the Brit Awards yesterday is ten minutes of pure awesome. I mean, it wasn't quite as flamboyant as their Pageant show a few years ago, but this clip has Brandon Flowers ... More >>
MP3: The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl, "Fairytale of New York" There really isn't a better Christmas Eve song than this duet between Irish rockers the Pogues and the late Kirsty MacColl. Taken from the Pogues' If I Should Fall from Grace with God, the song reminisces about the ghosts and regre ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, September 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
We've even included a key!
The year that was 2006 in the St. Louis music scene
B-Sides gets lonely with the Mountain Goats and pays the rent with Pet Shop Boys.
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled