While they may not be blood brothers, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, singer and guitarist for Aerosmith, respectively, might as well be, given the relationship they've had for more than 45 years. It's a love/hate story that Perry details extensively in his new autobiography, written with David Ritz, R ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Another excellent spring weekend in St. Louis: It's tough to top legendary DJ and producer Pete Rock, performing tonight at Lola, but he'll get a run for his money from Ben Kweller (Off Broadway) and Peter Frampton (Peabody Opera House). Saturday brings William Fitzsimmons to the Firebird and Pillow ... More >>
Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>
The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
M83's Anthony Gonzales.By now you've all collectively shat over the M83 announcement: the Pageant, May 2. Touring behind his damn nice Midnight City album, Anthony Gonzales's eponymous single recently nabbed the coveted No. 1 track of 2011 from Pitchfork. Jason and the Scorchers head out on a ... More >>
Peter FramptonSay what you will about Peter Frampton, but do not accuse him of apathy. Or, as we learned yesterday, of overdubbing. The iconic English rocker called the RFT offices yesterday because he took exception to a line in our piece Peter Frampton Comes Alive! in St. Louis: Five Othe ... More >>
Frampton's Still Alive!Classic rock fans, recently empty-nested mothers, and talkbox enthusiasts take note: Peter Frampton is going to play the iconic Frampton Comes Alive! in its entirety in St. Louis, part of a 35th Anniversary tour that will see the 1970s rocker play his classic live doubl ... More >>
Friday morning's scheduled space shuttle launch, the last of 135 missions flown by the orbiters, marks the exact moment at which a space-travel technology from 1981 finally becomes obsolete. That's right: If you'd just overbuilt your music collection like NASA did with Atlantis, you could s ... More >>
Image viaIf there's one thing Stephen Colbert's good at, it's taking huge stories and events and finding a connection to his very favorite thing: Himself. Whether it's a pseudo political campaign, a feigned interest in art, an obsession with his visage on an ice cream pint or a birthday celeb ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLast week, William Shatner unveiled the tracklist to his third studio album, Searching For Major Tom. Regardless of how you feel about the actor or his musical career, it's imperative you look at it right now. The album comprises nineteen covers of mostly space-themed songs l ... More >>
Back in the day, Peter Frampton showed us the way, thanks to a before-its-time Heil Talk Box and luscious feathered hair. Recently, he's become an avid Twitter user, won a Grammy for his instrumental album, Fingerprints, and unleashed a summer tour with Yes. Above all, Frampton will be releasing a n ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, February 28. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Artist: Stillwater Album: I Reserve the Right! From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1978 Label: Capricorn Records What it sounds like: A real band that's not as good as a made-up one/Southern butt-rock/ Lynyrd Skynyrd-meets-Foghat.
8 pm. Sunday, September 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
9:30 p.m., Friday, December 29. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
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