• Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    LouFest ReviewFest: Pretty Little Empire, Glass Animals, Lettuce

    By Melinda Cooper Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 11 to 17

    This week, a variety of interesting acts make St. Louis an exciting music town to live in. Just take your pick from a pool of talented performers traveling from near and far. Choose from concerts including OK Go, Wiz Khalifa, Ahleuchatistas, Umphry's McGee and much more. Read on to get a taste of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Ded Bugs Celebrate 25 Years as a Band With a Series of Shows Starting Tonight

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "If you w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From January 6 to 12

    Due to Snowpocalypse 2014, RFT Music will go ahead and assume that Monday evening's shows will take the night off for safety's sake. If for some reason, there's something going on tonight, feel free to let us know in the comments, you brave, brave souls. Take some time defrosting today, and keep fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Lorde, Ringworm, 2 Chainz, Gary Numan and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Josh Galliano on His Rituals, Fried Chicken and Hating Jam Bands

    At this point, saying that Josh Galliano is a rock star in the St. Louis (if not national) culinary scene is stating the obvious. If his status was not already solidified by his tenure at An American Place and Monarch, or his Best New Chef award from Food and Wine Magazine, then the overwhelming suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Non Mardi Gras Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 8 to February 10

    Well, I can cross "get personally serenaded in a room full of people by an expertly expletive-spitting, sparkly cape wearing Blowfly" off of my bucket list now (the "girlfriend" mentioned in the appropriately titled Blowfly Stole My Girlfriend and Called My Dick Puny show recap is me). He held my ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Why Do So Many People Love Mumford and Sons?

    Babel, the second release by the English folk quartet Mumford and Sons, is in its third week atop the Billboard Album chart. This surely makes their parents and accountants happy, but the fact that such luminaries as Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park and the Zac Brown Band have recently held this spot de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    The Avett Brothers at the Fox Theatre, 9/29/12: Review and Setlist

    The Avett Brothers Fox Theater September 29, 2012 "It's nice to release a new album and have all the hoop-la, but it's nice to be connecting with a crowd. This is what feels real for us," Seth Avett says. It's a reassuring message for fans after the Avett Brothers' recent success on the new album T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Guardian Alien and Starring at The Firebird, 8/17/12: Review and "Setlist"

    Guardian Alien | Starring | Kisser | Zagk Gibbons The Firebird August 16, 2012 The line between improvising and jamming is quite thin. None of the bands at The Firebird last evening were the archetypal Dead-head or Phish-phreak groups. Guardian Alien (subject of this week's RFT Music feature story) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From June 11 to 17

    Another week of great music in St. Louis: Highlights of this week include a visit from multi-talented songstress Santigold at the Pageant, the eclectic-but-soft-spoken indie rock of Pinback and the hard-drivin' country-rock of Whitey Morgan & the 78's. In addition to the out-of-towners, plenty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    A Comprehensive Guide to Record Store Day 2012

    This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Birdman & Mystikal, The Walkmen, Naked Raygun and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    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 with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Nate Hereford of Niche, Part 2

    This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    The Riverfront Times' Ten Best Local Albums of 2010

    ​In an age where bands can succeed or fail on the basis of one MP3, it's refreshing that full-length albums are alive and well in St. Louis. Each year, the Riverfront Times receives dozens of CD, MP3 and, occasionally, vinyl submissions for our local-review column, Homespun, and we do our best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of September 7-13

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records: Vivian Girls: Everything Goes Wrong Tortoise: Beacons of Ancesto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    STL Show Announcements, Week of January 13

    Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2008

    Stephen Malkmus & Jicks

    Real Emotional Trash

  • Music

    January 30, 2008

    Kevin Bowers

    Nine Story Building

  • Music

    January 30, 2008

    Sound Tribe Sector 9

    7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Music Showcase Schedule

    The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts

  • Music

    August 9, 2006

    Death to the Pixies (Again!?)

    Epiphanies, Power Wheels and the Pixies -- all in a tour's work for Frank Black.

  • Music

    July 12, 2006

    The Dean Is Risen

    B-Sides examines some Dean Martin albums we wish existed, gets the scoop on Ozzfest injuries and spotlights this week's local trading-card all-star

  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Hungry, So (Not) Angry

    A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"

  • News

    April 5, 2006

    Hip-Hop Hippies

    They might be moguls: Meet Mike Landau and Brad Goldenberg, the minds behind Phat Buddha Productions

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon

    Friday, September 16; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)

  • News

    August 17, 2005


    Week of August 17, 2005

  • Music

    August 3, 2005

    Good Advices

    We have an intervention for An Angle, talk baseball and Moz with Joe Pernice, and learn some rock rules by which to live

  • Music

    June 8, 2005

    Overheard on Delmar

    Your reviews of the Riverfront Times Music Showcase

  • Yearend

    December 22, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.

  • Film

    December 1, 2004


    Kristie McClanahan discusses Jimmy Buffett's one-night-only cinematic experience with an avowed parrot-hater

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Sweet Jane, You Ignorant Slut

    These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Medeski, Martin and Wood

    Thursday, August 12; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront

  • Music

    July 28, 2004

    Gomez with the Thrills

    Saturday, July 31; the Pageant

  • Music

    April 7, 2004

    Rock Revival

    Radar Station gets what it needs at the Creepy Crawl

  • Music

    March 10, 2004

    Dylan Friends

    In which Radar Station meets some folks who kinda like Bob Dylan

  • Music

    August 20, 2003

    'Head Games

    Forget critics' warnings: Listening to Radiohead is easy

  • Music

    July 16, 2003

    Dub Bomb!, Baby

    The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s

  • Music

    April 16, 2003

    Piano Men

    Key-ticklers at the Drake Bar and the Big Bang reinvigorate the old piano-bar concept

  • News

    January 15, 2003

    Killer Fibers

    Week of January 15, 2003

  • Music

    May 1, 2002

    The 2002 RFT Music Awards Showcase

    The name has changed, but the song remains the same

  • Music

    March 6, 2002

    John Scofield

    Friday, March 8; Mississippi Nights

  • Music

    March 6, 2002

    Organic Jam

    Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.

  • Music

    October 31, 2001

    Lo Faber Band

    Wednesday, Nov. 7; Cicero's

  • Music

    September 22, 1999


    Cicero's revives flagging attendance with the introduction of a jam-band format

  • News

    April 14, 1999
  • Music

    February 17, 1999
  • Music

    December 16, 1998

    Soulard's Favorite Sons

    Two different artists, two different nights, one (kinda) similar theme

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