The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music made our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, so that ... More >>
The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on my bedroom floor, and my little blue boombox's dial is tuned to my favorite radio station, which pla ... More >>
Ever wondered if Pink Floyd purposefully synced Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of Oz? Or if Johnny Cash actually had the Folsom Prison blues? Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz tackle these questions and more in their newest book Rock 'n' Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Leg ... More >>
Yesterday was 4/20. It was also Coachella. And so, the percentage of festival-goers who were stoned rose from a paltry 75 percent to a full 98 percent. (These estimates come courtesy of our editor, Ben Westhoff, who did a small survey with a margin of error of plus or minus 45 percent.) Believe it ... More >>
Keith Richards early in his career. February is Black History Month, the mere existence of which is a reminder that white people have spent a majority of America's existence being total dicks. When it comes to popular music, Caucasians are like a race comprising Winona Ryders who have no prob ... More >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Kholood EidThat could be you, getting showered with fake money.We're now one week into El Monstero season here in St. Louis, and fans of spectacle and psychedelic rock have only four more chances to see the city's biggest tribute before it goes into hibernation for the season. Of course, thre ... More >>
Kholood EidEl Monstero: The Pink Floyd tribute capable of putting more asses in the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) than any other force known to man. We're rolling through this season's six scheduled shows, and photographer Khoolod Eid was on hand Saturday to take in the sight ... More >>
Paul AddottaUpdate, 11/7/11: The December 23rd show is now also sold out. Tickets remain for the 21st and 22nd only. Update, 11/4/11: The first two shows, on December 16th and 17th, are now sold out! Original post follows. The Pink Floyd tribute juggernaut El Monstero has just announced i ... More >>
Happy Halloween! Let's celebrate with a list of the six best cameos from creepy children in song. 6. Michael Jackson - "Little Susie" The inclusion of Michael Jackson on this list has nothing to do with any accusations of inappropriate behavior with children, of which I will always give the man th ... More >>
Paul AddottaThe Pink Floyd tribute juggernaut El Monstero has just announced its annual collection of shows at the Pageant: There will be five this year, on December 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23rd. Tickets are on sale now and cost $25 in advance or $30 day of show -- reserved balcony spots are $35. ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons/Juanma1008Holiday season? What holiday season? The weather says otherwise -- and so does our jam-packed concert calendar. Read the music page for some shows, and go elsewhere for a list of music documentaries at SLIFF, info on the Firebrand Recording Showcase and much, much ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
9 p.m. Friday, August 6. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
It's America's birthday on Sunday, and you know St. Louisans are going to celebrate hard. But if you're not sure what to do this weekend, just walk under the Arch on Saturday morning and stay there. You'll catch Fair St. Louis and performances by John Legend and the B-52s. Across town, there are ... More >>
So, exactly how much is 8.5 tons of pot? Obligatory photograph of pot.Answer: 17,000 pounds or 7,711 kilograms or 103 Michael Phelpses or 38,555 copies of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon or 453,592 Twinkies or 131,949 White Castle Sliders. That's how much mary jane an East St. Louis drug de ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, November 21. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
7 p.m. Thursday, October 25. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
The Heart Is the Place (Better Looking)
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 3/23 We Want Auction Tonight: Drop by the Sunset Hills Country Club (2525 Highway 157 South, Ed ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
The Anatomy Of (Victory)
At War with the Mystics (Warner Brothers)
On an Island (Columbia)
Sleep, Memory (I and Ear)
B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Forget Yourself (SpinArt)
Creepy and beautiful
Rhymer Common breaks new ground on his adventurous, rock-infused new disc
Tuesday, February 4; Gargoyle (on the Washington University campus)
Air's Nicolas Godin finds life at the heart of the electronic age
Tidbits from an exhaustive (and exhausting) tour of the Slammies Showcase
The California EP (kindercore)
Former (and future?) Fugee Wyclef Jean arrives in St. Louis to present The Ecleftic