It's good to see Brian Wiegert leading a band again. He was at the center of the foursome Team Tomato, a band that made mostly solid records, gained some national attention and then went kaput. He was a binding force for the Red Headed Strangers, the country project of the Sullivan family, but with ... More >>
Whenever Kiernan Maletsky (remember that guy?) first announced to our small freelance music writing staff that Daniel Hill would be taking over the reigns at RFT Music, it was sort of emotional. Kiernan put in some really heartfelt words. It was nice. Daniel's response? He assured us all that the se ... More >>
Most rock songs use guitar solos as icing. In some rare cases, the solo is an essential element incorporated into the batter of the proverbial song-cake. Here are the six best songs that are at least 50 percent guitar solo. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. See also: -The many moods ... More >>
Uh....I got nothin'. This little mouse cursor icon has been blinking at me for a couple minutes now while I've been just staring vacantly at my keyboard, unable to think of anything amusing to write in this little show-post introductory paragraph. It's not my fault. When I came in this morning I cam ... More >>
Update, 9/24/12: Your first chance to sign up for this thing will be at a "Fall Informal" at Apop Records on Saturday, October 20. Few details are available at the moment, but we have been promised "music, food, beer, record painting and more!" So look forward to that -- we'll keep you updated, obvi ... More >>
You can actually comfortably go outside today! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s. It's been so damn oppressively damn hot this whole damn summer that this respite, however brief, is newsworthy on even a music blog. My massively overtaxed air conditioner is assuredly on its last leg, but ... More >>
This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>
Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Crack Fox R. Ring (Kelley Deal of The Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline) Samuel Fickie Grace Sophia Bluefish Doors 8:00, show 9:00, $10, 21 Kelley Deal endeared herself to St. Louisans a few years ago when she chose to film the video for the Breeders' single ... More >>
Ever since prehistoric man hit a stick and a rock together and thought "I bet that would sound sweet through a delay pedal," musicians have craved new sonic avenues for their instruments. Here are the six best effect-enhanced guitar solos, including the time in which each solo begins. Let us know wh ... More >>
"Summer after high school when we first met / We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead" Such is the opening couplet of "The One Who Got Away" by the inescapable Katy Perry. The namedrop is confusing. Radiohead is beyond famous at this point, so it's not necessarily a cred pull on Perry's part; if t ... More >>
As holidays go, Thanksgiving gets the short end of the wishbone. Its musical impact is generally limited to that damn Adam Sandler song. Yet, for anybody who survived the 1990s, one thought comes to mind when plating turkey's fruity companion: "Hey, remember The Cranberries?" We most certainly do. T ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Adele's 21*Adele, 21 NPR reviewed 21: "The songs on 21 don't offer up much specific detail of the heartache Adele says she's suffering, or even outline the ... More >>
Cameron WittigThe Bad PlusPerhaps best known previously for their sometimes radical re-imaginings of rock and pop songs, The Bad Plus appear to have entered a new phase with last year's release of Never Stop, their first CD of all original compositions. Their St. Louis performance Wednesday n ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiBest Coast's tshirts. Yes, that's Snacks the cat.About a week before this show, there had been an online beef/controversy between Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Kill Rock Stars artist Marnie Stern. Given some examples of Best Coast's lyrics (specifically the infamous "I wish ... More >>
Picture GroupOK Go is at the Old Rock House on SundayIt's not even half-over yet, but 2010 has already been a monumental year for OK Go. In January, the quartet released Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, its first album of original material since 2005's Oh No. A marked departure from their earli ... More >>
Veteran bluesman Bobby Rush charms China, while B-Sides makes a mixtape for Elmo the Muppets life.
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
The Minneapolis-based pop-punk act Motion City Soundtrack proves that its success is no novelty.
Adam Franklin cruises into town with a whole new cast riding shotgun.
Week of May 24, 2007
The music awards ballot is online! Plus, meet your Best New Artist candidates.
St. Louis bands make a fine showing at Austin's annual indie-rock spring break.
Neither meeting Sonic Youth nor covering seminal '80s songs fazes Grant-Lee Phillips.
Unreal gets liquored up and starts demanding tasteless jokes. And in unrelated news, we talk teen sex with a Seattle sexologist and check out the locker room at the new Busch.
The Wrens aren't living a rock & roll fantasy
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Two days, two types of weather, two great shows
A brother and sister discuss a brother and sister, plus we take a look at Twangfest
Jewel joins Ronnie Milsap, Howie Mandel and Chris Gaines on the dustbin circuit
A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (Vagrant)
Rick Nielsen is not content to pull his old hat tricks anymore
From Ritual to Romance (125 Records)
It's the end for The Industry, a publication only Post-Dispatch "critic" Kevin Johnson could love
Our intrepid columnist wades into the hometown product and comes up with some winners
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