We all all know how that one saying goes: If you're bored, you're boring! But hey, we're people, not grizzly bears, so there's no reason to be snoring in some sort of hibernation space over the next few days. Our city has a wealth of exciting performances to catch this weekend. Don't sleep on it -- ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
In order to review music, one must judge the song/album/artist subjectively, only associating it wi ... More >>
I used to love Summer Jams--a part of me still does. For that reason I would like to apologize personally to Carly Rae Jepsen for having, to date, not been pissed off about or aware of how frequently her single's been played on the radio.
I hope my credentials are in order: When I was 12 I owned th ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... 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 >>
Yesterday I watched as two completely disparate things I like a lot for very different reasons collided and were completely satisfying in the process. (This is like getting your chocolate in my peanut butter, and my peanut butter in your chocolate, only the result is one of those still-pretty-good o ... More >>
There's no precise way to define a sweet guitar riff, much less a criteria for such categorization. A sweet riff is, like love or God or truly excellent barbecue, something only realized upon experience. This, the second year of the second decade of the twenty first decade of the modern calen ... More >>
It's official. This morning's announcement that Union Tree Review will be covering Marvin Gaye at the fifth annual An Under Cover Weekend, completes this year's line-up of the two-day show series on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. The series finds some St. Louis groups paying ... More >>
We have just learned that Pixes frontman Frank Black (a.k.a. Black Francis) is playing an acoustic show at Old Rock House on July 19th. He's released thirteen solo albums since the first breakup of his old band, and a fourteenth is on the way later this year. Tickets are $20 in advance and $ ... More >>
Pace yourself on Friday and Saturday nights, because St. Louis has a surprising amount in store this Sunday. This weekend is chock full of activities both highbrow (wine tasting, abstract art, Oscar Wilde plays) and lowbrow (rock shows, swap meets, amateur photography), so whether you get down in ev ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy!
Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs
1. Murphy Lee - You See Me
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Robin WheelerJon Feraro, Owner of Feraro's Jersey Style PizzaWho is Jon Feraro and just what does he think he's doing, bringing New Jersey-style pizza to the center of the Provel universe?He's a 36-year-old former financial entrepreneur. "I got into executive recruiting and owned a company for a ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ Show
Where: Off Broadway
Playing With: Those Darlins, Jesse Irwin
Sounds Like: What Keegan Hamilton said here and here.
RIYL: Chuck Berry, Black Flag, psych-rock/garage-soul
MP3: King Khan & BBQ Show, "Third Ave."
Sorta last-minute post here, but I forgot to mention that Target Market is holding a CD release show for its new album, Up On the Moon, tonight at Off Broadway. I had this to say; new MP3 after the jump. Consider the preconceived notions and past memories you might have about Target Market, and then ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>