Critics do their best to ignore Blink-182. After all, it's not easy to get scrunched up with deep opinions about lip-ringed, occasionally naked SoCal troublemakers hawking pre-YouTube music-video softcore on early-morning MTV rotation. Pitchfork didn't even bother publishing a flogging (a la 21st Ce ... More >>
Paramore is back, and busier than ever. The band just completed its first destination cruise with fans (cleverly dubbed Parahoy!), which included four days and nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl, sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay. Fans enjoyed two outdoor shows by Paramore, a Q&A on the cruise ... More >>
By Julia Burch When Taking Back Sunday announced a week ago that frontman Adam Lazzara would be leaving the tour due to the early birth of his son, ticket-holders for the upcoming Halloween show in St Louis were left expecting a refund. However, last week the band made an announcement on its webpag ... More >>
By Julia Burch [Update since this interview took place: Former Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain will be filling in for TBS lead singer Adam Lazzara for an indefinite amount of time while Lazzara tends to his wife and newborn child. The St. Louis date on October 31 at the Pageant is still on.] ... More >>
Fall Out Boy, fresh off of hiatus and touring in support of a new album, will be coming to the Pageant this Friday, and we've got two tickets to give away!
The clock is counting down to midnight on a Friday night at Lemmon's. After some knob-fiddling and shot/water retrieval from the bar, the band begins its set, as some more friends and fans run back in after finishing their cigarettes outside. The next 25 or so minutes become a blur of head-nodding, ... More >>
Florida pop-core act A Day to Remember will play the Pageant next Wednesday, and we've got two tickets to give away!
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 >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
Valentine's Day has come again, meaning you are either celebrating your love life or hating on those who are. The holiday's backlash is the perfect vehicle for emo, the genre that strives on tragedy and melodrama. Here are the six most overwrought emo songs about Valentine's Day. If you have additio ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, January 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Taking Back Sunday Pop's Nightclub October 8, 2011 Adam Lazzara has always smiled more than any of his peers. But this is different. He's ambling the stage at Pop's, shouting his lyrics like it's a circus trick he's suppressed into some sort of automatic, subconscious routine. He never took himse ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe last time they were here, Blink 182 gave us sex, immature jokes and rock 'n' roll. We're hoping for more of the last one this time. This weekend is one for nostalgia. There's the PG-13 excess of the Nickelodeon '90s that comes with a concert fronted by Blink 182 (and shared wi ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyPatrick Stump Fubar August 4, 2011 Credit Patrick Stump for his artistic integrity. Which is to say: He is currently creating the exact music he wants to, the stuff that comes from somewhere in the marrow of his bones. That much is clear. But the Fall Out Boy voca ... More >>
Courtesy of the artist.Patrick Stump is at a strange place, career-wise. As the guitarist and lead singer in Fall Out Boy, he helped instill a limber tunefulness many of the bands' pop punk peers lacked. That was one of many reasons FOB built a huge following -- but even those tracking Stump ... More >>
Beth Bombara at last year's RFT Awards. Photo by Jon GitchoffWho is excited for Jimmy Eat World on Saturday? It's been six and a half years since the pop-punk band made an appearance in St. Louis, and we'll venture that a fair number of the fine readers of A to Z have made out with someone w ... More >>
When All Time Low headlined the sold-out Pageant last night, the reigning princes of bubblegum punk seemed bent on taking their young audience to an all-time high. The full bill, which also featured Yellowcard and up-and-comers Hey Monday and the Summer Set, kept up the energy with polished, ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
6 p.m. Tuesday, December 21. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
7:30 p.m. Monday, November 29. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
6 p.m. Wednesday, November 17. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 3. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, October 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 8. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:15 p.m. Friday, June 18. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
2 p.m. Saturday, January 9. The Sci-Fi Lounge, 6010 Kingsbury Avenue.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 31. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
6 p.m. Saturday, December 19. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
10 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Antarctica, 5226 Gravois Avenue.
6:30 p.m. Friday, November 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 3. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Last night, pop-punks Blink-182 cancelled their show in Saratoga, New York, citing the death of DJ AM, a close friend of drummer Travis Barker. (Barker and AM survived a horrific plane crash last year.) Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French still played, however. A statement on Blink's websi ... More >>
Turns out that the rumors of Blink 182 moving its St. Louis show originally scheduled for September 3 were true: LiveNation just sent out a press release announcing that the concert is now set for Tuesday, September 29. A statement included with it says: After much thought and consideration, Blink-1 ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleView more photos from the show last night. REVIEW BY MATTHEW JACKSON (View photos from the show last night.) Fall Out Boy's concert Wednesday night at the Pageant afforded many opportunities, but primary among them was the chance to answer, in one continuous sitting, that ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 20. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Paramore is playing its first club show in St. Louis in several years, on Wednesday, October 7, at the Pageant. Tickets are $29.50, and are on sale August 21. Here's a review of Paramore's July gig, when it opened for No Doubt.
7 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7 p.m. Saturday, July 11. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
At the end of a rambling bit of stage banter about Fall Out Boy being known as "emo boys made good" or being a "douchebag pop band," swoop-haired bassist Pete Wentz (who noted that he is/was often on the receiving end of the douchebag tag) said, "We're okay being your guilty pleasure." Slide Show ... More >>