This weekend is crammed with tons of shows to choose from, including two local record release shows from Mathias and the Pirates and Anodes. St. Louis ex-pat Schwarz plays Upstairs Lounge tonight while Project Pat headlines a great event over at Plush. But really there's lots to do all weekend long, ... More >>
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 >>
Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>
Motion City Soundtrack is a pretty rockin' band. The pop-punk five-piece has performed or collaborated with some big-time friends, including Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Trampled By Turtles, Weezer and the Dead Girls. And in its decade-plus of non-stop touring, the Minneapolis group regularly swings by ... More >>
Coheed and Cambria is coming to the Pageant! The Nyack, New York prog-rock band will perform on Monday, August 26, and we have two tickets up for grabs.
Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Pageant! The Mesa, Arizona rock band will perform on Thursday, August 1, and we have two tickets up for grabs.
We hope you enjoyed that extra day of rest as much as we did. Besides, you're going to need it if you intend on spending an entire day basking in local sounds with us this weekend. The RFT Music Showcase 2013 is this Saturday -- get the exhaustive coverage of all the nominees and come see 50 of the ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo that doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be broug ... More >>
Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool. See also: -The Six Best Sloppy Drummers -The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant ... More >>
The Queers w/ The Manges, Bass Amp & Dan-O, and The Haddonfields Fubar (Lounge side) January 6, 2012 Pop-punk is not dead, and not just because of that stupid patch that Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory started showing off on tour last year - this show was a hell of a goofy fun time. Some of St. ... More >>
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
St. Louis metal-core band Tear Out the Heart signed with Victory Records last week (the official announcement was made today). The deal is for multiple albums (just how many can't officially be disclosed). "Anyone following the bands on the label is bound to see [Tear Out the Heart] and [signing] w ... More >>
It's an eclectic mix of offerings we have for you this weekend, ranging from the sold-out-every-venue-in-the-eighties variety to the soon-to-be-selling-records local release types. Friday Barry Manilow and Eddie Money clash for dominance of St. Louis's 106.5 the Arch radio-listening demographic, pla ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyPatrick Stump, the Fall Out Boy singer turned R&B hitman, has just been added to Panic! At The Disco's November 10th show at Pop's. This is actually a great fit -- as we found at his recent solo show at Fubar, Stump is still attracting the pop punk crowd and not th ... More >>
Michael DauphinThe term pop-punk had an entirely different meaning fifteen or so years ago. Back then, bands like Jawbreaker, The Descendents, Green Day and Screeching Weasel embodied the angsty sneer associated with punk music, but they all leaned on more poignant and desperate aspects of lo ... More >>
Blink-182 has a new song coming out, "Up All Night," and for fans of the band from the early aughts this is nothing so much as an eerie reminder that they probably bought "What's My Age Again?" on a cassingle inside a Tower Records while complaining about a big 98 Degrees display and, I don't ... More >>
Handsome Furs. Now that Wolf Parade is dunzo, Dan Boeckner can focus on Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs, you'll find the latter duo, Boeckner and wife Alexei Perry, at Off Broadway August 24. Irish crooner Nigel Mooney has two dates at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this month--see him Ju ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBlink-182 and My Chemical Romance bring their 2011 Honda Civic Tour to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (did I miss any mandatory corporate name drops in there?). It's the Amphitheater's 20th anniversary, and in celebration, the first 2,500 lawn tickets sold for this show o ... More >>
Kalin Haydon The Gorge is putting out its long-awaited debut, Prehistoric Relapse, tonight at the Firebird. Curren$y brings his Jet Life Tour to the Old Rock House, and that's just the beginning for tonight: Dylan gets a proper birthday tribute at Off Broadway with a gaggle of great locals d ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The Firebird is currently having a new air conditioner installed and it's coming not a moment too soon as they announced two sure-to-be packed shows today. Kansas City emo heroes The Get Up Kids will play their first date in St. Louis in some time at the 'Bird on July 15, while Portland folk rockers ... More >>
Ah, early August in St. Louis. It's the time of year for thunderstorms, unbearable humidity -- and the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, the annual traveling punk-rock summer camp is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 3. Some of the acts playing the St. Louis date of the festival incl ... More >>
Your eyes don't deceive you: Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Pageant on May 28. The influential emo/rock band hasn't been to St. Louis since early 2005; it hasn't played in town in the entire time I've lived here. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show, and are on sale Friday, March 18, at 5 p ... More >>
Tim HarmonIn this week's RFT, Story of the Year frontman Dan Marsala reveals some obscure trivia about the band's breakthrough album, Page Avenue, which the band will play in its entirety Friday, February 4 at the Pageant. Below, read on for some leftovers about songs from the record, the ban ... More >>
The Get Up KidsToday, the Get Up Kids released its long-awaited new album, There Are Rules. Fans looking for more of the group's heartbroken Midwest emo-rock might be disappointed; the album is full of askew keyboard-pop and ragged post-punk. Anyone who gives Rules a chance, however, is going ... More >>
Doors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 18. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue.
Photographer Ryan Russell has probably shot one of your favorite musicians. (His client list is too long to print, but some of this notable subjects include Tegan and Sara, Underoath, Ben Gibbard and Paramore.) Russell has also worked with locals So Many Dynamos; in fact, he shot the cover fo ... More >>
Todd OwyoungGerard Way of My Chemical RomanceNear the end of My Chemical Romance's very-sold-out show at the Pageant, the band took a break and left vocalist Gerard Way and touring keyboardist James Dewees alone on the stage. Way, sporting simple black pants, boots and a T-shirt, clasped the ... More >>
6 p.m. Wednesday, November 17. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Summer in St. Louis continues to roll on: Last Friday, Nelly celebrated the tenth anniversary of the release of Country Grammar with a bash at HOME Nightclub. Egan O'Keefe surveyed the scene and brought back a slideshow of photos. View a sampling below:Egan O'KeefeNellyville! View more phot ... More >>
The Vans Warped tour returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on Monday, July 5. Like every year, the tour has its fair share of bands that appeal mostly to "the kids" -- Hey Monday, Never Shout Never, the Cab, etc. But this year's model features plenty of acts with actual musical c ... More >>
The House Party Reunion Show headlined by Kid 'N Play has been postponed until August 6, according to the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets for the July 2 show will be honored at that date, while refunds are available at the point of purchase. Meanwhile, Atlanta rapper B.o.B -- currently burning up t ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, July 5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
If you were planning on going to the Thrice/Manchester Orchestra show tonight at the Pageant -- don't. The show has been cancelled due to illness. Rescheduled date to be determined; refunds at the point of purchase. On Thrice's official website, they wrote: Due to a family emergency, Dustin had to ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Resoldered's new album, Everybody in Between. He had this to say: The crunchy, snotty, breakneck pop-punk made famous by bands such as the Descendents and the Dead Milkmen is reborn in the metro East quartet Resoldered. For everyone who grudgingly a ... More >>
Everybody in Between
8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Annie ZaleskiHayley Williams of Paramore. Entire set here. By the second song of opening act Paper Route's set, it was clear that last night's Paramore show at the Pageant was going to be extremely loud and very in your face. The Nashville act (which is friends with the headliners) enveloped ... More >>
Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye recently. http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htmthe hot hitchhiker on 141 - m4w - 30 - (big bend)To the hot chick i picked up in the rain friday evening ... More >>
As part of its fifteenth anniversary celebration, the Vans Warped Tour is holding a one-night only, simultaneous screening of a movie featuring two hours of performances culled from its September 6 anniversary show in LA. Says this website: Featuring larger-than-life performances on the big screen ... More >>
...Fall Out Boy and All-American Rejects. Not Taking Back Sunday and Weezer, who were the original openers before the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater show was moved to September 29. Refund information after the jump!Not on the bill is hip-hop act Asher "I Love College" Roth, who's been on some of thes ... More >>
When the Mars Volta unleashed its 2002 debut EP, Tremulant, some critics cheekily tagged the band "Punk Floyd." Given that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez cut their teeth in the castle-storming emo-core outfit At The Drive-In, it seemed natural that "punk" would the ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
My rumor mill was right: Fall Out Boy is playing the Creepy Crawl on Wednesday, December 3. Tickets are only available at the box office the day of the show (and a few are also available through its fanclub). The band is looking for a local unsigned band to be an opener. Head to friendsorenemies.com ... More >>
This summer found me getting heavily into 1990s stuff like the Promise Ring and Jawbreaker. The latter's Dear You in particular lived in my car for weeks, and perhaps you might have seen me zooming around the city singing along to "Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault." Anyway, I was beyond stoked to hear th ... More >>