Pop-Punk and Emo

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    May 21, 2014

    Shonen Knife, New Edition, The Used and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Watching My Dad Get Into Dubstep Was Painful

    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 >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Hey Motion City Soundtrack: We Hereby Demand a Beyonce Cover

    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 >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Win Tickets to Coheed and Cambria at the Pageant

    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.

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    July 30, 2013

    Win Tickets to Jimmy Eat World at the Pageant

    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.

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    May 28, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from May 28 to June 2

    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 >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk / Hardcore Shows in March

    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 >>

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    February 26, 2013

    The Six Coolest Members of Otherwise Uncool Bands

    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 >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The Queers Play Fubar Lounge; No Metalheads Beat Anyone Up

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2013

    The Queers

    7 p.m. Sunday, January 6. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

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    October 8, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 8 to 14

    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 >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Tear Out the Heart Signs to Victory Records

    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 >>

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    March 2, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows this Weekend: March 2 to 4

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Kevin Seconds

    8 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

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    October 7, 2011

    Go Download The New Humanoids Record For Free!

    Back in July, we ran a feature on St. Louis' favorite melodic, pop-core playboys, the Humanoids. The band was gearing up for the release of its new self-titled album on, and about to embark on the highly-regarded punk rock package tour featuring Off With Their Heads, Dead to Me a ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Patrick Stump Has Just Been Added To The Panic! At The Disco Show

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​Patrick 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 >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Smoking Popes At The Firebird, 7/27/11

    Michael Dauphin​The 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 >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Blink-182' Comeback Album: Build Your Own Title Pun

    ​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 >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Handsome Furs and Electric Six Lead New Show Announcements

    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 >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Coming to Verizon Wireless: $20 Tickets Available

    Wikimedia Commons​Blink-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 >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: May 27-30

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World

    8 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    May 3, 2011

    Blitzen Trapper and The Get Up Kids Coming to The Firebird in July

    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 >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Vans Warped Tour 2011 St. Louis: Jack's Mannequin, Lucero, Yelawolf, Against Me! and Local Ties

    ​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 >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World Coming to the Pageant

    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 >>

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    February 25, 2011

    The Fuck Off and Dies Records New Songs

    Image via​In late January, Story of the Year frontman Dan Marsala revealed some obscure trivia about the band's breakthrough album, Page Avenue, which the band played in its entirety Friday, February 4 at the Pageant. At the same time, he also delivered an update about the Fuck off and Dies, h ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Story of the Year on Its Nirvana Cover and More Trivia about Page Avenue

    Tim Harmon​In 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 >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Contest! Win the Get Up Kids' There Are Rules On Vinyl and CD!

    The Get Up Kids​Today, 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 >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Anberlin/Circa Survive/Foxy Shazam

    Doors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 18. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue.

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    January 6, 2011

    Hear a New So Many Dynamos Song!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Review: My Chemical Romance at the Pageant, Tuesday, December 14

    Todd OwyoungGerard Way of My Chemical Romance​Near 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Weekend Photos: Nelly Celebrates Ten Years of Country Grammar, The COOL Tour featuring Underoath, As I Lay Dying, More

    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 >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Twelve Vans Warped Tour Bands You Can Admit in Public You're Going to See

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    House Party Reunion Show Postponed Until August; B.o.B. Adds a Show at Six Flags

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2010

    Vans Warped Tour

    7 p.m. Monday, July 5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.

  • Music

    June 23, 2010

    Steel Train

    6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    June 9, 2010
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    April 23, 2010

    Tonight's Thrice/Manchester Orchestra Show is Cancelled!

    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 >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Homespun: Resoldered, Everybody in Between

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2010

    Homespun: Resoldered

    Everybody in Between

  • Music

    March 24, 2010

    Tim Barry

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    November 4, 2009

    Setlist Review Photos: Paramore and Paper Route at the Pageant, Tuesday, November 3

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    "I Probably Gave You Herpes....Sorry." Another Week in craigslist Missed Connections

    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.‚Äčthe hot hitchhiker on 141 - m4w - 30 - (big bend)To the hot chick i picked up in the rain friday evening ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Tomorrow! Vans Warped Tour Anniversary Movie Screens in St. Louis

    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 >>

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    September 10, 2009

    And the Blink 182 Openers in St. Louis on September 29 Are...

    ...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 >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Show Review Photos: The Mars Volta at the Pageant, Tuesday, September 8

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2009

    No Doubt/Paramore/Bedouin Soundclash

    7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.

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    November 25, 2008

    Confirmed: Fall Out Boy at the Creepy Crawl, Wednesday, December 3 Looking for Unsigned Local Band

    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 ... More >>

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    November 23, 2008

    Video: Thorns of Life, the New Band of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil's Blake Schwarzenbach Bonus Get Up Kids Reunion Video, "Mass Pike"

    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 >>

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