Run the Jewels, the brainchild of renowned producer/rapper El-P and co-conspirator Killer Mike, has garnered piles of attention, praise and accolades since its 2013 debut. While the two artists themselves are no strangers to genre-bending and brow-raising collaborations (the pair recently released a ... More >>
Music makes you feel like a badass, doesn't it? The really good stuff does a bang-up job of providing just the right amount of swagger to fit any young gun's mood. Maybe you feel like humming songs about the end of the world? Maybe you want to plot out the imaginary murder of your lover, who's compl ... More >>
Happy Monday, everyone! We hope your weekends were filled with tons of show-going fun. Plenty more madness continues to fill our concert calendar for the week, including visits from Ken Mode, Masked Intruder, and Handsome Family Band. Get some recommendations for a show or two every night of the wee ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
In a literal sense, it's possible to put Mr. Gnome in a container. After all, the Cleveland-based band merely consists of two members. And they don't seem to take up that much physical space. But pushing Nicole Barille and Sam Meister's music into rigid categorization is difficult - and unwarranted ... More >>
Radiohead | Other Lives March 9, 2012 Scottrade Center On Feburay 13, 2011, there was nothing much to say about Radiohead. On February 18, there was a new album, The King of Limbs, propelled into the world by its creators with little more than a shrug. There were no interviews, no tour dates, no wo ... 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 >>
(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 >>
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 >>
9 p.m. Saturday, May 24. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
B-Sides gets real with our favorite Pretender and theSTART's Aimee Echo.
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
Tuesday, December 27; Frederick's Music Lounge (4454 Chippewa)
Week of September 7, 2005
Mapping out the trends of 2005
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was
Thursday, June 24; Rocket Bar
New box sets explore the many faces of the synth-pop stalwarts
Between Darkness and Wonder (Koch)
These days anyone can make a mix CD, and everyone does. Two local standouts manage to challenge as well as entertain.
Sweet Jones (Ninja Tune)
A descendant of Herman Melville wants to touch your soul
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Sound of Water (Sub Pop Records)