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 >>
You know, we here at RFT Music get a little jaded sometimes. We're so used to concert announcements clogging our inboxes that we just yawn when embargoes are up and we're finally allowed to tell you about all the secret information we've been hoarding. That's why instead of reading stuff in black an ... More >>
Pointfest's lineup for 2014 is going to be officially announced this evening at 5 p.m. on the local "alternative rock" station the Point (KPNT 105.7), but we have pretty solid reason to believe we've guessed who one of the headliners will be, and that band is Queens of the Stone Age.
Tongue-in-cheek boogie rockers Eagles of Death Metal announced that the band will be playing a concert in the shadow of the arch on May 18. The show is part of sponsor Jack Daniel's new Live at the Landmark show series, where as you might guess, bands play famous landmarks across the United States. ... 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 >>
If you weren't already heading to Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue, 314-773-3363) tomorrow night for JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, you oughta be. The soul-steeped Chicago band brings along another Windy City export, a stellar three-piece called Bailiff. You can't go wrong with a blues-rock ba ... More >>
In this week's feature, Mike Appelstein explores the recent rethinking of punk pariah GG Allin. It begins: The song starts out simply enough with guitar, bass and drums all locked into a staccato three-chord pattern. Then the vocals come in. The singer can carry a tune well enough, with a hint of ... More >>
Freddy was noticeably absent at Contamination 2011 (jerk), but the weekend saw other key players. Check out our slideshow for photos that might even haunt your dreams.This weekend's science fiction/horror/generally strange aesthetic festival, Contamination 2011, had its unfair share of prize ... More >>
Image viaAn Under Cover Weekend, where local bands play sets as famous bands of their choosing, will have its five year anniversary this September. This thing is consistently awesome, and for the first time, any St. Louis bands can apply via this handy-dandy online form, which opened this mor ... More >>
Todd OwyoungJosh HommeIt was a no-brainer that Queens of the Stone Age's show last night at the Pageant was sold out -- incredibly, it was the band's first St. Louis club show since September 2002. Although a no-frills 90 minutes, the set was exactly what fans expect (and crave) from QOTSA: e ... More >>
image viaTobacco is the solo project of Tom Fec, frontman of Pennsylvania's preeminent psychotropic daymares Black Moth Super Rainbow. Tobacco follows the BSMR formula of analog electronics and vocoded vocals, but adds a thick coat of grime and hip hop sensibility to his beats. At Off Broadway May 6 ... More >>
The best Valentine ever? Stoner dude-bros Queens of the Stone Age are comfirmed to be playing at the Pageant on Wednesday, April 6 Tuesday, April 5. (Note: The Pageant just sent out a date correction.) Tickets are $27 general admission, $32 for the balcony and are on sale Friday, February 18, at 5 p ... More >>
As the Blind Eyes is an-all male trio, there was some question as to who was going to play the all-important role of Stevie Nicks in its Fleetwood Mac cover set. The solution to this quandary was as simple as it was brilliant: Get every noteworthy female vocalist from St. Louis' indie-rock scene to ... More >>
image via1. Dogtown Street Musicians FestivalThis weekend marks the first ever Dogtown Street Musicians Festival. Located between the 1200 - 1300 block of Tamm, this event will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2. Funk Fest 5Go get funked up at Broadway Oyster Bar Saturday night, starting at ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. ARCADE FIRE---Suburbs 2. BLACK CROWES---Croweology* 3. RICK ROSS---Teflon Don 4. EMINEM---Recovery 5. BUN B---Trill O.G. 6. GOV'T MULE---Mulennium 7. LOS LOBOS---Tin Can Rust 8. MENOMENA---Mines* 9. ROOTS---How I Got Over 10. DRAKE---Thank Me Lat ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
In the late '90s and early '00s, Chad Elvins ran Lepers TV, the local-access show which filmed tons and tons of St. Louis concerts. (Some of the national bands they filmed: Deftones, Far, Helmet, Clutch, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Incubus, System of a Down, Man-or-Astroman, Jesus Lizard, Queens of t ... More >>
Tonight, Tilts -- the band fronted by Andrew Elstner of Riddle of Steel and featuring ex-Shame Club members Ken McCray and Andy White -- is playing its first show at the Firebird. Caporetto and Engine Orchestra are also on the bill. The band's MySpace describes its sound like this: The Immigrant S ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, October 10. The Trade, 3515 Chouteau Avenue.
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois
Era Vulgaris (Interscope)
Fear and loathing in St. Louis: A to Z's week as a woman-about-town.
Our semi-quarterly round-up of local releases.
8 p.m. Saturday, November 11. Saint Louis University's Billiken Club (Busch Student Center, 20 North Grand Boulevard).
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Ten great discs that were, ahem, underserved by the media this year
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.
Radar Station's going to SXSW and you're not
How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.
The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place
Wednesday, May 7; Savvis Center
Friday, September 20; Pageant
KDHX (88.1 FM)
Our footsore columnist concludes her tour of the Slammies Showcase
From hip-hop to house, from techno to rock, from country to dub, the resident music geek picks his favorites
Ozzfest 2000 rolls out the red carpet for Queens of the Stone Age