Well this is awesome. Nelly, fresh off his blowout headlining gig downtown last weekend, landed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. Which means that, like all Fallon's musical guests, he got to play with the Roots as his backing band. And, perhaps because he's re-evaluating his musical legac ... More >>
Bonnaroo is an entirely different world, one where the air always smells of weed and the people you encounter share any kind of resources they have, the way we were taught as children but adults seldom practice.
People were kind. Musicians were gracious. Deep-fried oreos were a reality.
The team: six 40-year-old men, leaving behind six fairly respectable jobs, five wives and 14.9 children for four days.
The tools: a 32-foot RV, VIP tickets, comfortable shoes and enough beer to take down a small fraternity.
The task: to do and see as much as physically and logistically possible at ... More >>
LouFest 2012 is officially off the ground: Presale tickets for the two-day festival in Forest Park are now available. It's $50 for a two-day pass or $70 if you wait until the regular sale. Last year's presale sold out in two weeks.
The third LouFest will be on August 25 and 26 on Forest Park's Cen ... More >>
Image viaAnd also in reality, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which has given us plenty of incredible musical performances. But you'd be hard-pressed to name one that tops last night's tUnE-yArDs appearance, at least in terms of the actual collaborative value. Fearless freak Merril Garbus p ... More >>
It's no secret we're all aflutter over the return of LouFest, our city's very own large-scale indie music festival. Not only does the to-do feature eighteen bands on two stages over two days, it's set in the green jewel of our city, Forest Park, and attracts national acts in genres from hip h ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe official LouFest after party, to be held on Saturday, August 27th at the Gramophone, will feature DJ sets from the Roots' Questlove and members of Deerhunter. Advance tickets are $17 and on sale now. St. Louis' DJ Needles and 18andCounting will open the party -- doors op ... More >>
Yowza! Aretha Franklin is re-opening the Peabody Opera House with a little known feller named Jay Leno on October 1. The living legend and infamous chin are headlining a night called "An Encore 77 Years in the Making," once the $78.7 million dollar restoration of the historic opera house is c ... More >>
Image viaUpon receipt of the initial mixes for the second Everest album, Neil Young and his long-time manager Elliot Roberts drove around in Young's car and listened to the material three times through. After reviewing the songs, Young had some notes to discuss with his young pupils of rock & ... More >>
(Last weekend, Earthworms member DJ Mahf competed in the national finals of the Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition. In June, he took top honors at the St. Louis regional event at the Old Rock House. Mahf was kind enough to keep a diary of his Denver experience for A to Z. Read on below! For more cov ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNew Pornographers last night at the PageantWhen the RFT recently spoke with New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman, he admitted that Neko Case breaking her ankle before the band's April 2008 appearance in St. Louis affected his mood. "It really pissed me off that she was gone for ... More >>