I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... More >>
It's beautiful out -- what more do ya need? Get out there and see some stuff. There are plenty of excuses to hang out outside including Harvest Sessions and the Webster Grooves Festival. Check out our Out Every Night post from earlier this week to read about great shows over the next few days includ ... 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 >>
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 with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
It's not hyperbole to say that downloadable content sparked a huge revolution in console video gaming. Expansions prolonged replay value of many titles, especially music games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The Rock Band franchise in particular has produced an impressive amount of downloadable ... More >>
Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. There is no surer way ... More >>
TLR shakin' it onstage with Santana earlier this year. It's been an emotional roller-coaster for St. Louis Cardinals fans: a heart-stopping Game 6 and a World Series victory are now slightly softened with the farewell of skipper, architect and game-changer Tony La Russa. But we'll leave the s ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiJeff Tweedy at the Pageant, 2008Over the weekend, A to Z was in Cleveland and headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. To her delight, there was a new exhibit on display called Kick Out the Jams, which focused exclusively on music from the Midwest. Our fair region was w ... More >>
Common will perform for free with DJ Needles Friday night at Live on the Levee.Friday, July 9 *Common/DJ Needles, Live on the Levee *Jonny Lang/Brandi Shearer, The Pageant *Let Them Eat Art festival, Maplewood *3 Sheets to the Wind/Vanattica/Sonic Candy/Ahj/Acupunkture, Fubar (early show) *Le ... More >>
6 p.m. Saturday, July 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleBone Thugs-n-Harmony on Friday at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. See full slideshow here.I'm coming back from vacation just now, so I'm just getting back into the swing of posting -- bear with me... We should be so lucky that Friday's sold-out Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show at Pop ... More >>
The American Mustache Insitute has done it again: They just posted an interview with REO Speedwagon singer Kevin Cronin. The discussion involves REO's new video game, vinyl pants, today's music industry and...rollin' with the changes. Excerpt below. Oh, and don't forget -- the band has a Chri ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer spotlights a number of this year's top holiday releases. Here are several more festive releases that you might have missed. But are you really missing anything? Read on...The Pet Shop Boys, Christmas Unlike your grandmother's fruitcake, which is always an ... More >>
Two locally produced documentaries about St. Louis music are premiering tonight as part of SLIFF. The Pride of St. Louis chronicles the rise and fall of Mama's Pride, in the words of brothers Danny and Pat Liston, while Old Dog, New Trick throws the spotlight on Steve Scorfina, a founding member of ... More >>
TLR's mugshot on TwitterThat's right. Yesterday, Tony La Russa joined the ranks of millions when he registered a real Twitter account under his name. As you'll recall, the Cardinals skipper sued Twitter back in May, when he discovered someone was passing himself (or herself) off as La Russa on t ... More >>
Style Like Mind
Mi amigo Matt runs the blog Addicted to Vinyl, and every Tuesday he unleashes a "cage match" battle between two songs/bands. This week's fight has particular relevance to St. Louis (and not just because I gave him the idea): Cheap Trick's "The Flame" vs. REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You." These ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the Top 10 can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 18. The Chaifetz Arena, on the campus of Saint Louis University, 1 South Compton Avenue
7 p.m. Saturday, September 8. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
Unreal sheds some pounds, buys some shoes and heads to Mars! Plus: Learning to raft with REO... Speedwagon?
The St. Louis International Film Festival enters its second thought-provoking week
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
And that's Mr. Jackson if you're nasty
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.
Friday, June 20; Savvis Center
Week of June 18, 2003
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Coldplay reinvigorates the power ballad for the MTV2 generation