Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. YOU GUYS! We're goin ... More >>
Old 97s, with The Travoltas and Rhett Miller (solo) The Pageant Oct. 16, 2012 Music is a funny thing. Like photos or scent, songs have a way of making us remember the past. Late relatives. Swim class. That road trip to Dollywood with a jerk you never should have dated in the first place. Chances ar ... More >>
Please pardon my lack of enthusiasm today; I'm still mourning that crushing playoff-ending defeat our city's beloved Redbirds faced on Friday -- damn those victorious Nationals. Also, Dewey Defeats Truman! Oh, ESPN. There's good shows this week: Smashing Pumpkins plays the Chaifetz on Thursday -- i ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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 >>
Alt-country hero the Old 97's returned to St. Louis last night, playing for a pleased crowd at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). Todd Owyoung was ready to capture frontman/dreamboat Rhett Miller in all his sweaty throes of honky-tonkin' -- check out some highlights, including a gli ... More >>
The biggest two shows in St. Louis tonight pit headliners that haven't exactly had a history of friendship. The heat has long since faded, but Ryan Adams, particularly in his Whiskeytown days, was known to have a bit of an attitude about the Old 97's and frontman Rhett Miller in particular. Jesse Hu ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Jon GitchoffRhett Miller of Old 97'sRhett Miller packs more boyish charm into one pick-clutching pinkie finger than the entire Justin Bieber empire. And don't get me started on his hair. Apologies for invoking the Bieb, but last night at the Pageant, Miller and the Old 97's delivered an energ ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, February 18. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The Pageant *Chuck Berry, Saturday, March 27 Billiken Club *Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Wednesday, January 27 *Breathe Owl Breathe, Saturday, February 20 *Pattern Is Movement, Thursday, March 4 Fubar *The Great American Beast, Thursday, January 28 *Fight Amp, Sunday, January 31 *Mobile ... More >>
Every Monday (Tuesday this week -- sorry, Warped Tour), A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. SON VOLT: American ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Thursday, February 19. Off Broadway,
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. The Gargoyle on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
The Believer (Verve Forecast)
We fatwa Magnet, chat up Ken Bethea and wonder what exactly is going on with Todd Rundgren's Web site
We talk with the Old 97's, turn up the freedom rock and marvel at Wilco's PR machine
With the new release Satellite Rides, the Old 97's continue their transformation from a country-rock band to a more expansive outfit.