By Michael Corcoran "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, ... More >>
Long-time St. Louis hip-hop heads may have noticed a familiar face manning the decks at Killer Mike and El-P's Run the Jewels show last night. DJ Trackstar, who spent his first ten years as a DJ in St. Louis, is backing up the whole tour in his capacity as Killer Mike's touring DJ. See Also: - Kil ... More >>
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will be coming to the Pageant on Wednesday, July 10, and we've got two tickets to give away!
Here's something you don't get to say too often: It's a shame when Paul McCartney turns up. Before McCartney arrives, rasping, puppy-eyed, and eager to have a go at the hot new grunge sound of 1993, Dave Grohl's Sound City is an exciting, sometime illuminating documentary about how a squad of techni ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Founding member and one third of the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch died today after a three year battle with cancer. The hugely influential rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after a tumor was found on his salivary gland. The Beastie Boys have not played together live since the diagnosis, having to cance ... More >>
Philip AndelmanBand of HorsesBen Bridwell's good-fortune story resonates as clearly as his echo-laden vocals do on Band of Horses' three albums. With so many people struggling to get by, it's always encouraging to hear about someone making a connection with a wide audience - and succeeding wi ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, June 4. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
(Editor's note: D.X. Ferris is a frequent RFT contributor and the author of the 33 1/3 book on Slayer's Reign in Blood. He was kind enough to write this obituary yesterday.) Ronnie James Dio, R.I.P.His band mates didn't invite him to the induction, but let's face it: Ronnie James Dio might b ... More >>
Voyageur Pressâ€‹As Jon Bream emphasizes repeatedly throughout Neil Diamond is Forever: The Illustrated Story of the Man and His Music, Neil Diamond is not hip. That's probably why my parents liked him. Actually that's probably why most people's parents liked him, except for people whose parents ran ... More >>
BY KATIE MOULTON The Avett Brothers barnstormed the Pageant last night and lead a stomping jubilee with its genre-razing folk-punk. Fronted by string-snapping multi-instrumentalist brothers Seth and Scott Avett, the band destroyed any notion of traditional or roots music with a raucous set where ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Sunday, November 2. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
9 p.m. Friday, June 22. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.
Week of December 28, 2006
2005's Top WTF? moments
Sunday, October 2; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
A new boxed set highlights the genius of Johnny Cash
Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album
Saul Williams makes music out of language
Honest-to-God icon Johnny Cash celebrates his 70th birthday with a passel of reissues