Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>
By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>
In this week's print edition, renowned pianist and songwriter Ben Folds makes the case that going on a date at the symphony is akin to foreplay -- that the atmosphere is a perfect prelude to a little bump and grind. We could say that about many musical endeavors. After all, music and sex have been i ... More >>
***ABUSE / RAPE TRIGGER WARNING*** I can't stop thinking about Rihanna. Her single, "Stay," came out a year ago this month and it's still omnipresent. I'll hear it on the radio, in the grocery store and played on the jukebox at a bar by some sad bastard with no concept of appropriate public drinkin ... More >>
Here at RFT Music, we care about our readers. We want to bring you sunshine, not rain. Joy, not pain. That's why we sucked it up and watched the ridiculous 56th annual Grammy awards last night -- so you didn't have to. No need to thank us -- we were happy to sit through four hours of hell to earn y ... More >>
By Julia Burch When Taking Back Sunday announced a week ago that frontman Adam Lazzara would be leaving the tour due to the early birth of his son, ticket-holders for the upcoming Halloween show in St Louis were left expecting a refund. However, last week the band made an announcement on its webpag ... More >>
By Nick Nuk'em After being wildly-ecstatic about the Jay Z song that was on in her debut single as Miley Cyrus "Party in the USA" (Hannah Montana's eulogy could've been given at the video shoot), the former Disney starlet recently found herself being referred to on Hov's recent MCHG. One could say ... 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 >>
Robin Thicke, the man who brought you the summer's most ubiquitous song, the maybe-a-little-bit-kind-of-rapey smash hit "Blurred Lines," will be coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard) on March 15. See Also: Growing Pains Dad Alan Thicke Talks About His Son Robin Thicke
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. An issue of worldwid ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is the song of the summer, and it helps continue the Thicke family's run of pop-culture ubiquity. After all, Robin's father Alan played Kirk Cameron's father on Growing Pains, penned the theme songs for The Facts of Life and What's Happening, and will get a star on Can ... More >>
Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday-night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But admit it: You once had a fantasy tea ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 2. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live 3. Neil Young - Dreaming Man Live '92 4. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart 5. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP 6. Norah Jones - The Fall 7. Vince ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Powell Hall *The Beach Boys, Wednesday, May 13 Billiken Club *Beach House, Friday, April 3 *So Many Dynamos Album Release Show, Saturday, April 18Fox Theatre *Robin Thicke/Jennifer Hudson (picture below), Thursday, April 23D. BanksOff Broadway *Little Brazil, Wednesday, March 25 *Vermillion Lies, Tu ... More >>
Sabbath's Ronnie James Dio isn't into preaching, but Kanye and Fiddy's are.
7 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Old Glory Amphitheatre, Six Flags, Eureka.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
"Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, idiota, and consequently, any person born in Puerto Rico is a U.S. citizen."
The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball
Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers