Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
In Rush's 40-plus years of existence, the band has released approximately 1,000 T-shirt designs. In fact, if one goes to rushbackstage.com right now, there are thirteen Rush shirts for sale, including the "Rush Explosion Running Shirt." Before Rush's show Saturday night at the Scottrade Center, pho ... More >>
When you open for Kiss you have to put on a hell of a show, and Mötley Crüe delivered. From the displays camaraderie to the set list full of hair metal hits, Crüe brings brotherhood onstage and encourages it amongst the audience. With four-way fist bumps and sly "we got this" smiles, Crüe really ... More >>
It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>
Photo by Jon Scorfina. Read why we had no professional photos here. Mariachi El Bronx | Rise Against! | Foo Fighters Scottrade Center September 17, 2011 It's been a huge year for Dave Grohl. His band, Foo Fighters, began 2011 with its most reliable line-up of the group's existence. That was ... More >>
Todd OwyoungRush's Geddy Lee. More photos from the show here.Rush shows are a marathon, not a sprint. They're also not for the faint of heart or for the casual fan: Over forty years into its career, the Canadian trio still plays for close to three hours. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amp ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
So, last week's screenings of the Rush documentary, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, sold out well in advance. To answer demand, Ronnie's (5320 South Lindbergh) has added another screening this Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for this; I just tried to buy one online ... More >>
If Rush's August show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater won't have enough air-drumming dudes and epic prog breakdowns for you, fear not: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, a documentary on the band directed by the men behind Iron Maiden: Flight 666, is screening in St. Louis on June 10. Says a press ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/stockholm_cindyAll apologies to detractors of Joyce Meyer, but Elizabeth Clare Prophet, who slithered off this mortal coil last Thursday, was undoubtedly the weirdest female religious figure in this country.Prophet began her prophetic career in 1973 when her husband Mark Prophet ... More >>
Menomena's manager is a bitch. No, really.
8 p.m. Friday, August 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
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