You can actually comfortably go outside today! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s. It's been so damn oppressively damn hot this whole damn summer that this respite, however brief, is newsworthy on even a music blog. My massively overtaxed air conditioner is assuredly on its last leg, but ... 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 >>
Every Tuesday, record store shelves are re-stocked with the new album releases of the week. There's more releases than we can share with you, but here are a few highlights to get you started. This week brings a reissue from alt-legends Sebadoh, Canadian synth fiends Junior, soon-to-be visitin ... More >>
No April Fool's Day jokes here. Just good shows to see this weekend. More stuff over at the RFT's main music page.
Shagy Kennedy Memorial Show @ Fubar
All details about the celebration/memorial show are at Diana Benanti's post about the Everything Went Black guitarist.
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First, here's some good news on this Day of Snow Reckoning: According to organizer Brian Cohen, LouFest is looking to announce its lineup in late March. Hooray! In the meantime, 'Fest will be presenting shows at several venues around the city, starting with February 8's Tokyo Police Club show ... More >>
image viaZola Jesus is Nika Roza Danilova, the 21 year old's operatic tenor and tender age make her Rihanna among noise makers, but Danilova's emotion isn't borrowed, it's wrenched. With Cult of Youth at the Billiken Club April 14.
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Lou Barlow has been to St. Louis several times in recent years, both as a solo artist and as part of Dinosaur Jr. Of course, Barlow's biggest claim to fame is the band Sebadoh, which was a pillar of the lo-fi rock underground in the '90s. That band reunited and did shows in 2007, the first ti ... More >>
Todd McKenzieEleanor Friedberger of the Fiery FurnacesPopular wisdom among Fiery Furnaces fans is that you never know quite what to expect when the band heads out on tour. It constantly overhauls its choice of instrumentation, song catalogue and overall approach to confusing the audience. One ... More >>
The first full week of work after the holidays is always a killer. Sure, you come in on Monday morning, buzzed and amped for the week ahead, but by Thursday you're as defeated and tired as Dilbert on quaaludes. Re-energize, then, this weekend with some of these inexpensive entertainment op ... More >>
The signs on the doors of the Pageant box office and entrances said it all: "Earplugs are available for purchase at the bar and soda areas." The occasion? Dinosaur Jr. was in town last night, and the band is notorious for being loud. How loud? Well, friends who saw the trio's show in Columbia a few ... More >>
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Lou Barlow has indie cred out the ass. As the bass player for Dinosaur Jr (which is playing at the Pageant on Wednesday, October 14), Barlow (alongside guitarist J Mascis and drummer Murph) has been at the forefront of the "alternative" scene since the early '80s.
And if p ... More >>