If we're being completely honest, power ballads are responsible for some of the most resonant music-listening experiences in the entire world. They're a beautiful blend of sentiment and obviousness, a band willfully becoming emotionally available. Everybody makes fun of the power ballad, because som ... More >>
Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually h ... More >>
Get out and toast those buns! This weekend offers a couple different options for enjoying some tunes under the sun, such as Fair St. Louis' free concert series and Stag Nite in the Woods. If not feeling outdoors-y (or if the skies open up with rain as predicted), check out a selection of cool indoor ... More >>
Slash is coming to the Pageant this Sunday! The tophatted one will again perform with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and we have two tickets up for grabs. See Also: - The Many Moods of Slash
If you are like me, your Internet exploded when word hit that the Replacements was reuniting to play three festivals. Everyone was talking about it. Some shed tears of joy while others likened the band's reformation to a remaking of Predator 2. In any case, here are a few things you should know abou ... More >>
Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool. See also: -The Six Best Sloppy Drummers -The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant ... More >>
Most rock songs use guitar solos as icing. In some rare cases, the solo is an essential element incorporated into the batter of the proverbial song-cake. Here are the six best songs that are at least 50 percent guitar solo. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. See also: -The many moods ... More >>
My Morning Jacket | Band of Horses August 8, 2012 Peabody Opera House Jim James does not have hair. He has a mane, and it is his single best asset as a showman. Better than his sleeved cape (his morning jacket, proposes RFT Managing Editor Chad Garrison), better than his drum pad chain, better even ... More >>
Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>
Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFor many people, today is a drinking holiday -- whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or reveling at SXSW. It's also a day to let loose those vocal cords, with these stellar drunk sing-along songs. Whether fun, maudlin or cheese-tastic, these ten songs are among the be ... More >>
You've heard of garage rock. But Kid Congo Powers - co-founder of the Gun Club, guitarist for the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and prolific, eccentric, solo rock & roll maestro -- doesn't play garage rock. He plays gymnasium rock. His forthcoming album, Gorilla Rose and his 2009 al ... More >>
...nobody, according to his publicist. Just got word that Ozzy Osbourne's rescheduled concert at the Scottrade Center on January 14 will be an "evening with" Ozzy. No Halford, no Slash -- just several hours of the Prince of Darkness onstage playing hits and rarities. Like this one:
Well, this is a bummer: Just got word that Ozzy Osbourne's show tonight at the Scottrade Center is canceled "due to an ear infection." According to the publicist's note, the show will now take place on Friday, January 14, 2011. All tickets for tonight's show will be honored then. Refunds are also av ... More >>
Josh CheuseThe Black Crowes is playing at the Pageant tomorrow night as part of its "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" tour. (Remember, don't bring a camera.) Drummer Steve Gorman chatted with the RFT this week; read on below for outtakes, including a touching recollection of working with Warren ... More >>
2 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
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