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  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Does Sugar Ray Actually Suck?

    By Art Tavana Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast writes sunny indie-pop that traditionally has drawn from bands like Fleetwood Mac and the Beach Boys. Right now, however, she's feeling inspiration from a more unlikely source. "As cool as I want everybody to think I am, I don't care: I think Sugar Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Kenny Rogers, Master P, Cloud Nothings and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson Has "All the Answers" at the Beggin' Pet Parade

    As RFT Music approached the Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson backstage during the Beggin' Pet Parade on Sunday, a Purina media agent informed him that we had a few questions. "Oh, I've got all the answers," Robertson asserted. Unprompted, Robertson launched into a litany of tips for dog owners. "Pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Six St. Louis Acts Leading the Local Scene

    Apparently, some football game happened recently, and it was a big deal. We weren't really paying attention; we only watched to see Bruno Mars cause a swoonfest with his sexy dance moves and Bono fight AIDS with his sunglasses. You know -- the stuff that matters. See also: Super Bowl Highlights: Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    The Ten Worst Best Of Lists In Music

    Lists will inevitably be remembered as the highest point of pop-culture Internet journalism. Why? BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM. Sometimes, however, the sure-fire can't-miss format of the list fails us from a journalistic standpoint. Here are ten of the worst music-related lists that I could find before goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    They Might Be Giants Celebrates 25 Years, Releases New Album

    This isn't how things are supposed to work. "You're on Fire," the first track off Nanobots, the new They Might Be Giants album, is an urgent, antsy marvel, a disco-glittered pop stomper whose three killer hooks slide over, under, and through each other, all coiled up as tightly as snakes in a cave. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good

    It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Beck's Sheet Music Album: Five Especially Awkward Music Delivery Mechanisms

    I'm willing to be surprised, on this, but if word got out that there was a Beck sheet music album coming out, I'm fairly sure the average RFT Music reader could fill in the rest of the news story him-or-herself. So: There's a Beck sheet music album coming out. It's called Song Reader, which is nicel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Toward A Taxonomy Of '90s Pop Songs You Kind Of Remember

    I should begin here: During the actual '90s, I was much too busy listening to Japanese videogame soundtracks (educate yourself) to actually enjoy '90s pop music. My first-hand memories of most of it are hearing it in a car, at a skating rink, on somebody else's Discman, and shaking my head in lonely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    I Guess It's Time For Me To Listen To "Call Me Maybe"

    I used to love Summer Jams--a part of me still does. For that reason I would like to apologize personally to Carly Rae Jepsen for having, to date, not been pissed off about or aware of how frequently her single's been played on the radio. I hope my credentials are in order: When I was 12 I owned th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Cursive at Off Broadway, April 20: Review and Setlist

    Cursive | Cymbals Eat Guitars | Conduits April 20, 2012 Off Broadway You don't expect a mosh pit to erupt at a concert headlined by a Saddle Creek Records band, but if it's a Cursive show, you should. Though one of the first groups signed to the Omaha-based record label, Cursive helped define and y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Ten Ridiculous Amazing Themed Restaurants We Wish Existed

    Image viaWould you like a danish from a Supreme Court Justice?​Sometimes at Gut Check International Headquarters, we get tired of eating gourmet meals day in and day out. We admit it: We like a little kitsch once and a while. Today, this story from the HuffPost Food about outrageous themed res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    The ChalkBoyz Are Not Actually That Sorry For Partying

    courtesy of the ChalkBoyz​For the ChalkBoyz fourth mixtape, which gets an official release tomorrow night at Off Broadway, 22-year-old Drake Maret (a.k.a. Dominant Force, the J. Crew Kid) and 23-year-old Dylan Cunningham (a.k.a. Dyl Staxx, Staxx Fifth Avenue) created summer songs that are as e ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2005

    Hot Hot Heat

    Elevator (Sire/Reprise)

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • Film

    June 30, 2004

    Soul Doubt

    Louis Schwartzberg aims for America's Heart, but mostly sticks to the surface

  • Music

    June 2, 2004

    Smashed Mouth?

    A band with some redacted words for Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Music

    May 5, 2004

    High Score

    Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks

  • Film

    November 19, 2003

    Kitty Litter

    The Cat in the Hat forms clumps for easy scooping and disposal

  • Music

    February 19, 2003

    Cheap Shots

    Rick Nielsen is not content to pull his old hat tricks anymore

  • Film

    February 12, 2003

    Bearly Necessary

    Jungle fever fails to fully catch hold in this routine sequel

  • Film

    January 2, 2002

    Shut Up and Watch!

    If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.

  • Music

    December 29, 1999

    Critical Mass

    RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.

  • Music

    August 4, 1999


    Cashing in your CDs