About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
Happy freaky Friday, everybody! Get weird all weekend long. FarFetched hosts its annual showcase, Mangia Italiano celebrates its 30th birthday with an entire day's worth of entertainment and the Gringo Stage takes over a section of Cherokee Street for the neighborhood's Mexican Independence Day fest ... 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 >>
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has had quite a year. Still riding high on 2011's release of Hysterical, the band has toured almost nonstop in 2012, had a few bandmates call it quits, recorded a video in an Australian drainpipe and visited South Africa. And even after all of that, CYHSY still wants to play ... More >>
We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
â€‹Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. There is no surer way ... More >>
Todd Rundgren The Pageant March 20, 2012 Last night, fresh off a five-show stint at City Winery in New York City and a Robert Johnson tribute show at the Apollo Theater, Todd Rundgren arrived in St. Louis to share his "The Unpredictable Todd Rundgren" tour at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314 ... More >>
Nothing raises the hackles of the music-hating snark machines over at Pitchfork like a lil rap album that defies the odds by sticking to formula. Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park was slapped with a 1.0 rating, despite the the fact that it managed to move nearly 200,000 copies it's first week. Miller's a ... More >>
Jon GitchoffElvis Costello & the Imposters The Pageant July 1, 2011 When Elvis Costello finally sells out, quits working as a tireless singer, songwriter and music scholar, and takes over Celine Dion's gig in Las Vegas, he'll have a great stage show to fall back on. Costello and his backin ... More >>
The soon to be collaborating Voices. Courtesy of NBCOh great. The judges/coaches from NBC's hit karaoke tournament vocal competition "The Voice" are going to collaborate. Specifically, Maroon 5, led by slightly soulful popster Adam Levine will be joined by Christina Aguilera to perform their ... More >>
The Singer: Along with Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson was a triple threat for Motown Records: a great singer, hit songwriter and an architect of the label's sound. Most people can name a half-dozen songs Smokey sang with the Miracles in the '60s, but his solo career pointed his smoot ... More >>
It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.
We duel with Gretchen Wilson and Kelly Clarkson, get home-cooking tips from the stars and delve into Omarion's psyche
Just don't go halfway
Week of January 14, 2004
Week of June 25, 2003
Ron Shelton tries to mock the LA cop-buddy movie, but the joke's mostly on him
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
Most of the world's top tap dancers are gathering in St. Louis for the 10th annual All That Tap festival
The state gutted years of Ellen Reasonover and Steve Toney’s lives and tossed them out without apology. Now that money’s short for both, will the state ante up?
"The New Breed" is the great first single from St. Louis hip-hoppers Bits n' Pieces