Smoking Popes

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Meet Local Rockers Shark Dad at Rockabration 4 This Weekend

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Rockabrat ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 8 to 14

    Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012

    Smoking Popes

    8 p.m. Monday, October 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, The Smoking Popes and More in This Week's New 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 9, 2012

    Madonna, the Spits Lead This Week's Show Annoucements

    Madonna is taking time out of her taxing virgin-blood-drinking schedule long enough to fit in a lil' world tour. She'll bring all the hits and her terrifying biceps to the Scottrade Center on November 1. Teflon Don, The Boss Rick Ross is at the Ambassador on February 19. Rob Ruzicka is throwing hims ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Tonight's Josh Caterer Show Has Been Cancelled

    Michael Dauphin​Smoking Popes' frontman Josh Caterer has cancelled tonight's solo appearance at the Firebird due to a family emergency. No word on a possible reschedule. Caterer just released an EP called The Heart of Christmas, which you can hear on his official site. The Popes played the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Smoking Popes At The Firebird, 7/27/11

    Michael Dauphin​The term pop-punk had an entirely different meaning fifteen or so years ago. Back then, bands like Jawbreaker, The Descendents, Green Day and Screeching Weasel embodied the angsty sneer associated with punk music, but they all leaned on more poignant and desperate aspects of lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Smoking Popes' Josh Caterer On Deciding To Do A Concept Record And Touring

    Katie Hovland​Josh Caterer, lead singer and one of the three Caterer brothers in the four-piece Smoking Popes, was compared to his grandparents' crooners while he wrote torch songs like "Need You Around" in his early twenties and sang about fatherhood and adulthood on 2008's Stay Down, the ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Handsome Furs and Electric Six Lead New Show Announcements

    Handsome Furs.​ Now that Wolf Parade is dunzo, Dan Boeckner can focus on Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs, you'll find the latter duo, Boeckner and wife Alexei Perry, at Off Broadway August 24. Irish crooner Nigel Mooney has two dates at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this month--see him Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    St. Louis Video: Judge Nothing, "Score Uneven"

    With all of the old-school St. Louis band reunion shows happening in the coming weeks, figured this week was a good time to unroll another installment of local old-school videos. Up first is a clip from Judge Nothing, the much-beloved Alton punk/pop/whatever act. The band played gigs with anybody w ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2008
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    May 30, 2007

    2007 RFT Music Showcase

    Week of May 31, 2007

  • Music

    March 1, 2006

    Last Call

    We remember Frederick's Music Lounge

  • Music

    February 15, 2006

    I Need You Around

    Catching up with the World Sax Quartet, atoning for V-Day sins with Stars and heralding the triumphant return of the Smoking Popes

  • Music

    March 7, 2001