Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
In order to review music, one must judge the song/album/artist subjectively, only associating it wi ... More >>
The Riverfront Times has a long, long, long history of promoting the An Under Cover Weekend shows. On the surface it's a cool event that seems to support our huge pool of local talent. It's nice to see local bands in any showcase together, especially one where everyone is working together to try to ... More >>
Ed. Little Big Bangs' debut release is the subject of this week's Homespun column. You can listen to a stream below and see the band on August 28 at Lemmon's with DeathTram and Skarekrau Radio.
For all the possible interpretations of the Little Big Bangs' band name -- sexual pun? Hairstyle critique ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
It's official. This morning's announcement that Union Tree Review will be covering Marvin Gaye at the fifth annual An Under Cover Weekend, completes this year's line-up of the two-day show series on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. The series finds some St. Louis groups paying ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
courtesy of Mike AppelsteinA single released on the Texas label Kittyboo Records, circa 1997No one's really sure anymore when the word "twee" entered the musical vernacular, although it was probably right around the time that NME's fabled C86 compilation came out in the UK. What's certain, ho ... More >>
Nick LucchesiBob Reuter performs at Apop Records on Record Store DayOn Saturday, April 17, St. Louis was treated to a whole day of BBQ, beer and full-blown sonic wonderment as Apop Records proudly hosted its second-annual Record Store Day since moving to the Gateway City in 2007.
In the ag ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy!
Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs
1. Murphy Lee - You See Me
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(Like last year, A to Z will post a holiday-related MP3 every day of December, leading up to Christmas. If you have any requests, suggestions or files to share, email me.)
Very quietly, Boston ska-core legends the Mighty Mighty Bosstones released a new album, Pin Points and Gin Joints, today. Samp ... More >>
Here's a ridiculous story a friend passed to me last night. Apparently,
www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gear.htmla red Fender Mustang guitar stolen from Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo a decade ago -- one on this list here; note about theft here -- resurfaced recently on eBay. Who bought it ... More >>
(Words by Andrew Scavotto; photos by Annie Zaleski)
After devoting a significant amount of time to exploring local music in 2008, moreso than in years past, I've decided to end the year by blogging about my favorite moments. This isn't necessarily a list of my favorite shows -- rather, it's a list ... More >>