After selling out the Pageant months in advance, Soundgarden made its triumphant return to St. Louis last night touring in support of King Animal which is its first new album in more than fifteen years. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times. See Also: Slideshow: Soundgarden at the Pagean ... More >>
Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Whether Justin Bieber is being chased by a pack of fans while riding a Segway or pretending to get shot and killed on a popular television show, he can is increasingly dispatched in any setting. Your moment of certainty came this weekend, when Bieber and 50 Cent accompanied Floyd Mayweather, Jr., ... More >>
Longtime Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is winning a heap of (deserved) praise for scolding a homophobic traveler. According to the New York Post, Cornell was waiting in the Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle's airport when he stepped in during a verbal fracas: Witnesses said Cornell jumped into ... More >>
At RFT Music, we know that deciding on a band name is not easy. We're here to help. For our new series Name This Band, we've invited local musicans to answer some questions about their startup groups. Using this information, we will suggest three names. You can vote on your favorite in the comments ... More >>
As pretty much every facet of entertainment media is here to remind you, Nirvana's Nevermind is turning twenty on September 24. The landmark album will be reissued in October and is being celebrated with events ranging from a town hall Q&A session with Nirvana's surviving members to a concert ... More >>
Courtesy of Mike Judy If hardcore, metal and post-rock had a child, their rebellious offspring might be Machree, a band whose music blurs many genre lines but never comes across disjointed. Machree has an EP coming out in July, but there's no need to wait: The band closes out our outdoor stag ... More >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
After Pearl Jam opened its first St. Louis show since 2004 with the moody No Code album cut "Sometimes," vocalist Eddie Vedder bellowed, "In the immortal words of Marvin Gaye - let's get it on!" Cue "Corduroy," just one of many snarled rockers the quintet unleashed during a two-hour-plus set. Ph ... More >>
Every spring, when the music festivals are unveiling their line-ups, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream also reveals their new flavors. This year, the two have collided with Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo BUZZ. Ian McCulloch: You know what would go great with that wine? Ice cream. The company's website descri ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
A reunited Soundgarden headlines Lollapalooza Lollapalooza announced its 2010 lineup this morning, after building suspense with a Wheel of Fortune-style puzzle game revealing clues about the performers. As expected, the headliners are a reunited Soundgarden, Lady Gaga, Green Day, the Strokes, ... More >>
The Jonas Brothers played the Scottrade Center last night, a few days after Nick hurt his hand due to accidental shenanigans from his brother, Joe. All seemed well in the Lou, however, as Todd Owyoung's photos prove. See? The Tweenybopper Trio looks in good shape. How was the show? Setlist? DId it l ... More >>
One of the summer's more anticipated shows happens tonight at the Firebird: Drone-metal legends Sunn O))). Paul Friswold interviewed the band Greg Anderson's this week. Here are some outtakes from the interview. ideologic.org Paul Friswold: Who first thought of doing the album with the acoustic e ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
2 p.m. Thursday, August 21. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
Carry On (Suretone/Interscope)
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
Altar (Southern Lord)
Our semi-quarterly round-up of local releases.
Death Cab for Cutie weathers their major label transition with grace
No Depression: What It Sounds Like (Vol. 1) (Dualtone)
Wednesday, May 7; Savvis Center
Pearl Jam outlives its grunge-life expectancy
Riot Act (Epic)
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Honest-to-God icon Johnny Cash celebrates his 70th birthday with a passel of reissues
The world according to Art Chantry
Graphic artist Art Chantry, éminence grise of grunge, on fliers, rock music and life in St. Louis
Week of November 15, 2000
Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (Rhino)
Thursday, Dec. 9; Mississippi Nights
A Point-ed exchange with KPNT program director Allan Fee
A book report on the best tomes to consult before buying tunes
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