It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out babies, and maybe you ... More >>
Between the Superbowl, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, there's no shortage of excuses to celebrate something somewhere sometime soon lately, or even retroactively. Find a place to party this week from a varying list of tasty shows -- just choose your flavor. This week's recommendations await after t ... More >>
When metal demigod Dave Mustaine isn't raising eyebrows with his kind words about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, he's usually melting faces as the frontman for Megadeth. With so many years of rocking under his proverbial belt, Mustaine is entitled to some of the finer things in life. But a ... More >>
wikimedia commonsIke Turner's musical gifts were sizable. But his abuse of Tina Turner left a mark on his legacy.Musicians aren't saints. For every selfless and untainted individual in the music universe, there are at least a thousand others with notable -- and often-massive -- flaws. More o ... More >>
RFT File PhotoThursday lead singer Geoff Rickly screams up a storm at a 2009 show at The Pageant. The post-hardcore group announced in November that it will be going on an indefinite hiatus.Thursday may have been the next big thing in rock music. But at a 2009 show at the Pageant, they were a ... More >>
One of my coolest recent finds on Google books is a searchable archive of Spin magazine's entire collection -- from the magazine's very first issue (Madonna was the cover star, May 1985) through last fall's Pearl Jam interview. I happened to click randomly on the May 1986 issue (R.E.M. on the cover, ... More >>
Who says cover bands are unoriginal?
Week of November 3, 2004
Ten years ago, Kurt Cobain put a bullet through his brain -- and killed rock & roll as well
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?
Local heroes Nadine drove hundreds of miles to perform at SXSW, the music industry's biggest clusterfuck. Was it worth it?
Afroman's hit ode to chemical stimulation has him high on life in Mississippi
Chuck Warner's Hyped to Death label celebrates unsung punk-rock heroes by compiling their music on recordable CDs
Comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Annual St. Louis International Film Festival
Despite his personal demons, Ike Turner's contribution to St. Louis music lands him the Slammies' Lifetime Achievement Award