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  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Quiz: Where Do You Fall on the Geriatric Gen-X Spectrum?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis this Week: February 4 to 10

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Megadeth Rocker Elaborates About His Love for Mini-Horse

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Ike Turner, Who Died Four Years Ago This Week, Left A Turbulent Legacy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    A Hole in the World: Thursday Calls it Quits

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Flashback: The Evening Whirl in Spin Magazine

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2008
  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    American Idolatry

    Who says cover bands are unoriginal?

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 3, 2004

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    A Denial

    Ten years ago, Kurt Cobain put a bullet through his brain -- and killed rock & roll as well

  • Music

    January 1, 2003

    Off the Rails

    The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?

  • Music

    March 27, 2002

    STL by Southwest

    Local heroes Nadine drove hundreds of miles to perform at SXSW, the music industry's biggest clusterfuck. Was it worth it?

  • Music

    October 31, 2001

    Chronic Town

    Afroman's hit ode to chemical stimulation has him high on life in Mississippi

  • Music

    February 28, 2001

    Collection Plates

    Chuck Warner's Hyped to Death label celebrates unsung punk-rock heroes by compiling their music on recordable CDs

  • Film

    October 27, 1999


    Comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Annual St. Louis International Film Festival

  • Music

    December 2, 1998

    King of Rhythm

    Despite his personal demons, Ike Turner's contribution to St. Louis music lands him the Slammies' Lifetime Achievement Award