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 >>
The Magnetic Fields | Gal Musette Sheldon Concert Hall, 11/14/12 Since the Magnetic Fields last played St. Louis, it has completed its synth-free trilogy (2010's Realism was the last puzzle piece), left Nonesuch Records, and returned to Merge Records, the indie label that released its prime 1990s w ... More >>
Stephin Merritt isn't the easiest guy to interview. He isn't rude but, at times, it's obvious that he'd much rather be drinking at a bar or playing with his dog than be stuck on the phone with a stranger asking him about his art. But such is life when you are one of the greatest songwriters in indie ... More >>
There's lots of good shows this week for music fans of every shape in size, and I'm not just saying that (this time). Deicide is playing the Firebird on Friday, the same day Carolina Chocolate Drops plays the Sheldon. I'd wager that these two musical experiences will not be alike in many ways whatso ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 14. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
The Magnetic Fields, led by the enigmatic Stephin Merritt, just announced a November 14 show at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard). Tickets are $33 and go on sale August 11 at 10 a.m. You can purchase them by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or visiting the Sheldon web site. And we ... More >>
The Hive Dwellers | Woodsman | Sleep In Sundays Luminary Arts Center, 3/27/12 It is hard to underestimate just how influential Calvin Johnson has been over the past three decades. Since 1982, he has been the proprietor of K Records, a label that has been involved with some big names (Beck, Jon Spe ... More >>
Well everyone, it's a rainy, poopy Thursday and we need all the awesome available to make it through the next few hours before the RFT's Best Of party tonight at the City Museum. (We'll see you there, right? Bloody well right.) The party theme is the Rapture, and (awkward segue alert!) here's ... More >>
Jason CrepsThe New Pornographers on ice.In this week's paper, we ran an interview with the New Pornographers' redheaded frontman, Carl Newman. Now, in anticipation for tonight's concert at the Pageant with the Dodos, we offer outtakes from the conversation -- everything from Dan Bejar's geniu ... More >>
Horses Don't Have Lungs
8 p.m. Saturday, September 15. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Sunday, July 29. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Friday, April 13. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).
Freddie's Bar, 4112-4114 Manchester Avenue; 314-371-1333
Monday, July 26; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Public-access music programming is great -- when the public can access it
We chat with Stephin Merritt and Dayna Kurtz, explore the folly of !!! and talk band battles with Thee Lordly Serpents
Radar Station's going to SXSW and you're not
Friday, November 14; the Rocket Bar
Monday, August 11; Pageant
Centro-matic's (and South San Gabriel's) Will Johnson is one of rock music's most prolific composers
Pointessential 7 has the sound you've come to expect
A new book about bubblegum bands provides more than empty calories
Folktronic (Le Grand Magistery)
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Hyacinths and Thistles
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
The attractions of Magnetic Fields' three-CD 69 Love Songs