Much like the insufferable word "hipster," "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates and obscure Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker or anything -- nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech b ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 20. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.
Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 23. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
image viaYou can get both vinyl records and collectibles at the Classic Vinyl Sale.On the weekend of September 10, the University Mall in Carbondale, Illinois, will play host to the 4th Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale. The Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) and the WS ... More >>
Image viaViewers can participate in the exhibit in several ways, including playing records on a turntable.Stylus, Ann Hamilton's installation currently residing at the Pulitzer, relies heavily on you. The exhibit explores communication, both through gesture and "call." A visitor can speak i ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaWhen not out competing in national DJ tournaments, DJ Mahf (a.k.a. Dan Mahfood) can be found scouring local record stores for hours on end, sometimes with a portable record player by his side. A life-long fan of funk, soul and hip-hop, Mahf used to use a fake I.D. to sneak into Bl ... More >>
Click for a larger versionSince opening in 2008, The Gramophone has become one of the best places to experience a multitude of musical endeavors. It's the new home of ultra-hip dance party London Calling, and in the coming weeks will see the return of Chicago's mash-up virtuosos the Hood Inte ... More >>
This was my first concert at the Ambassador. I must say, if you don't mind getting a "St. Louis Ice-breaker" (my new name for a thorough pat-down at the door), it's really not a bad venue. The floor space is generous and the sound system was adequate, with several small bars around the perimeter and ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, April 24. Black Label Gallery Lounge, 758 South Fourth Street.
9 p.m. Friday, July 28. Beale on Broadway (701 South Broadway).
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.
Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building
A new generation of ravers takes the beat back to the warehouse
Boogaloo, 7344 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-645-4803.
The 2006 Great Rivers Biennial
Wednesday, January 18; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Sunday, January 8; the Upstairs Lounge (3131 South Grand Boulevard)
Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775.
Walter Fields wanted a Bentley. He wound up with two lemons.
Big Bend Yoga Center
Billy Martin Presents the Turntable Sessions (Amulet)
Friday, February 20; Pageant
Intimate Warehouse Parties
Steven Drozd talks about a decade's worth of weirdness with the Flaming Lips
Who showed up -- and who didn't -- to collect their RFT Music Awards
In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom
Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 (Justin Time)
Alpha Tech Electronics
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen
Miami welcomes the Winter Music Conference and, with it, a whole new culture
Third Lip Cabaret: Opened (Third Lip)
Thursday, November 2; Galaxy
Profiling St. Louis' most ethical band, the Red Squares, sparks an ethical dilemma
The music stops when Nathan Tumulty deserts his Arcanum Festival
Shattering records and eardrums at the Autosound Challenge
The Washington Avenue nightclub loses its spot
Friday, March 24; Firehouse
Superstar DJ Carl Cox moves the masses with his inspired beat-matching
The Planned Parenthood-sponsored Third Lip Cabaret returns to Cicero's
Friday, July 23; Karma
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.