Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
It's beautiful out -- what more do ya need? Get out there and see some stuff. There are plenty of excuses to hang out outside including Harvest Sessions and the Webster Grooves Festival. Check out our Out Every Night post from earlier this week to read about great shows over the next few days includ ... 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 >>
It's not hyperbole to say that downloadable content sparked a huge revolution in console video gaming. Expansions prolonged replay value of many titles, especially music games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The Rock Band franchise in particular has produced an impressive amount of downloadable ... More >>
This might come as a shock to you, but Ted Nugent did not become famous for making jokes in St. Louis about assassinating political figures. Before that lucrative career opportunity opened up, he was a famous guitar player who rarely, if ever, talked about assassinating anybody. It's gotten to the ... More >>
Veterans Memorial Amphitheater hosts a pair of classic rock shows this Saturday and Sunday, and we have tickets to both. On Saturday, the show featured in the flyer above brings Dennis DeYoung's The Music of Styx and Lou Gramm's The Voice of Foreigner to the amphitheater. And on Sunday, the ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week brings a slew of notable albums, including new stuff from Midwest rappers the Cool Kids, fathers of progressive rock Yes and James Franco's music project (naturally).
Frank Xavier WeyerichCaptain Beefheart and Tom "Papa" RayOn Friday, Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, died at the age of 69. Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in since Friday, from a reprint of a 1980 Lester Bangs story on the man to a moving LA Times piece by ex-RFT staffer ... More >>
Today's comment comes from a post on our music blog, A to Z, in which we recall how Styx was run off the stage during a 1975 concert at Kiel Auditorium. Writes "mike": And St. Louis' punishment for disrespecting Styx was apparently for them to come back, again and again, decade after decade.
image viaArt Holliday, TV news anchor and director of an in-production film, Johnnie Be GoodLast week, we published an interview with Art Holliday, who's working on a documentary about Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson, called Johnnie Be Good. Here's part two of our chat, below. Speaking ... More >>
Classic rock critics -- er, "haters" -- will take great pride and joy in letting you know how much your favorite rock band from the '70s or '80s sucks. Take a band like Foreigner, for instance, whose hit songs ("Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "I Want To Know What Love Is") should get a pass f ... More >>
With Snowmageddeon '10 looming to the west, I hoped to get some local old-man weather reports over bottles of Stag but didn't want to venture far from my Metro East home.So my east-side friend Erin and I visited the Belleville branch of The Office -- not to be confused with the South City cat bar o ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles
7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverfront Drive, Maryland Heights
9 p.m. Sunday, May 25. Rib America Festival at World War Memorial Park, North 13th and Chestnut streets
7 p.m. Saturday, September 8. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
B-Sides gets rocked with Def Leppard, while local rock & rollers the Trip Daddys return with a new CD after a cancer scare
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 28. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).