It's been slightly more than eight years since Body Count's last speed/thrash metal assault on the world's eardrums. The lengthy delay doesn't come from a lack of desire, but rather the day job that keeps founder and frontman Ice-T out of the recording studio and on the production set. "I've been d ... More >>
Slayer came through St. Louis last night, performing at the Pageant with openers (and fellow legends) Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies. Despite some consternation from purists about the band's lineup (senselessly lacking in Lombardo and tragically lacking in Hanneman), Slayer put on an excellent show ... More >>
Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>
Prepare yourself, St. Louis metalheads, one hell of a tour is coming to St. Louis this spring. On May 15, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus will hit the Pageant with what remains of Slayer (proposed name change: "Kerry King and the Slayers"), ensuring that St. Louis necks will be snapped and bangovers ... More >>
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, June 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, to Saturday, May 26. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Avenue.
We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere. But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, November 2. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Last night's Fishbone concert at the City Museum was a reminder that there hasn't been a band quite like the California septet before or since. Certainly the band has some pretty obvious forebears; Sly Stone's multicultural rock & roll, Toots & the Maytals' slinky ska, and Funkadelic's paranoid groo ... More >>
Hatebreed, with Jamey Jasta in the middle.In this week's issue, D.X. Ferris chats with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, who just might be one of the nicest dudes in rock. The Connecticut metallic hardcore band plays at Pop's tonight with Born of Osiris, Unearth, Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eterna ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, February 9. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.