Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>
For all of Aimee Mann's readily apparent songwriting gifts - lyrical turns of phrase, sophisticated melodies, compelling character sketches - humor would not be at the top of the list. A droll wit, certainly, but Mann's catalogue of recalcitrant sinners, bruised lovers and reckless addicts does not ... 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. Tuesday, November 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Another week of great music in St. Louis: Highlights of this week include a visit from multi-talented songstress Santigold at the Pageant, the eclectic-but-soft-spoken indie rock of Pinback and the hard-drivin' country-rock of Whitey Morgan & the 78's. In addition to the out-of-towners, plenty of ... More >>
Lookout! Records officially shut down this month, which is not shocking news to anybody familiar with the long-running punk rock label. The company's financial struggles were well known to the public, and since 2006 it has only stayed in business to keep up its back catalog. In honor of the i ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sl ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The Firebird. 2706 Olive Street.
Ted Leo. Photo by Roy KastenTed Leo/Title Tracks/The Blind Eyes Off Broadway Sunday, May 8, 2011 Few axioms in live music are as rigid as the Law of the Solo Headliner: Never put two loud and catchy power-pop bands on before him. Break it at everyone's peril. Unless, of course the solo artist ... More >>
St. Louis is nonstop this weekend, with a handful of intriguing touring shows (Tobacco and Ted Leo spring to mind) sharing time with some great local events (Cinco De Mayo and a pair of cool open houses). Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles are duking it out at the Gramophone, Charlie Wilson's sere ... More >>
9 pm. Sunday, May 8. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Just got word that Ted Leo's February 2 show at Off Broadway has been postponed due to a "family emergency," according to the venue. Hope everything is all right; our best wishes to Ted and hope things get better soon. Off Broadway says the show will reschedule, so stay tuned for info once we ... More >>
Brian Tristan's covetable résumé is all badass post-punk pedigree --The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- but he's all done loaning his riffage to other people's bands. See Kid Congo Powers at Off Broadway on February 13. BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Aaron Williams and the Hoo ... More >>
Ted Leo hasn't been to St. Louis in...well, a very long time. (I believe his last full-band show at the Gargoyle was canceled at the last minute, too.) But that's changing as of February 2: He'll be doing a solo show at Off Broadway at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of show. While ... More >>
Dana SmithAs we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>
* denotes a band coming to town; signifies a local band Euclid Records 1. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 3. She & Him - Vol 2. 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 6. Rogue Wave - Permalight 7. Fright ... More >>
BY JASON TOON Ted Leo & the Pharmacists The Brutalist Bricks (Matador) When people call Ted Leo "the thinking man's punk," what they're getting at is this: His best songs hang suspended halfway between the urgent directness of punk and the compositional and lyrical richness of the singer-s ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl 1. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB---Beat The Devil's Tattoo* 2. TITUS ANDRONICUS---Monitor 3. FLOGGING MOLLY---Live At The Greek Theatre 4. LUDACRIS---Battle Of The Sexes 5. GORILLAZ---Plastic Beach 6. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 7. SADE---Soldier Of Love 8. BROKEN BELLS---Broken Bells 9. JIM ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, February 20. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, October 10. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
9 p.m. Tuesday, November 28. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
The Body, the Blood, the Machine (Sub Pop)
Sunday, November 13; the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
Thursday, June 9; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Shake the Sheets (Lookout!)
Week of May 7, 2003