Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. For the average music listener, Mp3s are a compromise. Sound quality is traded for portability. For the ... More >>
The creative minds behind KSLU, St. Louis University's campus radio station, shift in tandem with every new semester. Recently-appointed Music Director Jill Cherkas helms new efforts to increase the station's involvement in local music through several avenues. One goal is to revitalize the Billiken ... More >>
The Shins, dormant for the last few years, will return in 2012 with Port of Morrow and a U.S. tour that includes a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-616) on June 4. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $37 for reserved balcony spots and go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The Shins, ... More >>
Adbusters"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>
While our music page has plenty of things to do this weekend, a quick note: The fun./Steel Train/Jarrod Gorbel show at the Firebird is sold out. Hope you bought tickets! Now on to some other options: All weekend: *Soulard Oktoberfest Drink. Listen to Brave Combo, Copper Box and Soulard Blues Band. ... More >>
Diana BenantiThe Apples in Stereo got their space-disco on last night at The Billiken Club.The Apples in Stereo have been around since the early '90s. It's one of the founding bands of the Elephant 6 Collective (others include Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel). A test ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University. 20 North Grand Boulevard.
The Billiken Club announced this morning that Zach Hill of Hella -- who's known as one of the most ferocious, intense drummers around -- and indie-pop faves Apples in Stereo will be playing there this spring. Hill's show is on April 20, while the Apples show is May 4. As always, both shows are free ... More >>
The Dead WeatherFox Theatre *Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sunday, April 18 *Jeff Beck, Thursday, April 29 The Pageant *Story of the Year, Thursday, March 4 *HIM, Wednesday, April 7*The Dead Weather, Saturday, April 24 *Martin Sexton, Saturday, May 22 Scottrade Center *Michael Buble, Friday, June 25 ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Sunday, March 1. The Wedge, 442 Bates Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
B-Sides reboots Radiohead and takes a roadtrip with Ani.
Tones of Town (Memphis Industries)
9 p.m. Friday, March 2. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some loveable Limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down
Wednesday, July 20; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Monday, May 2; Creepy Crawl (612 North Tucker Boulevard)
We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson
Walking with the Beggar Boys (Orange Twin)
The Mall is bumped off in favor of "Jingle Bell Rock." Ouch.
Iron & Wine and Fruit Bats are leading the new folk revolution
Tuesday, September 9; Rocket Bar
Saturday, August 3; Galaxy
Thursday, June 13; Rocket Bar
A new book about bubblegum bands provides more than empty calories
Monday, Dec. 10; Rocket Bar
spinART proves that little labels aren't necessarily doomed
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map
Kindercore expands its boundaries with techno-popsters I Am the World Trade Center
Saturday, May 19; Rocket Bar
The California EP (kindercore)
The Pop Life