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The Aquabats

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    The Top Ten Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    The Six Most Misguided Career Moves By Ska Bands

    This week, Reel Big Fish, The Pilfers, and Mu330's Dan Potthast play The Pageant. 'Tis a rarity among ska bills, in that each artist progressed through its career but never fully moved away from its birth genre. Others' careers have been less successful, both artistically and commercially. Here are ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Win Tickets to Reel Big Fish at the Pageant

    Reel Big Fish is coming to the Pageant on Tuesday, January 15, and we have a pair of tickets right here at RFT Music headquarters just waiting for you. The band will be joined on stage by the Pilfers and Dan Potthast of hometown ska heroes MU330. See also: - The Six Best Cover Songs By Ska Bands - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Six Best Cover Songs By Ska Bands

    About ten years after its decline, third wave ska still seems like an oddity in the history of rock and roll. One principal tenant of the genre was the cover song. It was sometimes a formulaic practice, but it continues to be a way for the ska community (yes, such thing exists and its bonds are stro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    HandleBar's Keeley McGrew: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Chrissy Wilmes profiles HandleBar bartender Keeley McGrew. Below is a Q&A with McGrew, followed by the recipe for a Hot Taty, her reimagined vesion of the classic Hot Toddy. Chrissy Wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Congrats to the RFT's Music-Related Web Award Winners for 2011!

    Wikimedia Commons​Late yesterday, the winners of the RFT's first-annual web awards went live on our website. Included in that bunch is a bunch of music-related winners. The best music blog award went to I Went To a Show -- because, according to judges, "It's great to see the local-centric cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Video: The Aquabats' Child Crowd-Surfers at the Pageant Make TMZ

    If you happened to be perusing the gossip site TMZ yesterday -- don't lie, you know you read it -- you may have seen footage of a kid being thrown into the crowd at an Aquabats show. This happened to take place during the Aquabats' set at the Pageant on Sunday, November 14. Vocalist Christian Jacobs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Photos: Reel Big Fish and the Aquabats at the Pageant, Sunday, November 14

    Last night at the Pageant, good times were had by all, courtesy of the Aquabats and Reel Big Fish. (Suburban Legends and Koo Koo Kanga Roo also performed.) Photographer Todd Owyoung was on the scene and brought back a slideshow of photos. A sampling is below! (BTW: The Aquabats also played at the F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of August 26

    Electronic Luddites, Ontario's Holy Fuck don't mess around with loops and laptops. Catch them with Houston drone angels Indian Jewelry at the Firebird on October 22 ​ The Ambassador *Melanie Fiona, September 4 Billiken Club *Active Child, October 26 Ciceros *Bass Line Bums, September 8 *B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Review: Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! at the Fabulous Fox, Sunday, March 21

    ​The music and styles of a parents' youth inevitably reappear in the music of their small children. Such is the case with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's a Party in My City!. Almost two decades after rave culture's underground beginnings, it's been modified into the colorful, kid-friendly romp w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Review: The Aquabats, Mustard Plug and Samuriot at the Firebird, Sunday, March 21

    MC Bat Commander's ill-fitting uniform barely contained his pot belly as he announced, "It's been seven years since we've played here, but we've been working out the entire time." Later in the set, he pulled three children from the front row on stage and chucked them one Ryan WasobaA tattoo spotted ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2010
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    February 3, 2010

    The Aquabats Are Coming To Town...The Same Day as Yo Gabba Gabba!

    Yo Gabba Gabba! is a children's television show on Nickelodeon co-created by Christian Jacobs, who's better known in punk circles as MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. YGG! is coming to town at the Fabulous Fox on March 21, as we reported a few weeks ago. Just yesterday, the Aquabats announced a Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Yo Gabba Gabba!'s Having a Party in St. Louis

    yogabbagabba.com​A little-known fact about DJ Lance Rock of the Technicolor kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!: He's originally from St. Louis. He'll be coming home in quite a triumphant manner on Sunday, March, 21, when YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY! comes to the Fox Theatre for tw ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2007

    Face the Nation

    We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.

  • Music

    August 10, 2005

    The Aquabats

    Friday, August 12; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

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