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 >>
By Jason Roche Recently a petition to have GWAR play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show went live on Change.org. It's got over 44,000 signatures, but let's be honest: Even if it had 44 million, we doubt the NFL would let the costumed metallers perform on their biggest event of the year. (Too much ... More >>
The closer St. Louis gets to the World Series, the more post-season rally jams pop up on YouTube in honor of the Cardinals. Writing a cringe-worthy fan song takes more than finding rhymes for "Red October" and "Carlos Beltran." Take a few tips from our nine favorite Cardinals rally songs:
In this week's RFT Music feature, we lock children in our conference room for an experimental musical adventure. Would they like terrible "Kidz Bop" covers? Would Raffi appeal to them? Is there any way we could make them sing along to The Clash?
In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>
Do you know why Lance Berkman was, empirically speaking, the single most badass Cardinal of the past decade? (Yes, empirically. It's been scientifically proven.) No, it wasn't the awesome soundbites he routinely handed out, or the wicked sense of humor. On-field exploits? Ha! Don't make me laugh. ... More >>
Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Elaine LaRussa. Names that come to mind when thinking of the top heavy metal babes of all time? Not exactly, but it seems the wife of the man who led this city's baseball team to two World Series championships may prefer the mosh pit over the dugout herself. See also: - The 2 ... More >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
Every year the United States graduates hundreds of thousands of students who will bawl over, who will treasure forever, who will associate their most heightened and individual and important memories with, a song called "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"--a song that has no specific connection to th ... More >>
See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was esp ... More >>
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
The Rams may not be taking the field on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVI, but someone from St. Louis will be: Nick Smarrelli, chief operating officer at St. Louis IT firm GadellNet Consulting Services. He'll be helping to escort Madonna on the field for her halftime show, as reported yesterday in an articl ... More >>
Image viaWilco is uniquely positioned as a rock band with the resources to do whatever and a total antipathy for convention. In the last year, we have seen the emergence of Tweedy Family Band the Racconists, a Black Eyed Peas cover set, a guest spot forecasting the weather on WGN and an incre ... More >>
Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>
This is the face of true baseball fandom. Say what you will about the Black Eyed Peas, but its appearance in this year's Super Bowl made perfect sense, in a lot of ways, because it is the Super Bowl of music acts -- incredibly loud and expensive, bombastic, followed out of a strange sense of ... More >>
"People love that shit."We will stop giving you daily updates on Wilco and/or Jeff Tweedy when it/he stops doing awesome stuff. For your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure, we present the entire Black Eyed Peas cover set Tweedy performed at this week's release of Dan Sinker's The F***ing Epic ... More >>
Tyler, the Creator.Pitchfork: The Final Frontier. The final, sold-out day of Pitchfork had two acts I was dying to see -- unfortunately, both of those were practically at the same time -- Odd Future at 3:20 and Shabazz Palaces at 3:45. I had to see the tall tale that is Odd Future for myself, ... More >>
Screenshot viaThis is Millie Brown. All signs suggest that she is thoroughly modern: We're not sure if she makes an actual living from her work, but Millie is an artist by trade. Although the title of her piece, "Nexus Vomitus," should have clued us in pretty early, we still pressed play on t ... More >>
That was, without a doubt, one of the worst Super Bowls I can ever remember. Oh, sure, the game was just fine. Instant classic material, I guess. Two great quarterbacks, historic franchises, a great comeback that almost happened, plenty of drama in the last two minutes, and a brilliant storyline ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAs the old saying goes, no news is good news. However, no local news makes for a rather-boring music section - or music blog, as the case may be. If you aren't a regular visitor to this here music blog, definitely become one: We compile breaking news, show reviews and local t ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Eric Benet's Lost in Time*Eric Benet, Lost In Time Soultracks.com reviewed Lost in Time, saying "Now, over a decade into his solo career and nearly a decade ... More >>
image via Clownvis' debut appearance on America's Got TalentBack in June, Clownvis Presley's audition for America's Got Talent aired. Despite his quick and obscenity-ridden dismissal by the judges, Clownvis was invited back to America's Got Talent for tonight's season finale. For those who ... More >>
Lure played host Saturday to a Black Eyed Peas afterparty, featuring a deejay set by band member Will.i.Am. The owners of Lure Nightclub and their attorney, former St. Louis mayor Freeman Bosley Sr., are in court this morning trying to block a petition drive aimed at closing down the Washington A ... More >>
Todd OwyoungFergie from Black Eyed Peas, last night at the Scottrade Center. More photos here.As might be expected, fans of every age, shape and color came out to witness last night's performance by one of the biggest musical acts of the era. For anyone who's familiar with Black Eyed Peas' m ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 14. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
As Daily RFT reports this morning, St. Louis city officials are cracking down on three downtown clubs -- Lure, Sugar, and F15teen -- over security concerns. This comes two days after a Monday shooting near Lure, which is just the latest incident near the Washington Avenue club. As Chad Garrison repo ... More >>
From Saturday's graduation at Chaifetz Arena: Kirkwood High School grads line dance to Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta a Feeling."
Artist: Full Force Album: Get Busy 1 Time! From: Euclid Records Year: 1986 Label: Columbia Records What it sounds like: The missing link between Big Daddy Kane and Boyz II Men--not quite hip-hop, not quite R&B, not quite jazz, quite horrendous.
Why waste money (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better Michael Jackson reinventions legally — for free? Plus, the history of the classic Harlem Globetrotters song "Sweet Georgia Brown."
Poseidon's second voyage yields a brand-new disaster
Week of March 2, 2006
B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets
A reckless cop goes undercover as the Underclassman
Saturday, July 2; Fair Saint Louis (Gateway Arch grounds)
We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand
We R In Need of a Musical Revolution (Reprise)
With the Cards in the playoffs, there's always music in the air
These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.
The ten most radical hip-hop records of all time, including NWA, Public Enemy and...Mos Def?
Saturday, July 5; Savvis Center
The Rocket Bar joins the ranks of St. Louis clubs looking to snare DJ aficionados
Campus Invasion Tour, featuring Wyclef Jean, De La Soul and the Black Eyed Peas; Thursday, Oct. 26; Simon Recreation Center, St. Louis University
Former (and future?) Fugee Wyclef Jean arrives in St. Louis to present The Ecleftic
Tuesday, July 13; Riverport