Well, 2013 is coming to a close and the year-end lists are pouring in from all corners of the music universe. St. Louis saw more than its fair share of incredible live music over that last 365 days, with stops from the much-hyped (Chance the Rapper, Masked Intruder), the much-adored (Iron Maiden, Me ... More >>
For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos informercial. For the unaware who may not be "down with the clown," The Gathering of the Juggalos is the ... More >>
We hope you enjoyed that extra day of rest as much as we did. Besides, you're going to need it if you intend on spending an entire day basking in local sounds with us this weekend. The RFT Music Showcase 2013 is this Saturday -- get the exhaustive coverage of all the nominees and come see 50 of the ... More >>
You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.
Compton's new "King of West Coast Hip-Hop" (so dubbed by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Game and Snoop Dogg) made a stop in St. Louis last night to a packed Chaifetz Arena. The prodigious, fan-favorite rapper was welcomed by a rabidly excited crowd, and performed with the confidence of a veteran, rather ... More >>
Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
Editor's Update, 8/9/12: Video of the raid on former Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom's enormous New Zealand home in January has just emerged -- you can watch it above. The report, from 3 News in New Zealand, includes testimony from Dotcom -- who is accused of the largest copyright infringement in U.S. hi ... More >>
Cursive's newest album I Am Gemini is the band's ninth since its 1997 debut. Far be it from the Omaha band to get comfortable at this point in its career; Gemini is the most complex, interwoven and ambitious Cursive record yet, complete with a booklet that lays out the album's lyrics as a Shakespea ... More >>
Big time, old school hip hop headlines a weekend of top tier rap acts with 8Ball & MJG and Bun B at the Ambassador in North County this Saturday night (6 p.m., $25-$40). Yo Gotti and his I Got That Sack tour is at the Ambassador on Friday (6 p.m., $35-$75), and Yung Joc is at Posh late on Saturday ( ... More >>
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
This FBI notice is all the content that remains on the now-shuttered Megaupload.com domain.SOPA and PIPA have been the talk of the internet for weeks, if not months now. Several major websites blacked out their content in opposition to the controversial bills this past Wednesday. On Thursday, ... More >>
image viaSounds like a sly April Fool's day joke, but it isn't: Juelz Santana is celebrating his birthday at Club Amnesia. Well, not his real birthday, which was February 18, but his publicity-garnering birthday tour that *might* be tied to the release of his long overdue follow-up to 2005's What th ... More >>
We'll begin with the obvious question: Why does Tim Kasher need a solo career? After all, the Cursive frontman has already branched out with the Good Life, a side project which often bests its progenitor. And since the Good Life was initially a vehicle for Kasher's more experimental, pop and ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Apache Beat's Last Chants*Apache Beat, Last Chants "Apache Beat has garnered a great deal of fanfare around its new take on rock music. Clinging to the edg ... More >>
Image sourceThe gold is actually foil and there's milk chocolate underneath.The 2010 World Cup is finally here. Well, it's actually in South Africa, but thanks to the modern miracle known as ESPN, the games will be broadcast live at dozens of bars and restaurants in St. Louis.There's nothing quit ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
Strength & Loyalty (Full Surface/Interscope)
St. Louis bands make a fine showing at Austin's annual indie-rock spring break.
Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!
Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.
Doctor's Advocate (Geffen)
Week of July 12, 2006
How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more
Week of June 21, 2006
A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are after your money again
Byron Crawford takes no prisoners. Don't screw with him.
The Very Best of Death Row (The Row)
We compare killers and Killers, look into The Source and learn about the final recordings of a rock legend
Tucker Booth disses on the lot while the Wall Street Journal has a lot of love for Erin Bode
The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope)
Stuck in the Panic Room, Fincher takes us to a most familiar place
Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B (Cleopatra Records)