You know, we here at RFT Music get a little jaded sometimes. We're so used to concert announcements clogging our inboxes that we just yawn when embargoes are up and we're finally allowed to tell you about all the secret information we've been hoarding. That's why instead of reading stuff in black an ... More >>
By Steve Steward Song associations are strange, because when I hear "Longview" by Green Day, I think of Rosemarie Sandoval's hair. We were both sophomores, sharing a table in Mr. Nardinelli's 3rd period art class. I think she was almost a year older, and if she wasn't taller than me anyway, her bang ... More >>
[This article originally appeared in our sister paper, the OC Weekly, where Youssef was based. Point your internet in that direction for more remembrances and tributes to the much-loved music photographer.] Andrew Youssef died at his home on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at approximately 8: 30 a.m. ... More >>
[Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! TWO SIDES TO A FRIENDSHIP Dear Willie D: The other day I decided to call an old friend to catch up. From the moment s ... More >>
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 >>
It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>
Happy Friday, St. Louis! Before we get to the festivities, it's been a little while since we've explained our shows-pickin' blog-postin' strategy, so here it is again for the uninitiated and the forgetful: Every Monday we do a blog post called "Out Every Night" that lists shows the RFT Music staff p ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded Youtube videos with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
sliminny.wordpress.comThe B-52s play for free on SundayFriday, July 2 *311/The Offspring, Verizon Wireless Ampitheater *Whole Wheat Bread/Chase Long beach, Fubar *Mad Titans, Lemmon's *Eric Moeller And The Strummalongs/Equal Squeeze/Andy Hyland, Firebird *Dave Stone Trio, Mangia Italiano *Via ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, July 2. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Livenation/Ticketmaster's cheap tickets promotion rolls on this week: Today, you can snag 311 and the Offspring lawn seats for $10. Reserved tickets for the show start at just $19 for the July 2 show, so it's a good deal all around. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers lawn tickets for July 18 are also a ... More >>
Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>
Happy Memorial Day! Get off the Internet and go outside. Friday, May 22 *Arizona/Dive Poets/Old Lights/Big Heart Slide, Firebird *Rib America Fest, featuring Healing Sixes/Shooting Star/Night Ranger, Soldier's Memorial Plaza *Educated Guess/Northwoods/Dear Vincent/Goldbugs, Off Broadway *Hot Lixx, ... More >>
10 a.m., Saturday, May 23. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141
7 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Monday, June 26; Firehouse
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.