Once, during high school, I was woken up early on a Saturday by my dad, the Rooster (self-named after the Alice In Chains song) with a loud, repetitive knock. As I stumbled into the living room in my underwear, he bellowed, "Jim! I found this great new band." I rubbed the sand out of my eyes with ... More >>
Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on somebody's Face ... More >>
St. Louis-based zine Jet Lag, co-founded by former RFT freelancer Steve Pick and John "The Mailman" Korst, was published from 1980 to 1991. Charmingly low-budget, with offset typewriter print and xeroxed art, the legendary publication featured numerous show reviews, CD reviews and interviews with ba ... More >>
No musician puts a "Hey!" in a song for his/herself. "Hey!" is a social cue, an opportunity for engagement between a musician and the audience. It means nothing, but it means the same nothing to all of us and therefore means something, maybe even everything. Woah. Here are the six best "Hey!"s in ro ... More >>
The Queers w/ The Manges, Bass Amp & Dan-O, and The Haddonfields Fubar (Lounge side) January 6, 2012 Pop-punk is not dead, and not just because of that stupid patch that Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory started showing off on tour last year - this show was a hell of a goofy fun time. Some of St. ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, March 9. The Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue.
About twenty years ago, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore asked his friend, filmmaker Dave Markey, to document the band's short European tour, including its performance at the massive Reading Festival. Markey (best known for his underground classic Desperate Teenage Lovedolls) left with his passp ... More >>
After visa issues forced the Godfathers to postpone a few shows on its current U.S. tour, the show is happening tonight at Off Broadway. Here are outtakes from our recent interview with vocalist Peter Coyne.Mike Appelstein: You know, I saw you play at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New ... More >>
Anne Streng According to some garage rock geeks, the Fleshtones is the greatest rock & roll band in the world. For once, the geeks may have a point. At the very least, the New York group, formed in 1976 by high school friends Keith Streng and Peter Zaremba, has come to symbolize what still ma ... More >>
The YouTube treasures of yesteryear continue, with this footage of punk legends the Ramones at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, circa 1990. "Psycho Therapy" comes from 1983's Subterranean Jungle, one of the band's lesser-known discs.
The big guns come out on Christmas Eve. The classics. The canon. The pillars of seasonal cheer. Have a merry Christmas, if that's your thing. We're not going dark next week, so check back for fun stuff and interviews! MP3: Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" MP3: The Ramones, "Merry C ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
So I was looking around yesterday at all the teams still left in the NHL playoffs, and I have to admit to being more than a little shocked when I realized that there isn't a single Canadian team left in the hunt for Lord Stanley's Cup. In fact, not only was I shocked by the absence, I was pretty di ... More >>
MP3: The Ramones, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" From 1989's Brain Drain. Another classic Joey Ramone tune.
9 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
7:30 p.m. Friday, October 19. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
9:30 p.m., Friday, August 10. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue and
9 p.m. Monday, August 13. CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
Friday, June 23. CBGB (3163 South Grand Boulevard)
B-Sides gets domestic with Hurra Torpedo, defends the Dickies and downloads some hot, live MP3 action
Thursday, May 11, at 8 p.m. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.
Let It Die (Cherry Tree/Interscope)
Thursday, May 19; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Thursday, April 21; Creepy Crawl (612 North Tucker Boulevard)
We buy cheap tapes, chat with the Fiery Furnaces and drop a fatwa on Big Brother
A local label gives you a soundtrack for the holidays
Week of September 29, 2004
The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end
Friday, July 30; CBGB
Cool to be You (Fat Wreck Chords)
And your love of punk-pop may be forgiven
Friday, December 26; Creepy Crawl
Dee Dee Ramone died the same way he lived -- by accident
Monday, April 8; Rocket Bar
A new posthumous solo album is a revealing glimpse at Joey Ramone's optimistic final days
Watson and Laclede Station
Tuesday, July 10; Creepy Crawl
The fearsome foursome offers high-octane estrogen crunch
Monday, June 25; Creepy Crawl