It takes twenty stomps to ascend the white staircase to David Beeman's Native Sound Studio. Only after one navigates a bar in the midst of construction are the stairs visible. Two confused, yet affable builders stare bemused. The bespectacled nods left and says, "You just go up those stairs. Don't t ... More >>
The Civil Wars just posted an announcement on Facebook cancelling all upcoming tour dates due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" -- effectively declaring the end of the band. This is a huge surprise for a duo decidedly on the rise -- fresh off a pair of Grammys and even ... More >>
The confetti has barely settled on LouFest year three: Despite some uncooperative weather, this year's incarnation, featuring headliners Girl Talk and the Flaming Lips, was its biggest yet, with some 12,000 in attendance. And today, the festivals organizers have an announcement that will dramaticall ... More >>
Little-known fact: According to our style guide (the big book of grammatical do's and don'ts that provide the RFT with its immutable styyyyyyle), all band names are to be treated as singular, not plural nouns. For example, when referencing a band such as "The Beatles," we'd write "The Beatles is com ... More >>
Madonna is taking time out of her taxing virgin-blood-drinking schedule long enough to fit in a lil' world tour. She'll bring all the hits and her terrifying biceps to the Scottrade Center on November 1. Teflon Don, The Boss Rick Ross is at the Ambassador on February 19. Rob Ruzicka is throwing hims ... More >>
Steve GullickBest Coast and Male Bonding are opening the Gargoyle's semester tonight. The show starts at 9 p.m. We've already interviewed Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. But Male Bonding deserves some attention as well: The UK trio released its (excellent) Sub Pop debut, Nothing Hurts, earlie ... More >>
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