Some kids go to summer camp. Some kids mow lawns. Some kids play softball. And some kids take their musical acts on tour, perform at the world's largest music festival and get face time with the drummer from the original Smashing Pumpkins. You know -- no big. It's been quite a summer for students ... More >>
Halloween is here! Whether you planned that get-up for months or now have to scour the gutter for some tumbleweave to augment that makeshift costume, get on out and partake in some prime people watching tonight. Lots of local musicians went all out to dress up for one-night-only cover sets, and plen ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
As briefly reported over at STLtoday by Joe Holleman, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan somehow ended up at P'sghetti's (5540 South Lindbergh Boulevard; 314-849-5332) in south county last Thursday, prior to his show at the Chaifetz Arena. This caused Gut Check to wonder: Who decided it'd be a ... More >>
Thematically, the Smashing Pumpkins is a very predictable band. For those familiar with its imagery and history, thoughts of the band conjure up visions of moons and stars and other celestial entities. But last night, Billy Corgan had a lot of love to give to St. Louis. Literally. Corgan sang the ... More >>
In this week's music feature, we talked to Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan. He was wordy and well spoken; most notably, however, he was open -- there was no topic we couldn't broach. We talked about his bitter break-ups with former band members, what he's trying to accomplish with the new m ... More >>
Please pardon my lack of enthusiasm today; I'm still mourning that crushing playoff-ending defeat our city's beloved Redbirds faced on Friday -- damn those victorious Nationals. Also, Dewey Defeats Truman! Oh, ESPN. There's good shows this week: Smashing Pumpkins plays the Chaifetz on Thursday -- i ... More >>
The Smashing Pumpkins will be in St. Louis in just over two weeks at the Chaifetz Arena as part of the tour for new record Oceania. And there are tickets right now on Groupon for more than half off. Read into that what you will, or simply go jump on the chance to get a $57 ticket for $25. See also ... More >>
Update, 8/27: Details have emerged. The Smashing Pumpkins' St. Louis date is October 18 and the venue is the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. The Smashing Pumpkins just announced a fall 2012 North American tour; the Canadian dates have been announced but so far only the U.S ... More >>
Sad news out of Wisconsin: Dennis Flemion, one half of the Milwaukee-based sibling duo the Frogs, disappeared over the weekend during a weekend family boating trip, and is currently presumed drowned. Of the growing population of rock & roll heaven, surely Flemion is one of the few members already eq ... More >>
Ever since prehistoric man hit a stick and a rock together and thought "I bet that would sound sweet through a delay pedal," musicians have craved new sonic avenues for their instruments. Here are the six best effect-enhanced guitar solos, including the time in which each solo begins. Let us know wh ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>
Yesterday, Wednesday, May 23, St. Louis radio station WSGX 100.3 FM switched formats from '90s music mecca "GenX Radio" to "The Brew," a classic rock station. The last song for the Generation X-aimed audience was Blind Melon's "No Rain" followed by jarring transition song "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted S ... More >>
Great. We've got another actor who thinks he can sing on our hands. At least Jim Carrey's sticking to karaoke bars for his awkward warbling of Radiohead's "Creep" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", instead of taking the Gwyneth Paltrow route of bringing awkward warbling t ... More >>
Dear Smashing Pumpkins collectors,Why do you keep emailing me, asking if I'm selling my Zeitgeist promo CD? I'm genuinely curious about these queries, which I assume are stemming from my review of the album. For starters, it's mad illegal; my copy is a record-label-issued, numbered and watermar ... More >>
One of the coolest, quirkiest festivals in St. Louis is Schlafly's annual Cod and Cask Festival, which always features a random Icelandic act performing at the Tap Room. Last year's entertainment was Petur Ben; this year's honorary guest is a quintet called Vicky Pollard. (No, not the character on t ... More >>
So, I started the long Thanksgiving weekend off with the Smashing Pumpkins show and ended it with a strained neck so bad that all I could do was lay on the couch and watch My So-Called Life on DVD. (A suggestion to imbibe some magnesium, found in black beans, spinach and coffee, three things I happe ... More >>
No rest for the weary; there's plenty to do this weekend. Eat a lot, drink a lot and most important, have fun. Also, if you know of bars/clubs open on Thanksgiving note besides what's listened -- family escapism, you see -- chime in! Wednesday, November 26 *Smashing Pumpkins, Fox Theatre *Black Cob ... More >>
That's right, kids: The Smashing Pumpkins show is finally here. 8 p.m., Fabulous Fox. We'll have a review and pictures tomorrow. Until then, a video.
Setlist and words from Shae Moseley. Can anyone help with the question marks? Photos by Todd Owyoung.Slide ShowPink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" has been a setlist staple on this fall's Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary Tour. But Floyd's influence was actually quite easy to s ... More >>
Not going to Smashing Pumpkins on Wednesday night, November 26? A worthy alternative is a triple bill at the Duck Room featuring the Monads, the Feed and Ocean Rivals. Doors are at 8 p.m. All details arew below, in this fantastic poem -- penned courtesy of those lovable Monads. Twas the night before ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 21. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
6 p.m. Saturday, December 15. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
John Peel's legacy lives on, Billy Corgan has to rely on his to carry him through Zeitgeist
It was unofficially 1990s week on A to Z, the RFT's music blog. Surf on over to see what you missed: -- an exclusive track-by-track sneak preview of the new Smashing Pumpkins record, Zeitgeist -- exclusive live pictures of Tool's show in Cape Girardeau last Saturday night -- an interview with Ben F ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
(Even if they're not even aware of it.)
A look at the positive things going on in the St. Louis scene.
Friday, May 5, at 10 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Week of January 5, 2006
We analyze Billy Corgan's catalog, count our Ps and Qs with They Might Be Giants and remember Joe Strummer's humble beginnings
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
Maybe This Christmas Too? (Nettwerk America)
Fant-Asia St. Louis animates Saturdays
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Week of February 27, 2002
beautifulgarbage (Almo Sounds/Interscope)
Thursday, Jan. 20; Hi-Pointe