Brand new music festivals rarely go off without a few kinks to work out. Despite some interference from Mother Nature, the first year for Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival ran pretty smoothly. Located at the 3,000-acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois, the festival drew 8,500 peop ... More >>
Sam Shear went to Lake Tahoe, Nevada, for college. When he got home to Chicago, he was full of ideas. Inspired by his parents' love for classic rock music and the West coast's overall love and community, Shear went to his dad, Barry, with an idea for a benefit concert. The two talked about it, put ... More >>
At this point, saying that Josh Galliano is a rock star in the St. Louis (if not national) culinary scene is stating the obvious. If his status was not already solidified by his tenure at An American Place and Monarch, or his Best New Chef award from Food and Wine Magazine, then the overwhelming suc ... More >>
Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... More >>
This Saturday and Sunday, a few dozen local and regional bands perform at InFest STL, a two-day indie festival at 2720 Cherokee. The event is totally free. This is not a battle of the bands, and the acts are in no way competing with each other, but that's no reason not to pit twenty-five confirmed a ... More >>
Did everyone survive LouFest? Surrounding this post is our extensive coverage; be sure to read up. Rain be damned, the whole thing seemed to go off without a hitch. More big outdoors shows populate this week's post, for those of you that didn't get enough over the weekend. Tonight Verizon Wireless ... More >>
These Gargoyle shows keep popping up outta nowhere: Miami Horror, Austrailia's sugary disco outfit delivered a solid album last year that went relatively unnoticed despite three cuts featuring ultradarling Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. They'll drop the adorable jams on October 27. The inimitab ... More >>
We here in St. Louis are lucky to get spillover from a few of the summer festivals. The first of these, Bonnaroo, just announced its 2011 lineup -- and there are some tantalizing wishlist potentials in the list. The biggies are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Sp ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 3/2 Live Loops: Jason Hahn and Michael Travis, the percussionist and drummer for jam-band favori ... More >>
B-Sides gets groovy with Ratdog's Bob Weir, gets the scoop on Counting Crows' new CD and hits a grand slam with our next scene trading card.
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
We get trippy with hippies, watch musicians melt and dig a heavy fatwa
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
Week of April 23, 2003
Cicero's champs brace for the second coming of Vermont's phinest. Prince disciples couldn't care less.
As Yohimbe Brothers, guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic subvert expectations about genre, race and sexual desire
Week of June 19, 2002
Week of June 12, 2002
With the third annual Battle of the Jambands, Cicero's celebrates its return from fire damage
The Big Wu put their money where their smile is