Thom Yorke

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    March 5, 2013

    The Six Most Uncool Members Of Cool Bands

    Last week in this very column, we counted down the six coolest members of uncool bands. This week, we flip the script. Here are the six most uncool members of cool bands, and they're all probably really nice people. See Also: -The Six Coolest Members of Otherwise Uncool Bands

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    February 26, 2013

    The Six Coolest Members of Otherwise Uncool Bands

    Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool. See also: -The Six Best Sloppy Drummers -The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The 20 Best Concerts That Happened in St. Louis in 2012, According to Us

    It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list? Was it The Ur ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Nigel Godrich and Six Other Producers Who Stepped in Front of a Mic

    If there was ever an example a good musical soldier, it would be Nigel Godrich. The British producer has been an essential behind-the-scenes figure with Radiohead for years and years and years, so much so that he's colliquolly referred to as a sixth member of the band. Radiohead's titanic sound sh ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Fiona Apple, Tennis and Corporate Sponsorship: SXSW 2012 Days 1 and 2

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:25 p.m. I've been coming to SXSW for over a decade now, and pre- and post-apocalypse days off are as much essential rituals as 2 a.m. taco runs and sleep deprivation. This year, there'd be no day-before day off, as SXSW has extended the music portion of the festival/confer ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    The Six Abandoned Songs Most Worth Reevaluating

    Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: April 15 to 17

    ​It's the most wonderful time of the year: Record Store Day! For us at A to Z, it's like Christmas, only we're receiving special gifts from Wayne Coyne and Thom Yorke, and enjoying DJ sets and live performances by the best in local music. Which, as far as we're concerned, beats the pants off o ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of March 24

    Things can get a little weird when a home recording whiz leaves his looping pedals in favor of a full band, and Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and his band are doing something very odd on their second album--restless, kaleidoscopic kraut pop? Whatever. Thom Yorke loves it. At The Firebird May 7. &# ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Homespun: Sean Renner, The Blossoms of Armageddon

    In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Sean Renner's The Blossoms of Armageddon. He had this to say: From the first few moments of Sean Renner's latest full-length, the specter of Radiohead's Thom Yorke waits in the wings. Opening track "Rite of Passage" settles, however uneasily, into a ... More >>

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    May 11, 2008
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    December 19, 2007


    9 p.m. Saturday, December 22. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

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    December 19, 2007

    Ghosts of Christmas Past

    The Skeletons reunite, we gift some of St. Louis' best bands and remember Ike Turner.

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    August 6, 2007
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    June 14, 2006

    Family Ties

    Teddy Thompson finds unity in his Separate Ways

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    April 5, 2006

    Dream into Action

    B-Sides investigates the story behind the new Take Action tour, Dar Williams opens her mind, and we suggest the coolest tunes to download this week

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    September 1, 2004

    Sweet Jane, You Ignorant Slut

    These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.

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    August 11, 2004

    Ultimate Rock Fantasy

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

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    January 22, 2003

    Triple Play

    Lightning strikes three times in one place, on one night

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    March 20, 2002

    Fog Advisory

    In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom

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    December 26, 2001


    RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001

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    August 1, 2001


    The Invisible Band (Independiente/Epic)