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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Lightning strikes three times in one place, on one night
In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
The Invisible Band (Independiente/Epic)