Les Claypool has been the driving force behind funk-metal outfit Primus since 1984. In that time, he has also written a book, South of the Pumphouse, directed a film, Electric Apricot, and become synonymous with the sounds of animated TV shows Robot Chicken and South Park. Now he's remade the Willy ... More >>
When asked whether or not door tickets would be available for last weekend's sold-out anniversary event featuring Roky Erickson and the Black Angels at the Firebird, owner/talent buyer Mike Cracchiolo responded, "No, it's pretty much wall-to-wall at this point -- another reason I wanted to open a l ... More >>
The new Tim Burton movie, Frankenweenie, comes out this week. It's about a boy and a zombie dog, and actually our reviewer says it's a damn good time. But more than the movie itself, we are intrigued by the two-pack promo mailer we got here at RFT Music HQ from Disney yesterday. It features the s ... More >>
Allow me to sound like an old person for a minute: Back in my day--which is 1996, the only time I remember being cognizant of an Olympics theme song, because I was nine and didn't know better--the Olympics theme song did not have kitschy theatrical background vocals or an extended instrumental break ... More >>
Black Moth Super Rainbow | Marshmallow Ghosts | Dosh Off Broadway September 12, 2011 Sometimes it's hard to remember that these people making these sounds are just people. Get them in front of you, mostly maskless, wearing their every day human faces and clothes made out of fabric and threa ... More >>
Photos by Bryan Sutter and Jason StoffNow in its fifth year, An Under Cover Weekend has ten local bands play a set of covers by an idol or influence of their choosing. Spread over two nights and almost certain to sell out, this years incarnation spans maybe the widest range in the event's his ... More >>
This weekend's especially good for having fun on a budget: You can find proudly weird $5 art auctions, the free opening of Grant's Farm's season, local hip-hop shows and more. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend fun that will cost you less than $10. Looking for live music? Here's the weekend co ... More >>
Image viaDown the rabbit hole, food fans! Eclipse (6177 Delmar Boulevard; 314-726-2222) will host a special five-course dinner on Sunday, March 14, to coincide with the release of the new film version of Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton.The five-course meal will feature dishes and cockt ... More >>
Tim Burton's highly anticipated adaptation of Alice in the Wonderland is due in the coming months. However, a Chicago-based filmmaker named James Fotopoulos is working on his own documentary about Lewis Carroll and Alice -- with a score provided by Ben Hanna of experimental collective Grandpa's Ghos ... More >>
I know it isn't Wednesday afternoon, but I wanted to keep Stan Musial at the top of the list yesterday. Thus, we have here a special Thursday edition of Aaron's Things.
Remember the dead
Join the Moolah cult
The fantastical meets the political in this stunning for-adults-only fairy tale.
Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty
Tim Burton is dead-on in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride
Week of September 21, 2005
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder
Ken Page throws his homegrown weight behind Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Won't someone give Robert Guillaume the respect he deserves?
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
Week of September 1, 2004
With your ass on my face
Week of December 10, 2003
The Cat in the Hat forms clumps for easy scooping and disposal
At the Not-So-Haunted House
The Heart of Me serves up sad, stuffy English sex
At the theater with Paul Reubens
Despite its derivative plot and frustrating ending, the new Planet of the Apes is deliriously charming fun
The BBC brings cult favorite Gormenghast to dark life
Sam Hamm writes great scripts. So why do they rarely get made?
Monkeybone, like a dream, is best when half-remembered
Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park
Directed by Tim Burton