Since taking its two-man noise-rock act from the dorms of Lindenwood University to the respected indie label Afternoon Records in late 2011, Volcanoes has bided its time in crafting a sophomore statement. Heavy Hands introduced Jon Ryan and Eric Peters as a frenetically danceable if sonically schizo ... More >>
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. When guit ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. That title may be misleading, so let's clear some things up now: I am mainly speaking to the musicians ou ... More >>
Cursive | Cymbals Eat Guitars | Conduits April 20, 2012 Off Broadway You don't expect a mosh pit to erupt at a concert headlined by a Saddle Creek Records band, but if it's a Cursive show, you should. Though one of the first groups signed to the Omaha-based record label, Cursive helped define and y ... More >>
Cursive's newest album I Am Gemini is the band's ninth since its 1997 debut. Far be it from the Omaha band to get comfortable at this point in its career; Gemini is the most complex, interwoven and ambitious Cursive record yet, complete with a booklet that lays out the album's lyrics as a Shakespea ... More >>
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We'll begin with the obvious question: Why does Tim Kasher need a solo career? After all, the Cursive frontman has already branched out with the Good Life, a side project which often bests its progenitor. And since the Good Life was initially a vehicle for Kasher's more experimental, pop and ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Apache Beat's Last Chants*Apache Beat, Last Chants "Apache Beat has garnered a great deal of fanfare around its new take on rock music. Clinging to the edg ... More >>
Although December and January are always slow concert months in St. Louis, a few notable shows are trickling in here and there: Tim Kasher of Cursive at Off Broadway, Ultimate Fakebook at the Firebird and Ozzy Osbourne/Halford at the Scottrade Center. Add to that list Memphis twangpunks Lucero, who ... More >>
Fresh off their excellent LouFest performance, The Carolina Chocolate Drops bring their old-timey string band sound to The Sheldon on October 20. Antarctica *David Vandervelde, November 7 Cicero's *500 Miles to Memphis, October 21 *Banner Pilot, October 22 *Brandon Adams and the Sad Bastar ... More >>
Cursive killed it on Friday night at the Firebird. The Omaha quintet kicked off its latest tour with 75 minutes of cathartic material that struck a nice balance between new tunes from its latest, Mama, I'm Swollen ("From the Hips," "I Couldn't Love You") and back catalog ("Dorothy at 40," ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 24. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 25. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Thursday, July 29; Rocket Bar
Sunday, January 19; Hi-Pointe