[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>
This week, RFT announces the winners of this year's Best Of St. Louis issue. To celebrate - and give a break from the local overload to ensue - here are the six best "Best Of" albums, plus a few bonus picks at the end. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and we'll put the comment in our vaul ... More >>
Drugs are a crucial part of the classic triumvirate of rock & roll; very few things in our society are of enough import to rival "sex." As a result, drugs have been mentioned and implied in countless songs crossing every imaginable genre. I'm sure there's some Indonesian Gamelan track about o ... More >>
Less Than Jake's upcoming February 11 show at Pop's has inspired A to Z to reminisce over the lost art of the ska/punk cover. The beauty is in its simplicity: It's the same song you know and love, just played faster and louder and splattered with horn lines. Less Than Jake has mastered the co ... More >>
On Friday and Saturday night, the Focal Point in Maplewood hosted Rough Shop's annual Holiday Extravaganza. Guest stars such as Steve Carosello, Toby Weiss, Chris Grabau, John Horton and Kate Eddens joined the band to sing holiday originals and cover favorites from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Dar ... More >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
Jess LutherJason IsbellThe Paste Tour brought together a hodge-podge of big talent to Off Broadway last night, and despite a disconnect in pacing between the first and second halves, the show was a solid showcase of guitar-heavy up-and-comers.
To most people, the name Something Corporate means absolutely nothing. To a music fan of a certain age, however, the name Something Corporate brings back a flood of memories and induces dewy-eyed nostalgia. Scene darlings at the turn of the century, the Orange County band matched pensive piano with ... More >>
LEGOKings of LeonKings of Leon canceled its St. Louis show tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater after playing just three songs. We've not officially confirmed why -- although the prevailing rumor at the moment is that bird shit is the culprit. RFT online intern Steve Hardy, who was ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. M.I.A. - Maya 2. Tom Petty - Mojo 3. Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs 4. Black Keys - Brothers 5. Devo - Something For Everybody 6. Wolf Parade - Expo 86 7. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 8. Steve Miller Band - Bingo 9. ... More >>
Todd OwyoungTom Petty, last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. View more photos here.A Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers summer tour is as American as baseball, apple pie and fireworks. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the band once again proved why, by turning in a predi ... More >>
Todd OwyoungMike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. View more photos here.Last night at the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' St. Louis show, much concern broke out after the main set abruptly ended when guitarist Mike Campbell was helped offstage and Petty said he was "seeing a doctor. ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
* = coming to town, = local Robert Randolph and the Family Band will play the Pageant Friday, July 16Vintage Vinyl 1. Big Boi -- Sir Lucious Left Foot. The Son Of Chico Dusty 2. Roots -- How I Got Over 3. Eminem -- Recovery 4. Drake -- Thank Me Later 5. Black Keys -- Brothers 6. Ratatat -- ... More >>
= local, * = coming to town Wolf Parade's latest album, Expo 86 Euclid Records 1. Wolf Parade -- Expo 86 2. Black Keys -- Brothers 3. Rolling Stones -- Exile on Main St. 4. Robert Randolph & the Family Band -- We Walk This Road 5. Band of Horses -- Infinite Arms 6. ... More >>
Livenation/Ticketmaster's cheap tickets promotion rolls on this week: Today, you can snag 311 and the Offspring lawn seats for $10. Reserved tickets for the show start at just $19 for the July 2 show, so it's a good deal all around. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers lawn tickets for July 18 are also a ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local act Gaslight Anthem's American SlangVintage Vinyl 1. Drake---Thank Me Later 2. Nas & Damian Marley---Distant Relatives 3. Black Keys---Brothers 4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers---Mojo* 5. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals---Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 6. Gaslight A ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) amazon.comCowboy Junkies' latest release, Renmin Park, is part one of a three-part series. *Cowboy Junkies, The Nomad Series Volume 1: Renmin Park In the ... More >>
Don't fret if you've never heard of jailbait-ish poptarts the Wonder Girls (we hadn't), but Korea's answer to Girls Aloud and the Pussycat Dolls are coming to the Pageant on July 82720 Cherokee *New Riders of the Purple Sage, June 11 and 12 *Telepath, May 20 The Ambassador *Summer Soul Groov ... More >>
The promise of that Rolling Stone ad we posted came true: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers added a St. Louis date to its 2010 summer tour, on Sunday, July 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Drive-By Truckers will be opening. Petty and the band will be on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night; ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced an extensive summer tour. St. Louis wasn't on the list of tour dates, which of course was a bummer. But we've been spoiled in the last two years -- Petty's been here twice in the last half-decade, and one of those appearances included Stevie ... More >>
Late reporting from record stores this week, sorry! As always, as the asterisk means someone is coming to town. Euclid Records 1. Blackroc- Blackroc 2. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 3. David Rawlings Machine - A Friend Of A Friend 4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology 5. ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology 2. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 3. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart 4. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live 5. Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward 6. Swell Season - Strict J ... More >>
So, Tom Petty's Twitter account has been leaking the tracklisting to the forthcoming Petty live boxed set, The Live Anthology. And it looks like the Lou's 2006 show is being represented by the inclusion of "Square One." This thing is a monster, by the way, judging from a press release Petty's label ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, July 4. Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, as part of the Heritage & Freedom Fest, O'Fallon
9 p.m. Saturday, November 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
A new boxed set highlights the genius of Johnny Cash
Concert for George (Warner Strategic)
Week of August 14, 2002