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  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    DJ Brian Bacchus' Progressive House Mixes Air All Over the World

    Welcome to Hey DJ, a series that delves into the St. Louis DJing scene. Get to know some local music lovers and their quirks as they fill out our short answer questionnaire, and find out where to catch them around town. DJ Brian Bacchus was a teenager when he joined the Air Force in the late '90s - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    In Defense of Tribute Shows

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in the world of music no one appreciates a copycat, especially those working for months and sometimes even years to bring something new and original into the world. Tribute shows -- that is, those with bands whose sole purpose is to cove ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Six St. Louis Bands Whose Names Will Kill You

    Music makes you feel like a badass, doesn't it? The really good stuff does a bang-up job of providing just the right amount of swagger to fit any young gun's mood. Maybe you feel like humming songs about the end of the world? Maybe you want to plot out the imaginary murder of your lover, who's compl ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Six Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Like

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows: September 2013

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    The Melvins at the Firebird, 7/23/13: Review and Photos

    Thirty years is a long time to keep anything going. It's longer than most marriages, most businesses, and certainly than most experimental classic-rock sludge-punk bands are able to last. This hasn't stopped the Melvins from recording and touring since six years before The Simpsons were even on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from July 22 to 28

    Happy Monday, everyone! We hope your weekends were filled with tons of show-going fun. Plenty more madness continues to fill our concert calendar for the week, including visits from Ken Mode, Masked Intruder, and Handsome Family Band. Get some recommendations for a show or two every night of the wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in July

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Last Shot: Helplessness Blues at a Fleet Foxes Concert

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Adrenaline Boost: Favorite Songs for Getting Shit Done

    In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience: Don't Feel Guilty About "Guilty Pleasures"

    Fuck me, I am going to overdose on this new Justin Timberlake album. I know that I'm supposed to be ashamed of certain selections in my album collection. I know this from all of the times that people have looked through my CDs or records or iTunes and been all "Hey, what's this doing here?" before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Meshuggah's Mårten Hagström on Performing Sans Vocalist, and Being "Harm-Friendly" Psychedelic

    By Linda Leseman This week, Swedish progressive metal band Meshuggah have been performing alongside a cardboard cutout of their singer, Jens Kidman, whose fearsome voice was completely annihilated by the flu. (Don't worry, he's recovering.) Whether he'll join his bandmates onstage this Saturday at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Yob at Fubar, 9/13/12: Review and Photos

    Yob | Norska | Fister Fubar September 13, 2012 When you first walk in, you may find yourself slightly bored with the pace of the music. A song or two in, you're not sure if it's the bourbon or the heaviness of the band thinning your bloodstream. Before you know it, something's got your head banging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 6 to August 12

    This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    Russian Circles

    8 p.m. Tuesday, August 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole With Mr. Gnome's Nicole Barille

    In a literal sense, it's possible to put Mr. Gnome in a container. After all, the Cleveland-based band merely consists of two members. And they don't seem to take up that much physical space. But pushing Nicole Barille and Sam Meister's music into rigid categorization is difficult - and unwarranted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Observing the Twentieth Anniversary of the Riverport Riot with the Ten Best Concert Brawls

    History shows that Axl Rose doesn't like cameras. The cell phone era must drive him batshit crazy. ​Overshadowed by the celebration of Independence Day, another explosive moment from American history came and went on Saturday, July 2 -- the twentieth anniversary of the infamous Riverport Riot. ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    December 22, 2010

    The Riverfront Times' Ten Best Concerts of 2010

    (This is the last part of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here; part two, covering #20-11, can be found here.) 10. Jonsi, The Pageant, November 2, 2010 Todd Owyoung​"Catharsis. That's the first word that comes to mind." -- Annie Zalesk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2010

    Review Photos Setlist: Tool Rocks Deeply at The Family Arena, Saturday, June 26

    BY MATTHEW JACKSON Expect a lot from the next sentence. Among its other virtues, Tool's sold-out concert at The Family Arena last night answered one of life's Big Questions: Can an art-metal band that thrives on obscurity still get 11,000 people to stand and shout without pause in one place for two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27

    asarofamily.comTool will play the Family Arena this Saturday​ Friday, June 25 *Michael Bublé, Scottrade Center *Cage the Elephant/22-20s/AutoVaughn, The Pageant *New World Spirits/Gravity Kills/Soul Kiss/The Hunted, Roberts Orpheum Theater *A Cursive Memory, Fubar *Zane Lamprey/Marc Ryan/Stev ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2010


    7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: RT @rftmusic Blood Into Wine, The Documentary About Maynard James Keenan's Wine Endeavors, Screens Thursday at Tivoli Correction: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Blood Into Wine, The Documentary About Maynard James Keenan's Wine Endeavors, Screens in St. Louis

    ​At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, Blood Into Wine is screening at the Tivoli Theatre. The documentary -- which was co-directed/produced by Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke, the pair responsible for documentaries such as Moog and The Heart Is a Drum Machine -- centers on the wine-making end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Limp Bizkit's Gonna Be Doin' It for the Nookie at Riverport Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Y'All

    Boy, it feels a lot like 1996 'round these parts this week, what with Hole, Tool and now the reunited Limp Bizkit announcing summer shows in St. Louis. Fred Durst and co. will be rolling, rolling, rolling into town on Monday, August 2. Special guest is TBA. (Snoop Dogg, who was originally scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of May 6

    Gucci Mane loves you. The Atlanta rapper is currently incarcerated and due to be released next week, but you can still wear your Free Gucci t-shirt on June 12 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. ​2720 Cherokee *Shpongle, May 12 Beale On Broadway *Chris Ruest Band, May 22 *Magic Slim and The Teardro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Tool Booked at the Family Arena in June

    This afternoon, Tool announced a show at the Family Arena on Monday, June 12 Saturday, June 26. Tickets are $45.50 (upper level) and $60.50 (floor and lower level) and are on sale Saturday morning, May 8, at 10 a.m. Maynard James Keenan has kept busy in recent years with his Arizona vineyard and wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Caption This: Rockabye Baby!, Lullaby Renditions of Journey

    The Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby Renditions of... series is self-explanatory. Each release focuses on making tunes from one rock band palatable enough for the naptime set. Past volumes have featured Metallica, Tool, Beach Boys, Coldplay, the Pixies and the Beatles. However, the latest one to cross my des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Top Sellers At Area Record Stores for 2009

    Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs ​1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2009
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    December 16, 2009

    Puscifer and Jamie Cullum Coming to St. Louis? At the Roberts Orpheum Theater!

    Just received an email from Puscifer's publicist, noting that the Maynard James Keenan-fronted group is playing St. Louis on March 30, at the Roberts Orpheum Theater. The venue's website doesn't list that show yet, but it does note that kicky piano lad Jamie Cullum is performing at the venue on Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Need a Christmas Gift? Consider Doobie Brothers Wine​Musicians and wine go together like, well, a nice chardonnay paired with brie. Maynard James Keenan of Tool is perhaps the most famous musician vintner, although Chuck Berry released blackberry wine a few years ago via Missouri's Crown Valley WInery. Now you can add classic roc ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    FoodWire: "Vintage Rock" Wine Dinner at Fleming's

    Fleming's (1855 South Lindbergh Boulevard) is holding a "Vintage Rock" wine dinner on Tuesday, March 10, and Friday, March 13. The dinner features wines from Mick Fleetwood and, uh, the manager of the Doobie Brothers. (I would have been really impressed if they had chosen a wine by Maynard James Kee ... More >>

  • Music

    November 28, 2007


    "V" Is for Vagina

  • Music

    November 21, 2007


    "V" Is for Vagina

  • Music

    October 17, 2007

    The Ween Abides

    Ten reasons Ween's better than your favorite band.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    This Past Week on A to Z

    It was unofficially 1990s week on A to Z, the RFT's music blog. Surf on over to see what you missed: -- an exclusive track-by-track sneak preview of the new Smashing Pumpkins record, Zeitgeist -- exclusive live pictures of Tool's show in Cape Girardeau last Saturday night -- an interview with Ben F ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2007

    Tooling Around

    B-Sides takes a Maynard-related road trip, then heads back home with Corbeta Corbata.

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    Hot Summer Music

    Your guide to St. Louis music — from now till Labor Day.

  • Music

    April 4, 2007

    Kick out the jammies.

    A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 21, 2007

    Chick Flick: Shut Up and Sing

    Week of February 22, 2007

  • Music

    January 31, 2007

    Move Every Mountain

    B-Sides traces Mastodon's surprise world domination from Blood Mountain to easy street.

  • Music

    November 1, 2006

    First Things First

    Neither lawsuits nor vocal surgeries can stop metal-prog-emo powerhouse From First to Last.

  • Music

    May 31, 2000

    Melvins with the Melvins

    Sunday, June 4; the Galaxy