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 >>
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 >>
Making an album is a damn fine accomplishment, be it a self-mixed basement recording hand-dubbed to limited tapes, a mass quantitie of printed CDs that might ultimately end up in the bargain bin or even a pricier high-end studio recording committed immortally to vinyl (ok - perhaps records are a tad ... More >>
Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit. While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>
Jason StoffFlorence the Machine | Hanni El Khatib The Pageant July 5, 2011 For a band with one album, Florence the Machine caused a commotion usually reserved for well-established acts with full catalogs of favorites. Minutes after the doors opened, the Pageant's seats were filled and th ... More >>
In last week's paper, Jeff Giles profiled Red Pill Entertainment, a St. Louis-based label that's not hesitating to evolve along with the music industry. Business partners Jacob Detering and Laura Markow are working with local musicians Javier Mendoza, R. Scott Bryan and Caleb Travers, and New Ham ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl 1. ALL TIME LOW---Nothing Personal 2. BOYS LIKE GIRLS---Love Drunk 3. JOSH GOLDEN---Josh Golden 4. 50 CENT---Before I Self-Destruct 5. THEM CROOKED VULTURES---Them Crooked Vultures 6. JOHN MAYER---Battle Studies* 7. RAKIM---Seventh Seal 8. NORAH JONES---The Fall 9. BOYS LIKE GIRLS---Bo ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Anyone with doubts about the '90s resurgence had them laid to rest at SXSW this year, where a long list of the decade's biggest acts tried out new material or trotted out old hits for kicks. The list of these performers makes me nostalgic for the simpler days of 120 Minutes and Doc Martens with dres ... More >>
Saturday, March 14: The Whigs and Dead Confederate, FubarDead Confederate -- which we've written about quite a bit -- once again destroyed eardrums and song structures. Keyboards appeared higher in the mix, making the set feel much more like Explosions in the Sky embracing its inner angsty grunge te ... More >>
Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.The Cat & Fiddle Tavern is located in an old house on the edge of Belleville. T ... More >>
American Doll Posse (Epic)
Learn to Sing Like a Star (Yep Roc)
B-Sides covers, well, the covers repertoire of the Bad Plus and learns about Todd Mosby's newfangled imratgitar.
Begin to Hope (Sire)
Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
B-Sides analyzes Atmosphere, digs into the dorky pasts of today's biggest stars and puzzles over odd St. Patty's day lyrics
Sunday, February 19, 8 p.m. at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)
2005's best and brightest albums
Monday, November 7; Mississippi Night (914 North First Street)
MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
We evict party laggers, improve our singing voice and remember the best beer ad of all time
Six reasons why the Dresden Dolls ought to suck...but don't
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Local college station KCLC-FM proves that adult album alternative radio doesn't have to suck
Irréversible desperately attempts to turn the world upside down
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, better known as the Indigo Girls, still strike the right chord
What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it
Week of November 27, 2002
Tuesday, July 9; Pop's
The RFT Music Awards lets you be the judge
Saturday, Oct. 27; Fox Theatre
Cleaning out the inbox yields interesting results
American BT builds a new house, to rave reviews from both sides of the pond
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
A-pickin' and a-grinnin' over a new musical discovery
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.