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    April 16, 2013

    Crowdsourcing Your Way to Financial Success: Nope, Sorry

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Demetri Martin Will Be Signing Books at Subterranean Today, Because He Forgot to Yesterday

    Funnyman Demetri Martin performed at the Pageant last night, delivering wry one-liners and artfully humorous observations to a packed house of fans. Unfortunately, the comedian was nowhere to be found before the show, at a scheduled book signing set to take place at Subterranean Books.

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    April 12, 2013

    Ghostface Killah, John Lee Hooker Jr., Black Moth Super Rainbow and More Show Flyers

    Ghostface Killah ofthe Wu Tang Clan plays 2720 Cherokee on April 27. John Lee Hooker Jr., the Grammy nominated son of the legendary bluesman, will stop at Broadway Oyster Bar on May 19. The enigmatic and experimental Black Moth Super Rainbow will be performing at The Firebird on May 15. More show f ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Top Twenty Reasons Why Twitter Should Verify The Dorseys, a.k.a the Grandparents of Twitter

    The Twitter campaign of St. Louis residents Tim and Marcia Dorsey has gone completely viral this week -- because, in our humble opinion, it really is a great story. The two are the friggin' grandparents of Twitter, and all they want is for the social-networking site, co-founded by their son Jack Dor ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Garbage at the Pageant 4/10/13: Photos

    Madison, Wisconsin alt-rockers Garbage played the Pageant last night to a packed house, at a concert sponsored by 105.7 the Point. Front-woman Shirley Manson spoke with her thick Scottish accent between songs, and the band played the hits with vigor, belying the fact that the group has now been toge ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Quitting Your Job At 35 to Join A Band: Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Parents of Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, St. Louis Native, Launch Campaign to Get Verified

    St. Louis residents Marcia Dorsey and Tim Dorsey would like to get "verified" on Twitter through the website's official badge of authenticity (that little blue check next to a user's name). Twitter generally reserves those verifications for well-known movie stars, politicians, athletes, etc. -- bu ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    The Appleseed Cast, Kid Ink, Alkaline Trio and More Show Flyers

    The Appleseed Cast stop at the Demo on April 6 in anticipation of its forthcoming album, Illumination Ritual. Rowdy up-and-coming rapper, Kid Ink, will play at Plush on April 19. Alkaline Trio is on tour supporting its new release, My Shame is True and will be performing at Pop's on June 2. More sho ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Attention Musicians: Stop Spamming and Start Showing Some Personality

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Win Tickets to See A Day to Remember at the Pageant

    Florida pop-core act A Day to Remember will play the Pageant next Wednesday, and we've got two tickets to give away!

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    March 26, 2013

    The Crucial Mistake Most Bands Are Making With Facebook

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Hip-Hop for Dogs: The Worst Dog Hip-Hop Book Ever?

    If you like your music blog experiences to be timely and relevant, I suggest you stop reading now. This piece is neither. It concerns a book from five years ago that's as inconsequential now as the day it was published. This book hasn't dropped a track on Soundcloud, and it's not in a Twitter fight ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: Best Inflatable Animals and Blow-Up Dolls

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Attention, ravers: The inflatable chimp won't hurt you! He is yo ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Mizzou Boobs! These Girls Wear School Spirit on Their Chests (PHOTOS)

    There's a growing "Boobment" in America -- and it's alive and well in Missouri, even if the Tigers (who lost unceremoniously last night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament) are not. Like all great social movements these days, it's based mostly on Twitter virality. And boobs. If you're not fami ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    March Sadness: Mizzou Fans, You Got Owned By This Guy

    Feeling blue about last night's loss, Mizzou fans? School spirit not making you feel any better? Don't worry, we got you covered. Just remind yourself how tough the competition was! This guy: More misery below!

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    March 20, 2013

    Fat Lady Sings: Karaoke Columnist Hopes You've Had the Time of Your Life

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Video: Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey, St. Louis Native, Talks Childhood On 60 Minutes

    We can thank the St. Louis emergency dispatch center for Twitter. The national spotlight was on St. Louis last night with a 60 Minutes interview, full video on view below, of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter who grew up here and who apparently got his inspiration for Twitter by listening to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing

    By Craig Hlavaty Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtra ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Karaoke Night Sucks; What Do You Do?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Good For You and Gregg Ginn, J Rabbit, Talk Normal and More Show Flyers

    Skateboarder Mike Vallely's band, Good for You visits Spirit's Lounge on April 27th and are accompanied by Black Flag guitarist, Greg Ginn's solo project. Noise-rock band, Talk Normal stops by The Demo on March 16th. More show flyers below:

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    March 8, 2013

    Danny Brown to Play Old Rock House April 29

    Detroit rapper Danny Brown will be making a stop in St. Louis at the Old Rock House on his "Old & Reckless" tour. The show has not yet been announced by the venue, but it is listed on today's official announcements about the tour. (Thanks to Twitter user Michael Doherty for the tip!)

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    March 7, 2013

    Take Our Andrew W.K. Party Tip Quiz!

    Andrew W.K.: Rocker, composer, fashion plate, motivational guru, and most importantly -- via his primo Twitter feed -- long-time purveyor of party tips. From practical advice to profundity, inspiration to hilarity, his near-daily tips offer something for everybody, not only how to get the party star ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    You've Been Had: The Bar Is Using Karaoke to Get to Your Wallet

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Bizarre STD/HIV Twitter Attack, Assault Claims in Chris Carter V. Pam Boyd Aldermen Race

    This is weird. The local races for Board of Aldermen seats in St. Louis don't generally get a whole lot of mainstream media attention -- but here at Daily RFT, we couldn't ignore the craziness that has apparently occurred in the the 27th Ward. Chris Carter, who has held the seat since October, i ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    How Do I Manage My Newly-Launched Solo Career?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Candles As Band Merch: An In-depth, Intensive Look with GG Allin, Mumford and Sons

    By Michael Alan Goldberg Perhaps you have seen that in addition to the T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and brass boat necklaces (?) found in their online merch section, Sigur Ros has introduced their "Vardeldur candle" for the princely sum of $23.50. The site describes its scent thusly: The smoky, sl ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Punching Out the Overhead Lights During a Karaoke Song: What to Do Next

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement Is Here [Updated With Complete Lineup]

    [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 >>

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    February 13, 2013

    No, Playing Guitar While Singing 'Renegade' Isn't Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Photos: Cardinals Finally Break Ground on Ballpark Village, Release New Renderings

    Finally. This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals officially broke ground -- shovels and all! -- on the much-anticipated, much delayed development of Ballpark Village, the mixed-use seven-block project just north of Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, working with development partner Cordish Companies, say ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Photos: Rainbows In St. Louis This Morning, Commuters Snap Shots From Their Cars

    Nothing brightens a depressing morning commute better than a nice big rainbow in the St. Louis skyline. And a quick glance at social media shows that many excited drivers have been snapping photos from their cars. (Public service announcement: Just like texting and driving, iPhone photography whil ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Karaoke Songs to Put Your Significant Other In the Mood

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Big Sam's Funky Nation, Matt Pond, dada and More Show Flyers

    Eclectic Trombonist Big Sam will perform with his self-described "Noladelic powerfunk" band, the Funky Nation, on February 8th at the Old Rock House. Matt Pond PA visits the Firebird, February 15th, in support of their new album, "The Lives Inside the Lines in your Hand." More show flyers, below:

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    January 29, 2013

    Ask Fan Landers: Will My Band Always Be Broke?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Everyone Has the Flu: Will Karaoke Give Me a Disease?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Who the Hell Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced the National Anthem at the Inauguration?

    Barrack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as President of these United States this Monday -- a day that notably was also a national holiday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. I'd wager that Dr. King would have seen this as a "win" -- a victory for the equality the man fought his entire ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    2013 RFT Web Awards Winners

    It's been said that employees engaging in social media while at work cost the U.S. economy $650 billion a year in lost productivity. That's $4,452 per company, and it doesn't even factor in the economic losses from plain, old Web surfing. Throw that into the mix, and good lordy: No wonder the econom ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Claire McCaskill Mocks Justice Antonin Scalia's "Weird Hat" at Inauguration

    Just before President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term, Senator Claire McCaskill went all Joan Rivers on the men of the Supreme Court and their curious taste in headgear. Justice Antonin Scalia got it the worst for an odd little chapeau that looked a bit like an overturned b ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Greasing Palms and Glad-Handing In Spite of Crippling Anxiety

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    5 Helpful Tips for Doing Karaoke with Your Co-Workers

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Six Tips For Hosting Dirty Vagrants (Also Known as Touring Bands)

    Editor's note: This post is half of a two-parter! Please read its companion post as well, Six Tips On How To Be an Awful House Guest: Musician Edition. Musicians, much like regular humans, need sleep to survive. In unfamiliar cities, a stranger with a squishy place to nap for a night can help out t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Shooting Reported at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts

    Multiple media outlets are reporting a shooting at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts at 1521 Washington Avenue. According to the Post-Dispatch, two men have been removed from the building in stretchers, and a 21-year-old gunman may already have shot himself. P-D reporter Joel Currier jus ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    CutForBieber Was a 4chan Prank, but in 2013 Pranks and Trends are Basically the Same Thing

    Pranks are never more effective than when a prankster finds the precise border between reality and absurdity and just barely steps over it. This week's #CutForBieber trending topic--in which Justin Bieber fans were supposed to be cutting themselves in an attempt to force their ur-boyfriend off marij ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Meet Your 2013 RFT Web Awards Judges

    "Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Win Tickets to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Pageant

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are coming to the Pageant on Thursday, January 10. They'll be joined by Langhorne Slim, and the show is way sold out. BUT: It's not too late to have the lovely Ms. Potter make eyes at you while also rocking your face off (it's true; I've seen it!). We have a pair of t ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    How to Cheat the High Notes in Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Treat Your Band Like Your Job and it Just Might Be

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Should My Band Hire a Publicist?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    New Year's Eve Karaoke Hell: Surviving The Company Party

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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