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    April 30, 2013

    How Does a Small Band Book a Tour?

    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 26, 2013

    Big Boi, Danny Brown, Moe and More Show Flyers

    Big Boi of Outkast is headlining the first annual Memorial Day BBQ at Atomic Cowboy on May 27th. Danny Brown stops at Old Rock House on April 29th. Moe will headline the Summer Camp Music Festival May 24-26 in Chillicothe along with fellow jam bands, Umphrey's McGee and Trey Anastasio Band. More sho ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Help! Our Singer Makes Everyone Want to Quit the Band

    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 25, 2013

    Sen. Ryan McKenna's Proposal: Ban Seersucker Suits in Missouri (Kids 8 and Under Exempt)

    If you need proof that things might be getting a bit too heated in the final weeks of the legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol, look no further than Senate Bill 437, Amendment No. 4. Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: "Any person living in ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Day RFT Music Died

    You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.

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    April 19, 2013

    Brillz Talks New Album and Twitter Fighting with Azelia Banks: "She Did it to Herself"

    Emerging from Los Angeles' deep talent pool of producers, Brillz (LA slang for brilliant) has been on a tear lately, with a number of releases. Originally a dancer, he transitioned to instead making music that everyone can dance to. We caught up with Brillz during a short break from the studio to di ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Win Tickets to the Black Crowes' Sold Out Concert at the Pageant

    The Black Crowes are back, and in force, as evidenced by the fact that the band's upcoming show at the Pageant is completely sold out. The 23-year-old band emerged from its "indefinite hiatus" in December of last year, and is currently in the midst of a 21-date U.S. tour stopping in St. Louis -- and ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Last Shot: Chemical Warfare Takes Its Toll

    [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 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 16, 2013

    Get Your Passes for the RFT Music Showcase Now Through Our Exclusive Presale

    The RFT Music Showcase returns on June 1 with its celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. Roughly 80 local bands -- chosen by you, from the RFT Music Awards -- will converge on Washington Avenue and perform at ten different venues.

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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!

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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:

  • Blogs

    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

    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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