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  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Why Is My Obscure, Vinyl-Only Band So Obscure?

    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 s ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    If You're Not Touring Your Album You're Burning Your Label's Money

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Inspirational Bieber, Questlove's Cronuts and Ghostbusters

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Saint Louis Bread Co. Insults Farmers Via Twitter

    Corporations are still trying to navigate the tricky world of social media. Of course, you can't please everyone, and an account with hundreds of thousands of followers is going to get a few nasty tweets. Companies are wisely learning to utilize Twitter for marketing purposes, with varying degrees o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Twitter Litter: A Diaper Full of Musicians' Royal Baby Thoughts

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Just a PR Stunt

    Last Sunday Chipotle's Twitter account, @ChipotleTweets, seemed to be going haywire. It looked like a hack: In February, a jokester got into Burger King's account and transformed it into McDonald's. Embarrassing, sure, but Burger King gained more than 30,000 followers because of it. So, a hack isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    The Five Weirdest Rap Beefs

    Do you remember J-Kwon? In case you don't, we'll remind you. He had a song called "Tipsy" back in 2004 that hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts. After that he seemingly dropped off the face of the earth for a while. See Also: - NEWSFLASH: Man leaves Odd Future show with headache - St. Louis Rapper J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Are "Farewell Shows" Melodramatic and Presumptuous?

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    KSDK (Channel 5) Investigates Quirky, Totally Unexplored "Hipster Culture" in St. Louis

    KSDK (Channel 5) has an in-depth segment today, investigating these "quirky" new members of a species called "hipsters" who are taking over St. Louis. They're in bars. They lurk in coffee shops. They dance during the daytime. They wear sunglasses. They're into jazz. And fashion. And they're young! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Star Wars Pocky, Cooties and Miley Cyrus' Ass

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. After publishing our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Pokey LaFarge to Appear on Letterman Tonight

    Steve TruesdellFans of Pokey LaFarge will be pleased to hear that the hometown boy will be appearing tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. See Also: - Pokey LaFarge Talks New Album, Lineup and Traveling the World - Pokey LaFarge at Casa Loma and Third Man Records HQ, 5/31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Penises, Celebrity Scandals and Toilets

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. When we started kickin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Demo Recordings: Which is Better, High Production Value or Lo-Fi?

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    St. Louis Rams' Tavon Austin In Trouble For Following Strippers On Twitter?

    What's more inappropriate social media behavior for a an athlete -- announcing on Instagram that you are "strip club ready" or following some strippers on Twitter? At the St. Louis Rams, you can do both! Though your bosses may not be entirely pleased. In April, we reported on Rams' "rookie of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Happy Fourth of July from RFT Music!

    Tomorrow is July 4, Independence Day, a celebration of the foundation of this fine nation. Fireworks will be procured, limbs / fingers will be blown off and subsequently barbecued, beers will be consumed and above-ground pools will be urinated in. It is the American Way.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    St. Louis Boy, Age Ten, Loses Four Fingers In Accidental Fireworks Explosion, Police Say

    A ten-year-old St. Louis boy lost four fingers over the weekend when a firework he was holding in his hand exploded, police say. The injuries sent him to the hospital and the bomb and arson unit of the police department is now investigating the incident. The explosion, police say, happened at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Whiskey War Festival, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship Comic Release, Pete Wentz and More Show Flyers

    Whiskey War Festival will take place June 29 at a St. Charles VFW hall, with performances by Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family, Brown Bottle Fever and Whiskey War Mountain Rebellion, as well as many others. Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship's big comic book release show is this Friday at Foam, and Pete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    These Bands Took Fan Landers' Advice: Did It Work?

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Last Shot: The Difficulty Of Updating Friends About My Health

    [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

    June 12, 2013

    If You Hijack Your Old Band's Facebook Page For Your New Endeavor, You're a Dick

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Photos: Saturday Nightlife in the Grove

    RFT Music nightlife photographer Nick Zargoza spent his Saturday night criss-crossing the Grove and snapping photos of the colorful people he found. Here are some of our favorite pictures; you can find more at the full slideshow.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Foals Tonight at the Pageant

    [Update: Congrats to Jeremy Lehmann! Pick up your tickets at the box office. Make sure to bring a photo ID; enjoy the show!] Oxford, England's Foals brings its brand of danceable indie rock to the Pageant tonight, and we've got two tickets for you to win!

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Do I Tell My Friends About the Abusive Asshole in Their 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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Award Winners

    Came, saw, conquered! Another RFT Music Showcase / Awards Party in the bag. We'd like to thank all of the nominees, the good people of Washington Avenue and Atomic Cowboy for hosting the festivities, and everyone who voted in our 26 categories. Congratulations to all of the winners (you'll see their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Tornado: Incredible Footage of Storm Hitting Creve Coeur Airport, More Videos of Damage

    A destructive storm hit parts of St. Charles and St. Louis counties over the weekend prompting Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency in Missouri late Friday night. The severe weather followed several days of heavy rain throughout the state and damaged many homes in the metro area. The w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    New Band: Meet the RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday, and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Noise: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday, and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Electronic/Dance: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Chamber Pop: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week and a half away! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Metal: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week and a half away! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Showcase Schedule

    The 2013 RFT Music Showcase is a week and a half away! Mark your calendar and save the date; on June 1 it all goes down on Washington Avenue. Sixty bands and artists, ten stages, ten bucks -- all the excellent St. Louis music you can absorb in one twelve hour span. Be sure to check out our ongoing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    You Should Probably Quit Your Band Now

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper, UZ, Torche and More Show Flyers

    Shock rocker Marilyn Manson joins forces with shock rocker Alice Cooper on what might be the most obvious pairing ever seen on a bill together; that show is at the Family Arena on June 25. Mysterious Mad Decent EDM artist UZ will perform at 2720 Cherokee on May 22. Florida stone-metal kings Torche b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Kansas City Police Dept. Loves Footage of Officer Falling, Airs on Tonight Show (VIDEO)

    Earlier this month, a Kansas City police officer trying to pull a fallen tree from the road fell to the ground in the process when a branch broke. It's some pretty classic slapstick hilarity -- see for yourself below. And officials in the department seem to think it's pretty hilarious, too! They ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    There's A (Fake?) Body On The Glass Ceiling Of the Missouri House of Representatives

    It's the second to last day of the Missouri legislative session, and things are getting pretty weird. And, no, we're not talking about seersucker suits. This morning, a body appeared on the glass ceiling of the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City. It is hopefully just a dummy of so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    How to Smoke at Shows Now That It's Not Cool Anymore

    As legislatures all across the city and the state consider smoking bans of all size and scope, we thought it might be high time to remind smokers of the etiquettes of smoking at gigs. As someone who smokes, I'm well aware of the many social pitfalls of my death-inducing pursuit. I'm not Captain Buzz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    New Breakmouth Annie Record On The Horizon From Throwing Things Records

    The clock is counting down to midnight on a Friday night at Lemmon's. After some knob-fiddling and shot/water retrieval from the bar, the band begins its set, as some more friends and fans run back in after finishing their cigarettes outside. The next 25 or so minutes become a blur of head-nodding, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Video: Woman Won't Stop Singing Whitney Houston, Prompts Emergency Stop in Missouri

    A flight from Los Angeles to New York City made an emergency stop in Missouri last week due to an unruly passenger -- who apparently would just not stop belting Whitney Houston songs. She was reportedly handcuffed and escorted off the plane in Kansas City after she was interfering with the flight ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2013
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    May 9, 2013

    Missouri Seersucker Caucus Is Most Powerful, Bipartisan Force At The Capitol (PHOTOS)

    Last month, we reported on Missouri State Senator Ryan McKenna's handwritten proposal to ban seersucker suits for anyone over the age of eight. His disdain for the fashion trend -- inspired by a growing love of seersucker at the Missouri State Capitol -- has apparently backfired. Big time. The so- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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