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    October 31, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Halloween Escapades from Ke$ha, Nikki Sixx and Queen Latifah

    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. Remember a few weeks a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Ke$ha Wants You to Haunt Her Vagina This Halloween

    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. While we're becoming B ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Did Jack Dorsey Fire the "Real Brains" Behind Twitter Before It Hit Big Time?

    A new book on the founding of Twitter slated to come out next month claims St. Louis native and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey kicked the "real brains" behind Twitter out the door before the company became what it is today, possibly cutting his friend out of billions. The New York Times published an ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Get To Know Singer/Actor John Corbett Before Tonight's Show at The Gramophone

    You can't help but notice a guy with a good head of hair, like the kind John Corbett has. Oh, sure, other things matter, too. Things like portraying an ex-convict disk jockey in Northern Exposure, one of the most popular television shows of the '90s. Things like playing Carrie Bradshaw's furniture-m ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Is My Band Playing Too Many Shows?

    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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    September 24, 2013

    Ty Nsekhe, Former Rams Player, Disses Soldiers Because it "Doesn't Take Much Skill To Kill"

    Pro football player Ty Nsekhe was already having a rough summer before he put his cleats in his mouth via Twitter. Cut from the Rams practice squad in late August, Nsekhe apparently used his newfound free time to jump into a Twitter exchange Monday that culminated in the offensive tackle spouting ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Tyler the Creator Shops, Elvis Costello & The Roots Make Sweet Love

    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. Unlike the past coup ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    My Daughter's Teen Band Might Start Making Money -- How Do I Report Band Taxes?

    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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    September 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Cancer Fatigue is Starting to Beat Me Down

    [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 >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Little Big Bangs' Latest LP is All Punk Energy and Rock & Rock Snarl

    Little Big Bangs Little Big Bangs littlebigbangs.bandcamp.com One of the harrowing truths of the recent twentieth anniversary celebration/reissue campaign of Nirvana's In Utero (aside from the relentless march of time and the music press' fixation with fundamentally meaningless anniversaries) is th ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Twitter Litter: 9/11, Rihanna's #Cockclutch and More Twerking

    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. In our previous edit ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Sub Zero 9th Anniversary Celebration Continues

    Sub Zero Vodka Bar (308 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1200) is celebrating nine years in the Central West End with drink specials, charity donations and of course, lots and lots of vodka! The party started last night and will continue into the weekend. See also: Check Out the New Sub Zero Bars at Ed ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Senator Claire McCaskill Angers a Bunch of Vegans on Twitter with Pig Roast Photos

    Senator Claire McCaskill very much runs her own Twitter account, which is why her feed sometimes has goofy commentary on the fashion of the Supreme Court justices and personal Vine videos of her family coloring Easter eggs. This Labor Day weekend she fired off a series of tweets about roasting a p ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Twitter Litter: the 'Miley Twerks' Edition

    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. An issue of worldwid ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Should I Manage My Husband's 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 >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Ou Où Releases Biocities, Collaborating with Many Local Artists: Review

    Ou Où Biocities ouou.bandcamp.com Spend enough time with instrumental ambient duo Ou Où and you'll begin to uncover the twin desires that push and pull at Travis Bursik and Patrick Weston's music. While experimental drone music is at the core of the pair's sound, the songs often have a sneaky way ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Last Shot: A New Chemotherapy Drug Means New Side Effects

    [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 >>

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    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 21, 2013

    Win Tickets to Coheed and Cambria at the Pageant

    Coheed and Cambria is coming to the Pageant! The Nyack, New York prog-rock band will perform on Monday, August 26, and we have two tickets up for grabs.

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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.

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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.

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    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!

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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