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    October 20, 2014

    The Ultimate Musician Movie Cameo Quiz

    Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Gospel Rappers: Katy Perry Stole Our Song, Tarnished Its Message with Witchcraft

    Katy Perry and rapper Juicy J have damaged the reputation of several gospel rappers by stealing their work and associating it with anti-Christian witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery, according to a federal copyright lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis.

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    November 5, 2013

    '90s Cover Band the VCRs on the Found Footage Festival, Coming to St. Louis

    Think the videocassette is dead? Think again. On Wednesday, November 6, the Found Footage Festival makes its way to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street). Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have scavenged the country's thrift shops and garage sales for the best -- and worst -- of VHS culture, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Ranking the Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercials

    For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos informercial. For the unaware who may not be "down with the clown," The Gathering of the Juggalos is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Six Worst Songs in Movies

    Last week, RFT Music editor Kiernan Malestky pointed out many great film and music cohabitations at this year's St. Louis Internationally Film Festival. But not every insertion of music into movies is as seamless as A Late Quartet. Here are the six worst uses of songs in movies. Let us know your pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    From Rihanna in Battleship to Will Smith in Men In Black III: Some Notable Music-to-Movie Mistakes

    Last week, Battleship, a movie based on the movies based on Transformers and a board game starring a bunch of plastic pegs that really suck to step on by accident and Rihanna, opened to $25 million. This week, Men in Black 3, starring noted pop-rapper Will Smith, will open to significantly more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    The Real Top Ten Worst Songs of the 1990s

    www.whosdatedwho.comRolling Stone omitted Timmy T from their list of horrible songs from the '90s. We won't make that mistake.​Rolling Stone recently polled its readers and compiled a list of the worst songs of the 1990s. It's about as predictable as a Saved by the Bell episode: 10. "What's U ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 11, 2011
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    July 15, 2011

    Too Hot To Live Winter Music Mix: Ten Songs To Lower Your Temperature

    Refreshing! ​Finally, we seem to be on the other side of this week's bout of soul-shredding heat. Summer's all well and good, but the Beach Boys weren't singing about an endless summer where it feels like 115 degrees. Their summers were a good 30 degrees cooler than what we've been experiencin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    The Five Most Bizarre Genre Crossovers

    Why yes: That is one person.​It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Stop Sign Graffiti: The Music Edition

    image viaFor those about to walk, we salute you. ​The stop sign: One of the most iconic symbols in America. One of only a couple ways to fail your driver's test outright (red lights and also manslaughter are others). "Stop," as it turns out, also appears in plenty of iconic pop songs. Some ent ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
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    February 9, 2009

    A-Rod's $30 Million Blues

    Let me tell you something, folks: it ain't easy being Alex Rodriguez these days. Sure, he's got all the money and talent that most of us only dream of ever possessing, but what kind of life has it gotten him? First, it was the whole Madonna thing. Really, Alex? I mean, come on, man. Dude's got like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Show Review: Ingrid Michaelson, Greg Laswell at the Pageant

    Remember your first crush -- the elementary school Winnie Cooper whopper that never amounted to anything more than furious blushing? You've had other crushes since, but nothing that's breached the Kevin Arnold intensity of that embarrassingly earnest liking. Sketch by Sarah Norwood Click here fo ... More >>