Motion City Soundtrack is a pretty rockin' band. The pop-punk five-piece has performed or collaborated with some big-time friends, including Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Trampled By Turtles, Weezer and the Dead Girls. And in its decade-plus of non-stop touring, the Minneapolis group regularly swings by ... More >>
It's Monday, and we're already daydreaming about how we can stay out all night Sunday and sleep in the next day thanks to Labor Day weekend up ahead. Expend some of that excess energy to be by checking out some shows this week. The English Beat, the Bulletproof Tiger, Slut River and more make stops ... More >>
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.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
As our awesome RFT Music contributor and MC for a day, Allison Babka, put it, "I have an RFT Music Showcase hangover." Many thanks to all the bands that took the time and effort to haul their equipment down to Washington Avenue, everyone involved in making it all possible and of course all the folks ... More >>
The prince of party himself, Andrew W.K., will be making a stop at the Firebird on May 22 as part of his "Human Party Machine Solo Tour." Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3, at noon.
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 >>
Genres can be handy organizational tools. Without them, we would have to resort to long-winded explanations of every artists or unwarranted comparisons to similar acts. But as genres become more specific, they often become more ridiculous. Here are the six most cringe-inducing genres. Feel free to l ... More >>
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
If you turned on the Internet recently, you may have seen that South By Southwest is this week. The highlight of the annual Austin, Texas, festival is seeing great bands and discovering new favorites. Inversely, many of the thousands of artists who cram into the state capital are horrible. With good ... More >>
Ah, early August in St. Louis. It's the time of year for thunderstorms, unbearable humidity -- and the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, the annual traveling punk-rock summer camp is coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 3. Some of the acts playing the St. Louis date of the festival incl ... More >>
Gossip Girl fans, take note: Taylor Momsen's band the Pretty Reckless is coming to St. Louis and playing at the Firebird on Tuesday, February 22. (Yes, that's the same night as Ke$ha's sold-out show at the Pageant.) Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show, with doors at 6 p.m. The Pretty Reckles ... More >>
6 p.m. Saturday, December 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Monday, November 29. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Monday, August 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Friday, August 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7 p.m. Monday, July 5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
courtesy of Fat Wreck ChordsNOFX returns to the St. Louis area for the first time since 1998.In this week's paper, Michael Dauphin scored a rare interview with NOFX figurehead Fat Mike. The band will be performing at Pop's on Saturday, May 1, its first local club appearance since the late '90 ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced an extensive summer tour. St. Louis wasn't on the list of tour dates, which of course was a bummer. But we've been spoiled in the last two years -- Petty's been here twice in the last half-decade, and one of those appearances included Stevie ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 24. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Monday, February 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
6 p.m. Tuesday, October 27. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
"I want to make sure your voices echo across the Mississippi and into downtown!" And so went the "Heys!" -- the fist-pumping of a couple thousand Rise Against fans, shouting for social change during the Chicago punk band's set Saturday night. And if fans needed any reminder of their setting, the neo ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Monday, February 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Dear Santa, Last night at the Pageant, you showed up again this year as the man of honor at A Very Ludo Christmas. But things were somewhat different for the local quintet as it celebrated its fourth annual holiday extravaganza. For starters, earlier in the year Ludo released You're Awful, I Love Y ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7 p.m. Friday, December 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 16. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard)
7 p.m. Sunday, September 24. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
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The pierced and the ponytailed come together in Lucinda love
Friday, July 30; Creepy Crawl
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
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Flogging Molly isn't punk, traditional Irish or rock & roll but all these things at once