Recently, extremely dangerous pop-punk band Joyce Manor ignited controversy among true rockers everywhere after its members stopped one of their fans from stagediving on some small women. The band even later took to Facebook to condemn the practice. Although the move is likely motivated by positiv ... More >>
We thought yesterday's announcement that Weezer will be playing at Plush next month was a big deal -- and it is -- but then word came in that the enigmatic and hilarious Dave Chappelle will be hitting a St. Louis stage in October as well. Chappelle famously walked away from the spotlight in 2005, ... More >>
If emo's millennial angst is having something of a comeback (and judging from the rising star of St. Louis' Foxing, it is), then perhaps there is room for a resurgence of emo's more melodic offshoots as well. Local quartet Tidal Volume could lead this charge with a new EP fueled by insistent acousti ... More >>
Atlanta indie-rock outfit Manchester Orchestra will be performing at the Pageant this Sunday, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!
High school wasn't an awesome John Hughes movie for many of us, but it still was kind of rad. At no other point in our lives will people shrug while we moon a pep rally, awkwardly hit on the grumpy artiste in oil painting class or shove plastic sporks up our nose to amuse our friends, all while bein ... More >>
Halloween is here! Whether you planned that get-up for months or now have to scour the gutter for some tumbleweave to augment that makeshift costume, get on out and partake in some prime people watching tonight. Lots of local musicians went all out to dress up for one-night-only cover sets, and plen ... More >>
October 27 was anything but a perfect day for Lou Reed fans. As Rolling Stone first reported, the influential rock guitarist and daring songwriter passed Sunday; cause of death has not yet been released. Through the Velvet Underground and his later solo work, Reed dismissed the fairytale of New Yor ... More >>
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 >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>
Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Pageant! The Mesa, Arizona rock band will perform on Thursday, August 1, and we have two tickets up for grabs.
In this column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Last year, Corey ... More >>
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 >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Earlier this week, I wrote a piece for RFT Music poking fun of the modern concept of genre that spawns ph ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... 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 >>
1. Kill yourself. If you've already bought your copy of The Smile Sessions, the Beach Boys collection that gets us as close as we'll ever come to a complete version of the most famous lost album of all time, you've probably been waiting for it--it just came out November 1, after all. And if ... More >>
If Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton's promise (which turned out to be a joke/hoax) to become a white rapper was just one more sad reminder of a series you used to love, we don't blame you -- but we would like to discourage you. Harry Potter, as I'm sure you will remember, is after all a little m ... More >>
Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. DEAD CONFEDERATE---Sugar 2. MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SO'S---Buzzard* 3. KEM---Intimacy 4. WALKMEN---Lisbon* 5. SANTANA---Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time
This morning, the USC Thornton School of Music announced that Steve Miller -- he of Steve Miller Band fame -- would be teaching there during the 2010-2011 school year. According to a press release, Miller will be an "artist in residence" who will "work on a regular basis with undergraduate st ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Okay, admit it: Most of you weren't very excited to hear that Train -- the soccer-mom fave known for "Drops of Jupiter" and other soft-glow hits -- and Point-staple rockers Blue October were coming to the Pageant. And so perhaps you missed the opening acts announced for each show, assuming they woul ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews HUMDRUM's CD, Individual Man. He had this to say: If you were to break a certain folksy dictum and judge HUMDRUM's CD by its cover, you'd be right to assume that space is the place for this local quartet. The artwork for Individual Man features a h ... More >>
...Fall Out Boy and All-American Rejects. Not Taking Back Sunday and Weezer, who were the original openers before the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater show was moved to September 29. Refund information after the jump!Not on the bill is hip-hop act Asher "I Love College" Roth, who's been on some of thes ... More >>
It's Mardi Gras this weekend, so be careful, kids. Don't drink and drive.Friday, February 20*Traindodge/Jovian Chorus/Gold Tooth, Firebird*The Parlor Mob, Duck Room*Nato Caliph, Gargoyle*A Bit Shifty, The Wedge*Alvin Jett and Phat Noiz, Beale on Broadway*Big Smith, The Gramophone*Cowboy Mouth, VooDo ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 26. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois
Fear and loathing in St. Louis: A to Z's week as a woman-about-town.
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz
in your ear buds all winter long
Thursday, October 20; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Friday, September 30; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Tuesday, July 5; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Gasoline Rainbows (Rock Day by Day)
Friday, November 5; Frederick's Music Lounge
Radar Station surfs the Web instead of going outside
Wild Dogs With X-Ray Eyes (Initial)
Tuesday, February 4; Gargoyle (on the Washington University campus)
Friday, May 24; Galaxy
Love Is Here (Capitol)
Thursday, Nov. 29; Family Arena
Ladies, Women and Girls (Lookout)
Monday, Oct. 9; Firehouse