Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. There is no surer way ... More >>
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This old adage was proved true last night in the parking lot outside the Judas Priest/Whitesnake show at Family Arena in St. Charles, as this slideshow here proves.Steve TruesdellA Judas Priest show now. More photos from last night here.Sure, the ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
Pageant *Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 *Demetri Martin, Saturday, May 16 *Mint Condition, Saturday, May 30 *The Avett Brothers, Thursday, June 25Blueberry Hill *Howie Day, May 1*Meiko/Cory Chisel, May 14*Cracker, Friday, May 15*Meat Puppets, May 28
This week I visit the Bleeding Deacon, a South City bar with a surprisingly appealing menu.Damn. My cell phone was at home, charging. I didn't need to make a call, didn't need to take a photo. I needed light, and barring an unexpected nuclear detonation, the faint glow of my phone's screen was the b ... More >>
Unreal goes toe to toe with pro-wrestling historian Irvin Muchnick, works on our novel and narrowly escapes from a bear trap.
Sunday, July 17; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Week of May 28, 2003
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
It takes real metal to interview W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless