[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>
Between the Superbowl, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, there's no shortage of excuses to celebrate something somewhere sometime soon lately, or even retroactively. Find a place to party this week from a varying list of tasty shows -- just choose your flavor. This week's recommendations await after t ... More >>
Austin Texas-based musician Bob Schneider comes to Off Broadway on Tuesday, February 5, and we've got two tickets! Schneider is well-known for his impressive range and diverse set of influences -- he's a singer-songwriter who employs dashes of funk, country / Americana and rock to create memorable ... 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 >>
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. When Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, he pok ... 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 >>
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
You made it through another week, and you should reward yourself with some live musical entertainment: Tonight it's the kings of Southern rock at the Family Arena, a strong local bill at Off Broadway and another Homegrown deal at the Pageant. STL Loud showcases an eclectic bill at the Firebi ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe extraneous requesting of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" is one of the longest running jokes in rock and roll history. It also ranks among the least funny. Each time a lazy heckler yells "Free Bird" at a rock band, a lose-lose situation results. The band is mocked and the he ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, November 4. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
By all accounts, emotion ran high at Off Broadway last night during Deer Tick and Dead Confederate's sold out show. Travis from 5 Score Pachyderm passed along video he took of Deer Tick front man John McCauley opening the show with a solo version of "Sleep Walk," dedicated to Dave Hagerty: Roy Ka ... More >>
By all accounts, emotion ran high at Off Broadway last night during Deer Tick and Dead Confederate's sold out show. Travis from 5 Score Pachyderm passed along video he took of Deer Tick front man John McCauley opening the show with a solo version of "Sleep Walk," dedicated to Dave Hagerty: Roy K ... More >>
You know what you're going to get with a Gretchen Wilson set: no-frills, unpretentious, hard-twanging country-rock tunes - with emphasis on the rock. Her mid-afternoon set kicked off with the 2004 hit "Here For the Party." Sporting a black camisole, sparkly silver belt and jeans and big hoop earring ... More >>
Well, this week went by quickly. (Thank you, Labor Day!) If while checking your online banking statement, you realize you might have gone overboard with the spending last weekend, here's your opportunity for redemption: Have fun this weekend on a budget. All the following events cost less than $10 - ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, December 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 26. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois
10 p.m. Saturday, December 22. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway.
B-Sides talks to the Comas about their latest release and downloads Iron & Wine's "The Boy With a Coin"
NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.
Highway Companion (American Recordings)
Twangfest turns ten and throws itself a big ol' shindig
B-Sides attends a local radio station's Lenten fish fry, explores why a local jazz TV program didn't get off the ground and recommends this week's primo download
Wednesday, July 27; the Family Arena (2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles)
B-Sides sees triple with Alkaline Trio, crunches numbers with Son Volt and gives Billy Idol some career advice
The Hold Steady bring bombast back to rock & roll
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
Unreal drops by to chat with Bob Schneider; we visit Africa and the Old School
This sendup of Deliverance comes without a brain too
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
It's all sex, drugs and systems analysis for corporate rock bands
Maple Leaf Inn
Fronted by late-bloomer Anna Padgett, the Naysayer is all about the songs.
Wednesday, Nov. 14; Mississippi Nights
Sunday, Sept. 16; Ambassador
Hot chef Biker Billy sets the crowd on fire at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show
Great expectations, laid low, for St. Louis bands
Friday, Oct. 29; Kiel Center
The Bottle Rockets make a trip home to St. Louis to celebrate the release of a new album
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