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Friday, October 2, 2015

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 2 to 4

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 9:26 AM

This weekend brings legendary jazz players at an obscure club in University City, a daytime block party at Vintage Vinyl and one of America's rising pop divas at the Scottrade Center. Remember, Grove Fest goes down on Saturday with a stacked after party at the Demo with CaveofswordS and Mariner....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Lives' In Passing: Review and Stream

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:57 AM

The four guys in the punk-leaning foursome New Lives have played with each other in a handful of locals bands (Bestfriends, Icon & Anchor, Scouts Honour) but formed this group, in part, to channel the discordant, forward-thinking music of their youth. A few ‘90s underground stalwarts are name-checked in...

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The Brothers Lazaroff to Release Day and Night at Vintage Vinyl Block Party

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:32 AM

It started with a Jukebox. It was late, well past midnight, and the four members of the Brothers Lazaroff had just arrived in Austin, Texas, for the SXSW music festival. Over the next three days, the St. Louis rock band was scheduled to play eight or nine gigs. The...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Newly Announced: Weezer, Voivod, Baroness, JC Brooks and More

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones...

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Student-Driven Pyramid Promotions Is Taking Over St. Louis' Nightlife Scene

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:36 AM

Sometimes we belong in a fraternity basement with watery beer, listening to Nelly sing about the heat. Sometimes we don’t. Pyramid Promotions is for those other times. Roughly 100 people attended Pyramid’s debut event at Club Europe in November 2014. Washington University student Nate Stanfield was one of them....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bully's Alicia Bognanno Does It All

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Bully's Alicia Bognanno may be the indie-rock equivalent of Debbie Gibson Though no one would confuse Bognanno’s crunchy guitar and screaming vocals for Gibson’s upbeat '80s pop, the fact that she wrote and engineered her band’s debut album Feels Like evokes memories of Gibson, who became the youngest artist to ever write,...

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Experimental Music Legend Jandek Releases His St. Louis Performance on CD and DVD

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 9:21 AM

As legendary local concerts go, it was hardly Guns 'n Roses Riverport riot. Yet when Houston experimental artist Jandek came to St. Louis on March 21, 2014, it was a big deal. Once famously reclusive, Jandek (whose family calls him Sterling Smith) has been performing occasional live shows for...

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The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week, September 28 to October 4

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 9:09 AM

RFT Music likes to relish in the underrated (and just plain weird) bands, but this week we spin the light in our lighthouse back over to mainstream pop. Starting with two nights of Taylor Swift at Scottrade, our guide for the next seven days ends with Ariana Grande. The insane,...

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Evidence Suggests Taylor Swift Is a Psychopath

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 8:15 AM

The newest statistics out of psychology studies report that one percent of the general population are psychopaths. With numbers that high, you probably know a psychopath, have dated a psychopath or are actually a psychopath yourself. Psychopathy is “traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished...

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 25 to 27

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 7:42 AM

Hot off the heels of the funk and metal festivals in recent weeks, St. Louis brings big shows for fans of folk and blues. The Atomic Blues Festival takes place on Atomic Cowboy's outdoor stage on Saturday while the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival stretches across the whole weekend...

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