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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The problem with success is that people want to repeat it. Too often bands focus more on the end than the process. And in attempting to replicate a triumph, they lose track of the creativity that first made the music interesting. That's how most metalcore slipped into rote predictability...
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tonight @ The Rave, 8 p.m.

Until his double-disc eighth album, Killer, went platinum in 2008, Kansas City hardcore rapper Tech N9ne struggled for recognition outside of underground circles. N9ne's commercial success has only further propelled the already prolific rapper's output; he released his guest-heavy Sickology 101: The Study of...
Monday, April 18, 2011
After years of inner-band tension, singer Black Francis dissolved The Pixies in early 1993, notifying his band mates via fax. Given that famously acrimonious breakup, few fans had long-term hopes for...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
One unassuming Monday morning last month, Girl Talk posted a free download of his latest record, All Day, only hours after completing it. The record was promoted with little more than a press release and a couple of tweets, but demand for it nonetheless exceeded the server space his label allocated, crashing its website almost immediately. Music news outlets...
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

at The Rave

This New Year's Eve, The Rave is bringing back GIRL TALK, the show starts at 8pm...
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
The stark cover of Interpol’s upcoming self-titled record illustrates the letters in the band’s name pulling away from each other and crumbling apart, an image it’s easy to read as symbolic of the state of the band, given how longtime bassist Carlos Dengler left the group shortly after they finished cutting the album. In lieu of announcing a permanent replacement for Dengler...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

Invade Rome, Celebrated Workingman and Bad Boy Bill

Friday, Jan. 8 Invade Rome w/ The Celebrated Workingman @ Frank’s Power Plant, 9 p.m. After years of playing together as Freshwater Collins, the guys in Invade Rome introduced a new
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

Tonight @ The Rave, 8 p.m.

Ancestral lineage aside, everybody loves a little Irish punk party rock around March. That’s been part of the Dropkick Murphys’ appeal since their inception in 1996, but this seven-piece band has found considerably broader success than the average Celtic punk band. Derived from leftover Woody Guthrie lyrics, the group’s roaring 2005 single, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” became the unofficial theme to Martin Scorsese’s hit The Departed, also...
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

Tonight @ The Rave, 8 p.m.

St. Louis’ Ludo have worked their way up from Warped Tour B-listers to modern-rock radio B-listers, thanks to an expensive major-label debut crafted with Maroon 5 producer Matt Wallace. Wallace polished the band’s emo-punk predictably, packing the group’s My Chemical Romance-styled drama into tight, Killers-inspired pop songs, but he couldn’t gloss over the band’s fundamental lack of wit or songwriting chops. “Does the fun ever...

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