rss Email Author Christian Schaeffer

Awards

2007 Stories by Christian Schaeffer

Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
  • Moody Blues

    published July 11, 2007

    In hindsight, it's not too surprising that the Moody Blues became the poster boys for those cursed PBS Pledge Drives (which seem to dredge... More >>

  • Bruce Hornsby

    published July 11, 2007

    Bruce Hornsby's big singles in the '80s, particularly "Every Little Kiss" and "Mandolin Rain," brought a little bit of the heartland into... More >>

  • If I Should Fall from Grace

    published July 11, 2007

    Of all the local albums to be released in the past year — hell, the past five years — one of the best is Grace Basement's New... More >>

  • Local Motion: LaPush

    published July 4, 2007

    homespun For LaPush, it seems like Modern Blues sounds a lot like modern rock. Of course, the... More >>

  • Parts and Labor

    published July 4, 2007

    Brooklyn's Parts & Labor takes the atonal screeches and errant atmospherics of experimental music and corrals them into a big, buzzy,... More >>

  • The Deserters/The Box Social

    published July 4, 2007

    The guys in the Box Social aren't exactly breaking their necks to create a new strand of rock & roll — they're happy to sing slightly... More >>

  • Rock of Ages

    published June 27, 2007

    For the past twelve years, the Trip Daddys have been one of the city's best-loved bar bands, sweating through furious sets of... More >>

  • Homespun

    published June 20, 2007

    Peat Sounds, the second album from the Pubes, clocks in at just over 23 minutes, just enough time to cram in fourteen spry,... More >>

  • Local Motion: Zelienople / Learn, Artist!

    published June 20, 2007

    The Chicago trio Zelienople brings the patience of slowcore to the hazy, echo-laden world of shoegaze. The band's releases are often... More >>

  • Homespun

    published June 13, 2007

    Led by singer and guitarist Brian McClelland, the Maxtone 4 has been threatening to become the city's best power-pop band for the past few years.... More >>

  • Jonatha Brooke

    published June 13, 2007

    Jonatha Brooke began her musical life in folk-duo the Story, and by the mid-'90s she was releasing solo albums that placed her clarion,... More >>

  • The Figgs

    published June 6, 2007

    For twenty years the Figgs have played smart, sharp power-pop with the brashness and impetuousity of young punks. There's a gritty,... More >>

  • Squeezing Out Larks

    published June 6, 2007

    Graham Parker isn't an angry young man anymore. He's an angry 56-year-old. One of the most independent and prolific voices in rock & roll,... More >>

  • Future Clouds & Radar

    published May 30, 2007

    Robert Harrison labored valiantly as the singer and guitarist of Cotton Mather, an Austin pop band that's still referenced in hushed tones despite... More >>

  • George Benson

    published May 30, 2007

    As an ace jazz guitarist with a husky, syncopated voice, George Benson straddled the line between Quiet Storm R&B and adult contemporary... More >>

  • 2007 RFT Music Showcase

    published May 30, 2007

    My second day in St. Louis after moving here to become the RFT's music editor happened to coincide with the 2005 Music Awards presentation... More >>

  • Drink by the Light of he Moon

    published May 23, 2007

    It's a scientific fact: Alcohol tastes better when it is consumed outside. Chemists and mixologists have yet to determine why this is, but the... More >>

  • Local Motion: Leslie Sanazaro

    published May 23, 2007

    Pianist and singer Leslie Sanazaro has performed with local act Polaris and continues to sing regularly with So Say We All, but recently... More >>

  • Homespun: The Conformists

    published May 23, 2007

    Three Hundred starts off with an untitled track consisting of 30 seconds of silence. It's hard to know whether the Conformists meant this... More >>

  • Homespun: John Boy's Courage

    published May 16, 2007

    Todd Sarvies, lead singer and songwriter for John Boy's Courage, has a voice made for modern-rock radio. His whisper-to-a-scream range can handle... More >>

  • Homespun: Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship

    published May 9, 2007

    Corey Goodman, the brain behind one-man-band Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, has referred to his act as "electro-comedy," which is as good a term... More >>

  • Local Motion: Stag Night: Live at Leeds

    published May 9, 2007

    It may not have sold as many copies as Frampton Comes Alive or Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan, but the Who's Live at Leeds... More >>

  • Skeletons & the Kings of All Cities

    published May 9, 2007

    Formerly known as Skeletons & the Girl-Faced Boys, Skeletons & the Kings of All Cities inject post-rock sensibilities into traditional pop... More >>

  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

    published May 2, 2007

    As leader of the mid-'90s band the Refreshments, Roger Clyne toed the line between MTV-ready alternative rock and jokey slacker anthems. (The... More >>

  • Homespun: Various Artists

    published May 2, 2007

    It's fitting that this disc, which functions as the latest issue of the 52nd City literary magazine, bristles with different styles and... More >>

Display results per page << Prev  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  Next >>
Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
Loading...