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  • Kid Rock

    published December 12, 2001

    Robert James Ritchie was probably 15 when he saw the members of Aerosmith burst through the wall separating them from Run-DMC in the "Walk This... More >>

  • It's Their Thing

    published October 24, 2001

    I think you've got a great football team," says Ernie Isley, lead guitarist for one of the most popular and longest-lived musical groups in... More >>

  • Culture with the Forces of Justice Band and Dub Prophecy Hi-Fi

    published October 17, 2001

    Reggae has had its share of masterful vocalists, but there's only one Joseph Hill. He's the visionary behind Culture, and his vision has... More >>

  • History Lesson

    published October 10, 2001

    A few transcendent moments stand out in blues history. Among these, there's Henry Townsend, in late 1937, helping Sonny Boy Williamson develop the... More >>

  • Twangbangers

    published September 26, 2001

    We're not sure who came up with the idea, but we feel fairly confident that alcohol was involved. Oh, it doesn't take much drinking to find the... More >>

  • Maxwell with Alicia Keys

    published September 19, 2001

    Maxwell wants you to know that he could do better but that there's no one quite like you, that love is not a want but a need, that he's... More >>

  • Eric Gales

    published September 12, 2001

    The Stratocaster roars, strings bending and twisting in the wake of a furious fretboard assault. The vocalist takes a sweet and bluesy approach to... More >>

  • Ozomatli

    published September 5, 2001

    A year or two ago, on an episode of HBO's Sex and the City, the protagonists returned several times to a little bar somewhere in Manhattan,... More >>

  • Erykah Badu with Nikka Costa

    published August 22, 2001

    When Erykah Badu delivered her debut album, Baduizm, in 1997, she stood out like a refreshingly sore thumb from the pack of R&B... More >>

  • Stevie Nicks with Sheryl Crow and Bob Schneider

    published August 22, 2001

    Stevie Nicks turns up in the video by Destiny's Child for their song "Bootylicious." She's there because the single lifts a guitar sample... More >>

  • John Mellencamp with the Wallflowers

    published August 15, 2001

    He may not be quite as much in the public's eye as he once was, but that doesn't mean John Mellencamp is forgotten. You can still hear... More >>

  • Midlife Mettle

    published August 1, 2001

    The Proclaimers open for the Barenaked Ladies at Riverport Amphitheatre on Monday, Aug. 6. More >>

  • Jill Scott

    published August 1, 2001

    Just as Erykah Badu is often unfairly compared to Billie Holiday, we're surprised Jill Scott isn't hailed as the R&B version of Sarah... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published July 18, 2001

    If awakened to the strains of the Songcatcher soundtrack, a mysteriously sleeping Rip van Winkle from the Appalachians would be shocked:... More >>

  • Janet Jackson

    published July 11, 2001

    In past concerts, Janet Jackson has invited a guy from the audience to join her onstage. He's strapped into a chair for the duration of a... More >>

  • Swooping Toward Home

    published June 20, 2001

    Visit John Wendland's home in University City, and you'll be greeted by George and Sandy, the two biggest fans of his band, One Fell Swoop.... More >>

  • Richard Thompson

    published June 13, 2001

    The familiar guitar figure dances nimbly across the entry to the song. Richard Thompson has played "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" in... More >>

  • Twang Time

    published June 6, 2001

    Twangfest, the four-night Americana music festival held annually in St. Louis, is practically an institution, widely hailed as the best showcase... More >>

  • Split Lip Rayfield

    published May 30, 2001

    Acoustic instruments rarely thump. They twang, they clang, they jump, they bump, they glide, they slide, they rattle. But they don't often thump... More >>

  • Eddie Cotton

    published May 23, 2001

    It takes about 30 seconds of listening to Eddie Cotton's debut CD, Live at the Alamo Theatre, to realize that you're hearing a major... More >>

  • Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire with Kelly Hogan and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts

    published May 23, 2001

    One listen to The Swimming Hour, the new album by Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, and you'll know Bird has made a quantum leap in all... More >>

  • Go-Go's

    published May 23, 2001

    Although the Go-Go's are remembered today as hugely influential pop stars of the early '80s, at the time their impact seemed likely to be... More >>

  • The 2001 RFT Slammies

    published May 16, 2001

    Artist of the Year -- Nelly Recording of the Year -- Country Grammar Best Rap Artist -- Nelly We abased ourselves to... More >>

  • Little Rock

    published April 18, 2001

    Customers are few this evening at Café Samadhi in downtown Webster Groves. In one cozy booth, a pair of teenage girls drink hot chocolate... More >>

  • Eliza Carthy

    published February 7, 2001

    Isn't it irksome when a brand-new CD has a sticker on the front saying, "Featuring "Wildwood' and "Whole,'" as if these were the names of hit... More >>

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