By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>
If the Funky Butt Brass Band, that six-headed Hydra of spit valves and second-line sweat and Chachere's seasoning, had stuck to its initial goal of bringing New Orleans brass music to St. Louis, that would have been enough. But over six years and four releases, the band has continued to expand its b ... More >>
This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more. Read on for some recommendations for the next seven days, and don't forget to check back on Friday for more weekend picks.
Charges have been filed against 22-year-old Christopher Brown of the 3600 block of Gasconade Street in connection with a shooting last week that took place near the Broadway Oyster Bar in Soulard. On June 20 at around 2 a.m., trumpet player Adam Hucke was at the bar, where he performed with Big Mi ... More >>
UPDATE: According to police the suspect is a "male, dark complexion, early twenties, wearing a white t-shirt and white pants." He fled the scene in a red Chevy Monte Carlo. The full police report is now at the bottom of this post. (End of update; original story below.) Funky Butt Brass Band trumpet ... More >>
With the holiday season in full swing, lots of bands pull out the stops. El Monstero hits the Pageant for its annual string of holiday season shows, Sarah Bollinger graces the Gramophone with her blue-eyed soul for a special Christmas show and Pet Rock invades the Livery with a tape release. Besides ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
I, Ryan James Wasoba, hereby announce that, after over a year and a half of weekly contributions, the end of my Nitpick Six column is upon us. As such, it's bucket list time. This space is usually reserved for microscopic aspects of music, but now let's go big. These are the six sweetest riffs of ... More >>
Alejandro Escovedo Off Broadway May 15, 2012 Storytelling is a craft that is formulated through years of experience and must be as finely tuned as a guitar. Spirited rock and roll is the backdrop to Alejandro Escovedo's heartfelt and sincere storytelling. Last night in St. Louis, he bared his soul, ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: S ... More >>
Courtesy of Funky Butt Brass BandThe Funky Butt Brass Band, St. Louis' finest purveyors of second-line struttin', is about to unleash its annual holiday throwdown on Saturday night at Off Broadway. Now in its third year, the Holiday Brasstravaganza gives the six-piece a chance to thoroughly f ... More >>
photo courtesy of Funky Butt Brass BandTaking much of its inspiration from the New Orleans second line tradition, the Funky Butt Brass Band has earned a reputation for its infectious blend of up-tempo jazz, blues, and soul. As the six-man band readies itself for a sophomore album release, we ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, December 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
myspace.com/prairierehabOn Friday, August 13, at the Schlafly Tap Room, Morgan Nusbaum (The 75s/Bruiser Queen), Tenement Ruth and Prairie Rehab are playing a free show. The latter is the new group formed by the members of the Linemen, sans singer Kevin Butterfield. Prairie Rehab's sound is ce ... More >>
Cut the Body Loose