Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
For the average music listener, Mp3s are a compromise. Sound quality is traded for portability. For the ... More >>
Here's something you don't get to say too often: It's a shame when Paul McCartney turns up. Before McCartney arrives, rasping, puppy-eyed, and eager to have a go at the hot new grunge sound of 1993, Dave Grohl's Sound City is an exciting, sometime illuminating documentary about how a squad of techni ... More >>
St. Louis based hip-hop artist Nite Owl, whom we named Best Solo Hip-Hop artist in our music awards last year, has recently signed a deal with Monarchy Records, a division of the Spectra Music Group. The deal places the rapper on a roster that includes Fredro Starr of Onyx and soul singers Tony Terr ... More >>
Settled in Webster Groves, Webster University is making big noise in the sound recording field. For 24 years, the University's Department of Audio Aesthetics and Technology has been offering professional quality recordings to international and local musicians.
Webster's classes take a hand on app ... More >>
Campfire Club releases its charming full-length Tin Can Telephone tomorrow at the Heavy Anchor. Christian Schaeffer reviewed the record in this week's Homespun column, noting the lived-in feel of its tracks. This music is begging for vinyl, and you can get it that way at tomorrow's show. $5 g ... More >>
Apple (the Beatles record label) once sued Apple (the computer corporation). After initial squabbles over the right to name their companies after the same fruit, the two agreed that all was good as long as Steve Jobs and crew never entered the music business. As you can probably guess, as you likely ... More >>