Get out of that bathtub or basement and get out to a show this weekend. B.B. King plays the Peabody, Kate Nash follows up the Ready Room's debut show with the space's second concert, Why? finds its way to the Demo, and Guttermouth storms the stage at Fubar. No mighty gust of wind could keep is in th ... More >>
By Travis Cohen The bands that last, they're the exceptions to the rule. The Geto Boys are that kind of long-lasting, exceptional group. And after 24 years, they're still going strong and they're headed to St. Louis this Sunday to perform at the Coliseum Music Lounge. See Also: Ask Willie D - RFT ... More >>
I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... 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 >>
By Nate Jackson Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textboo ... More >>
Where in the world isn't Pokey LaFarge these days? In the past year, he's made all sorts of waves -- on the radio, over the ocean and even on TV, culminating a wide range of adoring fans. Between appearing on Jools Holland's NYE Hootenanny, backing up Jack White and performing on HBO's Boardwalk Emp ... More >>
Last week, our cohorts at Daily RFT brought you the story of an albino ruby-throated hummingbird, or maybe a pair of them, seen in northeast Missouri. The exceptionally rare species is easily spotted by predators and is therefore a small population that dwindles every year. The hummingbird, with its ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 3. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The Soulard Blues BandThe variety show is a venerable American musical institution, with a history that stretches all the way from medicine shows and vaudeville to the chitlin' circuit of the 1940s, the early 1950s rock & roll cavalcades promoted by Alan Freed, and the label-sponsored Stax/Vo ... More >>
Oh yes: Gregg Allman is coming to the Pageant on January 3rd. Devon Allman's Honeytribe will open. Tickets are $37.50 and $50 and go on sale October 21st at 5 p.m. Allman is touring behind Low Country Blues, his first new album in thirteen years. It was produced by T Bone Burnett (why do we ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to Kelsey Whipple's scoop about the controversy in University City over a statue honoring Chuck Berry. As Whipple reported, one local activist wants to stop the project over Berry's felony convictions.A reader named Daryl Davis weighed in, defending Berry -- drawing ... More >>
Last weekend, Chuck Berry gave fans in Chicago a scare: A New Year's Day concert ended prematurely after the 84-year-old fell ill. This gig aside, however, Berry remains a workhorse: Without fail, he plays monthly at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, and he told Rolling Stone last year that he's working o ... More >>
* = local, = coming to town Vintage Vinyl 1. T.I.---No Mercy 2. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3. CHARLIE WILSON---Just Charlie 4. ERIC BENET---Lost In Time* 5. QUINCY JONES---Q: Soul Bossa Nostra 6. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 7. TEMPTATIONS---Give Love At Christmas 8. ANGEL ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18. The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
10 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Beale on Broadway, 701 South Broadway.
Bob Dylan. The Band. Grateful Dead. Janice Joplin. The Who. B.B. King. The Eagles. And many more. All played at the Mississippi River Festival -- an outdoor music venue on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that from 1969 to 1980 hosted hundreds of the nation's biggest rock and ... More >>
(Piece by Dean C. Minderman) Blues enthusiasts know that the music is best experienced live, but when you can't get to one of St. Louis' blues clubs in person, you can still take in some of the sights and sounds online by visiting Lady Di's Blues Corner. The site features dozens of pages of photos a ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday February 13. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
Corey Smith challenges ideas about "country" music.
10 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Beale On Broadway (701 South Broadway).
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The Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and bigger than ever, while B-Sides finds out that Michael Bolton isn't an assclown and spotlights photography superstar Tammy Leahy,
B-Sides lays down the law with Criteria, contemplates potential rock-star deaths and plays a rousing game of Tic-Tac-DeVoe
LOMA merges art and music under the stars
Music news you can use
Hazelwood throws a Bluau
If Jay Farrar's titles don't have to make sense, then neither do ours
Week of December 15, 2004
If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do
We chat with the lil'est Tratchenburg, sing seasonal songs and give a concept-album reading list
Saturday, August 21; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Thursday, July 8; Mississippi Nights
Sunday, August 25; Broadway Oyster Bar
Meet the new radio, XM. It's bad. It's nationwide.
The St. Louis Film Office loses its funding and closes its doors
Saturday, Aug. 18; Fox Theatre
The true confessions of über-pimp, badass mother and rock & roll legend Ike Turner
Wednesday, Feb. 2-Saturday, Feb. 5; Backstage Bistro
Following local record label MAXJAZZ's upward trajectory
Isaac Hayes performs in the hallowed halls of Powell as part of the Blues, Roots, Honks and Moans Festival