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  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From November 17 to 23

    Don't let snowfall ruin your good time. This city has a tendency to panic every time a flake hits the ground, but fret not, the road is still here for those brave enough to venture out for good music. Shaggy and The Urge are just a few highlights for the week ahead, but we want to make a special rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Jack Grelle's Steering Me Away: Listen Now

    The crew at Big Muddy Records has always had an ear for St. Louis' varied strands of country music, from the bruised, punk-infused songs of the late Bob Reuter to the earliest incarnations of Pokey LaFarge's folk-blues revivalism. But on Jack Grelle's second LP, Steering Me Away, Big Muddy now has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 19 to 25

    This week, check out the Body at Apop Records, Caitlin Rose at Blueberry Hill, the Schwag's return at the Pageant, Master P in East St. Louis and much more. Get some detailed recommendations after the jump and stay tuned 'til Friday for even more picks for the weekend.

  • Music

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 9 to September 15

    Whew, what a weekend! Between LouFest (check our full coverage here), Bob Reuter's memorial show and Iron Maiden/Megadeth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, we're tuckered out! No rest for the weary, though. This week, catch performances from touring acts including Lucinda Williams, the Alkaholiks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Country: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    SXSW 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phosphorescent, Natalie Maines, Richard Thompson, China Rats and More: Review and Photos

    This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: January 7 to 13

    Monday mornings are weird when you have to share your home bathroom with nine or so near-strangers. Such was the case today after housing a couple of bands from a particularly noisy and awesome show last night. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but officially as of today, my life is shows, shows ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012

    Merle Haggard and Marty Stuart

    7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From June 18 to 24

    According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Birdman & Mystikal, The Walkmen, Naked Raygun and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded Youtube videos with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Yay, We Can Read! St. Louis is the Nation's Eighth Most Literate City

    It's that time of year again, the only time of year when anybody outside New Britain, Connecticut, pays any attention to Central Connecticut State University. This morning the college released its annual ranking of the Nation's Most Literate Cities, and the results are heartening: St. Louisans may n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    The Trip Daddys The Life We Chose is Out Tomorrow: Listen

    ​The Trip Daddys have a new album: The Life We Chose. It gets an official release tomorrow night at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue, 314-773-3363). The album was also the subject of this week's Homespun column. "Pigeonhole the band as a one-shot, one-note act, and guitarist, singer and head Da ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    The Trip Daddys

    The Life We Chose
    self-released

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson on Moving West and Ditching Nostalgia

    hellohighplaces.blogspot.com​ High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are sonic soulmates who finish each others sentences and have found a common ground despite their disparate backgrounds--Pearson grew up in rural Michigan playing the bassoon, and Barber came up in the urban desolation of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Social Distortion at the Pageant, 5/4/11: Photos Setlist

    Social Distortion. Photo by Jason Stoff​Taking the stage to 2Pac's "California Love," Social Distortion brought its California hustle and flow to The Pageant Wednesday night and treated the packed house of rowdy punks, jocks, skaters and auto mechanics to almost two hours of unadulterated punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    St. Louis Ranked Eighth Most Toxic City

    ​A report out yesterday ranks metropolitan St. Louis as one of the most "toxic" (i.e. polluted) cities in the nation. The study by Forbes.com looked at cities based on five factors: air quality, water quality, the number of nearby Superfund sites, amount of days when the air-quality index (AQI) ex ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    The Zac Brown Band

    7 p.m. Friday, November 5. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Carrot Vending Machines Arrive at Schools

    The baby carrot takeover marches on, with schools receiving carrot vending machines. The Middletown (Ohio) Journal reports that Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, California, is test marketing the machines in Mason, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York, for two months. Seventy New Yorkers made a pizza run in ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2010

    Homespun: The Rockhouse Ramblers

    Lies & Damn Lies
    (self-released)

  • Music

    March 31, 2010

    Raul Malo

    9 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Show Review: John Doe of X at Off Broadway, Tuesday, March 16

    Founding member of X, a benchmark Los Angeles band that redefined punk in the 1980s. A solo career that has stood astride country and rockabilly and folk rock. In person, an ideal combination of sweetness and light. And, as a working Hollywood actor, bartender at the Double Deuce in Jasper, Missour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    St. Louis: Sixth Drunkest City

    Books have been written about our love affair with booze, and all we get is a lousy No. 6 ranking?​Next month Men's Health will come out with its listing of the "100 Drunkest Cities in America." As of right now, the magazine's website has yet to publish the findings, but USA Today has the scoop. F ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2009

    James Intveld

    9 p.m. Tuesday, January 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    What Do Bakersfield and Charleston Have That St. Louis Doesn't?

    Men's Health and Women's Health magazines have come out with their ranking of the 100 best -- and worst -- cities in America for healthy living. St. Louis ranks as the second-worst city in both Men's Health and Women's Health, with only Bakersfield, California, and Charleston, West Virginia, respect ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2008

    The Educated Guess

    Beautiful Strangers
    (self-released)

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Cards Blog: A Cautionary Tale for Anthony Reyes

    Awful game last night. Just awful. Exact same thing we keep seeing, night after night. Struggling bullpen, no hits with runners on base, it all adds up to another painful loss. Not much else to say, really. One thing that was interesting about the game last night, though, was the Pirates' starti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Cards Blog: A Cautionary Tale for Anthony Reyes

    Awful game last night. Just awful. Exact same thing we keep seeing, night after night. Struggling bullpen, no hits with runners on base, it all adds up to another painful loss. Not much else to say, really. One thing that was interesting about the game last night, though, was the Pirates' starti ... More >>

  • News

    December 19, 2007

    2007: The Year in Movies and Music

    A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.

  • News

    August 8, 2007

    The Few, The Proud, The Shattered

    Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007
  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Potter Mouth

    Unreal behaves like the consummate Muggle, examines a possible correlation between geography and fidelity and plucks a bitter blogger from the 'osphere.

  • Music

    November 22, 2006

    Deke Dickerson

    9 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Beale on Broadway (701 South Broadway).

  • Music

    August 23, 2006

    Beep Beep, Yeah!

    B-Sides explores the van woes of Cars Can Be Blue, talks to Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom about conquering cancer for one last tour and downloads some screaming Sleater-Kinney.

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Gary Allan

    8 p.m. Saturday, June 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • Music

    April 19, 2006

    Haggard Glory

    Countrys hardcore hard-ass is still bringin it.

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    They Did What?

    2005's Top WTF? moments

  • Calendar

    September 28, 2005

    Out Riding Vinces

    A ten-gallon tour de force

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2003

    Hillbilly Redux

    Dwight Yoakam rolls into Mississippi Nights 'Almost Alone'

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2002

    Joia to the World

    It's all fun and games for St. Louis' favorite Brazilian percussion ensemble

  • Music

    September 4, 2002

    Red Rum! Red Rum!

    Apathetic audiences and media nailed the coffin shut for innovative techno night

  • Music

    September 5, 2001

    Slew's Next

    A Wash. U. grad, a legend and some Missouri shitkickers team up to form a great little label

  • Music

    November 8, 2000

    Blueground Undergrass and Yonder Mountain String Band

    Saturday, Nov. 11; Mississippi Nights

  • Music

    March 22, 2000

    Blast Furnace

    Neko Case's new album, Furnace Room Lullaby, generates real heat

  • Music

    March 1, 2000

    Johnny Dilks and His Visitacion Valley Boys

    Thursday, March 2; Off Broadway

  • Music

    July 14, 1999

    Dwight Yoakam

    Last Chance for a Thousand Years (Reprise)

  • News

    June 2, 1999
  • News

    May 5, 1999

    Bidart and Life

    Frank Bidart's poetry embodies life's beauty and horror

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