In this column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Last year, Corey ... More >>
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; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Country music has always mystified me. On the one hand, the songs always seem to focus on alcohol, failed relationships, and poverty - subjects that have spawned fantastic art for years. On the other hand, popular country music has been virtually unlistenable for at least the last twenty years.
Willie Nelson and Family | The Pernikoff Brothers April 17, 2012 The Pageant Halfway through last night's Willie Nelson show at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161), with the obligatory Texas flag backdrop flying on stage and Willie about to launch into "Good Hearted Woman," a man asks ... More >>
Jeremy CharlesDust Bowl wonders Other Lives. Oklahoma's Other Lives is a fantastic band, which is probably why Radiohead plucked them out of the Great Plains and gave them supporting dates on its 2012 takeover tour. Lush, pastoral, and you're getting a preview at Cicero's a month before Radio ... More >>
As he took the stage for the festival-closing set, Willie Nelson was introduced over the loudspeaker as the "President of Farm Aid." Sure enough, he is the president of the board of directors. But if Farm Aid (either the concert or the non-profit) were run like a Willie Nelson concert, we wouldn't b ... More >>
The 24th annual Farm Aid started with the old-school gospel quartet harmonies of the Blackwood Brothers and enough warm sunshine to persuade all the family farms in Missouri -- the Show Me State has the second highest number of farms in the Union -- that their summer work is far from over. What Will ... More >>
12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Tuesday, May 3; the VooDoo Lounge in Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
The bold history of David Allan Coe; plus, we talk with the Walkmen and compare Lunatic spending
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
Week of December 11, 2002
The RFT music staff previews some highlights from this year's Twangfest line-up.
A Wash. U. grad, a legend and some Missouri shitkickers team up to form a great little label
Hard times are nothing new to outlaw-country pioneer Billy Joe Shaver -- but they seem to have gotten harder in recent years