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 >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
The trifecta may be sex, drugs, and rock & roll, but at some point you have to get from point A to point B. Against its better judgement, rock & roll has gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated several times. We are not endorsing such an activity, but the risk factor of driving while intoxicated h ... More >>
You probably saw this Thursday morning, attached to a mostly accurate quote on your Facebook news feed: Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Conan to announce Anchorman 2. That's great, and anybody who's ever derived any joy from quoting any movie will have long since dug their "I Love Lamp" shi ... More >>
Photo credit to... what's that? You figured it out already? Lindsay Lohan got a Billy Joel lyric tattooed on her rib cage, and frankly we can't believe it took this long. The gossip mill says that, "It represented where she is in life and everything she's been through ... it signifies that sh ... More >>
Rocky SchenckToday is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... More >>
On Friday we thought Applebee's killed the food truck trend dead. But it was only the beginning. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydishThe Gap puts tacos in jeans. Meet Pico de Gap, a taco truck operated by The Gap in Los Angeles. Because having a trillion brick and mortar stores isn ... More >>
Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>
Why yes: That is one person.It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>
Elton John is on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone. Haven't had a chance to read the whole article yet, but so far it reads great -- the performing legend talks about playing piano at Rush Limbaugh's wedding, about encouraging Billy Joel to write music again and of course, fatherhood. On ... 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 >>
9 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
My Life with Dusty Wallets
For the third time in 15 years, Billy Joel and Elton John have teamed up with their dueling pianos co-headlining tour. It's a fool-proof idea, really, and therefore no surprise that it drew a near-capacity crowd to the Scottrade Center last night. Both men have racked up dozens of hit songs and sol ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
That's right -- Billy Joel and Elton John will be bringing their dueling piano tour to the Scottrade Center on Thursday, May 14. No ticket prices yet, but I'm sure I'll get 'em today, because tickets go on sale later this week.
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.
An American Cocktail
B-Sides gives you a guided tour of St. Louis through the eyes of Billy Joel, and provides three nifty downloads for the price of one.
Get they old art on
We catch up with the Gentleman Callers, find out what Ron Jeremy has to do with school and examine how much James Taylor really sucks
Aging piano man Billy Joel pleads for AC/DC's mercy
Friday, June 10; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Introducing Pyromania!, the show-stopping, arm-severing Def Leppard musical
Twyla Tharp plays a stunning game of Twister with the Billy Joel songbook
Creating beauty, raising consciousness
A hometown boy's skills on the open range could win him $25K, Mariano Favazza offers a money-back guarantee, and Unreal gets to the seat of the issue at the new ballpark; plus, won't someone from the STL break the marathon-bowling record?
Tangerine's atmosphere may make you squirm, but the food will comfort and delight you
Key-ticklers at the Drake Bar and the Big Bang reinvigorate the old piano-bar concept
Despite the vocal strength of the cast, it can't salvage the mediocre songs of Avenue X
Saturday, Dec. 15; Incahoots
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A visit to Astoria European Cuisine yields mixed but largely enjoyable results
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
Beating the drum for the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival