High school wasn't an awesome John Hughes movie for many of us, but it still was kind of rad. At no other point in our lives will people shrug while we moon a pep rally, awkwardly hit on the grumpy artiste in oil painting class or shove plastic sporks up our nose to amuse our friends, all while bein ... 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 >>
The Royal Smokestacks' CD Release Show is Friday, October 26 at Off Broadway. Admission is $5 and the music starts at 9 p.m. As a member of the full-frontal folk-punk assault that was the Monads, Pat Eagan played his fair share of hard-strumming guitar parts and joined in the chorus of spirited and ... More >>
This week's list is a bonus-deluxe-super edition, with TEN shows instead of the usual nine, on account of this Tuesday getting twice its usual attention. There's good reason: Tuesday night features separate appearances by both ska legend the Skatalites and nihilistic post-punk pioneer Swans. They're ... More >>
Robert Plant and Patty GriffinRobert Plant and Band of Joy with Luther Dickinson The Fabulous Fox Theatre June 15, 2011 The lobby of the Fabulous Fox doesn't look so fabulous as of late. A maze of poles and beams supporting scaffolding and platforms for the post-fire restoration gives the gra ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, December 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Jason StoffDom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops at LouFest.It's been a long year for the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who have been on the road in tireless support of Genuine Negro Jig. The trio will make its third St. Louis appearance of 2010 tonight at the Sheldon; earlier in the year, the ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Mumford & SonsThe World Cup wasn't mentioned once during the Mumford & Sons show at Off Broadway last night, but the long sold-out crowd thundered with approval for Brits whipping us at our own game. Bringing a polished version of rollicking bluegrass and heartbreaking harmonies, Mumford & So ... More >>
BY KATIE MOULTON The Avett Brothers barnstormed the Pageant last night and lead a stomping jubilee with its genre-razing folk-punk. Fronted by string-snapping multi-instrumentalist brothers Seth and Scott Avett, the band destroyed any notion of traditional or roots music with a raucous set where ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, March 6. The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.
Old time, that is
8 p.m. Monday, February 5. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
9 p.m. Saturday, December 23. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
8 p.m. Thursday, July 27. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Drive, Maryland Heights).
9 p.m. Thursday, July 20. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Thursday, February 9, 9 p.m. at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
A local folk staple and a hip-hop collective remain unexpected bedfellows
Light up at Onondaga
Friday, October 21; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
And plays locally
Buenos Hermanos (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
Gigging cousins Big Smith keep traditional tunes from going extinct
The RFT music staff previews some highlights from this year's Twangfest line-up.