Acoustics Anonymous Honest & Wild soundcloud.com/acoustics-anonymous Make it past the band name "Acoustics Anonymous" -- a name that conjures images of your uncle's buddies playing James Taylor covers at his Labor Day barbeque -- and you'll find a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhy ... More >>
This weekend the Del McCoury band returned to the Old Rock House for another edition of the Del Yeah! Bluegrass Festival. Barefeet, banjos, and upright basses ruled the Saturday bill, featuring Elemental Shakedown. Whitewater Ramble, Old Salt Union, Del McCoury Band, The Hatrick, Big Sam's Funky Nat ... More >>
In this week's print edition, Senior Writer Roy Kasten interviews Jay Farrar, longtime leader of Son Volt and first-time author, about the band's new album Honky Tonk (due out March 5) and his new book Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs (due out March 19). "The impetus to write the book was born out of ... More >>
Here at RFT Music, so many shows come across our desks on a regular basis in the form of announcements, previews and reviews that things can get pretty darn redundant. So when we come across fun coincidences, like the photo of Man Man sporting some homemade D.R.I. swag above, we're a little too easi ... More >>
Well, I hope you enjoyed that temporary shot of springtime over the weekend while you could! Clouds are currently unloading some major snowflakes outside, but that's no reason to get left out in the cold during this week's shows. Check out Ian Fisher & the Present's CD Release and visits from Sponge ... More >>
Did everyone survive LouFest? Surrounding this post is our extensive coverage; be sure to read up. Rain be damned, the whole thing seemed to go off without a hitch. More big outdoors shows populate this week's post, for those of you that didn't get enough over the weekend. Tonight Verizon Wireless ... More >>
Arlo Guthrie | Old Crow Medicine Show | Tim O'Brien | Jimmy LaFave | Roseanne Cash | Hanson | Del McCoury Band | Jackson Browne | The Flaming Lips | John Mellencamp This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert Brady Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma March 10, 2012 After decades of neglecting the ... More >>
Of all of the bands to emerge from alt country's heyday in the mid to late '90s St. Louis-based band the Bottle Rockets has exceeded most in longevity, quality and consistency. After nearly twenty years of creating scorching and intelligent Southern-style country rock the band is still finding ways ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m., Friday, June 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Wikimedia CommonsAlison Krauss, the bluegrass singer whose steller career has hit mainstream peaks with appearances on the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack and a recent collaborative album with Robert Plant, will be playing in St. Louis later this year. Her Paper Airplane Tour comes to th ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, February 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Jon GitchoffMary J. Blige, live at Lilith Fair"This is so much better than I could have ever imagined," exclaimed Mary J. Blige, as the Lilith Fair crowd cheered wildly for her. The same could be said about yesterday's all-day show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. While negative publicit ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 29. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Strawfoot's How We Prospered. He had this to say: From the start of Strawfoot's second full-length, How We Prospered, it's clear that the ramped-up bluegrass band has lightened its mood. Where its debut album, Chasing Locusts, was scorched by fire a ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 19. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
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Thursday, May 1; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Friday, May 24; Frederick's Music Lounge
Thursday, Dec. 6; Rocket Bar
Saturday, Nov. 17; Cicero's
Friday, Oct. 12; Sheldon Concert Hall
The fifth annual Twangfest offers the best in alt-country (whatever that means)
Monday, June 4; Rocket Bar.
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Saturday, Nov. 11; Mississippi Nights
Thursday, Nov. 2; Cicero's
Thursday, Aug. 31; Mississippi Nights
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