Springfield, Illinois-based songwriter Ben Bedford finds his muse in the Midwest - the landscape, the people, the diction, the names of the rivers and towns. Across three albums, and especially on the just-released What We Lost, he transcends local color and the minutiae of his considerable, even bo ... More >>
Isaac has arrived, bringing with it the threat of several tornadoes last night, torrential rain and some more rain. The weather has caused an update in the Big Muddy Blues Festival schedule. First of all, it's still happening and so far there are no cancellations or changes to the lineup -- Joe Loui ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8:30 p.m. Monday, February 20. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
7 p.m. Thursday, February 16. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, December 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Midnight, Saturday, November 27. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
9 p.m. Saturday, November 20. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.
8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Thursday, December 31 *List of New Year's Eve shows etc., here Friday, January 1 *Bobby Bare Jr/David Vandervelde, Off Broadway *Wyoming Street/hntr gthrr/Cold Bear Scout, Firebird
8 p.m. Thursday, December 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Dr. Aaron Perlut, Ph.D., CM, and chairman of the American Mustache Institute, called Friday night's second annual 'Stache Bash "a celebration of ridicularity." With the main floor of the Roberts Orpheum Theater full of costumed and mustached people taking advantage of free Budweiser products, ridicu ... More >>
This week in the RFT, freelance writer Roy Kasten interviewed Tom Russell about his creative process, especially for the new album Blood and Candle Smoke, which prominently features the sounds of Calexico, and some of his strongest compositions after over 30 years of songwriting. He'll be in the St. ... More >>
5 p.m. Saturday, August 29. The parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
The film M for Mississippi -- which was co-produced by St. Louis ex-pat Roger Stolle and current resident/Broke & Hungry Records head Jeff Konkel -- won "DVD of the Year" at the Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the Handy Awards) last Thursday in Memphis. Mississippi triumphed over film ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. The Wedge, 442 Bates Street.
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
It's Mardi Gras this weekend, so be careful, kids. Don't drink and drive.Friday, February 20*Traindodge/Jovian Chorus/Gold Tooth, Firebird*The Parlor Mob, Duck Room*Nato Caliph, Gargoyle*A Bit Shifty, The Wedge*Alvin Jett and Phat Noiz, Beale on Broadway*Big Smith, The Gramophone*Cowboy Mouth, VooDo ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, February 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 11. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights.
The Chain of Rocks rolls on
7 p.m. Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30. Argosy Casino– Alton, 219 Piasa Street, Alton, Illinoi
7:30 p.m. Wednesday February 13. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
8 p.m. Friday, January 11. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, December 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Harrah's Casino Voodoo Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
9 p.m. Monday, December 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Harrah's VooDoo Café and Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
4 p.m. Saturday, August 26. Parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street).
The Blasters keep the fire and brimstone burning
Sunday, April 23, at 9 p.m. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway)
Sunday, October 2; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
At the Art Museum
Tuesday, August 2; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
We ban rock cliches, fatwa Eric Clapton and read up on music nerds
Celebrating Bastille Day with food, drink and parading Soulardians? Mais oui!
It's all sex, drugs and systems analysis for corporate rock bands
Free ice cream with the Compton Heights Concert Band
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.
On successive Saturday nights, three blues legends hold forth at BB's Jazz, Blues, & Soups
Following local record label MAXJAZZ's upward trajectory
Isaac Hayes performs in the hallowed halls of Powell as part of the Blues, Roots, Honks and Moans Festival