Perhaps you were one of the estimated 60,000 or so who saw Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of Twelfth Night in forest park over the past few weeks. If so, you probably noticed that on-stage music played a much larger role than in years past -- in the play's fictional Illyria, we learn ear ... More >>
For the first time in its history, the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will incorporate live music into its performances -- original, locally composed music at that! The dozen or so songs and snippets that made the final cut come from the minds behind Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra, the small ... More >>
Van Dyke Parks | Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra April 5, 2012 The Luminary Center for the Arts Van Dyke Parks embarked on his first-ever tour this year at the age of 69. It has been a limited run of shows in the United States, but with any justice more audiences will get to experience what ... More >>
Banner viaRats And People Motion Picture Orchestra finishes its most ambitious string of shows to date tonight at El Lenador -- the group will be sharing a bill with Peck Of Dirt and Googolplexia starting at 9 p.m. and admission is free. Each Monday in September, the Orchestra has played a ... More >>
Just before the RFT music showcase in June, the Wooden Kites broke up. However, the band left behind demos for an album it was planning to record later this summer. (Side note: The 'Kites had planned on going to Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios in Champaign for the recording process - and several wee ... More >>
May Day, or Songs for Lucy Parsons
Homespun's top ten local album releases of 2007.
"That Great Atomic Power Scared Charlie Louvin More than God" 7"
(self-released)"Saw a Circus" / "I Sang to Heather Nethereye" split 7"
Rats and People hide in a basement, can't take a compliment, secretly dig proper literature.
We remember Frederick's Music Lounge
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.