We all know that a musician makes art, but in some cases, a musician makes art. Tangible art. Visual art. Karl Haglund is just such an artist. A painter from Charles City, Iowa, Haglund grew up with creative parents, forging his own paths through both music and craftsmanship. As an adult, though, ... More >>
In this column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Last year, Corey ... 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 >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the metro area number in the th ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, November 5. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Photo: Jason StoffJay Farrar last night at the Old Rock House. See a full slideshow from last night's Jay Farrar solo gig at the Old Rock House.Clad in a kitschy, long-sleeved black cowboy shirt, Jay Farrar barely flinched from the heat as he plowed through a 100-minute set loaded with Son Vo ... More >>
Tom LampeColonel Ford performs at Iron Barley on Saturday nightDale Fisher sent the message on Twitter at 9:44 p.m. Saturday night: "Guess it's not a secret at this point. Jay Farrar playing w/ Colonel Ford trio on Iron Barley patio in 15 minutes. Sweet." The band, a changing assortment of l ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Ameristar Casino, 1 Ameristar Boulevard, St. Charles.
8:30 p.m. Friday, December 14. The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Boulevard.
Thursday, May 11, at 7 and 9 p.m. Ameristar Casino's Bottleneck Blues Bar (1260 South Main Street, St. Charles)
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Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere
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The RFT music staff previews some highlights from this year's Twangfest line-up.
Week of February 27, 2002
The fifth annual Twangfest offers the best in alt-country (whatever that means)
Steeling a moment with Overland country-music legend DeWitt Scott Sr.
The Rockhouse Ramblers heat up traditional country music
Neko Case's new album, Furnace Room Lullaby, generates real heat
Last Chance for a Thousand Years (Reprise)