This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 3. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
When you hear Janiva Magness sing, you're hearing a life: a tough one, a lucky one, a damn hard-fought one. The Detroit-born, Southern California-based blueswoman has a near 30-year career in music behind her, and who knows, maybe 30 more years ahead of her. Whatever happens, she's unlikely to make ... More >>
Time constraints occasionally preclude us from being able to preview every single great show in town. There's only so many hours in the week, and we have to keep the trains running on time in addition to writing up these recommendational blurbs. That said, a couple of shows early this week warrant y ... 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. Wednesday, June 15. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
On June 15, Robert Plant & the Band of Joy is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tickets are $35, $50 and $65 and are on sale Friday, April 8, at 10 a.m. The touring band for this trek, according to his publicist, is the same one on last year's Band of Joy: vocalist Patty Griffin, multi-instrumenta ... More >>
"Those are plants out there," Buddy Miller said last night, pointing to the Pageant pit where stood 150 devotees, most applauding a maestro of American music. Miller was self-deprecatingly plugging his recent record, Written in Chalk. If he didn't sell more copies this evening that's because many o ... More >>
Bob Schneiderâ€‹Bluebery Hill *Violent Soho, Friday, February 12 *Bob Schneider, Wednesday, March 24 *Stoney Larue and the Arsenal, Friday, March 26 Touhill Performing Arts Center *Branford Marsalis, Friday, February 12 *The Neville Brothers/Dr. John, Friday, February 19 Off Broadway *Freedy Johnsto ... More >>
Freedy JohnstonLate Tuesday, singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston confirmed a St. Louis show at Off Broadway on Thursday, February 11. Tickets are $10 for those over 21, $13 for anyone under, and the show starts at 9 p.m. Johnston hasn't played here in quite a long time, I believe, but he has go ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Halfway through last night's Raising Sand tour stop in St. Louis, producer-bandleader T Bone Burnett thanked an enraptured Fox Theatre crowd. "It's good to be home," said Burnett, before delivering his only solo performance of the evening, "Earlier Baghdad." Afterward, acknowledging the song's dark ... More >>
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