This week, our critics' picks include a varied pool of performers across genres including Boz Scaggs, 7 Seconds, Pigeon John and Peter J. Woods. Take your pick from punk and hip-hop to blues and noise. As always, stayed tuned until Friday for even more recommendations over the weekend.
The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Question: If you were in the middle of a riot, streets overrun with people freaking out, smashing windows ... More >>
Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. And 88.1 KDHX Benefit Off Broadway April 27, 2012 When R.E.M. announced its breakup last September, the music world was shocked but not really surprised. After all, the three remaining original members had been together for 31 years by that point, most of them ... More >>
Cameron WittigThe Bad Plus is in town for four more shows.What will 2012 bring us? To start, the finale of the Bad Plus' residency at Jazz at the Bistro. Then there's David Lowery wearing two hats tonight in Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at the Pageant. Comedian Rob Delaney had to add a s ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
David Lowery's Versatile Rock 'n Roll Tour comes to the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) next Friday, January 6. Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven -- both projects featuring Lowery -- will headline. Poison Control Center opens. Lowery was in town solo earlier this year for a storytellers ... More >>
Sharon Van Etten.You probably haven't heard about this, because it's a pretty big secret and no one is really talking about it, but Thom Yorke and His Merry Men are coming to the Scottrade Center in 2012. Today, the Luminary Center for the Arts announced their first show of The Year We're All ... More >>
Camper Van Beethoven in 2004.David Lowery will be very busy on this tour: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will be playing a co-headlined bill at the Pageant on January 6th. Tickets are $20 and go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m. Lowery was in town this spring as a solo act -- he played at Blu ... More >>
Jon Scorfina Often, the most sincere record collectors have no professional associations with the music industry. Their collections stem from nothing but a love of music. We met this week's Last Collector Standing through Anna Zachritz of Euclid Records, who suggested two of the store's most ... More >>
Ian FroebDavid Lowery at the Duck Room in Blueberry HillDavid Lowery/Johnny HickmanBlueberry HillMay 24, 2011In February, after nearly three decades as the lead singer of Camper Van Beethoven and then Cracker, David Lowery released his first (excellent) solo effort, The Palace Guards. That album ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow*The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow Paste gave the album an 8.0 rating: "Barton Hollow, the name of a nonexistent place, is largely ... More >>
The always entertaining and criminally underrated Cracker performs this evening at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater as part of the Alton River Festival. The band's most recent album is Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, a taut collection of straightforward rock songs that both mirror and moc ... More >>
Tonight at the Pageant, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will be performing together. In this week's paper, Matt Wardlaw chatted with frontman of both groups, David Lowery. One facet that didn't make it into the interview was Lowery's discussion of the tour of the Middle East the band went on last y ... More >>
Jon GitchoffBlack Francis at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, 11/20/2009Last Friday night in Chicago, the Pixies managed to make the gimmick of playing an entire album from start-to-finish feel fresh. The amount of fun they appeared to be having had a lot to do with this: All smiles, the band me ... More >>
The Fox Theatre *R. Kelly, Tuesday, December 8 *Lady Gaga, Thursday, January 7 Jazz at the Bistro *The Bad Plus, Wednesday, January 6 - Saturday, January 10 Firebird *The Graduate, Wednesday, November 4 *Big D and the Kids Table, Wednesday, December 2 Scottrade Center *The Point HoHo Show feat. B ... More >>
Plus, a sidebar detailing some of the label's essential releases.
B-Sides gets groovy with Ratdog's Bob Weir, gets the scoop on Counting Crows' new CD and hits a grand slam with our next scene trading card.
We talk Japanese-style and chat with L.P.
Camper Van Beethoven is back -- just in time
Week of October 27, 2004
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz mines his ladies'-man rep for creative gold
Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory
Kindercore expands its boundaries with techno-popsters I Am the World Trade Center
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.