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 >>
About a week ago, our Northwest sister paper Seattle Weekly ran a post about the diminishing popularity of jazz. Watch for a lengthy reply by RFT Music's devilishly handsome resident jazz guitar school dropout later this week. In the meantime, here are the six most bizarre crossover attempts by jazz ... More >>
TLR shakin' it onstage with Santana earlier this year. It's been an emotional roller-coaster for St. Louis Cardinals fans: a heart-stopping Game 6 and a World Series victory are now slightly softened with the farewell of skipper, architect and game-changer Tony La Russa. But we'll leave the s ... More >>
Todd OwyoungOf Montreal at The Pageant last October.
The Luminary Center for the Arts weren't kidding about their "big" announcement yesterday--Of Montreal is the biggest act they've ever booked. The show is July 4th, so while the rest of the nation is celebrating our dubious democracy and t ... More >>
Carlos Santana is coming to St. Louis on September 6th. Michael Franti & Spearhead will open. Rolling Stone thinks Santana is the fifteenth best guitarist in history, in case you were in need of some sort of introduction. He played Scottrade in 2008, so it's fair to say his upcoming appearanc ... More >>
In nearly 40 years as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Joel Selvin had a unique landscape to contend with as a writer. Some of his most famous subjects that he was writing about lived right there in the same zip code - bands such as The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis & The News, Jour ... More >>
Image ViaNearly 40 years after he helped ignite the jazz/fusion movement with albums such as The Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire, guitarist John McLaughlin showed that he can still burn brightly in a performance with his band 4th Dimension on Friday night at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
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When the Mars Volta unleashed its 2002 debut EP, Tremulant, some critics cheekily tagged the band "Punk Floyd." Given that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez cut their teeth in the castle-storming emo-core outfit At The Drive-In, it seemed natural that "punk" would the ... More >>
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 >>