I got the call early, about an hour and a half before the news hit the Internet. A friend and I had just toured the Compton Hill Water Tower and were commenting on the beauty of south city and how amazing the buildings looked among the trees. Then my friend Jim called. His voice was low, and and he ... 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 When I read "Vijay Iyer and the Outreachification Of Jazz" by Chris Kornellis on the Seattle Weekly's b ... More >>
Keith Richards early in his career. February is Black History Month, the mere existence of which is a reminder that white people have spent a majority of America's existence being total dicks. When it comes to popular music, Caucasians are like a race comprising Winona Ryders who have no prob ... More >>
Megan HolmesIn this week's paper, Bruce Hornsby chatted with Matt Wardlaw. Hornsby and his band the Noisemakers are at the Pageant tonight. He's no longer just the dude who soundtracked dentist offices in the '80s ("Mandolin Rain," "The Way It Is") -- and hasn't been for a long time now, as t ... More >>
Did Lock 'Em Down Records exec Dewanzel Singleton lead a well-choreographed double life, or did the DEA finger an innocent man?
Schoolhouse Rock's songwriter celebrates a few special birthdays in St. Louis while we pit Kenny G vs. Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a fight to the holiday death.
Friday, March 31, 8 p.m. The Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
A rough guide to St. Louis
Saturday, January 29; Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Avenue)
Nineteen "monsters" of music come together in the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, April 17; Sheldon Concert Hall
When Irish eyes ain't smilin'
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Renowned British folk-rocker Richard Thompson has never seen fit to fit in
PBS airs a documentary on Ernest Shackleton's doomed yet celebrated Antarctic expedition
Lonesome Pines plays bluegrass the way it was meant to be played
The Missouri History Museum pays tribute to East St. Louis legend Miles Davis
One of St. Louis' most famous (but least-celebrated) exports is honored on the 75th anniversary of his birth
Master harmonica player Toots Thielemans blows into St. Louis
Wednesday-Saturday, April 11-14; Bistro Europa.
Enthusiasm fueled Ken Burns' new documentary on jazz, but the pursuit of profit also looms large
From hip-hop to house, from techno to rock, from country to dub, the resident music geek picks his favorites
St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa
Jazz musicians Dave Stone and Eric Markowitz are cookin' at their weekly Cafe Mangia gigs
Left Bank Books
St. Louis saxophonist Greg Osby returns from New York to showcase and celebrate the past and future legends of Blue Note Records
There's live jazz in St. Louis -- you just have to know where to look for it