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    July 24, 2014

    Mikey Teesdale: Beloved Sound Guy at Plush Passes Away Unexpectedly

    The St. Louis music scene suffered a loss this week with the passing of Gregory Michael "Mikey" Teesdale, the sound engineer at Plush. Teesdale first arrived in St. Louis prior to the 2012 opening of the midtown concert venue and restaurant. Teesdale also spent several years working for Plush's sist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Remembering Bob Reuter: St. Louis Speaks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Jazz Is Dead. Long Live Jazz.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Six Worst Musical Thefts by White People

    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 >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    March 3, 2010
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    November 19, 2009

    Interview Outtakes: Bruce Hornsby

    Megan Holmes​In 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 >>

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    February 27, 2008
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    January 9, 2008

    Lock 'Em Down, Lock 'Em Up

    Did Lock 'Em Down Records exec Dewanzel Singleton lead a well-choreographed double life, or did the DEA finger an innocent man?

  • Music

    December 5, 2007

    Smooth Operators

    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.

  • Music

    March 29, 2006

    Dixie Hummingbirds

    Friday, March 31, 8 p.m. The Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)

  • News

    March 30, 2005

    Arch Madness

    A rough guide to St. Louis

  • Music

    January 26, 2005

    Roy Hargrove

    Saturday, January 29; Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Avenue)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Music

    June 23, 2004

    Jazz Hands

    Nineteen "monsters" of music come together in the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    Gato Barbieri

    Saturday, April 17; Sheldon Concert Hall

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2003

    Violence and Drama in Belfast

    When Irish eyes ain't smilin'

  • Culture

    June 4, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative

  • Music

    May 7, 2003

    King Richard

    Renowned British folk-rocker Richard Thompson has never seen fit to fit in

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2002

    Waaaaaay Down South

    PBS airs a documentary on Ernest Shackleton's doomed yet celebrated Antarctic expedition

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2001

    O Brother, Here Art Thou

    Lonesome Pines plays bluegrass the way it was meant to be played

  • Music

    May 23, 2001

    Aisles of Miles

    The Missouri History Museum pays tribute to East St. Louis legend Miles Davis

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2001

    Ultimate Milestone

    One of St. Louis' most famous (but least-celebrated) exports is honored on the 75th anniversary of his birth

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2001

    Affair of the Harp

    Master harmonica player Toots Thielemans blows into St. Louis

  • Music

    April 11, 2001

    Stefon Harris Quartet

    Wednesday-Saturday, April 11-14; Bistro Europa.

  • Music

    January 10, 2001

    Giant Steps

    Enthusiasm fueled Ken Burns' new documentary on jazz, but the pursuit of profit also looms large

  • Music

    December 27, 2000

    The Best Music of 2000

    From hip-hop to house, from techno to rock, from country to dub, the resident music geek picks his favorites

  • Music

    December 13, 2000


    St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa

  • Music

    December 1, 1999


    Jazz musicians Dave Stone and Eric Markowitz are cookin' at their weekly Cafe Mangia gigs

  • Culture

    October 13, 1999
  • Music

    April 14, 1999
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    April 7, 1999
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    March 24, 1999
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    March 17, 1999

    Banned on the Run

    St. Louis saxophonist Greg Osby returns from New York to showcase and celebrate the past and future legends of Blue Note Records

  • Culture

    January 13, 1999
  • Music

    December 9, 1998

    All That Jazz

    There's live jazz in St. Louis -- you just have to know where to look for it