Things have been crazy around here, to say the least. I can't say for sure, but I have a theory that music editor Daniel Hill hasn't left the office in days and has only stopped working on the RFT Music Showcase for an occasional George Costanza-style under-the-desk nap. See the fruits of our labor ... 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 >>
Roy KastenDave Alvin and the Guilty Ones huddle at Off Broadway Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones | The Skeletons Off Broadway July 7, 2011 Just a few hours before the show, F-4 tornadoes flirted with the far outskirts of the metro area, thunderstorms capable of producing shot-glass-sized hail p ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Things can get a little weird when a home recording whiz leaves his looping pedals in favor of a full band, and Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and his band are doing something very odd on their second album--restless, kaleidoscopic kraut pop? Whatever. Thom Yorke loves it. At The Firebird May 7. ... More >>
The Knitters -- featuring John Doe, Exene Cervenka and DJ Bonebrake of X, and long-time musical pals Dave Alvin and Jonny Ray Bartel-- performed on Sunday night at the Old Rock House. Did you go? How was it? Judging by the following video, the show sounded more like a Friday night hootenanny than a ... More >>
Just got word that X co-vocalist/actor/solo artist John Doe will be doing a solo show at Off Broadway on March 16. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Doe performed a house show in town a few years a back, and has released several solo collections -- including The Golden State EP and A Year ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Friday, August 21 *Emily Wells, Luminary Center for the Arts *STL Showcase, Mad Art Gallery *The Jovian Chorus (CD release)/Making Movies/Humdrum/Hope and Therapy, Firebird *Dread Zeppelin, Duck Room *Leroy Pierson, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Madahoochi, Old Rock House *Bunnygrunt/Used Kids/Teneme ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 22. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. REGINA SPEKTOR: Far 2. DINOSAUR JR.: Farm* 3. ELVIS COSTELLO: ... More >>
Here's a new feature on A to Z: Every Monday, we'll publish the best-selling releases from area independent record stores for the preceding week. And so without further ado: [Update, 4 p.m.: Apop's top sellers are also below now!] Euclid Records' Top Ten 1. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: Big Whiskey & the Gr ... More >>
The Pageant *Arc Angels, featuring Charlie Sexton/Doyle Bramall II and Chris Layton, July 31*Pete Yorn, August 9*They Might Be Giants, October 9They Might Be GiantsFirebird*The Life and Times, July 18*Other Girls/The Sham, July 22*Gil Mantera's Party Dream/El Ten Eleven, July 28*Throw Rag, August 30 ... More >>
The Skeletons reunite, we gift some of St. Louis' best bands and remember Ike Turner.
8 p.m. Monday, December 3. The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
9 p.m. Monday, November 6. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
A Case for Case A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case (Hungry for Music)
Friday, September 9; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Thursday, February 10; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck (Sugar Hill Records)
Saturday, August 21; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Week of June 16, 2004
Friday, June 18; Off Broadway
Saint Mary of the Woods (Sugarhill Records)
Week of June 26, 2002
The RFT music staff previews some highlights from this year's Twangfest line-up.
For more than 25 years, singer Terry Evans has been a fixture in roots music. You might not know his name, but you probably know his music.
Saturday, Oct. 6; Focal Point
The Lucky One (Hightone Records)
Saturday, Sept. 2; Duck Room
Poor Little Knitter on the Road (Bloodshot)