Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>
Last night I took my Mom to see Dave Matthews. She loved it. I walked through Verizon Amphitheater's parking lot around 7 p.m., only to be turned down at the gate. My tiny voice-recorder had apparently violated the venue's strict policies, so I trudged back through the crammed lot, passing tail-gat ... More >>
Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band is coming back to St. Louis for the bazillionth time, and we were wondering, what will they eat? When they're in the Midwest, DMB will be getting fresh, locally sourced food from Green BEAN Delivery. See also: -Dave Matthews Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/ ... More >>
Last week Gut Check shared a list of a half-dozen wine values you could find at your neighborhood Schnucks. Why six? Because Schnucks will knock 10 percent off the price if you buy six bottles -- any six bottles -- of wine. See also: - Six Solid Wine Values from the Shelves at Schnucks Well, the g ... More >>
Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... 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 >>
Babel, the second release by the English folk quartet Mumford and Sons, is in its third week atop the Billboard Album chart. This surely makes their parents and accountants happy, but the fact that such luminaries as Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park and the Zac Brown Band have recently held this spot de ... More >>
An open letter to the attendees of the Dave Matthews Band Concert (July 11, 2012): I am sorry. On behalf of those who you would surely deem "music snobs", I am sorry that our actions or lack thereof may have contributed to you braving a scorching St. Louis summer night for yet another Dave Matthew ... More >>
Dave Matthews Band | Brandi Carlile July 11, 2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Dave Matthews has exceeded the usual confines of a musician. He is an idea, a cultural shorthand, a punchline, a hero. No less a songwriter than Brandi Carlile (much more on her in next week's print edition), who opene ... More >>
One of the nastiest side-effects of a difficult childbirth is the fistula, when an infant gets jammed so tightly in the birth canal that it cuts off the flow of blood to surrounding organs. Eventually the flesh rots away, leaving a hole, from which things -- piss, shit, menstrual blood -- leak. You ... 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 Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
This has been noted before, but Dave Matthews fans are a funny bunch. Funny, but dedicated. Upon arriving at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater parking lot, I traipsed by several tail-gaters blaring DMB tunes and drinking beer a good six hours before Dave's set. Did they realize that his set would be ... More >>
John Mellencamp's introduction -- directed toward what still-sizable crowd remained after Dave Matthews had left the building -- reminded that Neil Young has been with Farm Aid since the start. He remains the cantankerous old crank the event needs. The death-by-progress of American agriculture is no ... More >>
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: Vintage Vinyl 1. K-JON---I Get Around 2. MAXWELL---BLACKsummers'night* 3. MICHAE ... More >>
farmaid.orgFor the past several days it has not been a matter of if Farm Aid would play in St. Louis this year. The question has been where in town organizers planned to stage the concert. That's because the organization has been dropping hints like crazy this month on its Twitter account pointing t ... More >>
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, center, with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, left, Missouri farmer Rhonda Perry, far right, and Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar, near right, on Thursday at Soulard Farmer's Market.My colleague Chad Garrison (via the P-D) reported this morning that F ... More >>
Walker Claridge, center, with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, far left, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, near left, and fellow Missouri farmer, Rhonda Perry, right.A rural Missouri farmer who provides produce to some of St. Louis' critically praised restaurants was a featured speaker at toda ... 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 >>
After the success of last week's "no service fees on lawn tickets" promotion, LiveNation.com is doing it again today until midnight -- only better. Grab tickets to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at any level -- reserved or lawn -- with no service fees. What a deal! Some of the choicest bargains ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, December 13. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
9 p.m. Monday, January 14. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 20. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Then we snag an interview with country legend and new friend of Lambchop Charlie Louvin.
9 p.m. Friday, March 23. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
8 p.m. Wednesday, August 30. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Friday, July 15; Finale (8020 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)
Wednesday, June 1; UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
As kid-book adaptations go, Because of Winn-Dixie's no dog
In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
A Loop Battle of the Bands gathers steam
In which Radar Station meets some folks who kinda like Bob Dylan
Local college station KCLC-FM proves that adult album alternative radio doesn't have to suck
Wind bags a few charming laughs but mostly meanders
A New Day at Midnight (RCA)
Saturday, August 3; Fox Theatre
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Tuesday, March 28; Mississippi Nights
Friday, Oct. 8; Fox Theatre