You can actually comfortably go outside today! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s. It's been so damn oppressively damn hot this whole damn summer that this respite, however brief, is newsworthy on even a music blog. My massively overtaxed air conditioner is assuredly on its last leg, but ... 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.
Question: If you were in the middle of a riot, streets overrun with people freaking out, smashing windows ... More >>
Cameron WittigThe Bad Plus is in town for four more shows.What will 2012 bring us? To start, the finale of the Bad Plus' residency at Jazz at the Bistro. Then there's David Lowery wearing two hats tonight in Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at the Pageant. Comedian Rob Delaney had to add a s ... More >>
David Lowery's Versatile Rock 'n Roll Tour comes to the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) next Friday, January 6. Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven -- both projects featuring Lowery -- will headline. Poison Control Center opens. Lowery was in town solo earlier this year for a storytellers ... More >>
Camper Van Beethoven in 2004.David Lowery will be very busy on this tour: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will be playing a co-headlined bill at the Pageant on January 6th. Tickets are $20 and go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m.
Lowery was in town this spring as a solo act -- he played at Blu ... More >>
Ian FroebDavid Lowery at the Duck Room in Blueberry HillDavid Lowery/Johnny HickmanBlueberry HillMay 24, 2011In February, after nearly three decades as the lead singer of Camper Van Beethoven and then Cracker, David Lowery released his first (excellent) solo effort, The Palace Guards. That album ... More >>
Sarah RusnakMarchFourth Marching Band at 2720 Cherokee in November 2010. Epic Show Week is upon us, and venues are getting their summer schedules on the books. Dubstep sorcerer Skrillex gets a proper date at the Pageant on July 12, presumably since he packed Sol Lounge earlier this year for a ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... 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 Civil Wars' Barton Hollow*The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
Paste gave the album an 8.0 rating: "Barton Hollow, the name of a nonexistent place, is largely ... More >>
The always entertaining and criminally underrated Cracker performs this evening at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater as part of the Alton River Festival. The band's most recent album is Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, a taut collection of straightforward rock songs that both mirror and moc ... More >>
Tonight at the Pageant, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will be performing together. In this week's paper, Matt Wardlaw chatted with frontman of both groups, David Lowery. One facet that didn't make it into the interview was Lowery's discussion of the tour of the Middle East the band went on last y ... More >>