So there's news about the news in the news this week: We here at the RFT have new owners. Some of you may be aware of Backpage.com and the controversy it has caused for many alt-weeklies across the country -- well, we are no longer affiliated, so that's that. And aside from that, it's business as us ... More >>
"Rescue Me" is ubiquitous in commercial culture, featured in everything from a Pizza Hut commercial to an edgy television show starring the delightful Dennis Leary. But before the song became entwined in the glitz and glam that comes with endorsements, "Rescue Me" was St. Louis native Fontella Bass ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2. The Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive at Natural Bridge Road.
(Piece by Dean C. Minderman) Blues enthusiasts know that the music is best experienced live, but when you can't get to one of St. Louis' blues clubs in person, you can still take in some of the sights and sounds online by visiting Lady Di's Blues Corner. The site features dozens of pages of photos a ... More >>
T.S Eliot once wrote that April is cruelest month, but here in St. Louis, December is turning out to be cruel for local music venues. On the heels of the recent announcement that Lucas School House will close at the year's end, the Webster Groves club Cookie's Jazz and More also is ending its run t ... More >>
It may not be curtains for St. Louis theater, but some smaller companies struggle for the limelight. Malcolm Gay explains why. These soon-to-be-ordained Catholic priests are women? Yep, that's right. They tell Kristen Hinman how they keep the faith. With so many captivating films in the St. Loui ... More >>
What really happened to John Anthony Kaiser, a missionary in Kenya, the night of his death? Ask Amiee Levitt. Unreal discovers Johnnie Brock's already sold out of Hannah Montana costumes, ponders Joe Buck's future in the late-night talk-show circuit and inquires about a massager, stimulus, electric ... More >>
Kevin Buckley steps out of the basement and the Cunninghams come home.
The 2007 RFT Music Awards winners are here!
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
B-Sides covers, well, the covers repertoire of the Bad Plus and learns about Todd Mosby's newfangled imratgitar.
B-Sides gets the skinny on the renovations going on at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, and gets to the bottom of the MetroLink's sound installation.
Local scientist/historian Dennis Owsley compiles a history of jazz, while Calexico talk about their new music.
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
The Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and bigger than ever, while B-Sides finds out that Michael Bolton isn't an assclown and spotlights photography superstar Tammy Leahy,
B-Sides catches up with ABC's Martin Fry, discusses this year's Clayton Jazz Fest and shows off the next grand-slammin' St. Louis scene trading card
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
B-Sides attends a local radio station's Lenten fish fry, explores why a local jazz TV program didn't get off the ground and recommends this week's primo download
“What a windfall for us ‘yokels’ to have an individual of his keen wit among us.”
B-Sides cops to liking the Black Eyed Peas, talks to local-boy-done-good Marty Ehrlich and dreams up some new logos for American Idol contestants
2005's best and brightest albums
We picnic with Parrotheads, get literary with book-minded bands and witness an old-fashioned blues royale
Aging piano man Billy Joel pleads for AC/DC's mercy
You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards
If Jay Farrar's titles don't have to make sense, then neither do ours
B-Sides bows down to the best bendy brass tube
We compare killers and Killers, look into The Source and learn about the final recordings of a rock legend
We introduce the highly scientific Marsalis Apostasy Index, teach you how to make your own Irish songs and discover the soundtrack to a vasectomy
Saturday, February 12; Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway)
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
Nineteen "monsters" of music come together in the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
A cupid's guide to the romantic happenings around town
Radar Station discovers obscure link between rock music and alcohol
Week of January 1, 2003