St. Louis' Pokey LaFarge announced late last week that he has signed a deal with Nashville's Rounder Records, which since 1970 has served as home to big-name acts such as Robert Plant, Béla Fleck, Ween, Son Volt and many more. LaFarge has spent much of 2014 touring the world -- with stops across ... More >>
This week, check out Fucked Up at the Luminary, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the Ying Yang Twins at the Ready Room, Veruca Salt at the Firebird and much more. For details on these shows and more, read on for our critics' picks in this week's show recommendations ... More >>
This week, Lil Boosie takes on the Ambassador, Arcade Fire returns to play at Chaifetz Arena, local rapper Nato Caliph presents a showcase at Blank Space and the Faint performs at the Ready Room. From country and indie-pop to psych rock and hip-hop, here are our critics' picks for this week's best c ... More >>
It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
Dr. Aaron Perlut, Ph.D., CM, and chairman of the American Mustache Institute, called Friday night's second annual 'Stache Bash "a celebration of ridicularity." With the main floor of the Roberts Orpheum Theater full of costumed and mustached people taking advantage of free Budweiser products, ridicu ... More >>
In this week's issue, I spoke with Hall & Oates' guitarist and songwriter, John Oates. Oates will be in town on Friday night to play the annual American Mustache Institute 'Stache Bash at the Roberts Orpheum. Mark Maglio Despite being clean-shaven for almost 20 years, Oates took some time to ... More >>
Friday, May 8*Mac Lethal/Soulcrate Music, Firebird*Thao and the Get Down Stay Down/Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers/Sister Suvi, Off Broadway*Yonder Mountain String Band, Pageant*Earth Crisis/Walls of Jericho, Fubar*Nightwish/Volbeat, Pop's*KRISTEENYOUNG, Vintage Vinyl (8 p.m.)*Benjamin Del S ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, January 22, through Saturday, January 24. Argosy Casino, #1 Piasa Street, Alton, Illinois.
Anna Kuperberg's photos of home
American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music
Saturday, Dec. 15; Incahoots
On the crest of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the influential Norman Blake comes to St. Louis for the weekend
St. Louis singer/songwriter Gen Obata makes unassuming but gorgeous music
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.