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  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Pokey LaFarge Signs to Rounder Records

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week From July 7 to 13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 21 to 27

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Abigail Washburn on Earl Scruggs and Getting Into an Old-Time Trance in China

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2009

    Show Review: John Oates at the 'Stache Bach at Roberts Orpheum Theater, Friday, October 30

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    One on One: Outtakes from the RFT Interview with John Oates

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: May 8 to 10

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2009

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    8 p.m. Thursday, January 22, through Saturday, January 24. Argosy Casino, #1 Piasa Street, Alton, Illinois.

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2004

    South Side of Heaven

    Anna Kuperberg's photos of home

  • Music

    September 18, 2002

    Spouse Work

    American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music

  • Music

    December 12, 2001

    Marty Stuart

    Saturday, Dec. 15; Incahoots

  • Music

    May 2, 2001

    Songs of Experience

    On the crest of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the influential Norman Blake comes to St. Louis for the weekend

  • Music

    December 20, 2000

    The Blue, Blue Grass of Home

    St. Louis singer/songwriter Gen Obata makes unassuming but gorgeous music

  • Music

    December 29, 1999

    Critical Mass

    RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.

  • Music

    February 24, 1999