A block away from Off Broadway at sundown, you could see the glint of light on pearl snaps and smell the macaroni and cheese, bacon and apple butter melting on Texas toast. It was the final night of the first Open Highway Music Festival and the Cheese Shack food truck was cooking. Looking for jam ba ... More >>
Consider, for a moment, the ways in which Jack White's unseen hand has guided certain events and happenings in St. Louis in the past few weeks. First and foremost was the announcement that hometown heroes Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three would be releasing a White-produced seven-inch on t ... More >>
â€‹When big events hit St. Louis, like Loufest, the first question is always, "Will Uncle Tupelo reunite for this?" Probably not. Instead, fans got something just as special at Still Be Around: A Tribute to Uncle Tupelo. Instead of a nostalgic trip back to the early '90s, the audience got a glimpse ... More >>
No matter how many people he knows at a St. Louis Son Volt show, Jay Farrar will always be the guy who played a big part in creating the "alt. country" genre. Twenty years after Uncle Tupelo's heyday, Farrar and the current Son Volt line-up stay true to their roots without being strangled by them, ... More >>
The Dive Bomber: Now on Thursdays!One night last year, my husband and I stopped by Rick's Place, our favorite bar, to find a new sign with a new name. We peered in the window long enough to notice a new jukebox and far too many people. Overcome with grief, we left without setting foot in the renam ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 16. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
We tell Metallica how to get its act together, tour the state with LL Cool J and listen to Wilco
No Depression: What It Sounds Like (Vol. 1) (Dualtone)
A new album, a new member and a new focus revive the Bottle Rockets
Thursday, July 17; Off Broadway (The band also performs on Friday, July 18, at Frederick's Music Lounge)
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.
Friends of local musical treasure Willie Akins want to help erase his medical bills
Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
The Bottle Rockets rediscover themselves -- by covering their longtime idol, Doug Sahm
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame