The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
The Swayback is currently on the back half of one of the biggest tours in its ten year history. The first leg brought the Denver rock & roll band to Plush for its first-ever St. Louis show, on the night of a Cardinals playoff game. You can imagine how that went. I went mostly because I wanted to see ... More >>
Having interviewed over 50 of St. Louis' record aficionados, Last Collector Standing is ending the column on an interview with the proverbial "kings of the scene," Vintage Vinyl owners Tom "Papa" Ray and Lew Prince. For over 30 years, Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Boulevard, 314-721-4096) has been hub ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
The local blues legend looks back on 40 years in St. Louis
For more than 25 years, singer Terry Evans has been a fixture in roots music. You might not know his name, but you probably know his music.
The true confessions of über-pimp, badass mother and rock & roll legend Ike Turner
Jimmy is a big man in a small, strange world.
Ben Harper's journey to musical stardom
Friday, Dec. 10; BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups
Despite his personal demons, Ike Turner's contribution to St. Louis music lands him the Slammies' Lifetime Achievement Award