Into the Fire, the first release by Australian country-folk duo the Falls, didn't save the romantic relationship of Simon Rudston-Brown and Melinda Kirwin, but it did save their band. It's the best ending one might hope for, for what should have been an utterly doomed endeavor. The six songs -- orig ... More >>
This week, check out Alexis Gideon, Bill Callahan and Gateway to the West Fest to start things off. After that, gear up for a crazy weekend including one of the busiest Sundays we've seen in some time. Read on for multiple picks from our critics, and as always, stay tuned to our weekend post for eve ... More >>
It's one of those weeks. My laptop broke, my vehicle broke and ultimately, my wallet's broke. Fortunately, some shows will cost a mere $5 to provide some cheer to get over these betrayals by machines (proof that you don't have to break the bank for a good time practically anytime: check out the pri ... More >>
8:45 p.m. Saturday, October 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
If you find yourself in this corner of the Internet, it is safe to assume you heard about Neil Armstrong's passing. If not, sorry you had to hear it this way. In honor of Earth's first lunar visitor, here are the six best songs about the moon. Let us know your favorites in our comments section (a pl ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Tonight's guest at Subterranean Books' Noir at the Bar reading series is of particular interest to us here at RFT Music: It's Benjamin Whitmer, who wrote Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers with Charlie Louvin before he died last year. It tells the story of the pioneering country music ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sleepy Ki ... More >>
Darrell Scott is more well known for his associations. He's written songs for country superstars ranging from Faith Hill to the Dixie Chicks to Brad Paisley and has performed alongside Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and is a member of Robert Plant's Band of Joy. He brings his own headlining tour to t ... More >>
Jesse Sykes looks like a stunt double for a young Emmylou Harris, and over the course of her decade-long career, she has almost sounded like she wanted to play that part. But with guitarist Phil Wandscher and her evolving band the Sweet Hereafter, Sykes has deliberately pushed against country folk t ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
For the second year in a row, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Pokey and co. will be performing on Saturday, July 30, the same day that the Decemberists headline. (Other acts performing that day include Gillian Welch, Gogol ... More >>
myspace.com/prairierehabOn Friday, August 13, at the Schlafly Tap Room, Morgan Nusbaum (The 75s/Bruiser Queen), Tenement Ruth and Prairie Rehab are playing a free show. The latter is the new group formed by the members of the Linemen, sans singer Kevin Butterfield. Prairie Rehab's sound is ce ... More >>
Jon GitchoffMary J. Blige, live at Lilith Fair"This is so much better than I could have ever imagined," exclaimed Mary J. Blige, as the Lilith Fair crowd cheered wildly for her. The same could be said about yesterday's all-day show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. While negative publicit ... More >>
sarahmclachlan.comLilith Fair St. Louis is finally happening this Friday, July 16. Did you check out our Metric interview with Emily Haines yet? Just wait -- we'll have outtakes from the chat tomorrow. Now, I know people are curious as to what act was playing at what time on Friday -- and s ... More >>
Kelly Clarkson will be at Lilith Fair in St. Louis.Pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson, hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige and country legend Emmylou Harris will be joining previously announced acts Sarah McLachlan and Metric at the St. Louis stop of the Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Others scheduled to ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, March 26. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 15. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Larry Weir A sad follow-up to my blogpost from Monday: Larry Weir of KDHX passed away earlier this morning. He was 57. Always smiling, always patient, Weir was a fixture at the KDHX studios, and affected all who worked for (or have volunteered for) the station. Funeral and visitation informat ... More >>
Just Because It Was Christmas
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
Music news you can use
All the Roadrunning (Warner Brothers/Nonesuch)
Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard.)
Saturday, January 7; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere
We talk movies with Allison Moorer and pit the Moz against Nick Carter
Caitlin Cary gets the full-on Lipton treatment
Try as she might, Emmylou Harris can't leave behind her roots
Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
Saturday, Dec. 15; Incahoots
From the Mountain come joyous songs about life, death and redemption
Metropolis St. Louis again attempts to stir enthusiasm for downtown life with a new incarnation of "The Lot"
Emmylou Harris keeps proving herself to be one of country music's most important artists
Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Songcatcher (Vanguard)
Friday, Feb. 2; Sheldon Concert Hall.
The Truth About Us (New West)
Thursday, Nov. 2; Cicero's
The fourth annual Twangfest, the biggest and the best so far, celebrates some of the country's best roots artists
Poor Little Knitter on the Road (Bloodshot)
Kate and Anna McGarrigle gather family and close friends to create a recording built on deep bonds and memories