This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Uh....I got nothin'. This little mouse cursor icon has been blinking at me for a couple minutes now while I've been just staring vacantly at my keyboard, unable to think of anything amusing to write in this little show-post introductory paragraph. It's not my fault. When I came in this morning I cam ... More >>
Photo Credit: Stephen IdeFolk troubadour Jonathan Edwards is a master of the less-is-more approach - so much so that his best known song, "Sunshine," still sneaks up on listeners as a catchy, acoustic pop ditty, and then, on repeated hearings, becomes a bold indictment of authority and war. T ... More >>
Dana PlonkaThe Civil Wars12:24 In the South By vortex, all news - or at least news not related to Jack White pop-up performances, Cee-Lo Green cancellations, Kanye gossip and R.E.M. show rumors - gets obliterated. Japan's nuclear nightmare is no exception. Glancing at an RSS reader under 75 d ... More >>
"Those are plants out there," Buddy Miller said last night, pointing to the Pageant pit where stood 150 devotees, most applauding a maestro of American music. Miller was self-deprecatingly plugging his recent record, Written in Chalk. If he didn't sell more copies this evening that's because many o ... More >>
Readers adore their birds, books and Emmylou Harris.
Gillian Welch just wants to sing that rock & roll.
As always, we’ve found cool ways to beat the heat.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
Then we snag an interview with country legend and new friend of Lambchop Charlie Louvin.
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
Elvis Costello comes back to claim America's throne
The True/False Film Festival is the cream of the documentary crop
Week of November 10, 2004
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
Week of September 8, 2004
The pierced and the ponytailed come together in Lucinda love
Week of October 15, 2003
The Holmes Brothers aren't sweating the secular/sacred conundrum, just following Jesus' example
Lyle Lovett's new career retrospective pays homage to his beginnings -- but also raises troubling questions about his future
Patty Loveless isn't just Down From the Mountain -- she never left
Week of April 3, 2002
Week of March 6, 2002
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Joel and Ethan Coen's Brother hits a Homer
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Robert Christgau's Consumer Guide rates the music of the '90s.
Vagabond Ways (Instinct)
Thursday, April 13; Off Broadway