The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week and a half away! 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 a Music Award this year, introd ... More >>
It's Saturday and Bo Bulawsky and Steven Colbert thumb their Hill Climb Racing cars ahead on a smartphone and iPad, respectively. They lounge on a boxy, plaid couch in the rear nook of the Native Sound recording studio while Andy Arato stands in the center of the room overdubbing a bass line to a so ... More >>
"You know how a slug feels in your hand?" asks John Kraatz. "It's slimier than that."
Kraatz is, of course, referring to the brain and brainstem of "Norm," the first of two pigs that will be consumed at the Off Broadway Pig Roast on Sunday night. As for how to reach those slimy, succulent morsels, ... More >>
Show Me Shows is a video series documenting bands living in and traveling to St. Louis.
This Friday, June 8, the Skekses will release its excellent new EP, Curse My Name at a show at the Heavy Anchor with Magic City and Lonesome Cowboy Ryan. Read RFT Senior Music Writer Christian Schaeffer's review ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
Off Broadway: Friday, February 24
Vintage Vinyl: Tuesday, February 28
"So calm on the surface, but down there, everything's just eating the hell out of everything else." --Barry Hannah, on bodies of water.
Justin Kinkel-Schuster writes sentences that end in periods. He does not exclaim ... More >>
Yes, these three songs, all released last week, come from Native Sounds studio. So consider this, in some very small way, an introduction to the work being done there. But much, much more important is the music itself, which speaks volumes about three bands we sincerely hope to hear lots more from i ... More >>
Bourbon Street. Photos courtesy of Bo Bulawsky.Bo & the Locomotive is gearing up for the release of its first full length, On My Way; it's out July 30th. The band is, in fact, exactly on its way, having just returned from a tour that took Bo and his band through the South. There were especia ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Pretty Little Empire.Local Americana mainstays Pretty Little Empire recently returned from a few weeks on the road. Its stops included Chicago, Asheville, North Carolina, Lee's Summit and Austin for SXSW. The band comprises Justin Johnson on acoustic guitar and vocals; Wil ... More >>