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 >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Ravi Shankar passed away this week at the age of 92. I can't admit to being a massive fan; by the time ... More >>
My Morning Jacket | Band of Horses August 8, 2012 Peabody Opera House Jim James does not have hair. He has a mane, and it is his single best asset as a showman. Better than his sleeved cape (his morning jacket, proposes RFT Managing Editor Chad Garrison), better than his drum pad chain, better even ... More >>
The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
Beatlemania is arguably the most expansive musical frenzy in modern history, so it's not surprising that places big and small would try to latch on to every bit of the Fab Four's legacy. But it may be a revelation to some that the mania extended to Benton, Illinois, a smallish town located in the L ... More >>
Frampton's Still Alive!Classic rock fans, recently empty-nested mothers, and talkbox enthusiasts take note: Peter Frampton is going to play the iconic Frampton Comes Alive! in its entirety in St. Louis, part of a 35th Anniversary tour that will see the 1970s rocker play his classic live doubl ... More >>
Once a year, the Stag Nite All-Stars form a ramshackle convergence to pay loving, egg-nog-addled tribute to The Last Waltz, arguably the most famous concert in history. Spearheaded musically by Mark Moynihan of Racketbox, the group also includes members of a dozen-odd other south city mainstays. Thi ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyPaul Simon | Punch Brothers Fabulous Fox Theatre November 15, 2011 Paul Simon still takes a wide stance when he gets into it. He tosses his hands for emphasis of his words, he converses his lines with an unseen foil. His voice belies his 70 years. Close your eyes and you can ... More >>
Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
On March 22, Concert for George -- the 2002 tribute concert in honor of the late Beatle George Harrison -- was released on Blu-ray for the first time. The night featured artists such as Eric Calpton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney and Tom Petty playing Harrison's songs and honoring his life and l ... More >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
A shot of the boxed setThis is a cool one: On October 19, Dark Horse Records/Rhino Entertainment released a limited-edition, deluxe boxed set titled Ravi Shankar George Harrison Collaborations. The 3xCD/1xDVD set honors Shankar's 90th birthday and features a 56-page hardbound Book, 3 CDs in r ... More >>
Dana PlonkaJesse Chandler and Tim Smith of Midlake The weather was Midlakian, if ever weather was. Mist and cloud vapors, a drizzle that came and went, all left the streets around the Old Rock House shining. Midlake, a Denton, Texas rock band, hadn't performed in St. Louis in years, ... More >>
image sourceThe Plog, the news blog of Riverfront Times' sister paper in Kansas City, The Pitch, runs a delightful weekly feature called Studies in Crap in which Crap Archivist Alan Scherstuhl "brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sa ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer spotlights a number of this year's top holiday releases. Here are several more festive releases that you might have missed. But are you really missing anything? Read on...The Pet Shop Boys, Christmas Unlike your grandmother's fruitcake, which is always an ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews the Hibernauts' new album, Velvet Suit. Suit opens with the slow-grower "Make Me a Son," which unfolds with plaintive piano chords, some George Harrison-inspired slide guitar and a string section. Where the Hibernauts of old couldn't wait to get to ... More >>
(Tuesdays can be a trying day here in Club Land at the RFT. It's deadline day for the show/concert listings, and this fact hangs over my head just like all of those foreboding elementary school (and high school and college) homework assignments that I would inevitably put off to the l ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
Week of January 31, 2008
9 p.m. Monday, December 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Check out our exhaustive recap of Austin's indie-rock fest.
What will the beloved bands of '05 look like when the buzz wears off?
Thursday, March 24; Bottleneck Blues Bar in the Ameristar Casio, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles
Monty Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
Thursday, April 29; Generations
Concert for George (Warner Strategic)
Week of October 1, 2003
The Aerovons were this close to becoming America's Beatles. What happened?
The New Pornographers play the sounds of summer. Hawaiian shirts optional.
Juslisen (Def Soul)
Dee Dee Ramone died the same way he lived -- by accident
Week of January 16, 2002
Week of January 2, 2002
One of the world's pre-eminent sitar players, Imrat Khan once taught the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Now he teaches at Washington University.
"Autobiography" and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be
Published the week of June 28-July 4, 2000
Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Volume 2) (TVT Records)