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
Amanda Palmer is having a rough week. Her situation (abridged) is as follows: Palmer developed a cult foll ... More >>
Eddie Van Halen demonstrates the exact opposite of this idea.The guitar solo has become an integral part of the rock and roll formula, either as a melodic counterpoint to a vocal line or an excuse for showing off. But there's a different kind of solo out there. The kind that, by all technical ... More >>
I Need That Record chronicles the events that led up to the demise of many record storesBefore there was an iTunes "store" and torrent sites, the record store played a vital part in thousands of people's lives -- a church for the sinners.
For some this hasn't changed. But by and large, peop ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Glass Waves' new, digital-only CD, One Day We'll All Just Float Away. He has this to say:To call Glass Waves a trio is slightly misleading. While the credits for the download-only One Day We'll All Just Float Away credit singer/guitarist Jordan Heimb ... More >>
Writer Ryan Wasoba participated in the 100 Guitars performance at the Pageant last night, which also featured the world premiere of the first movement of Glenn Branca's Symphony Number 14. Here are Wasoba's thoughts on the night and an analysis of the performance. Read more about the concert here an ... More >>
Tonight at the Pageant, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and an army of 100 volunteer guitarists will be performing composer Glenn Branca's Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City). Writer Ryan Wasoba is participating in the performance, and offered to write about his experience for A to Z. Here's part ... More >>