All right, folks. Weekend two.
Recap: For the month of March (and possibly longer/shorter depending on my funds, stamina, and sanity), I am seeing at least three local bands each weekend. The rules: the shows must fit a budget (who pays more than $8 to see a show?), predominantly local bands, and ... More >>
St. Louis is nothing if not prolific in 2013. Last week's show announcements boasted an impressive seven releases-to-be across the board. This week, add three more sets of brand new local tracks to your music collection. DinoFight!, Les Gruff and the Billy Goat, and Mikey Wehling and the Reverbs all ... More >>
Beth Bombara is one of St. Louis' most talented -- and busiest -- musicians. She sings, plays keys and guitar in Old Lights, is the entire backing band for Cassie Morgan and maintains an active outfit under her own moniker. With banjo player Karl Eggers, she recently embarked on a tour of the West t ... 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 week away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more of o ... More >>
Photo by Dana Smith
A backyard is as good a place as any to start a movement. That's where, in two separate neighborhoods over roughly nine months, 22 bands outlined the edges of a music collective, filled them in over beer and launched Tower Groove Records. They collected votes and took turns. The ... More >>
For local painter Dana Smith, art and music have always been intertwined. He can he found in the dark corners of music venues, his face obscured by a large lens, capturing live shots of local bands that he'll later use as a guide for his paintings. The sounds, sights and people of St. Louis are his ... More >>
Harry Nilsson, one of the very few things all four Beatles agreed on and a singer of nearly unparalleled talent, will get the tribute treatment at Off Broadway on November 26th. What Is The Point? A Tribute To Harry Nilsson will feature Nilsson sets from Theodore, Ransom Note, Edward Burch, John Kra ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation's self-titled EP. He had this to say:
Last year, singer-songwriter Beth Bombara released Abandon Ship, a tidy EP of mostly acoustic songs that paired understated sonics with her sweet, distinct voice. She retu ... More >>