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 >>
[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>
Earlier tonight, the trophies were doled out in Nashville for the 2012 Americana Music Association Awards and Honors. Winners included the Civil Wars, Gillian Welch and, naturally, Alabama Shakes -- the complete list is below. What struck us about the artists honored was how thoroughly they have b ... More >>
This weekend (Friday, to be specific) St. Louis will play host to the record releases of three of its finer bands: CaveofswordS release its debut offering on Friday at Heavy Anchor (click here for a profile of the band by Christian Shaeffer), Aquataine (formerly Supermoon, then Super Maroon) release ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, June 29. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Although he's a good 11 years into his musical career, it seems as though Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, ex-Drive-By Trucker) -- playing Friday, June 29 at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard) is just now settling into a comfortable place as an artist. After sweating it o ... More >>
Little-known fact: According to our style guide (the big book of grammatical do's and don'ts that provide the RFT with its immutable styyyyyyle), all band names are to be treated as singular, not plural nouns. For example, when referencing a band such as "The Beatles," we'd write "The Beatles is com ... More >>
Ryan Adams | Jason Isbell Peabody Opera House January 31, 2012 Ryan Adams has had a troubled relationship with himself and with his music, which forms much of the the narrative of his later career. Many of his fans have held similarly ambivalent opinions about his work. It has been difficult to be ... More >>
Roy KastenJohn Prine stands and delivers at the TouhillJohn Prine | Jason Isbell Touhill Performing Arts Center December 3, 2011 Why is John Prine so beloved? He's never had a major hit of his own, never really crossed over from the folkie netherworlds, never, as a touring musician, done muc ... More >>
Kinky Friedman. Photo by Nicole WeingartThe leftovers are finally gone and the Christmas lights all over the place no longer cause us to grit our teeth. So what better way to celebrate the Season than with a double-bill of Hanukkah mayhem and irreverence tonight at Off Broadway? Kinky Friedm ... More >>
Danny ClinchAthens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers will bring its big-ass Southern Rock to the Pageant on October 28th. Tickets start at $22 and go on sale August 5th at 5 p.m. The Truckers released ninth album Go-Go Boots earlier this year. The band's hit a sort of consistent hum of late -- ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
image viaSounds like a sly April Fool's day joke, but it isn't: Juelz Santana is celebrating his birthday at Club Amnesia. Well, not his real birthday, which was February 18, but his publicity-garnering birthday tour that *might* be tied to the release of his long overdue follow-up to 2005's What th ... More >>
Our beloved local cuddle-thug has been all over the national scene in advance of his appearance on this year's Blizzard Music Tour. During the Grammys, a commercial aired in which he pimped out a Sony Audio system in the new Ford Explorer. The humorous clip features his duet with Kelly Rowland, "Gon ... More >>
Jess LutherJason IsbellThe Paste Tour brought together a hodge-podge of big talent to Off Broadway last night, and despite a disconnect in pacing between the first and second halves, the show was a solid showcase of guitar-heavy up-and-comers.
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Flaming Lips show has been sold out for weeks, but those without tickets can catch openers and noveau-weirdos Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Vintage Vinyl on September 17. 2720 Cherokee *HD4000, September 11 *Protomen, September 10 560 Music Center *Wadada Leo Smith's The Golden Qua ... More >>
Gawker broke the news a bit ago that Paste's print magazine is folding. The publication has been in financial trouble in recent years: In 2009, it held a fundraiser which kept it solvent, at least temporarily. According to the Associated Press, Paste's website will stay active. There's no wo ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Fox Theatre *Mark Knopfler, Thursday, April 22, 2010 The Pageant *Matisyahu, Monday, November 2 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Thursday, November 19 *LMFAO, Friday, November 20 Blueberry Hill *Chuck Berry, Wednesday, October 1 *The Hibernauts, Saturday, October 24
Before we begin, a pledge. This review will not use the following words which fall like random keystrokes from a chimpanzee blogger's laptop: rock (or its derivations), crunchy, drunk, Americana, twang, testosterone, Neil Young, alt.country (or its derivations), wasted, and/or dudes. In other words ... More >>
Want to hear live audio performances from Twangfest? Go here, sez twang guru Roy Kasten. There you'll find nifty cassette tape widgets and streaming live sets from Amy Lavere (who's back in town at Off Broadway in August), DADDY, Big Sandy, Jon Hardy & the Public, Andre Williams, Jason Isbell an ... More >>
Friday, June 12 *Twangfest, featuring Andre Williams, Asylum Street Spankers, Jon Hardy & the Public, more, Duck Room *Yowie/Upsilon Acrux/Aleuchatistas, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (late) *Peter Brotzmann, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (early) *The Northwoods, Off Broadway *Colbie Caillat, Six Fl ... More >>
Looking for a way to pass a lazy Saturday afternoon? Twangfest has your answer tomorrow starting at 1 p.m., as it presents a free day party called "Out of the Gate: A St. Louis Music Showcase" at the Schlafly Bottleworks. The lineup:1:00 pm - Corey Saathoff Band 2:00 pm - Trigger 5 3:00 pm - Melody ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, Friday, June 12, Saturday, June 13. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Some names trickled out a few weeks ago, but we can exclusively reveal the Twangfest lineup for this year's model, which takes place from Wednesday, June 10, through Saturday, June 13.Wednesday (Pageant)Alejandro EscovedoHot Club of Cowtown TBA Thursday (Duck Room) Big Sandy and His Fly-Ri ... More >>
Twangfest's twitter just let me know that the four-day music festival confirmed several acts today. No venues or days listed yet, but these will take place between June 10 and 13.Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles Bruce Robison Dad ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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