Kevin Buckley really isn't so hard to pin down. He's a fiddler, a guitarist, an Irish folk musician, an old-time picker, a singer, a rock & roller, a producer and one of the least pretentious and most consistently crafty songwriters in St. Louis. He slips between the hard-to-master world of traditio ... More >>
Saturday dominates this week's post with a commanding 70% of all picks for the week, though it should be noted that one of our picks, the Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway, technically takes place on each of the three weekend days, putting Saturday's lead at eight out of twelve -- or 66 an ... More >>
This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>
Once again, here is every newly announced show this week! Two-tone ska band the English Beat will be playing Blueberry Hill on April 21; time to dig up your wingtip shoes and checkered suspenders and try to remember how to skank. Also on April 21st is the one year anniversary show for local South-si ... More >>
Matt Hay and Ryan Keane at "Stop the Scameras."Daily RFT stopped by the Off Broadway last night where opponents of red-light cameras were hosting their "Stop the Scameras" fundraiser. State senator Jim Lembke, the emcee of the evening who's fighting his own red-light ticket in St. Louis, was alre ... More >>
Jesse Irwin is no stranger to political causes. The solo artist and member of the Dock Ellis Band has crusaded against red light cameras for years now, particularly with the group Missourians Against Red Light Cameras. It's a logical progression, then, that Irwin has decided to run for public ... More >>
On her blog, Wormwood Scrubs vocalist and keyboardist Larissa Rook lists her occupation as survivor. That's in addition to being a musician, farmer, fiber artist, children's book author and photographer.
Right now, she's forced to focus on the survivor gig. Since 2002, Rook has battled brea ... More >>
Friday, December 4
*The Swell Season/Rachael Yamagata, The Pageant
*Naughty By Nature/Kid Capri, The Ambassador
*The Hipnecks/Cropdusters, The Gramophone
*Pieta Brown/Caleb Travers, Off Broadway (early, 7:30 p.m.)
*Crosby, Loggins & Nash Tour: Jay Nash, Crosby Loggins, Caitlin Crosby, Off Broadway ( ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ.UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The Pitch Our sister paper in Kansas City, reports on the situation: "The booking agent confirmed that the band was arrested yesterday in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The tour manager remains in jail, but everyone else is out on bail. No word of the charges yet, but ... More >>
Again, St. Louis, there's no reason not to go out tonight. Don't let a little rain stop ya!First at the Gargoyle is the always-solid Dr. Dog. I know they've been through St. Louis a ton, and man, they just keep getting better and better. Jeffrey Lewis opens.Speaking of musicians who love coming to S ... More >>
I broke the sad news that power-pop throwbacks the Maxtone 4 are breaking up and performing their last show tomorrow, May 2, at the Wedge. This bitching poster somewhat assuages the sadness, as does an MP3 for "Make Out Party" after the jump. (Do I want to go to a make out party? Rhetorical que ... More >>
In this week's Homespun column, I took a few listens to Reconsider, the sophomore effort from local country quartet the Linemen. Here's an excerpt:
"...if the band's debut was a showcase for [lead singer/guitarist Kevin] Butterfield's talents, Reconsider is more of a band album. Bassist Greg Lamb a ... More >>
Roy Kasten has details about the Linemen's new CD over on the KDHX blog. His recent post says:Working mostly in Scott Swartz's basement studio, the band is set to release its second album, Reconsider, on February 21, with a party that evening at Off Broadway.
The album features 10 originals and one ... More >>
State Senator Jim Lembke (R-St. Louis/St. Louis County) introduced a measure this week that would ban the use of red-light cameras in Missouri. If passed by the General Assembly and approved by Gov. Jay Nixon, Lembke's bill (SB 211) would become law in late August.
A group calling itself Misso ... More >>
Admittedly, the workings of globalization, the Federal Reserve and international economics aren't as easy to grasp as the concept of a same-sex marriage, but for the second week in a row, there will be a protest in St. Louis.
The latest uproar goes after the Federal Reserve Bank, and Saturday is b ... More >>