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Jim James

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Meet the Blu Skies: Ambient Jam Rockers from Alton, Illinois

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Songwr ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    LouFest: Fun for the Whole Family? A Study

    Last summer, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life at Bonnaroo. As my chums and I limped off the premises I vowed to make attending a music festival an annual event. Besides just being a great time and an efficient way to pack in many shows in a short period of time, it is an ex ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    LouFest Schedule is Out Now, Single-Day Tickets On Sale

    Publicity PhotoIcona Pop, writers of the song that is everywhere right now, perform at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.The good people of LouFest have announced the set times for all of the bands on the lineup this year -- unsurprisingly, Wilco and the Killers will close out the two night affair on ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes to Headline LouFest [UPDATE - Tickets On Sale Now]

    [Update May 3: LouFest tickets are on sale now! Click through this link to purchase yours.] It's official! No need for further speculation, the LouFest lineup has been announced. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. You can purchase them at www.loufest.com. A limited number of $75 two-day ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The Best Shows at SXSW 2013

    This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    The Worst Things About SXSW 2013

    This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement Is Here [Updated With Complete Lineup]

    [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 >>

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    October 16, 2012

    The Six Best Non-Metal Songs About Heavy Metal

    Songwriters love riffing on folklore, be it nursery rhymes or Biblical parables. Over the years, heavy metal has developed its own brand of legend, so much so that stylistically disparate musicians have used it as a springboard for creatively disparate songs. Here are the six best non-metal songs ab ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses at the Peabody: Review, Photos and Setlist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 6 to August 12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    LouFest Lineup 2012: The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Cotton Mather and More

    The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    My Morning Jacket and Delta Spirit at the Pageant, 8/2/11: Review and Setlist

    Fans line up in the St. Louis bake oven for My Morning Jacket. Photo by Robin Wheeler​My Morning Jacket | Delta Spirit The Pageant August 2nd, 2011 Considering it's been almost five years since My Morning Jacket played St. Louis, it's only fair that the band began the current leg of their to ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    My Morning Jacket

    8 p.m. Tuesday, August 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    May 12, 2011

    My Morning Jacket is Coming to the Pageant

    Danny Clinch​My Morning Jacket, whose new album Circuital is scheduled for a May 31 release date, is coming to St. Louis on August 2nd, when the band will play the Pageant. Tickets go on sale June 3rd at 5 p.m. at the Pageant box office or through Ticketmaster. Frontman Jim James' most recent ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Band of Horses

    8 p.m. Wednesday, October 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    August 25, 2010
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    June 22, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 22

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic​*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Sleepy Sun

    9 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    December 16, 2009
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    December 3, 2009

    Holiday Jam Countdown '09: My Morning Jacket, "Santa Claus is Back in Town"

    (Like last year, A to Z will post a holiday-related MP3 every day of December, leading up to Christmas. If you have any requests, suggestions or files to share, email me.) Before he shaved off his beard, My Morning Jacket's Jim James certainly resembled Santa Claus -- albeit Mountain Man Santa Cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of August 10-16

    Every Monday A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Bottle Rockets: Lean Forward* 2. Wilco: Wilco The Album* 3. ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of August 3-9

    Every Monday A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Vintage Vinyl 1. K-JON---I Get Around 2. MAXWELL---BLACKsummers'night* 3. MICHAE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Photos: Baseball Mustache Hall of Fame

    There isn't a baseball mustache hall of fame, but if there were, these ballplayers would have to be included. In the wake of the American Mustache Institute's "'Stache Bash," this past weekend, Aaron Schafer has put together a list of ten nominees for such an HoF! Here's a sampling: 7. Luis Tiant ... More >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2008

    Wax Fang

    8 p.m. Friday, October 29. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    The Mustache Awards are Coming to St. Louis

    Mustaches. They invoke dignified old timey crap that we all love so much, like the guy riding the bicycle with the really large front wheel or the ripped weightlifter who's now probably someone's great-grandfather. Mustaches also make us think of the 1970s, when they took on a sexier mystique. Then ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    January 30, 2008

    Band of Horses finds its rhythm from evolution.

    Ben Bridwell points out there's no "me" in "band."

  • Music

    November 14, 2007

    Jon Hardy & the Public

    Working in Love

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    August 7, 2007
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    November 15, 2006

    My Morning Jacket

    8 p.m. Monday, November 20. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

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    April 12, 2006

    Band of Horses

    Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)

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    April 5, 2006

    Robbie Lee

    Sleep, Memory (I and Ear)

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    November 16, 2005

    The Morning After

    My Morning Jacket soldiers through changes with its new CD

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    September 17, 2003

    My Morning Jacket

    It Still Moves (ATO Records)

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