The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>
By Jonathan Patrick We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers ... More >>
Musicians frequently reference each other, consciously or otherwise. Usually the reference is something subtle, like a chord progression or a melodic phrase. For those less subtle moments, here are the six best name-drops in song. Let us know your favorites in the comments, but make sure that your p ... More >>
I love jazz but completely understand why somebody would not. Roughly 95 percent of music in the genre is self-indulgent, regressive crap, but that other 5 percent rules hard enough to possibly convert haters. Here are the six best jazz records for people who hate jazz.
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. Every few months, Edwardsville's downtown dive bar The Stagger Inn hosts a show featuring locals The Go ... More >>
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 When I read "Vijay Iyer and the Outreachification Of Jazz" by Chris Kornellis on the Seattle Weekly's b ... More >>
About a week ago, our Northwest sister paper Seattle Weekly ran a post about the diminishing popularity of jazz. Watch for a lengthy reply by RFT Music's devilishly handsome resident jazz guitar school dropout later this week. In the meantime, here are the six most bizarre crossover attempts by jazz ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
The municipality of University City in recent years has been known for producing a number of successful jazz musicians, including pianist Peter Martin, trumpeter and singer Jeremy Davenport, saxophonist Todd Williams, and bassists Neal Caine and Chris Thomas. Now, thanks to the efforts of t ... More >>
A lot of local artists cross A to Z's way. Some send us albums; others Tweet at us. Still others drop us email. (Hint: We love email. Especially if it's telling us about who you are and what you're up to. Even if we don't respond, we read everything.) But despite the constant hum of informati ... More >>
Image viaThat's Paris Hilton with King Khan. No, we don't know why either.According to a Facebook event page, King Khan -- who never showed up for his show with BBQ Show last November at Off Broadway because their tour manager was arrested -- will be playing at 2720 Cherokee on Sunday, Octobe ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
The first 45 recorded for Euclid Records' Euclid Sessions is now available: Steve Wynn's "John Coltrane Stereo Blues, Pts. 1 and 2." Here's what the store has to say about the song: Steve Wynn first recorded "John Coltrane Stereo Blues" when he was in the Dream Syndicate for their second LP, "Medici ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>
8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Boulevard.
Local niche labels keep the music coming.
Smooth jazz lives on in St. Louis on the Internet
Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8; Finale Music and Dining (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)
Thursday through Saturday, April 21 through 23; Finale (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)
Saturday, February 12; Broadway Oyster Bar (736 South Broadway)
Thursday, August 12; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Friday, August 6; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14; Jazz at the Bistro
Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia (Thelonious Records)
Saturday, May 10; Hi-Pointe
Saturday, November 9; Sheldon Concert Hall
Hip-hop legend Prince Paul is responsible for some of the music's most transcendent moments
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Friday, Sept. 28; Powell Symphony Hall
Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians
Tuesday, April 3; Forum for Contemporary Art.
Third Lip Cabaret
Fans of the late jazzman will find an upcoming Webster University concert to their liking
Mid America Dance Company
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and 13; Backstage Bistro
Jazz musicians Dave Stone and Eric Markowitz are cookin' at their weekly Cafe Mangia gigs
Following local record label MAXJAZZ's upward trajectory
Carl Craig delivers sci-fi jazz to the techno cognoscenti
The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut