By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>
A St. Louis record store really is giving us a reason to read Playboy for the articles. Playboy.com recently talked to Guided by Voices vocalist/songwriter Bob Pollard about his five favorite vinyl shops across the country, and Pollard put St. Louis' own Euclid Records at the top of the list. In hi ... More >>
About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
As we mourn the passing of Hal David, the lyrical genius on the Burt Bacharach/Hal David dream team, we also revisit his timeless contributions to music. Here are the six best renditions of one of his best songs, "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me." See also: Hal David, Songwriting Part ... More >>
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 28, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Avenue, 63103. $25 Wednesday and Thursday, $30 Friday and Saturday, $10 for students with ID. 1-314-534-1111. Tia Fuller's musical identity was formed long before she joined the all-female b ... More >>
Ravi ColtraneIt's shaping up to be a year of changes for saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. For starters, Coltrane, who opened yesterday and performs through Saturday at Jazz at the Bistro (3536 Washington Avenue, 314-534-3663), has put his long-running quartet, featuring pianist Luis Perdomo, bassis ... 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 >>
Schoolhouse Rock's songwriter celebrates a few special birthdays in St. Louis while we pit Kenny G vs. Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a fight to the holiday death.
Hunter Brumfield III: 1974-2005
Sunday, June 19; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Week of September 15, 2004
Joey DeFrancesco brought the Hammond B3 back to life
Hamiet Bluiett understands the yin and yang of saxophone
Chris Duarte has kicked addiction, but he still has the blues
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Dining at Bryan Carr's polished new establishment is a sweet experience
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.
In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.
A jazzman who went looking for his dream in New York and found it in St. Louis
The Missouri History Museum pays tribute to East St. Louis legend Miles Davis
Sunday, April 22; United Hebrew Congregation
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
The Wu-Tang Clan finds strength in numbers
The incredible expanding Calexico takes to the highway in support of its new album, The Hot Rail
Wednesday, Dec. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 18; Backstage Bistro
St. Louis saxophonist Greg Osby returns from New York to showcase and celebrate the past and future legends of Blue Note Records