John Prine

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    October 6, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From October 6 to 12

    This week check out Mirah at Off Broadway, Rebirth Brass Band at the Gramophone, the War on Drugs at the Ready Room, Jack Grelle's record release, the last show at Apop Records featuring a line-up of experimental sounds and much room. Read on for our critics' picks, and stay tuned for more recommend ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26 to 28

    This weekend boasts plenty of fests, parties local release shows -- almost too many to have to narrow down across town. On the fest side, choose between Blues City Deli's Tenth Anniversary Street Festival, Broadway Oyster Bar's Funk Festival, the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival and the Rock Univer ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 22 to 28

    This week, check out plenty of great touring acts including Sham 69, John Prine, Chrisette Michele and Ab-Soul. An Undercover Weekend also makes its return to the Firebird, and the Brothers Lazaroff hosts its annual block party at Vintage Vinyl. Get info on these shows and more in this week's recomm ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 25 to 31

    This week, KISS comes to town along with a handful of other great touring acts -- large and small. A five-band punk bill promises to provide one more hot summer night at Melt, Songbird Cafe constrastingly cools down the Focal Point, Brooklyn's Fielded brings her future pop to the Luminary and much m ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Justin Townes Earle's Latest Effort, Single Mothers, is His Finest to Date

    In the ever-expanding circles of Americana singer-songwriterdom, Justin Townes Earle may seem like an odd candidate for axis. But at the age of 32, with four albums behind him, he's writing and singing the finest songs of a turbulent, unpredictable career. He'll always be the son of country musician ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Country: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    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 >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From January 27 to February 2

    This week, Darin Gray makes a special in-store appearance at Apop Records, the Hold Steady revisits Off Broadway, Greg Brown plays the Sheldon Concert Hall and the Firebird celebrates its fifth birthday. Check out these show previews and more after the jump, and stay tuned for more picks for the wee ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Country: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    The Pines

    8 p.m. Thursday, September 13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    September 10, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From September 10 to 16

    Under normal circumstances I despise inane small talk and "how's the weather" chatter, but for the purposes of filling these show-pick-posts' opening paragraphs with content, its a consistent fallback. That said, I wore a jacket outside this weekend! WHOA HOLY SHIT. Sometimes I think I could write ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    July 12, 2012

    Dave Matthews Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/11/12: Review and Setlist

    Dave Matthews Band | Brandi Carlile July 11, 2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Dave Matthews has exceeded the usual confines of a musician. He is an idea, a cultural shorthand, a punchline, a hero. No less a songwriter than Brandi Carlile (much more on her in next week's print edition), who opene ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: June 29 to July 1

    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 >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Jason Isbell is Moving to Nashville and Getting Sober, but He's Not Starting Over

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2012

    JD McPherson at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 4/26/12: Recap

    JD McPherson Blueberry Hill's Duck Room April 26, 2012 JD McPherson's signature song, "North Side Gal," is a hit waiting for a chart, a single looking for a jukebox, an irresistible dance number on its way to a rockabilly rhythm & blues sock hop that doesn't exist anywhere, save all the joints where ... More >>

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    February 11, 2012

    Craig Finn and Mount Moriah at Off Broadway, 2/10/12: Review and Setlist

    Kholood EidCraig Finn puts smiles on faces.​Craig Finn | Mount Moriah Off Broadway February 10, 2012 People still talk -- and most of them were doing so through all but the quietest numbers last night, but I digress and we're only three words in -- of the one-and-only show by the Hold Steady ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    John Prine and Jason Isbell at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, 12/4/11: Review and Setlists

    Roy KastenJohn Prine stands and delivers at the Touhill​John 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 >>

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    December 2, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: December 2 to 4

    Kinky Friedman. Photo by Nicole Weingart​The 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 >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    John Prine

    8 p.m. Saturday, December 3. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive at Natural Bridge Road.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Gin Blossoms, John Prine Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Slow week for announcements, but there are some gems up in here: Remember the '90s? Yeah, they like, weren't that long ago, and just when we thought we were nearing the end of this otiose, pervasive nostalgia, Lumiere Place comes to the rescue with October shows from Better Than Ezra and the Gin Blo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011

    Josh Ritter

    8 p.m. Friday, July 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    May 3, 2011

    Mumford and Sons, Ke$ha, the Avett Brothers, Wilco and Tornado Warnings: Beale Street Diary

    Katie Moulton​Ed: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Joe Pug

    8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    November 1, 2010

    Concert Review: Band of Heathens and Deer Tick Scare Up Bluesy Rock at Off Broadway, Sunday, October 31

    Kate McDanielDeer Tick @ Off Broadway‚ÄčAt first blush, a Band of Heathens and Deer Tick double bill at Off Broadway seemed a strange pairing. First blushes, however, are no match for good guitars, good songs and a damn good Halloween party.

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    August 4, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Hear Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's Newport Folk Festival Set

    Courtesy of NPR, you can listen to Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's Newport Folk Festival set from last weekend. Back in April, it was announced that the band would be performing at the world-famous festival, which also featured Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Levon Helm, John Prine, Avett B ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of June 21-27

    = local, * = coming to town ​Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers 2. Tom Petty - Mojo* 3. Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic 4. Robert Randolph And The Family Band - We Walk This Road 5. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 6. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows - Songs Of ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of May 31-June 6

    * = coming to town, = local ​Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers* 2. Jack Johnson - To The Sea 3. National - High Violet* 4. Jayhawks - Bunkhouse Album 5. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms 6. Bettye LaVette - Interpretations:British Rock Songbook 7. Roky Erick ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Photos Review Setlist: Jenny Lewis, Farmer Dave and Deer Tick at the Pageant, Sunday, June 14

    Twangfest 13 closed out on Saturday, June 13 at the Duck Room, but you could consider the Pageant debut for Jenny Lewis (supported by indie twang-blues rockers Deer Tick and the droll and self-consciously eclectic Farmer Dave) an unofficial fifth night. And yet the vast majority of the capacity crow ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Review: John Prine at the Touhill, Friday, February 27

    "Hello," John Prine said when he walked onstage at UMSL Friday night and picked up a guitar. Then he reeled off seven songs from his prodigious back catalogue before delving into his most recent collection, 2005's Fair & Square.That was just dandy with the audience at the sold-out Touhill Perfor ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: February 27 to March 1

    Friday, February 27*John Henry and the Engine/One Lone Car, Off Broadway*St. Louis Blues Festival, Chaifetz Arena*John Prine, Touhill*Celebrity Autopsy, Lemmons*Fattback/Dirty 30's, The Gramophone*Hooten Hallers, Schlafly Tap Room*Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Cicero's*Leslie Sanazaro Duo, ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2009

    John Prine

    8 p.m. Friday, February 27. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Drive.

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    February 4, 2009

    John Prine ... Oh Boy ... Dan Reeder

    John Prine comes to the Touhill February 27, which is a very good thing.Unreal watches TV about as much as we go to the movies, but some of our most favorite friends are more culturally literate than we are.So it was that we were treated to a first-season episode of Weeds, the Showtime series whose ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2008

    Twangfest: Hayes Carll

    Opening for Old 97's. 8 p.m. Friday, June 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    November 14, 2007

    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier embodies the word "intense." And that's a good thing.

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    December 27, 2006

    God Only Knows

    Todd Snider's restless soul belies a heart of gold.

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    May 10, 2006

    The Tim Carroll Band

    Friday, May 12, at 9 p.m. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)

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    May 3, 2006

    Various Artists

    A Case for Case — A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case (Hungry for Music)

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    February 1, 2006

    Greg Brown

    Friday, February 3; the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)

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    January 25, 2006

    John Prine

    Touhill Performing Arts Center (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road)

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    April 27, 2005

    Chris Knight

    Tuesday, May 3; the VooDoo Lounge in Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    2003 Music Awards

    The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.

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    January 22, 2003

    Josh Ritter with Jimmie Dale Gilmore

    Wednesday, January 29; Focal Point Arts Center

  • News

    May 22, 2002

    Midnight Caller

    A Bosnian family gets a chilling reminder of the hatred left at home

  • Music

    November 7, 2001

    Iris DeMent

    Thursday, Nov. 8; Sheldon

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    October 13, 1999

    Fred J. Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels

    Friday, Oct. 15; Off Broadway

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    April 14, 1999
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    March 17, 1999
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    February 10, 1999
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