The Bottle Rockets, Goblin and Chance the Rapper all headline gigs to kick off December in style. Besides that, catch shows including Pat Martino Trio at Jazz at the Bistro and Midlake at the Old Rock House. Read on for a selection of shows in St. Louis this week.
In this biweekly 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. On a ... More >>
Shuttup fireworks, you're drunk. If you've seen and heard enough kaboom-y photos and videos to last through 'til next year, get as far away from the sounds of explosions as possible by hiding out at a show or two this weekend. Big Muddy Records brings the noise with a fish fry, Twista takes over the ... More >>
Mark your calendar and prepare your wallet: This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day. Originally begun in 2008 as a way to pull music fans away from their computers and back into the already-dwindling brick-and-mortar shops, Record Store Day has grown larger with each passing ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Happy Friday, St. Louis! Before we get to the festivities, it's been a little while since we've explained our shows-pickin' blog-postin' strategy, so here it is again for the uninitiated and the forgetful: Every Monday we do a blog post called "Out Every Night" that lists shows the RFT Music staff p ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded Youtube videos with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
Josh Ritter is going on tour, and he'll make a St. Louis stop on Saturday, July 21 at Plush (3224 Locust Street, 314-535-2686). Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 day-of and on sale now. See also Josh Ritter at Off Broadway, July 22, 2011: Review, Photos, Setlist Interview: Josh Ritter talks to Roy ... More >>
Bhi Bhiman is an unlikely young hero for whatever remains of the folk-side of the singer-songwriter scene. The 29-year-old, second-generation Sri Lankan American grew up in Ballwin, Missouri. His new record, Bhiman,, is an album that twists and turns and sometimes sails through Americana conceits, i ... More >>
This week's number five adult bestseller, the work of a couple of St. Louis cops.Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending July 24, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, ... More >>
Todd Owyoung Josh Ritter and the Royal Family Band | Yellowbirds Off Broadway July 22, 2011 "This will be the world's first protozoan slow dance," Josh Ritter said, squinting against the sweat, bringing the band down towards the end of the night. "You don't have to touch each other though." ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Todd OwyoungOf Montreal at The Pageant last October. The Luminary Center for the Arts weren't kidding about their "big" announcement yesterday--Of Montreal is the biggest act they've ever booked. The show is July 4th, so while the rest of the nation is celebrating our dubious democracy and t ... More >>
Dana PlonkaLa Sera at Waterloo RecordsAt the end of the final night at South By Southwest 2011, I walked down 6th Street, a scene you can surely picture without my assistance. But I have this press badge to earn, so: By 1 a.m. on Saturday night / Sunday morning, downtown Austin was a zombie m ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, August 22. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
* = a band coming to town, = signifies a local act Vintage Vinyl 1. NATIONAL---High Violet 2. DEAD WEATHER---Sea Of Cowards 3. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS---Together* 4. OZOMATLI---Fire Away 5. GOGOL BORDELLO---Trans-Continental Hustle* 6. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 7. CARIBOU---Swim* 8. FLYING LOTU ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Spoon - Transference 2. Eels - End Times 3. Vampire Weekend - Contra 4. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast 5. Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom Live 6. Josh Ritter - Hello Starling 7. John Mayer - Battle Studies* 8. Nirvana - Live At Reading 9. Ring ... More >>
Toad the Wet Sprocket played at the Pageant last night -- and boy, what a treat. Toad's my Coldplay, a band I'm almost embarrassed to say I love. But my first time seeing the Santa Barbara quartet (which also featured a great pedal-steel player) was a real treat. The set started off shaky, w ... More >>
Although it's Tuesday, you wouldn't know it from tonight's hectic concert schedule. First, at Off Broadway, it's Josh Ritter -- although if you don't already have tickets, you might be out of luck. According to Off Broadway's Twitter, "a few [are] available at the door at 8PM. Otherwise--SOLD OUT." ... More >>
So, very quietly Off Broadway announced that Idaho-born troubadour Josh Ritter is returning to town on July 28, along with Langhorne Slim. Let's just pause a second, shall we? Oh hi, Josh. Ray GordonAnyway, thanks to eagle-eyed Jason for sending over this Facebook missive that Josh ... More >>
Blueberry Hill *Bryan Greenberg, Saturday, July 18 *Gaelic Storm, Tuesday, July 21 *Dread Zeppelin, Friday, August 21 Scottrade Center *Kings of Leon, Wednesday, September 30 *Miley Cyrus, Sunday, October 4
Venues are closing, but others are stepping up.
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 26. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Monday, September 4. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
The Animal Years (V2)
Wednesday, January 29; Focal Point Arts Center