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 I'm a sucker for the Food Network. Chopped is my jam, I have strong opinions about specific Iron Chefs, an ... More >>
A reader alerted Gut Check to Mariachi's II, a new Mexican restaurant opening at 4625 Gravois Avenue in Bevo Mill, which has sat vacant since Laganini Pizzeria & Restaurant shuttered over a year ago.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Mariachi El Bronx is playing this Saturday at the Firebird. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.; San Francisco folk-rock duo Two Gallants opens the show. We have a pair of tickets for the show, and you can win them! All you have to do is write in the comments your full name, a way we can contact you, and ... More >>
Christian LantryOzomatliWhatever disappointment St. Louis Ozomatli fans felt when the group's concert with the St. Louis Symphony became a regular show was erased by last night's dynamic performance. Yes, it would have been interesting and potentially thrilling to see the Los Angeles latin/fu ... More >>
Ozomatli, in a rare still moment.Tonight at the Duck Room, the Los Angeles-based multicultural, international, trans-everything act Ozomatli will do their thing for a grown-up audience. But they were also up bright and early this morning in their guise as music educators to play at several area scho ... More >>
"St. Louis, you and I will fuck by the end of the night." So said Matt Caughthran, man of mischief and lead singer of the Bronx. Last night at Pop's, he and his Los Angeles-based band seduced with punk vulgarity -- and the promise of letting loose. Photo: Todd OwyoungThe Bronx last night at Pop's ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, April 12. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
Que Pasa Cantina, 10150 Watson Road
Did I accidentally insult my daughter's Mexican husband?
(Saturday, May 5, Cherokee Street)
Why do Mexicans crank their music up so loud?
El Mariachi, 1934 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles; 636-946-7600.
Week of November 23, 2005
Sincerely Hot (Luka Bop)
Nineteen "monsters" of music come together in the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
In Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the outlaw Johnny Depp saves the day
Cibelle (Six Degrees)
Buenos Hermanos (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
Feast of Wire (Quarterstick)
Saturday, December 14; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Thursday, Sept. 6; Pageant
Tanto Tempo (Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees Records)
Acoustic Internote brews St. Louis music fans a heady, exotic blend
The incredible expanding Calexico takes to the highway in support of its new album, The Hot Rail
Ay caramba! Union Station's Latin American Festival promises fun, food and frenzied footwork
Argentinean tango masters Nito and Elba Garcia trip lightly into town
Caipiríssima: Batucada Electrônica (Caipirinha Records)
The Afro-Cuban All Stars are one Havana export it's perfectly legal to enjoy
Soaking up the Latino-music sounds at La Onda
A walk down memory lane in search of vanishing Cuban popular music
A local couple brings the long-forbidden culture of Cuba to St. Louis and vice versa
Kudos to club Karma for bringing "percussive bliss" to town in the form of Ozomatli; be on the lookout for upstart country band Ashtray, coming soon to the Hi-Pointe
Tuesday, July 20; Karma