While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... 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 was joined in legal holy matrimony with my lovely wife Megan three and a half years ago, we offici ... More >>
Nelly's recent run-in with the law is the talk of the town / office / internet today -- if you've been under a rock, check out what I'm referring to here. Anyway, my question is simple: When the hell are touring musicians going to stop trying to drive through Sierra Blanca? They nabbed Nelly, Fiona, ... More >>
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
The Sheldon Concert Hall is best utilized by music that overwhelms. With a simple piano and guitar setup, Terry Riley and Gyan Riley, performing as the Rileys, made the room glow last night. The father and son duo's set was intimate, and not just because the audience barely spilled past five rows of ... 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 >>
Los Lobos, just a few monts removed from its last St. Louis apperance, has just announced a show at Plush (3224 Locust St). It's on October 13, tickets are $30 and on sale now. The legendary East L.A. band's credentials speak for themselves at this point; it's been two years since the group last rel ... More >>
Roy KastenLos Lobos survive at the SheldonLos Lobos The Sheldon Concert Hall February 26, 2012 Rock bands and followers of rock bands, heed this advice from just another band from East L.A. Like these veterans, you'll be old soon enough, and your cool will fade. So start now: Work on your so ... More >>
Have you sufficiently recovered from last night's EP releases from Theresa Payne and iLLPHONiCS? Good, because there's more new local music in the hopper: Water Liars will release its much-ballyhooed debut, Phantom Limb, tonight at Off Broadway, and Lantern Lights will do the same at Foam Coffee & B ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
9 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Robert Plant and Patty GriffinRobert Plant and Band of Joy with Luther Dickinson The Fabulous Fox Theatre June 15, 2011 The lobby of the Fabulous Fox doesn't look so fabulous as of late. A maze of poles and beams supporting scaffolding and platforms for the post-fire restoration gives the gra ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
* = local, = coming to town Vintage Vinyl 1. T.I.---No Mercy 2. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3. CHARLIE WILSON---Just Charlie 4. ERIC BENET---Lost In Time* 5. QUINCY JONES---Q: Soul Bossa Nostra 6. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 7. TEMPTATIONS---Give Love At Christmas 8. ANGEL ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 16. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. ARCADE FIRE---Suburbs 2. BLACK CROWES---Croweology* 3. RICK ROSS---Teflon Don 4. EMINEM---Recovery 5. BUN B---Trill O.G. 6. GOV'T MULE---Mulennium 7. LOS LOBOS---Tin Can Rust 8. MENOMENA---Mines* 9. ROOTS---How I Got Over 10. DRAKE---Thank Me Lat ... More >>
If James Intveld wasn't such a nice guy, you'd want to kill him. The L.A.-born rockabilly and country singer acts, directs, writes, produces and can play any instrument you throw at him. Last year's Have Faith, his third solo album, offers a graceful ode to the Nashville Sound without losing his hon ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 6. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights.
Los Straightjackets reinterprets some American and Brit rock and soul and Common finds Forever.
Think the coasts have a lock on good MP3 blogs? Think again.
The Blasters keep the fire and brimstone burning
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Thursday, February 3; VooDoo Lounge in Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
Week of February 2, 2005
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
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Week of August 4, 2004
Saturday, August 7; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Friday, June 18; Off Broadway
Wednesday, August 20; Off Broadway
Tuesday, August 5; Mississippi Nights
Soul Rush (Lakeshore)
The true confessions of über-pimp, badass mother and rock & roll legend Ike Turner
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
The Pop Life
Mock Tudor (Capitol)
Friday, August 27; Off Broadway