For whatever reason, the best Americana bands are often the fruits of two distinct musical voices -- Tweedy and Farrar are still the gold standard in this town and beyond, but the shared songbooks of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) and Gary Louris and Mark Olson (Jayhawks) turned ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, November 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Dan ZettwochA late 2009 RFT cover featuring KSHE mascot Sweet Meat.Summer's not over yet! There's still one more week (more or less) to enjoy the last gasps of carefree fun and outdoor hangs. Here are twelve good bets for the weekend -- of course, on top of the events we've already covered he ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Best Coast - Crazy For You* 2. Black Keys - Brothers 3. Devo - Something For Everybody 4. Menomena - Mines* 5. Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs Of Love* 6. Mark Olson - Many Colored Kite* 7. Tom Petty - Mojo 8. Robert Randolph - We Walk ... More >>
Lucy HamblinYou have until September 20 to learn the words to "Frankie's Gun" and up your whiskey tolerance, lest the The Felice Brothers laugh you out of the Old Rock House. 2720 Cherokee *Caspa, August 5 *Hellfire Machina, August 7 *Soundscape, August 6 The Billiken Club *Wavves, September ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, February 17. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Some quick show announcements here. First, that Gary Louris/Mark Olson Duck Room show we told you about last week goes on sale on Friday. Tickets are just $15. Second, the Pageant announced a few shows, including:*Drive-By Truckers, on Thursday, February 26. $22 advance, $25 day of show. Will the Ho ... More >>
Gary Louris and Mark Olson of the Jayhawks are playing Blueberry Hill's Duck Room on February 17. Info and ticket prices TBA. The two men released an album called Ready for the Flood in September. Check out some songs here.
Mark Olson finds salvation in being one of the vocal and lyrical laureates of American music.
Alterna-country pioneer Kevin Welch's music tells listeners all they need to know about the fledgling genre