Mark Willey

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    St. Louis Record Store Day 2014: A Comprehensive Guide

    Like South by Southwest, Record Store Day is now such an accepted part of the culture that it has its own abbreviation: "RSD." Hatched in 2008 as a way to bring attention to struggling record shops, RSD has become a yearly event. This year, Record Store Day falls on Saturday, April 19. Once again, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Bad Dates Releases its Raw Rock'n'Roll On Tape Tonight - Hear A Track Now

    In this weekly 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. The Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Bob Reuter Memorial Show: A Review in Photos

    When legendary local musician, writer and photographer Bob Reuter died suddenly last month, friends and loved ones were grief-stricken. Reuter played in and documented the south city scene for decades, leaving behind a vast amount of artistic work and no shortage of fans and admirers. Last night his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Bob Reuter's Memorial: Full Details and Kamikaze Cowboy Downloads

    The memorial service for larger-than-life local musician/writer/photographer/DJ Bob Reuter will be held this Sunday at the Casa Loma Ballroom. For those just joining us, Reuter tragically passed away early last month in a freak accident, falling down an elevator shaft. Big Muddy Records, home to Reu ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Weekend Round-up Review: SXSC Day One, Rat Heart, Bass Amp & Dan-O

    All right, folks. Weekend two. Recap: For the month of March (and possibly longer/shorter depending on my funds, stamina, and sanity), I am seeing at least three local bands each weekend. The rules: the shows must fit a budget (who pays more than $8 to see a show?), predominantly local bands, and ... More >>