Outside the Casa Loma Ballroom at Iowa and Cherokee, storm sirens echoed their eerie warning to the city: "Take shelter immediately," they cautioned. However, roughly one thousand people -- city and county residents alike -- braved sheets of torrential rain and flash-flooded streets to see Pokey LaF ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
Little-known fact: According to our style guide (the big book of grammatical do's and don'ts that provide the RFT with its immutable styyyyyyle), all band names are to be treated as singular, not plural nouns. For example, when referencing a band such as "The Beatles," we'd write "The Beatles is com ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the metro area number in the th ... More >>
stlbrickfilm.comSt. Louis Brick: No laughing matter, see?After nearly two years of work, Bill Streeter is finally concluding his documentary on St. Louis architecture, Brick By Chance and Fortune. And before its release, the the film is getting a lot more coverage than anticipated. The national w ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaHaving just returned from the St. Louis Record Show this previous Sunday, Last Collector Standing caught up with Doom Town bassist Ashley Hohman. On the way up to her third-story room in her communal home behind KDHX studios, different genres of music echo from all the neighboring ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaMore so than any other form of black wax, the vinyl 78 has endured, preserving an essential portion of 20th century American music, culture and history. It's ironic, then, that you're more likely to find 78s collecting mold in a landfill than you are to find the hugely over-presse ... More >>
In recent weeks, a bunch of local musicians unleashed new tunes on the masses. Here's a brief round-up. Know of anything else? Leave a comment.
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, "Brick Thieves"
Occasional RFT contributor Bill Streeter is making a documentary about the city's uniqu ... More >>
In this week's paper, Jaime Lees profiles local blues trio the Rum Drum Ramblers. What do you guys think you sound like? What's your inspiration?
Mat Wilson: I would say, like... I'm pulling from pre-war Chicago blues. Like, the first electric blues.
Ryan Koenig: I'm into a lot of the country blues ... More >>