Former Doobie Brother, Steely Dan backup singer and Ferguson resident Michael McDonald has now shared his thoughts on the shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest it spurred in the north-county town. McDonald grew up in the St. Louis area, spending fourteen years of that time in Feguson itse ... More >>
This week, our critics' picks include a varied pool of performers across genres including Boz Scaggs, 7 Seconds, Pigeon John and Peter J. Woods. Take your pick from punk and hip-hop to blues and noise. As always, stayed tuned until Friday for even more recommendations over the weekend.
Oh, St. Louis, our collective wish just came true -- Outkast will headline LouFest 2014, scheduled for September 6 and 7 in Forest Park! Did you fully take that in? OUTKAST! Not only will the 'Kast put on a memorable show, but its inclusion also proves that we're obviously psychic (evidence here an ... More >>
This week, check out Geto Boys, featuring the author of our recurring column Ask Willie D, check out Ransom Note's CD release show, get a load of the one and only Nine Inch Nails and much more. This Monday's looking pretty gray. Spruce up your week with the following show recommendations.
Here at RFT Music, a lot of strange, often incomprehensible event submissions wash up on the shores of our sprawling inboxes. On a scale of one to WTF, one particular message scored about a 1,001 on our richter scale of ridiculousness. If you're up for a strange, probably surreal experience, head to ... More >>
When Gut Check learned that season seven of 30 Rock would be the show's last, we were sad to say the least. This Thursday, January 31, we'll say goodbye to 30 Rock for good when it's season finale airs. Here's an excerpt from a memorial Gut Check penned this past spring when the show's final season ... More >>
Although known more for his solo success, Michael McDonald scaled great artistic and commercial heights as a member of The Doobie Brothers. It may seem hard to believe now, but that band was one of bigger - if not the biggest - bands that reigned throughout the 1970s. Not all of the group's achiev ... More >>
Of the many places you could end your Record Store Day, no where promises the caliber of dance party you can expect at the Firebird for the Hood Internet, presented by Knuckle Rumbler. To win tickets: Tell us in the comments below what your favorite fusion food dish is. Because of the mash-ups, you ... More >>
Eloise Web SiteKay Thompson took the term "multi-faceted" to new extremes with her work in radio, television, film and literature. Modern music constricted what it means to be multi-faceted. Today, Justin Bieber would fit that description because he sings, dances, appears in a substandard 3-D ... More >>
Hometown legend Michael McDonald returned to St. Louis for a sold-out concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The show was a well-paced mix of hits from McDonald's tenure with the Doobie Brothers as well as solo songs and soul cover ... More >>
The Silversun Pickups will play for free with Against Me this SaturdayFriday, July 23 *Kings of Leon, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre *Sara Bareilles/Brothers Lazaroff, Live on the Levee *Michael McDonald/Steve Scorfina, Touhill Performing Arts Center *On Tracy Lane/All Fall Down/Reigning Heir & ... More >>
On Friday night, Ferguson, Missouri's own Michael McDonald is returning to the area for a solo show at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit for the St. Louis-area branch of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Tickets are still available here. ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Off Broadway*Bob Log III, July 31*Disappears/Art Majors, May 6*Jimmy "Duck Holmes" and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, June 13*Sleepy Sun, June 16*The Sugar Free Allstars, July 25*Via Audio, June 26Lev KupermanBrooklyn-based indie pop group Via Audio blows into town on June 26 in support of their sophomore ... More >>
The music and styles of a parents' youth inevitably reappear in the music of their small children. Such is the case with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's a Party in My City!. Almost two decades after rave culture's underground beginnings, it's been modified into the colorful, kid-friendly romp w ... More >>
The B-52's are just one act slotted for the HullabaLOUfestOne of the best things about St. Louis is its close proximity to the summer's major music festivals. Not only do we get cool acts stopping here on their way to -- or from -- these events, we're within driving distance to Chicago (Pitch ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, February 12. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Hometown boy Michael McDonald is performing a rare solo show at the Touhill on Friday, July 23. Ticket's aren't on sale yet for the event, which is a benefit for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse -- St. Louis Area. I believe the last time McDonald was in town was opening for C ... More >>
31 years ago, something shifted in the cosmos. No, that wasn't disco's death throes, or the burgeoning new-wave movement. It was the Doobie Brothers, releasing the classic, legendary "What a Fool Believes," a song featuring Ferguson's own Michael McDonald on vocals. How awesome is this song? Quite - ... More >>
www.ucityloop.comA Chicago Sun-Times travel writer recently received the royal treatment in St. Louis: scoring a rare interview with rock icon Chuck Berry and getting upgraded to a plush suite at the new Moonrise Hotel. And no doubt Delmar Loop impresario Joe Edwards (owner of the Moonrise and on ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer spotlights a number of this year's top holiday releases. Here are several more festive releases that you might have missed. But are you really missing anything? Read on...The Pet Shop Boys, Christmas Unlike your grandmother's fruitcake, which is always an ... More >>
www.brcohn.comMusicians and wine go together like, well, a nice chardonnay paired with brie. Maynard James Keenan of Tool is perhaps the most famous musician vintner, although Chuck Berry released blackberry wine a few years ago via Missouri's Crown Valley WInery. Now you can add classic roc ... More >>
Grizzly Bear's show in Brooklyn yesterday made waves yesterday due to the presence of Jay-Z and Beyonce in the crowd. (Judging by the Girl Talk remix of GB's song "Knife" -- which spliced together bits of the Clipse and Tears for Fears with the haunting tune -- the idea that hip-hop artists might ... More >>
The Singers: Heatwave was helmed by brothers Keith Wilder and Johnnie Wilder, Jr., but the band's secret weapon was organist and songwriter Rod Temperton. The Englishman wrote all the songs on Heatwave's debut LP, including today's slow jam, but Temperton racked up a massive amount of songwriting cr ... More >>
Thanks, Tom Carlson. SCTV's Christopher Cross/Michael McDonald sketch. Hilarious. Embedded link HERE! (The embed below no longer works.) See more funny videos at Funny or Die
7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverfront Drive, Maryland Heights
The Sky Music Lounge
930 Kehrs Mill Road, Ballwin
8 p.m. Saturday, January 20. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Preservation Hall reborn, plus Firedog returns from the road.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 16. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
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East Side jazzman Eddie Fisher's soulful classic "The Third Cup" is a hot-ticket item all over the world -- too bad it's been out of print for 20 years