We all know that a musician makes art, but in some cases, a musician makes art. Tangible art. Visual art. Karl Haglund is just such an artist. A painter from Charles City, Iowa, Haglund grew up with creative parents, forging his own paths through both music and craftsmanship. As an adult, though, ... More >>
Here at RFT Music, we chat with music luminaries of all sorts -- nationally touring musicians, roadies, industry authors, tour promoters and more. The interviews we conduct with these folks are enlightening, but time is limited, and we usually finish our business within twenty minutes. That's why we ... More >>
Jack Butler Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants -- the rootsier side project of the Foo Fighters guitarist -- will be at the Old Rock House tonight. The show's at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. We chatted with Shiflett in this week's paper. Read on below for some outtakes in which he discusses h ... More >>
Classic rock critics -- er, "haters" -- will take great pride and joy in letting you know how much your favorite rock band from the '70s or '80s sucks. Take a band like Foreigner, for instance, whose hit songs ("Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "I Want To Know What Love Is") should get a pass f ... More >>
myspace.com/foreignermusicKelly Hansen, vocalist of Foreigner since 2005, is a frontman. He wields the mic stand like a sword -- or a young Steven Tyler. He struts around the stage wearing sunglasses without looking like a tool. When singing tender moments, he frames his face with clasped fis ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.
Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.
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