About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
Most people don't get to meet with a musician that opened the proverbial door to a genre. But blogger Danielle Smith experienced something close to that when she conversed with Clay Walker, the man who introduced her to country music. Smith - who has won acclaim for her Extraordinary Mommy blog - w ... More >>
Homer Simpson proudly displays his Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word or Barbershop Album.Adele could soon become a Grammy paper champion. Oh sure. 21 is a worthy entrant for the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year. "Rolling in the Deep," after all, topped the 2011 Pazz and Jop P ... More >>
Michele Crowe/MTVBehold the three biggest page-view generators of 2011: Tyler the Creator, Rebecca Black, and Kreayshawn. This trio has come to represent the holy trinity of overhype -- with each one famous for dubious reasons, or at the very least, more famous for the wrong things than the r ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Image viaWho is Arcade Fire? Well, it's a Canadian indie band on Merge records that's known for its incredibly energetic live shows. Its latest record, Suburbs, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts last August. Oh yeah, they won one of those Grammy Awards for 2010 -- what was it? Alb ... More >>
Last night at the Ambassador, the annual Traffic Music Awards honored the best and brightest in music, retail, comedy, television and more. A total of 41 awards were given out; some notable music winners included Ray Da Kid, Yung Ro, Bradd Young, MoTre, T-Will and Nelly. See the entire list of winne ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
8 p.m. Saturday, October 16. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Fair Saint Louis, Gateway Arch, 707 North First Street.
A few months ago, a friend Tweeted that he didn't understand the point of a song about drunk-dialing an ex. (I responded with: "Have you ever been in college?") He was referring to Lady Antebellum's huge crossover hit, "Need You Now," which exploded on multiple radio formats shortly after the band's ... More >>
According to Pollstar, Lady Gaga and Kanye West's "Fame Kills" tour is set to hit St. Louis on Friday, December 4, at the Scottrade Center. Neither Ticketmaster nor the Scottrade's website has this info yet, so consider it tentative until we do get word. In light of last night's events -- i.e., when ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>
This in from Major League Baseball, Elvis Costello will be that previously announced "special guest" at the Sheryl Crow concert on July 11 beneath the Gateway Arch."I cannot think of anything better than sitting in with Sheryl and her band for a few surprise numbers and a rocking good time in St. Lo ... More >>
The ballots have been counted and tallied, and so without further ado, here are the RFT's 2009 Music Awards winners! Remember, it's not too late to RSVP for our Music Awards party, which is taking place next Tuesday, June 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Schlafly Tap Room. All of the information is here ... More >>
Now that everyone's hangovers from Sunday have (possibly) subsided, mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 23, at the Schlafly Tap Room. From 7 to 10 p.m., we're going to have a celebration for music awards winners, nominees, music fans and anyone else who wants to have a little fun on a school night ... More >>
Because I'm on vacation, I'm writing this FROM THE PAST (ooh, spooky), and there won't be any live-blogging about Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast from me this year. However, consider this post an open commenting thread for the show. According to Grammy.com, the list of performers is crazytown:Curre ... More >>
Artist: Aretha Franklin Album: Jumpin' Jack Flash From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1986 Label: Arista Records What it sounds like: Aretha Franklin slurring her words like Mick Jagger over "street" renditions of the classic Stones song.
The Singers: Formed in the late '60s when the members were school mates at the Tuskegee Institute, the Commodores are best known for two things: having fostered a young Lionel Richie, and the funk jam "Brick House". The group's hits were split between "Brick House"-like funk songs ("Machine Gun" and ... More >>
The 51st Grammy Award nominations are in -- and are quite interesting. No, really. The entire list is here, but some highlights. And no, a highlight is not Paul McCartney earning a nomination for "I Saw Her Standing There." REALLY? Or Ministry earning a nod for a Stones cover of "Under My Thumb" -- ... More >>
B-Sides traces Mastodon's surprise world domination from Blood Mountain to easy street.
7 p.m. Thursday, December 21. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Like Her (Turquoise Mountain)
A local musician speaks out on the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell
Wednesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 20; Jazz at the Bistro
Why a pop megastar still feels neglected by the mainstream
Saturday, October 25; Off Broadway
Ether Teeth (Ninja Tune)
Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Local musician Willie Woods says the Trackboyz promised him credit on a smash hit -- then reneged
Wednesday, July 3; UMB Bank Pavilion
News from St. Louis' favorite rappers
Slammies no more -- it's the Riverfront Times Music Awards
Brave Combo dares to embrace the last musical taboo: polka
Wednesday, Nov. 28; Family Arena
Thursday, May 4; Sheldon
East St. Louis trumpet wunderkind Russell Gunn makes no bones about his desire to bring home a Grammy