Here at RFT Music, we care about our readers. We want to bring you sunshine, not rain. Joy, not pain. That's why we sucked it up and watched the ridiculous 56th annual Grammy awards last night -- so you didn't have to. No need to thank us -- we were happy to sit through four hours of hell to earn y ... More >>
Earlier tonight, the trophies were doled out in Nashville for the 2012 Americana Music Association Awards and Honors. Winners included the Civil Wars, Gillian Welch and, naturally, Alabama Shakes -- the complete list is below. What struck us about the artists honored was how thoroughly they have b ... More >>
Pop quiz, hot shots: What was the second-highest charting song of 1969? "Come Together" by The Beatles? "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones? "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone? Those are all excellent guesses. But the correct answer is "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimen ... More >>
The news of Whitney Houston's death sparked a disparate reaction amongst the music fans. People expressed every emotion imaginable -- distress, distain, reverence and befuddlement. The varied response correlates with Houston's troubled personal life, which gripped the later stages of her career. Bu ... More >>
Gut Check didn't watch the Grammys, but we certainly noticed when those live-snarking the event on Twitter started talking about Chiptole...and Willie Nelson? and...Coldplay? That rang a bell.
6:30 p.m. Friday, August 26. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Wikimedia CommonsYes, you read that subject heading right: We are about three months out from the 2011 RFT Music Showcase, which is taking place on Saturday, June 4, on Washington Avenue. More details on this are TBA, once we know more. As every year, however, the music showcase features band ... More >>
The 2011 Grammy Awards are still going strong, two and a half hours into the broadcast. Jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding just won Best New Artist -- frankly, a huge shock, as she beat out Justin Bieber and she's, uh, not exactly a new artist. (Let's be clear, though: Spalding is deserving of t ... More >>
Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night. Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy If you weren't watching the pre-show telecast, y ... More >>
The 2011 Grammy Nominees were released in December. In the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children, one of the five nominees was Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough To Eat. A to Z readers might recall that this was a double-CD release on which Beatle Bob appeared, contributing a spo ... More >>
Last night at the Schlafly Tap Room, we announced the 2010 RFT Music Award winners. Here are the results. We'll be adding photos from the night once they arrive! Best Americana/Folk Band (Indie-Leaning) The Monads Best Americana/Folk Band (Untraditional) Brothers Lazaroff
Wikimedia CommonsNot an actual RFT award.Right now, we're hard at work fixing the music awards counting ballots cast on Saturday night at the RFT's Music Showcase. Some of the categories are close, y'all, let me tell you. I can't wait to find out who wins. Now, everyone will find out the winn ... More >>
We here at Daily RFT apologize for this delayed version of Ass Clown of the Week this week, what with Kanye West's late arrival into the mix and regular news blogger Chad Garrison away from the computer screen for the next few days. So who was the rudest among these three Ass Clowns?Joe "YOU LIE!" W ... More >>
Hi, music awards nominees: Next Friday, I'd like to put up a list of links to music/MP3s from nominated bands. Now, I know that we've uploaded music from many of you this year -- and so I'd likely just link to these existing blogposts, for ease of everything -- but if we haven't uploaded music from ... More >>
That's right, the 2009 version of the RFT Music Awards ballot is up and running online! The link is here -- feel free to spread it around near and far, and vote for your favorite act. Facebook page coming in the next few days, fyi. And the showcase is June 7, lineup TBA.
flickr.com/photos/hammhawkEscovedo playing last year's New Orleans' JazzFest.St. Louis' annual indie music celebration Twangfest announced yesterday the line up for its June festival. Headlining the kickoff party at the Pageant on Wednesday, June 10, is the incomparable Alejandro Escovedo. The singe ... More >>
Artist: Michael Bolton Album: (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1988 Label: CBS Records What it sounds like: Sacrilege: The classic Otis Redding song redone "When a Man Loves a Woman"-style.
7 p.m. Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30. Argosy Casino– Alton, 219 Piasa Street, Alton, Illinoi
Week of May 31, 2007
(And now, Annie's off to drink margaritas.)
Week of January 4, 2006
A to Z: Cheerleader extraordinaire.
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Our top DVD picks for the week of September 27, 2005
More than just a film festival
In which Radar Station ponders the issue of the day
Radar Station prepares for a regime change
Our Town's radio stations aren't playing much local fare because they're not getting much that's fit to play
Scratch reveals the power of two turntables, minus the microphone
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3; Jazz at the Bistro
He produced Madonna's Music, but Mirwais has been around for 20 years and has influenced a legion of French DJs
Ladies, Women and Girls (Lookout)
When the Pawn (Epic)
Sunday, Aug. 1; Generations