At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's labe ... More >>
Art and life cohabitate, informing, imitating and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. When the finish line is in sight during a recording project, I often ask the artist what the release plans ... More >>
It's not often that the world of music sales numbers brings us good news these days, so savor this moment. In the U.S last year, overall music sales rose nearly 7% -- that includes albums, singles and downloads (both audio and music videos). Vinyl was up 71%, digital song sales were up 10% an ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Bottleneck Blues Bar in the Ameristar Casino, St. Charles (1260 South Main Street).
And some St. Louis hip-hop artists take their future into their own hands.
Monday, November 28; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Friday, Oct. 8; Fox Theatre