Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
Almost one year ago, I crammed my guitar, my xylophone, and myself into a crowded midsize car with half ... More >>
Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... More >>
New Orleans jazz / funk group Galactic comes to the Pageant on Thursday, and we've got two tickets!
Mardi Gras weekend is over. Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, and then the party is gone for good this year. Or is it? Need to extend that feel-good New Orleans vibe for just a couple more days? Or maybe you ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Plies--the gold-selling Florida rapper famous for a string of hits including "Shawty," "Bust It Baby Pt 2," and "Lose My Mind"--will be at The Ambassador in North County this Saturday night, continuing a who's who list of top rap acts to play the club in recent months including Jeezy, Rick Ross, T.I ... More >>
So today is April 20 -- I'm going to tastefully refrain from making a "4:20 woooh weed hell yeah" joke here, as we at RFT Music are all class, baby. You thought it was coming; I know you did. This is the proverbial "zig" when you expected a "zag". Always keep 'em guessing; that's what I always say. ... More >>
Recently nominated for a 2012 RFT Music Award for Best DJ, long-time St. Louis headliner Sir Thurl will be on the tables this Saturday night at The Ambassador in North County for promoter Jonathan Burns' 'B-Day Bash.' Flying in to perform are Birdman, Mystikal and a "special invited guest." (6 p.m., ... More >>
Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded Youtube videos with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
Galactic, as fine a Mardi Gras ambassador as New Orleans has, will make a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) on Wednesday, March 14th. Tickets are $25 and go on sale December 9 at 5 p.m.
Galactic is touring in support of Carnivale Electricos -- the band's attempt to capture ... More >>
Mr. Ghetto's hype man deconstructs social norms in the parking lot of a Super Wal-MartThere was a time in my life, I think--back when the end of the world was a week from now, and not tomorrow--when I found dancing ladies pleasant, maybe even erotic. I remember it now as one might reme ... More >>