Did you know that Michael Bolton's real last name is 'Bolotin'? (Pronounced 'below-tin'). Or that he is a major Scrabble nerd? These are important things to know. Bolton's talent supersedes any genre. He has worked with an eclectic array of musicians, including: Pavarotti, Cher, Barbra Streisand, B ... More >>
The 2013 RFT Music Awards have come and gone, longtime RFT Music contributor Ryan Wasoba bids the blog adieu and quite frankly, we're at a bit of a loss. Still, here at RFT Music we're looking forward to continually figuring out how to better serve the music community. But first thing's first: Let's ... 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; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Eric Benet's Lost in Time*Eric Benet, Lost In Time Soultracks.com reviewed Lost in Time, saying "Now, over a decade into his solo career and nearly a decade ... More >>
(New releases come out on Monday this week. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on? Find out below.) The Alchemist and Oh No join forces as Gangrene*Gangrene, Gutter Water Gangrene is a collaboration between the Alchemist and Oh No. Pitchfork gave Gangrene a 6.7, saying "the rapping ... More >>
It's not often that the world's biggest pop star comes to St. Louis while at the height of her fame. But the stars aligned Thursday night with the arrival of Lady Gaga, who presented her arena-sized Monster Ball Tour in the cozy Fabulous Fox Theatre. The mood at the venue was appropriately festive a ... More >>
Friday, February 27*John Henry and the Engine/One Lone Car, Off Broadway*St. Louis Blues Festival, Chaifetz Arena*John Prine, Touhill*Celebrity Autopsy, Lemmons*Fattback/Dirty 30's, The Gramophone*Hooten Hallers, Schlafly Tap Room*Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Cicero's*Leslie Sanazaro Duo, ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
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 >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pageant *Railroad Earth/Split Lip Rayfield, Thursday, March 26 *Morrissey, Wednesday, April 8 *Bonnie Prince Billy, Friday, April 10 *The Bamboozle Roadshow Spring Tour feat. We the Kings/Forever the Sickest Kids/Th ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>
Late-breaking show announcement, which I learned about via a Facebook ad, of all things: Ne-Yo will be playing the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, March 1. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m., and prices range from $39.50 to $85. We talked to him last year before his smash album, Year of the Gen ... More >>
In the RFT that's coming out later this week, our music writers will weigh in on what they liked -- and didn't like -- about music in the year 2008. Various writers from around the Village Voice Media chain also weighed in on their jams, lists we'll be rolling out over the next week or so. Here's a ... More >>
The trials and tribulations of R. Kelly.
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Old Glory Amphitheatre, Six Flags, Eureka.