One doesn't join the world's foremost Western swing band lightly, and one leaves it even less so. When Austin singer and songwriter Elizabeth McQueen signed up for Asleep at the Wheel in 2005, she had no choice but to throw herself into the role fully, never quite guessing that's she'd wind up with ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>
Photo by Chris PhelpsSarah Jaffe looks like an elf and sings like a storm. The singer-songwriter comparisons to Cat Power are almost inevitable at this point, but her gender is a factor she remains almost aggressively tied to. The 25-year-old's first guitar cost $10 at a garage sale, and thou ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Eclipse bartender James Lake. Below is a Q&A with Lake, followed by a video of him mixing a Cuddle.Alissa NelsonEclipse bartender James LakeA light rain is ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
8 p.m. Monday, May 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Los Straightjackets reinterprets some American and Brit rock and soul and Common finds Forever.
We have an intervention for An Angle, talk baseball and Moz with Joe Pernice, and learn some rock rules by which to live
Ministry's Al Jourgensen gets political, Black Heart Procession talks facial hair, and Minnie Driver loves us (yay)!
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Radar Station looks for adventure on a video set
A week of the drink
When Irish eyes ain't smilin'
Friday, August 15; Club Candela
33 Wine Bar and Shop, 1913 Park Avenue, 314-231-9463
Hold on to your liver! An RFT salute to the coolest local watering holes you've never heard of.
Saturday, May 10; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
The fierce and uncompromising Nina Simone could never be contained
Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought; Rawkus
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled