Last Saturday, Dead Wax Records (1959 Cherokee Street; 314-913-3692) quietly opened its doors for business, offering a few hundred square feet of neatly packed LPs for collectors and vinyl newbs alike to peruse. Shoppers and sun soakers have a new spot to stop in on Saturdays, and the small but well ... More >>
"American Pie" is eight and a half minutes, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is seventeen. It is not uncommon for a prog track to reach twenty minutes, but it takes a certain breed to break the half-hour barrier. Below is a list of the six best songs over thirty minutes long. Feel free to interject your favorit ... More >>
Frank Xavier WeyerichCaptain Beefheart and Tom "Papa" RayOn Friday, Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, died at the age of 69. Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in since Friday, from a reprint of a 1980 Lester Bangs story on the man to a moving LA Times piece by ex-RFT staffer ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, June 18. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 8. The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive at Natural Bridge Road on the campus of University of Missouri-St. Louis.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
(Words by Ryan Wasoba)The payoff of improvised music comes in the form of unspoken, unplanned climaxes born of highly evolved communication between disciplined musicians. These moments come in the form of well-placed melodies, unexpected texture changes and tension-releasing cymbal crashes. They mat ... More >>
Sound (52nd City)
8:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30. Jazz at the Bistro, (3536 Washington Boulevard)
B-Sides cops to liking the Black Eyed Peas, talks to local-boy-done-good Marty Ehrlich and dreams up some new logos for American Idol contestants
Saturday, April 17; Sheldon Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 20; the Duck Room
Wednesday, March 31; Touhill Performing Arts Center
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s
Official genius Ken Vandermark wants to reach people who don't know they like jazz
Yakuza mixes rock and jazz, but don't let that scare you off
Fantastic Damage (Definitive Jux)
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
The Missouri History Museum pays tribute to East St. Louis legend Miles Davis
"Hyperpianist" Denman Maroney pulls strings to get the sounds he wants
Wednesday-Saturday, March 29-April 1; Jazz at the Bistro
Straight Lines (Atavistic)