For whatever reason, the best Americana bands are often the fruits of two distinct musical voices -- Tweedy and Farrar are still the gold standard in this town and beyond, but the shared songbooks of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) and Gary Louris and Mark Olson (Jayhawks) turned ... More >>
The Vondrukes, winner of the RFT's Best Country Band (Alternative) in 2011, just released a full length called Runaway, Goodbye Love. The album is the subject of this week's Homespun column, and in it Christian Schaeffer applauds the band's overall feel: "Fans of good-natured alt-country can ... More >>
Todd OwyoungPatterson Hood was very excited about the Cardinals' World Series victory. Woe is anyone who planned a show in St. Louis this past Friday (ahem). With the city (understandably) otherwise and nearly unanimously occupied with our World Champions, even double bills that would usuall ... 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.) Beans' End It All*Beans, End It All Spin gave End It All a 7 out of 10 review: "Beans always poses as an abstractionist, freaking motormouth cadences with a se ... More >>
Jon Gitchoff Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant October 2: They killed it. There are very few certainties in life, but there's one thing you can always count on: If Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers are in town, you have the opportunity to see one of the best rock n'roll shows money can ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.
Todd OwyoungTom Petty, last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. View more photos here.A Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers summer tour is as American as baseball, apple pie and fireworks. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the band once again proved why, by turning in a predi ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Antarctica, 5226 Gravois Avenue.
Every Monday A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Bottle Rockets: Lean Forward* 2. Wilco: Wilco The Album* 3. ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. REGINA SPEKTOR: Far 2. DINOSAUR JR.: Farm* 3. ELVIS COSTELLO: ... More >>
On a good night, the Drive-By Truckers can go toe-to-toe with the heaviest of the heavy weight rock bands currently touring the planet. Saturday night, however, was not a good night. Roy KastenPatterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers Lay the blame at door of the Pageant, whose silly decision to bar ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Heads up to anyone who was planning on hitting the Drive-By Truckers show this Thursday, February 26, at the Pageant: Don't. Due to illness -- specifically, Patterson Hood's walking pneumonia, which he's still recovering from -- the concert is now slated for Saturday, March 28. Perhaps a blessing in ... More >>
Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
Drive-By Truckers: As Southern as they wanna be.
A look at oodles of local shows going on this week.
A to Z chats with Miles of Wire, and crams in a bunch of local stuff we couldn't fit anywhere else
7 p.m. Friday, June 23. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
A Blessing and a Curse (New West)
Saturday, December 10; The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
The beer-drinking, the game-watching, the east-side partying: We took it all in so you wouldn't have to
The Drive-By Truckers are making their homeland universal
The Drive-By Truckers are bruised, battered and almost famous
Racial appeals of last week's primary are reminders of St. Louis' Southern streak