Language, to paraphrase Mark Twain, is a treacherous thing. Sure, we carve it in the rough shape of our thoughts. We hone its edges with commas and periods, paragraphs and pauses. But words are unfaithful little instruments, prone to miscalculations and misunderstandings, miscommunications and mis ... More >>
Electro-pop artist Dan Deacon and experimental psych-rockers Animal Collective will play the Pageant next Wednesday, and we've got two tickets!
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 This weekend, the Site/Sound exhibition opens at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Local electronic sensei Eric Hal ... More >>
9 p.m. Sunday, September 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The classical music of 75-year-old Philip Glass occupies an unlikely place in pop culture. It still attracts the same age group it did when the composer first performed his minimalist works more than 40 years ago. This audience is ever present for the renowned artist's recent performance at the Ka ... 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 >>
When David Anderson isn't busy leading local psych-folk quartet Tenement Ruth his his wife Melissa, he can be found on stages and in studios around town as an in-demand session player, and he's lent his fiery lead work to bands like Magnolia Summer, Grace Basement, Old Lights and others. But in the ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sleepy Ki ... More >>
Tower Groove Records Formed Tower Groove Records aims to bring bands out of dingy south-city basements and into, well, other dingy south-city basements. The collective won't be funding the release of records but hopes to utilize the cumulative talents and experience of its members to make it easier ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 17. Pig Slop Studios.
There's no precise way to define a sweet guitar riff, much less a criteria for such categorization. A sweet riff is, like love or God or truly excellent barbecue, something only realized upon experience. This, the second year of the second decade of the twenty first decade of the modern calen ... More >>
Richard GuatyAnna Wintour eyeballing Nicki's tights. Oh, to peek inside the mind of the Vogue editrix in chief in this moment.Thank science Fashion Week is over. Isn't it just torture? If there's something worse than not being in New York City for the circus that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ... More >>
Lightning Bolt/Parts & Labor/Spelling Bee Luminary Center for the Arts April 23, 2011 If you see Lightning Bolt, you will hurt afterwards. Your ears, obviously, will be sore, for the Providence, Rhode Island duo is famously deafening. I took proper precautions for last night's sold-out show, ... More >>
Urban Alchemy, on view through early June at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, is an exhibition of work by the late Gordon Matta-Clark. The New York-based artist used materials he found in blighted buildings to explore space, community and social activism. Dude was also into food. In 19 ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
The audience present for the 8:30 p.m. Bad Plus set last evening leaned more toward curious observers than diehard fans. It was difficult to suspect the sort of crowd that would take interest in the piano, bass, and drum trio, and even harder to guess what aspect of the group appealed to whom. Some ... More >>
Black Aria II (Megaforce)
Week of August 31, 2006
King Louie's, 3800 Chouteau Avenue, 314-865-3662.
Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
Monday, March 20. Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue)
Carlos Barbosa-Lima plays it all
Nixon in China takes minimalism to the max
Sunday, May 2; the Edison Theater
Wednesday, March 31; Touhill Performing Arts Center
Angelina Jolie stars in Taking Lives, but the filmmakers are the real boobs
Ballet Boyz are a hot package
Meet the local boys made weird in Bibowats
Friday, February 14; Lo
Week of January 15, 2003
Composer Philip Glass and timpanist Jonathan Haas move the kettledrums to the front of the Powell Hall stage
Punishing Kiss (Decca/Universal)
SLSO artistic adviser Tim Page has come a long way since his film debut at age 12
Saying farewell to Ovations! Series artistic director Evy Warshawski
By Christopher Jackson (CJ Productions)
25 Years (Nonesuch)
Philip Glass goes solo at the Edison Theatre