By Melinda Cooper Another LouFest is in the history books! With 40-some acts converging on St. Louis' Forest Park for the two-day festival, St. Louis' music fans had plenty to keep them singing and dancing throughout this past weekend. RFT Music sent several operatives into the field, tasked with ... More >>
This week, a variety of interesting acts make St. Louis an exciting music town to live in. Just take your pick from a pool of talented performers traveling from near and far. Choose from concerts including OK Go, Wiz Khalifa, Ahleuchatistas, Umphry's McGee and much more. Read on to get a taste of th ... More >>
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "If you w ... More >>
Due to Snowpocalypse 2014, RFT Music will go ahead and assume that Monday evening's shows will take the night off for safety's sake. If for some reason, there's something going on tonight, feel free to let us know in the comments, you brave, brave souls. Take some time defrosting today, and keep fin ... 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 >>
At this point, saying that Josh Galliano is a rock star in the St. Louis (if not national) culinary scene is stating the obvious. If his status was not already solidified by his tenure at An American Place and Monarch, or his Best New Chef award from Food and Wine Magazine, then the overwhelming suc ... More >>
Well, I can cross "get personally serenaded in a room full of people by an expertly expletive-spitting, sparkly cape wearing Blowfly" off of my bucket list now (the "girlfriend" mentioned in the appropriately titled Blowfly Stole My Girlfriend and Called My Dick Puny show recap is me). He held my ha ... More >>
Babel, the second release by the English folk quartet Mumford and Sons, is in its third week atop the Billboard Album chart. This surely makes their parents and accountants happy, but the fact that such luminaries as Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park and the Zac Brown Band have recently held this spot de ... More >>
The Avett Brothers Fox Theater September 29, 2012 "It's nice to release a new album and have all the hoop-la, but it's nice to be connecting with a crowd. This is what feels real for us," Seth Avett says. It's a reassuring message for fans after the Avett Brothers' recent success on the new album T ... More >>
Guardian Alien | Starring | Kisser | Zagk Gibbons The Firebird August 16, 2012 The line between improvising and jamming is quite thin. None of the bands at The Firebird last evening were the archetypal Dead-head or Phish-phreak groups. Guardian Alien (subject of this week's RFT Music feature story) ... More >>
Another week of great music in St. Louis: Highlights of this week include a visit from multi-talented songstress Santigold at the Pageant, the eclectic-but-soft-spoken indie rock of Pinback and the hard-drivin' country-rock of Whitey Morgan & the 78's. In addition to the out-of-towners, plenty of ... More >>
This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... 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 with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>
In an age where bands can succeed or fail on the basis of one MP3, it's refreshing that full-length albums are alive and well in St. Louis. Each year, the Riverfront Times receives dozens of CD, MP3 and, occasionally, vinyl submissions for our local-review column, Homespun, and we do our best ... 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: Apop Records: Vivian Girls: Everything Goes Wrong Tortoise: Beacons of Ancesto ... More >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>
Real Emotional Trash
Nine Story Building
7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Epiphanies, Power Wheels and the Pixies -- all in a tour's work for Frank Black.
B-Sides examines some Dean Martin albums we wish existed, gets the scoop on Ozzfest injuries and spotlights this week's local trading-card all-star
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
They might be moguls: Meet Mike Landau and Brad Goldenberg, the minds behind Phat Buddha Productions
Friday, September 16; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Week of August 17, 2005
We have an intervention for An Angle, talk baseball and Moz with Joe Pernice, and learn some rock rules by which to live
Your reviews of the Riverfront Times Music Showcase
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.
Kristie McClanahan discusses Jimmy Buffett's one-night-only cinematic experience with an avowed parrot-hater
These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.
Thursday, August 12; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Saturday, July 31; the Pageant
Radar Station gets what it needs at the Creepy Crawl
In which Radar Station meets some folks who kinda like Bob Dylan
Forget critics' warnings: Listening to Radiohead is easy
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s
Key-ticklers at the Drake Bar and the Big Bang reinvigorate the old piano-bar concept
Week of January 15, 2003
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
Friday, March 8; Mississippi Nights
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
Wednesday, Nov. 7; Cicero's
Cicero's revives flagging attendance with the introduction of a jam-band format
Two different artists, two different nights, one (kinda) similar theme