As our awesome RFT Music contributor and MC for a day, Allison Babka, put it, "I have an RFT Music Showcase hangover." Many thanks to all the bands that took the time and effort to haul their equipment down to Washington Avenue, everyone involved in making it all possible and of course all the folks ... 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 >>
This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
In the interest of full disclosure, I've known Ray Wylie Hubbard for going on 15 years, have crashed at his home in the hills of Wimberley, Texas and once rode on his tour bus (OK, it was borrowed) to one of Wille Nelson's picnics. I consider him a friend, in the same way, I suppose, I would conside ... More >>
In case you hadn't seen, we have a brand-spankin'-new Concert Calendar setup -- it is useful and easy to navigate, as opposed to the previous format, which was....well, not. Now, rather than just taking our word for it on these posts you can effortlessly conduct your own investigations and then tell ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Erika M. Anderson brings her haunted bedtime stories and knife-twisting tableaus as EMA to the Luminary on March 20, and Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt will do a turn with his solo project, Lotus Plaza, on April 30. Stone-drunk strummers Mountain Sprout head to the Old Rock House on April 1, and ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 10. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard.
Todd OwyoungThose Darlins at Off Broadway, 11/12/09The local American music festival Twangfest is now in its fourteenth year. Long past its adolescence and its awkward phase, the booking for the four-night showcase shows that its teenage years are both classically minded and musically adventu ... More >>
Blue Rodeo, basking in the sunCanadian rockers Blue Rodeo are playing at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room tonight as part of Twangfest. Magnolia Summer, These United States and Ray Wylie Hubbard are also on the bill. The show starts at 8 p.m. and it's $20. BR hasn't been in St. Louis for many moons ... More >>
Jason and the Scorchers highlight Twangfest 14.Twangfest, the annual celebration of all shades of roots-rock, confirmed its line-up today. The four-day fest takes place on June 9-12 this year. Highlights include the reunited Nashville twang-punks Jason and the Scorchers, Canadian rockers Blue ... More >>
Hating on South By Southwest is too easy. Just look around: Shit-faced lawyers waxing bizness gobbledygook to shit-faced salesmen of exercise bikes, members of psych-metal bands (probably called Red Octopus or Purple Cobra) barely remaining vertical for all their unbathed rock studiousness, the endl ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, January 25. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
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