Let's clear up a matter of some confusion. Black Prairie is not a bluegrass band. Neither are Mumford and Sons or the Lumineers or any other group that just happens to have a banjo and just happens to play songs that echo folk melodies and images. What Black Prairie is is a collaborative off-shoot o ... More >>
Formed in the Fall of 2009, Roundheels has taken nearly four years to release its first CD. With the release party of Phonocology finally approaching on Friday, August 2 at the Heavy Anchor, RFT Music sat down with drummer Eric Moore and discussed the future of Roundheels, his label Tension/Release ... More >>
Lucinda Williams' 2009 show at the Pageant. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.Lucinda Williams | Over the Rhine The Pageant October 12, 2011 Note: If you shot good photos at the show and want to share 'em with our readers, please e-mail versions at least 550p wide, along with your name so we can credit ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
When I was in seventh grade, before I knew anything about indie rock or Athens, Georgia, or Reagan-era politics, R.E.M. was my favorite band. I'm certainly not alone; the band was a landmark in many lives for both the music it created and the doors it opened up for young listeners. And like m ... More >>
The movie Do It Again.The annual St. Louis International Film Festival (that's SLIFF for short) began last night and runs through November 21. As it does every year, SLIFF features a generous selection of music-related documentaries. Here's the rundown. For the RFT's full coverage of the film ... More >>
Christian SchaefferThe Fleshtones atop Off Broadway's barThe promise of rock & roll has always been the promise of being forever young, and last night the patrons at Off Broadway got a good argument for music's gift of eternal youth. The inaugural weekend of the (hopefully) annual Beat 'n' So ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNew Pornographers last night at the PageantWhen the RFT recently spoke with New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman, he admitted that Neko Case breaking her ankle before the band's April 2008 appearance in St. Louis affected his mood. "It really pissed me off that she was gone for ... More >>
Firecracker PressIt's time for a local news rodeo! Yee-haw. Bunnygrunt is having what it's calling a Wedge-i-dency every Monday in April at the -- you guessed it -- Wedge, at the corner of Bates and Virginia. "We're using these shows as a chance to work up some new songs in a low pressure -- ... More >>
In this week's paper, the members of Pale Divine were kind enough to indulge questions about their favorite cover songs -- you see, their second-annual reunion show tonight at the Pageant will feature them doing two sets and tons of old covers. But the band's been quite busy in the last year since w ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
Kathleen McLaughlin spends some time in O'Fallon, Missouri, and finds a city in turmoil. Unreal uncovers love letters from coworkers to Ray Hartmann in addition to the usual antics. Cupcake connoisseur Ian Froeb tells us about this issue's food-related items on Gut Check. For a band with t ... More >>
Kooky rock legend Robyn Hitchcock takes a gander back at his career, and Ian MacKaye takes on new venues.
Gillian Welch just wants to sing that rock & roll.
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Week of December 28, 2006
Neither meeting Sonic Youth nor covering seminal '80s songs fazes Grant-Lee Phillips.
It's the tears of a clown for the Minus 5's Scott McCaughey.
Waterloo plays a CD release party for Out of the Woods; plus, a sneak peek at the new and improved Creepy Crawl
The fantastic, the majestic...the Decemberists
Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle
Week of May 2004
Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
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With the new release Satellite Rides, the Old 97's continue their transformation from a country-rock band to a more expansive outfit.
Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt keep abreast of crime in Heartbreakers
Punk icon Robyn Hitchcock and roots master Grant-Lee Phillips get their art down to science
Saturday, March 18; Duck Room
The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut