John Burroughs grad (class of 2000) Bhi Bhiman left St. Louis after high school and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. But once a Redbirds fan, always a Redbirds fan -- Bhiman once wrote a song in celebration of former Cardinals star Albert Pujols -- and when RFT Music asked Bhiman to tell us ... More >>
Guys, Daniel Hill made it rain blood yesterday. You know, for Slayer. We don't know about you, but this past weekend was a pretty intense party, blustery weather be damned. And it don't stop. Keep things moving this week with visits from the likes of Har Mar Superstar and more, and look forward to s ... More >>
Bunnygrunt turns 20 this weekend! Not many bands live long enough to celebrate two decades, so be sure to prepare some spankings. Besides that, there's of other bands to see in a wide variety of shape and size. Read on for our recommendations.
Yonder Mountain String Band will play back-to-back shows this weekend at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). Friday and Saturday's shows both start at 7:30 p.m., and the Deadly Gentleman open.
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more of o ... More >>
Josh Ritter is going on tour, and he'll make a St. Louis stop on Saturday, July 21 at Plush (3224 Locust Street, 314-535-2686). Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 day-of and on sale now. See also Josh Ritter at Off Broadway, July 22, 2011: Review, Photos, Setlist Interview: Josh Ritter talks to Roy ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere. But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... 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
Roy KastenDave Alvin and the Guilty Ones huddle at Off Broadway Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones | The Skeletons Off Broadway July 7, 2011 Just a few hours before the show, F-4 tornadoes flirted with the far outskirts of the metro area, thunderstorms capable of producing shot-glass-sized hail p ... More >>
Ted Leo. Photo by Roy KastenTed Leo/Title Tracks/The Blind Eyes Off Broadway Sunday, May 8, 2011 Few axioms in live music are as rigid as the Law of the Solo Headliner: Never put two loud and catchy power-pop bands on before him. Break it at everyone's peril. Unless, of course the solo artist ... More >>
Larry D. MooreKinky Friedman, the original Texas Jew Boy and salty king of the one-liners, makes a rare appearance in St. Louis tonight at Off Broadway. We're celebrating with a week of wisdom nuggets from our interview with the Kinkster; read them here and here, and get the lowdown on the le ... More >>
Roy KastenMagic City at Big Star Tribute.It's been a tough year for Big Star fans. In March, guitarist/singer Alex Chilton died - ironically, several days before he was to perform at South by Southwest with original members Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. Then, four months later, Hummel died t ... More >>
Roy KastenThe unofficial flyer for Gabriel's benefitIn the days of Clear Channel-dominated radio, KDHX is a beacon representing what radio used to be, what radio could have been. It's the one station on the dial where anything under the sun could be played -- from a poetry reading and controv ... More >>
After a quick four-day work-week, the weekend's here again. If you spent too much over the last three-day weekend, know that a night at the theater is probably out. So are wine-tastings and fund-raisers. But there are always local concerts, free art gallery openings and at least one food-centric str ... More >>
Roy Kasten headed to new venue Fred's Six Feet Under on Friday night to check out a rare performance by Adam Reichmann. The Nadine vocalist was debuting some new songs for an intimate crowd. Says Roy: Adam started out the night with what probably seemed like a new song to most: "Laurel Ca ... More >>
In this week's paper, Roy Kasten interviews Chris Stamey of the dB's, who will be in town on Sunday playing a few shows with his partner-in-crime, Peter Holsapple. (Read Holsapple's blog. Really.) The first is a free show at 1 p.m. at Euclid Records, for the store's 45 RPM charity series. The second ... More >>
Limbeck gets classical and Nick Acquisto releases a compilation of classics.
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
B-Sides and Judah Friedlander fondly remember the hug heard 'round the world, catches up with Bobby Bare Jr. and tells you how to download even more Robert Pollard stuff
CD Baby's weird and wacky Missouri musicians, "Yo! RFT Raps" talks to inBox magazine's svengali, and the Raconteurs star in this week's Download
Friday, August 26; Blueberry Hillís Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards
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We talk Japanese-style and chat with L.P.
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