In this week's print edition, senior RFT Music writer Roy Kasten interviewed Justin Townes Earle about his forthcoming album, Single Women, a record that proves that getting married, staying clean and loving your mother aren't the artistic death-knells they might seem.
Austin, Texas, country act Reckless Kelly will be performing at the Pageant this Sunday, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!
Blink and you'll miss the rising star that is Nikki Hill, a young, powerhouse R&B and rock & roll singer and songwriter, living right here in St. Louis -- when she isn't on the road, which is virtually non-stop. Blink again and you'll miss her second release in 2013, an EP called Soul Meets Country! ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday, and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categories ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
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.
So there's news about the news in the news this week: We here at the RFT have new owners. Some of you may be aware of Backpage.com and the controversy it has caused for many alt-weeklies across the country -- well, we are no longer affiliated, so that's that. And aside from that, it's business as us ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>
Roy KastenLos Lobos survive at the SheldonLos Lobos The Sheldon Concert Hall February 26, 2012 Rock bands and followers of rock bands, heed this advice from just another band from East L.A. Like these veterans, you'll be old soon enough, and your cool will fade. So start now: Work on your so ... More >>
Kinky Friedman is returning to Off Broadway on December 2nd. However, this being Kinky Friedman, there will be considerably more on the docket than a dude singing into a microphone. Currently between book-writing efforts, the Kinkster is on the road for Hanukkah, stopping in fourteen cities. ... More >>
Roy KastenGlen Campbell The Bezemes Family Theater at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts September 9, 2011 The sound sailed out across the theatre. It was the last note of the last song of the last encore for the last show in St. Louis (St. Charles to be exact). That was it for Glen Camp ... More >>
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 >>
Nicole Weingart Sharp-tongued Kinky Friedman is back in St. Louis for the first time in years, playing Off Broadway tomorrow night. We talked to Friedman about his music and his failed political ambitions. He also spent some time talking about his stand for animal rights: He hosts Utopia Ani ... More >>
Joy Formidible (Wikimedia Commons)Flip a coin: there's no other way to choose which of the excellent shows to attend this weekend. Whether your betting tastes lean toward the Joy Formidable's melodic fuzz from across the pond, or Ha Ha Tonka's Bible-Belt punk from St. Louis' backyard, odds ar ... More >>
Tomorrow night, music fans have another hard choice: Sigur Ros front man Jonsi is performing at the Pageant, along with surreal-folk openers Mountain Man, while the Books and Black Heart Procession are playing at the Old Rock House. Tickets are still available for each. If you've opted for the forme ... More >>
Ten things to do, that is, besides what we previewed on the music page, the Earthworms DVD screening and Ryan Bingham Sunday night at the Old Rock House. Friday: 7 Shot Screamers @ Way Out Club Punk-a-billy faves 7SS haven't done a show in a long, long time; this gig features the golden-age ... More >>
Besides reviewing the show, Roy Kasten shot video of Frightened Rabbit at the Old Rock House on Friday night. Here's "Living in Colour."
SXSW season in the Lou is all about last-minute shows. How else to explain tonight's early show with Canadians the Wooden Sky, a gig that was booked in the last few weeks? The Toronto indie rockers will be performing at Off Broadway at 7 p.m. Tickets are just $5 if you're over 21, $8 if you're under ... More >>
Although it's Tuesday, you wouldn't know it from tonight's hectic concert schedule. First, at Off Broadway, it's Josh Ritter -- although if you don't already have tickets, you might be out of luck. According to Off Broadway's Twitter, "a few [are] available at the door at 8PM. Otherwise--SOLD OUT." ... 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 >>
Feeling macabre and like dancing tonight? Head to Off Broadway and check out Bloomington, Indiana's Murder By Death. Roy Kasten said this: Bloomington, Indiana's Murder By Death overcomes aesthetic absurdity -- picture the Crash Test Dummies employing cellos to transform a barn dance into a sl ... 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 >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the Top 10 can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your complete St. Louis weekend concert calendar in A to Z.
Good morning, St. Louis.If you were caught up in the fever for Twilight, watching movies about carnies or pondering the settlement between KWMU and its fiery, fired boss Patty Wente, here's what you may have missed.
What a weekend. Here's what you missed: The Alice Rose of Austin, Texas played Friday night at Lemmons in South St. Louis. Click over to A to Z to read more. On Friday night, the wind was whipping down Washington Avenue, but that didn't stop the club crowd from heading out. Here's a recap from Jo ... More >>
It may not be curtains for St. Louis theater, but some smaller companies struggle for the limelight. Malcolm Gay explains why. These soon-to-be-ordained Catholic priests are women? Yep, that's right. They tell Kristen Hinman how they keep the faith. With so many captivating films in the St. Loui ... More >>