Rufus Thomas

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

    By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Del Fuegos at Old Rock House, 3/1/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    The Del Fuegos Old Rock House | March 1, 2012 It's tempting to lament the Del Fuegos as one of the Bands That Never Made It. Indeed, after an compelling start, it was this Boston band's fate to become sucked into the 1980s record-biz machinery. Pre-Nevermind, a major label contract was often a kiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Funky Butt Brass Band Holiday Brasstravaganza: Voodoo Christmas

    Courtesy of Funky Butt Brass Band​The Funky Butt Brass Band, St. Louis' finest purveyors of second-line struttin', is about to unleash its annual holiday throwdown on Saturday night at Off Broadway. Now in its third year, the Holiday Brasstravaganza gives the six-piece a chance to thoroughly f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Tony La Russa Retires: A Farewell Playlist

    TLR shakin' it onstage with Santana earlier this year. ​It's been an emotional roller-coaster for St. Louis Cardinals fans: a heart-stopping Game 6 and a World Series victory are now slightly softened with the farewell of skipper, architect and game-changer Tony La Russa. But we'll leave the s ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2007

    Homespun: Lung Dust

    Lung Dust (self-released)

  • News

    September 8, 2004

    Song of the STL

    On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:

  • Music

    August 27, 2003

    Something Muddy This Way Comes

    Make way for the down-and-dirty sounds of the Big Muddy Blues Festival

  • Film

    June 25, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of June 25, 2003

  • Film

    April 7, 1999