Ry Cooder

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    The Fourteen Best Forgotten Woody Guthrie Covers

    No American songwriter has produced a more malleable, sing-able and shareable body of work than Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. Decades after his death, his archives continue to yield sweet, unfinished fruit for the likes of Jay Farrar, Billy Bragg and the Klezmatics (for starters) and his songs continue to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Van Dyke Parks on His Invisible Career, Surviving the '60s and the Role of the Beta Male

    Van Dyke Parks doesn't give interviews; he speaks in pull-quotes and aphorisms. If Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker had spent their formative years among rock & roll royalty, as Parks did as an arranger, songwriter and singer, they might have viewed that world with the same big-hearted verbosity that P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2010

    Review Photos Setlist: The Black Crowes Say a Long Good Night to St. Louis, The Pageant, August 27, 2010

    Todd OwyoungChris Robinson of the Black Crowes. An entire slideshow of photos is right here.​Bands tour beyond their expiration date far too often, with the end result that their legacy is tarnished or they become a parody of themselves. The Black Crowes, meanwhile, prefers to go on indefinite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of April 5

    A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. ​ Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 15-21

    Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 8

    Vintage Vinyl 1. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB---Beat The Devil's Tattoo* 2. TITUS ANDRONICUS---Monitor 3. FLOGGING MOLLY---Live At The Greek Theatre 4. LUDACRIS---Battle Of The Sexes 5. GORILLAZ---Plastic Beach 6. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 7. SADE---Soldier Of Love 8. BROKEN BELLS---Broken Bells 9. JIM ... More >>

  • Music

    February 27, 2008
  • Film

    May 23, 2007

    America Cannes

    Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.

  • Music

    December 28, 2005

    My Favorite Things

    2005's best and brightest albums

  • Music

    December 14, 2005

    Local Motion

    Friday, December 16; BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway)

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Slay Ride

    Slayer reigns in blood but still makes time for the kids

  • Music

    June 30, 2004

    Jon Dee Graham

    Friday, July 2; Frederick's Music Lounge

  • Music

    July 23, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

  • Music

    April 30, 2003

    Ibrahim Ferrer

    Buenos Hermanos (World Circuit/Nonesuch)

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Spencer Bohren

    Saturday, February 15; Focal Point

  • Music

    May 8, 2002

    Mississippi Magic

    For more than 25 years, singer Terry Evans has been a fixture in roots music. You might not know his name, but you probably know his music.

  • Music

    January 24, 2001

    Shorty's Groove

    Steeped in family and regional tradition, the brothers Dickinson create a variation on the hill-country blues for their North Mississippi All Stars

  • Music

    September 8, 1999


    Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story

  • Music

    August 18, 1999


    A walk down memory lane in search of vanishing Cuban popular music

  • Music

    August 18, 1999


    A local couple brings the long-forbidden culture of Cuba to St. Louis and vice versa

  • Film

    June 30, 1999
  • Music

    May 5, 1999