This week, catch the return of Thor Axe along with Bit Brigade at the Luminary, or check out some other great shows in town. Choose from options including Stanley Clarke at the Pageant, Jon Mueller at Foam, Ryan Adams at Peabody Opera House and more. Read on for this week's recommendations, and stay ... More >>
We all know that a musician makes art, but in some cases, a musician makes art. Tangible art. Visual art. Karl Haglund is just such an artist. A painter from Charles City, Iowa, Haglund grew up with creative parents, forging his own paths through both music and craftsmanship. As an adult, though, ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has announced a fall tour, which will be making a stop at the Peabody Opera House on October 19. Tickets are $35 to $45 and officially go on sale this Friday, 7/25 at 10 a.m., but you can order them a day in advance by using the password "gimme," according to a post on A ... More >>
"Oh my God! Did you see the Architects at the Demo this weekend? I can't believe how great they sounded! Favorite show of the month, hands down!" -- some concertgoer. We hear stuff like this a lot, for every type of music and in every club or concert hall. And naturally, on-stage talent plays a maj ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. An issue of worldwid ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>
Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
Here at RFT Music HQ we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to look like anything. Th ... More >>
Although he's a good 11 years into his musical career, it seems as though Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, ex-Drive-By Trucker) -- playing Friday, June 29 at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard) is just now settling into a comfortable place as an artist. After sweating it o ... More >>
Ed. The Great Grandfathers' debut will be officially released on June 26. Christian Schaeffer reviewed the album in this week's print edition. Brothers Lucas Severin Prize and Trevor Deiderich Prize got their charmingly antiquated middle names from their great-grandfathers, and that little biograph ... More >>
For as long as tattooed cool kids have piled onto stages and jammed their little hearts out, there have been jerks in the crowd spewing bad vibes and threatening to ruin everyone's night. Whether it's the grown man who throws elbows at teenagers to get to the front, the drunk couple who's dry-humpin ... More >>
On Tuesday, Ryan Adams' solo tour brought him to St. Louis. You can read our review of the show, but you will note that we have no accompanying photos. Instead, we sent illustrator Sam Washburn, who returned with three pieces from the show. You can download hi-res versions of all three below. On t ... More >>
Ryan Adams | Jason Isbell Peabody Opera House January 31, 2012 Ryan Adams has had a troubled relationship with himself and with his music, which forms much of the the narrative of his later career. Many of his fans have held similarly ambivalent opinions about his work. It has been difficult to be ... More >>
The biggest two shows in St. Louis tonight pit headliners that haven't exactly had a history of friendship. The heat has long since faded, but Ryan Adams, particularly in his Whiskeytown days, was known to have a bit of an attitude about the Old 97's and frontman Rhett Miller in particular. Jesse Hu ... More >>
The Lemonheads Old Rock House January 28, 2012 Between Evan Dando's Lemonheads set at Old Rock House on Saturday and the Ryan Adams show at the Peabody this Tuesday, St. Louis is being paid visits by two of the more mercurial personalities in alternative rock n'roll. Both have let fits of erratic b ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Cicero's bagged San Francisco's pretty excellent Moon Duo (Ripley Johnson, also of Wooden Shjips, and Sanae Yamada) on December 18. It's a big week for dance music: AVICII, dubstep prodigy Mimosa, and STEVE AOKI on a co-bill with Datsik on February 1, all at The Pageant. The Pageant also announced t ... More >>
Ryan Adams is coming to St. Louis, a fact many of us are excited about. Not OLD HIPPIE, however, who had this to say about Mr. Adams: he looks like another Justin Beiber teenybopper nerd dork geek with that short dorky hair.
Ryan Adams just announced another collection of dates on his upcoming 2012 solo tour, and one of them is here in St. Louis: January 31 at the Peabody Opera House (14th St. and Market St., 314-241-1888). Ticket prices haven't been announced yet -- this run of dates (including stops in Louisville the ... More >>
8:45 p.m. Friday, November 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
In the old days, just being an actress wasn't enough. Everyone had to be a double threat just to keep up with singing actresses like Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. But then musicals fell out of fashion and we find ourselves asking, "Why the hell is Gwyneth Paltrow singi ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals' III / IV*Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cardinals III/IV The Consequence of Sound review of III / IV sang its praises: "This year ... More >>
Indie-garage band the Radical Sons -- or rather, RS members Ben Goldstein and Nick Risler -- have relocated to Brooklyn, New York. The young act plans to record a new EP, the follow-up to last year's Throwing Knives, in April with Eli Janney. (While known for his work with Wilco and Ryan Adams, Jann ... More >>
Three local CD release shows are happening this Friday, November 21. Behold: Cassie Morgan Where: The Wedge (442 Bates St.) When: 8 p.m. Playing with: Maid*Rite Release: Pine So Sweet Recommended if you like: Magnolia Electric Co., Julie Doiron, other Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar sparse/haunted fol ... More >>
Good morning, St. Louis! I like to think this Monday morning post serves as a casual "how was your weekend?" greeting to those of you who are returning to work after another two-day staycation (the last time I'll ever use that word, promise) in St. Louis. Here's what you may have missed over the w ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 4. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Amiee Levitt gives a full review of her experience at Friday night's Ryan Adams' concert on A to Z. And, yes, that's Ryan, not Bryan. Another E. coli outbreak, another post on Gut Check. An award-winning UK series, Ross ... More >>
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