Outside the Casa Loma Ballroom at Iowa and Cherokee, storm sirens echoed their eerie warning to the city: "Take shelter immediately," they cautioned. However, roughly one thousand people -- city and county residents alike -- braved sheets of torrential rain and flash-flooded streets to see Pokey LaF ... More >>
Little-known fact: According to our style guide (the big book of grammatical do's and don'ts that provide the RFT with its immutable styyyyyyle), all band names are to be treated as singular, not plural nouns. For example, when referencing a band such as "The Beatles," we'd write "The Beatles is com ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks 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 o ... More >>
Stag Nite Offers Weekly Camaraderie in Debauchery.
Stag Nite: the Slideshow
In this week's print edition we ran a story on Stag Nite, a South City tradition celebrating its ninth year anniversary, which features the time-tested coupling of cheap booze and live music. Unfortunately we we ... More >>
Jack White's solo record, Blunderbuss, comes out next week, but it's streaming on iTunes right now. It's his first as a "solo" artist, though he is backed by a litany of past collaborators and friends, including St. Louis' own Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, who act as White's backing band on ... More >>
Since 2005, Big Muddy Records has been an influential and propellant force in the rock 'n roll underbelly of St. Louis. Operating around the taste of local everyman, Chris Baricevic, Big Muddy has established itself as "an independent record label, promoting authentic American music made by artists ... 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
Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace
Part Five: S ... More >>
As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the metro area number in the th ... More >>
Courtesy of Pokey LaFarge and the South City ThreePokey LaFarge and the South City Three will officially release full-length Middle Of Everywhere tomorrow in a pair of shows at Off Broadway. The album's already had plenty of play, from a spot on NPR's First Listen to reviews in places like B ... More >>
Stag Feminism = Winning Combination!Lady-centric lit mag Bad Shoe is having its sixth issue release party next Wednesday, August 3rd, at the increasingly incomparable El Lenador for Johnny Vegas' South City institution Stag Nite. Yes, we are totally excited about this, somewhat-awkward Stag ... More >>
Roy KastenThe Felice Brothers are a sound man's worst nightmare, and they don't even perform with banjos. At the Old Rock House on Monday night, the upstate New Yorkers pushed the limits of cacophony through the 50-foot-high ceiling and somehow still made music - raging, touching, bouncing, b ... More >>
In this week's paper, Jaime Lees profiles local blues trio the Rum Drum Ramblers. What do you guys think you sound like? What's your inspiration?
Mat Wilson: I would say, like... I'm pulling from pre-war Chicago blues. Like, the first electric blues.
Ryan Koenig: I'm into a lot of the country blues ... More >>