On a particularly frigid January afternoon this year, I stumbled upon an interesting scene in the Delmar Loop (where RFT Music HQ is located, for those unaware). Moving up and down the streets was an enthusiastic man with an acoustic guitar strapped on his back, flanked by another fella, pointing a ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Monday, October 8. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
This might come as a shock to you, but Ted Nugent did not become famous for making jokes in St. Louis about assassinating political figures. Before that lucrative career opportunity opened up, he was a famous guitar player who rarely, if ever, talked about assassinating anybody. It's gotten to the ... More >>
Once again, here is every newly announced show this week! Two-tone ska band the English Beat will be playing Blueberry Hill on April 21; time to dig up your wingtip shoes and checkered suspenders and try to remember how to skank. Also on April 21st is the one year anniversary show for local South-si ... More >>
Frampton's Still Alive!Classic rock fans, recently empty-nested mothers, and talkbox enthusiasts take note: Peter Frampton is going to play the iconic Frampton Comes Alive! in its entirety in St. Louis, part of a 35th Anniversary tour that will see the 1970s rocker play his classic live doubl ... More >>
wikimedia commonsIt has been a particularly grim summer already in music festival fatalities, with one death over the weekend at Electric Daisy and two more at Bonnaroo a couple weeks ago. But this is hardly a new phenomenon: The combination of crushing crowds, heat and mind-altering substanc ... More >>
The 2011 RFT Music Showcase is practically here: This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Washington Avenue. In our continued attempt to prepare you for the madness of 78 music acts in one day, we will be compiling preview tracks from artists playing the showcase; you can listen below. This wil ... More >>
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday May 14, at the Lumière Theatre in the Lumière Place Casino & Hotel.999 North Second Street.
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. DEAD CONFEDERATE---Sugar 2. MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SO'S---Buzzard* 3. KEM---Intimacy 4. WALKMEN---Lisbon* 5. SANTANA---Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time
Context is everything. Tell someone you're going to see Prince's band circa the New Power Generation, and the night's cred is through the roof. But tell someone you're going to see the same band - but fronted by teenpop heartthrob Nick Jonas -- and suddenly the show has a very different connotation. ... More >>
Picture the dirtiest dive bar you know. Stale cigarette smoke loiters in the air. Hockey or basketball plays on a TV over the bar, which has signs everywhere advertising cheap beer specials. The bartenders always look tired, their skin leathery, their fashion dated. Usually, the dive bar has karao ... More >>
Renowned session drummer Ndugu Chancler heads up a celebration of the beat at UM-St. Louis
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
Former (and future?) Fugee Wyclef Jean arrives in St. Louis to present The Ecleftic
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Tuesday, July 20; Karma
May 5 - 12, 1999