RFT Music is taking a break today. If anyone's looking for us, it's possible you might find us in a van down by the river, enjoying the fireworks, so to speak. Go ahead and take it easy today, too. You deserve it. Treat yourself to too much barbecue and let some musical talent from here and beyond e ... More >>
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 >>
It's been said that employees engaging in social media while at work cost the U.S. economy $650 billion a year in lost productivity. That's $4,452 per company, and it doesn't even factor in the economic losses from plain, old Web surfing. Throw that into the mix, and good lordy: No wonder the econom ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Jason StoffFlorence the Machine | Hanni El Khatib The Pageant July 5, 2011 For a band with one album, Florence the Machine caused a commotion usually reserved for well-established acts with full catalogs of favorites. Minutes after the doors opened, the Pageant's seats were filled and th ... More >>
Why yes: That is one person.It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>
Image viaThose fans who will flock to the Pageant on Sunday night for Ben Folds' sold-out concert should consider staving off the start of the work week a little longer and stick around for Ellen Cook's after-show concert at the Halo Bar. Cook, a pianist and singer, performs around St. Louis ... More >>
Jon GitchoffMary J. Blige, live at Lilith Fair"This is so much better than I could have ever imagined," exclaimed Mary J. Blige, as the Lilith Fair crowd cheered wildly for her. The same could be said about yesterday's all-day show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. While negative publicit ... More >>
sarahmclachlan.comLilith Fair St. Louis is finally happening this Friday, July 16. Did you check out our Metric interview with Emily Haines yet? Just wait -- we'll have outtakes from the chat tomorrow. Now, I know people are curious as to what act was playing at what time on Friday -- and s ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Robert Randolph and the Family Band will play the Pageant Friday, July 16Vintage Vinyl 1. Big Boi -- Sir Lucious Left Foot. The Son Of Chico Dusty 2. Roots -- How I Got Over 3. Eminem -- Recovery 4. Drake -- Thank Me Later 5. Black Keys -- Brothers 6. Ratatat -- ... More >>
Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>
Kelly Clarkson will be at Lilith Fair in St. Louis.Pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson, hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige and country legend Emmylou Harris will be joining previously announced acts Sarah McLachlan and Metric at the St. Louis stop of the Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Others scheduled to ... More >>
Metric is finally coming back to St. Louis.So, the roll-out of 2010 Lilith Fair dates and each city's line-up is slow. Really slow. As in, almost one at a time. Look in the dictionary under the definition of "piecemeal," and the tour is there. We reported months ago that the tour was coming t ... More >>
Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... More >>
B-Sides reviews the year's crop of holiday cheer and talks to Dweezil Zappa about his dad's legacy.
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 13. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Thursday, October 5. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
Tuesday, September 20; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Week of September 1, 2004
Wednesday, September 1; Savvis Center
Just Be (Nettwerk)
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
The Best of Chillout Past and Present (Nettwerk)
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk America)
Angels & Cigarettes (Warner Bros.)
American BT builds a new house, to rave reviews from both sides of the pond
St. Louis jazzman Syd Rodway is young and white -- and very good
Taking a shine to the Star Death
Mid America Dance Company
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; Side Door