This week, Wild Hex releases a new tape while supporting the Miami Dolphins from Minneapolis, the Baseball Project performs at Blueberry Hill with Water Liars, and Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones take the stage at Off Broadway. Read about these shows and more in this our critics' picks.
When Scott McCaughey isn't producing, recording and writing songs for his bands the Minus 5, the Young Fresh Fellows and the Baseball Project, he's probably following the major league box scores and stats and working up his fantasy baseball strategies. He may have gone so far down the rabbit hole of ... More >>
At the end of our talk, Scott McCaughey -- founder of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, once-upon-a-time sideman in R.E.M. and veteran clutch hitter with the Baseball Project -- expresses some disappointment that this interview is even happening at all. "Hey, it's opening day in St. Louis," h ... More >>
This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... More >>
This year marks fifteen years of Twangfest, St. Louis' annual celebration of American music. This year's headliners include Hayes Carll, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Robbie Fulks and Chatham County Line. The entirety of the current lineup can be found below. As it has been for the past eigh ... More >>
Dana PlonkaThe Civil Wars12:24 In the South By vortex, all news - or at least news not related to Jack White pop-up performances, Cee-Lo Green cancellations, Kanye gossip and R.E.M. show rumors - gets obliterated. Japan's nuclear nightmare is no exception. Glancing at an RSS reader under 75 d ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNato Caliph at SXSW a few years agoIt's hard to believe, but the music portion of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011. In the last quarter-century, the annual event has evolved to become the gathering place for music-industry darlings, wann ... More >>
KDHX presents two Twangfest day parties at SXSW every year. In past years, this event has included artists such as Deer Tick, Calexico, Carolina Chocolate Drops and David Bazan playing in a space tinier than Off Broadway. This year's model of the party, which takes place on March 17 and March ... More >>
It's the tears of a clown for the Minus 5's Scott McCaughey.
The RFT music staff previews some highlights from this year's Twangfest line-up.
The Lucky One (Hightone Records)