Keith Richards early in his career. February is Black History Month, the mere existence of which is a reminder that white people have spent a majority of America's existence being total dicks. When it comes to popular music, Caucasians are like a race comprising Winona Ryders who have no prob ... More >>
The movie Do It Again.The annual St. Louis International Film Festival (that's SLIFF for short) began last night and runs through November 21. As it does every year, SLIFF features a generous selection of music-related documentaries. Here's the rundown. For the RFT's full coverage of the film ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, July 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Last night's Fishbone concert at the City Museum was a reminder that there hasn't been a band quite like the California septet before or since. Certainly the band has some pretty obvious forebears; Sly Stone's multicultural rock & roll, Toots & the Maytals' slinky ska, and Funkadelic's paranoid groo ... More >>
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Bottleneck Blues Bar in the Ameristar Casino, St. Charles (1260 South Main Street).
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green preaches to the redemptive power of music and his transcendent St. Elsewhere.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 9. Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd).
The Life Pursuit (Matador)
Urban, 3216 South Grand Boulevard, 314-772-3308
Monday, May 30; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
The Tipping Point (Geffen)
Thursday, July 8; Mississippi Nights
Gateway Men's Chorus sings out
Girls who dress and act like boys, St. Louis' drag kings get up onstage to bend and blur the line between the sexes
Dangerous Kitchen comprises some of St. Louis' best musicians -- and they make the most of their time away from their day jobs
Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (Arista)
Wednesday-Saturday, April 10-13; Jazz at the Bistro
The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella/Island Def Jam)
Friday, Oct. 5; Club 54
The Missouri History Museum pays tribute to East St. Louis legend Miles Davis
Twenty-seven years ago, Shuggie Otis released one amazing record. Maybe now it'll get its due.
Bring in da funk, bring in da bucks: backstage with Dr. Zhivegas, St. Louis' most popular -- and derided -- cover band
Legendary badass Stagger Lee, hailed in song by musicians everywhere, came to fame right here in St. Louis