By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, October 12. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 South Broadway.
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, September 28. Plush, 3224 Locust Street.
So there's news about the news in the news this week: We here at the RFT have new owners. Some of you may be aware of Backpage.com and the controversy it has caused for many alt-weeklies across the country -- well, we are no longer affiliated, so that's that. And aside from that, it's business as us ... More >>
Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night. Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy If you weren't watching the pre-show telecast, y ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acorn's No Ghost*The Acorn, No Ghost Drowned In Sound's review of the album explains, "Cynics might argue about the familiar sounds on No Ghost and may per ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
In this week's paper, I interviewed Son Volt's Jay Farrar. SV's latest, American Central Dust, arrived in stores last week. He spoke about song inspirations (and a forthcoming project with Ben Gibbard) in print; below find more talk about side project Gob Iron, and the connection between Uncle Tupel ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. The Wedge, 442 Bates Street.
An outstanding collection of music from the man Solomon Burke described as the "Quincy Jones of St. Louis" has been remastered and re-released by the folks at Vintage Vinyl.The album, St. Louis Breakdown: The Best of Oliver Sain, officially hit stores last Tuesday and features 21 tracks fr ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, February 2. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier embodies the word "intense." And that's a good thing.
B-Sides sheepishly admits to liking Sheryl Crow, chats with sassy soul singer Bettye LaVette and introduces you to Emospace
East Side jazzman Eddie Fisher's soulful classic "The Third Cup" is a hot-ticket item all over the world -- too bad it's been out of print for 20 years
Life Love and Leaving (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rocket Bar joins the ranks of St. Louis clubs looking to snare DJ aficionados