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  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Jack Grelle's Steering Me Away: Listen Now

    The crew at Big Muddy Records has always had an ear for St. Louis' varied strands of country music, from the bruised, punk-infused songs of the late Bob Reuter to the earliest incarnations of Pokey LaFarge's folk-blues revivalism. But on Jack Grelle's second LP, Steering Me Away, Big Muddy now has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Now Here This: More from the Ten St. Louis Bands That Should Be Famous

    In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 9 to September 15

    Whew, what a weekend! Between LouFest (check our full coverage here), Bob Reuter's memorial show and Iron Maiden/Megadeth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, we're tuckered out! No rest for the weary, though. This week, catch performances from touring acts including Lucinda Williams, the Alkaholiks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: May 31-June 2

    Things have been crazy around here, to say the least. I can't say for sure, but I have a theory that music editor Daniel Hill hasn't left the office in days and has only stopped working on the RFT Music Showcase for an occasional George Costanza-style under-the-desk nap. See the fruits of our labor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Country: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 22 to 24

    All those poor Thursday shows had a run-in with a winter storm, and few made it out alive. Avenge their would-be good times by living out the glory with these shows -- there's way too much cool stuff (no pun intended) happening to skip out on account of a little bit of snow. See Also: -Son Volt, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2012

    The 17 Best Fans, Musical Moments and Trends at LouFest 2012: Day One

    17. Twenty-Five Percent of the Girl Talk Crowd Girl Talk only makes sense -- and I do mean only -- if you are dancing. Otherwise it's just your very pop-savvy friend's iTunes playlist on schizophrenic overdrive. So kudos to those bumping various body parts and whipping around beach balls -- there w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2012

    Dinosaur Jr at LouFest, 8/25/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Dinosaur Jr LouFest 2012: Orange Stage Saturday, August 25 The Dinosaur Jr diehards moved in as soon as the Son Volt crowd moved out. Claiming rib-bruising spots against the metal crowd-control fence, they stood patiently -- prepared to wait out Phantogram's electro-beeps blazing in the distance fr ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012
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    May 7, 2012

    The Nine Best Blues Clubs in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The best blues club ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    LouFest Lineup 2012: The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Cotton Mather and More

    The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Best St. Louis Shows of 2011: Part Two

    Tom LampeJay Farrar on the pedal steel for Colonel Ford​New Year's Eve isn't just amateur hour. It's a night-long, clown-car traffic jam of colossally defeated expectations, a dispiriting exercise in futility, even, or especially, when you're somewhere somewhat less coastal than Rio. In St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2011

    Jay Farrar and Bobby Bare Jr. At The Sheldon Concert Hall, 10/21/11: Review And Setlist

    Sarah Samples and the SheldonJay Farrar soundcheck at the Sheldon​ Jay Farrar | Bobby Bare Jr. The Sheldon Concert Hall October 21, 2011 The worst thing you can say about any form of popular music, but rock music especially, is that it is polite. Let it be wild and outrageous, energetic and en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Jay Farrar to be Featured in The Sheldon Sessions

    ​Alt-country mainstay Jay Farrar will be performing at The Sheldon on October 21, at 8 p.m. as the first installment of The Sheldon Sessions in collaboration with KDHX 88.1. The Sheldon Series is presented and funded by the PNC Arts Alive initiative from the PNC Foundation, which granted the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo Part of a new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit

    Annie ZaleskiJeff Tweedy at the Pageant, 2008​Over the weekend, A to Z was in Cleveland and headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. To her delight, there was a new exhibit on display called Kick Out the Jams, which focused exclusively on music from the Midwest. Our fair region was w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Tour Diary, Day One: The Incurables Opening for Alejandro Escovedo

    Earlier in October, the Incurables had the opportunity to open several Midwest dates for Alejandro Escovedo. Guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Griffin agreed to keep a tour diary for A to Z. Here's the first installment. All photos are from the Bloomington, Indiana, show. Stay tuned to A to Z for more recaps ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2010
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    May 3, 2010

    The 2010 RFT Music Awards Nominees: The List

    The 2010 RFT Music showcase takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2010, on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. On and before that day, fans can vote for their favorite local musicians in the following categories. For more information on where and how to vote - and for up-to-the-minute details about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Top Sellers At Area Record Stores for 2009

    Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs ​1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2009
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    November 6, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8

    Friday, November 6 *Son Volt/Peter Bruntnell, The Pageant *Nelly's Birthday Party -- Pajama Jam, HOME Nightclub *Tech N9ne/Slaughterhouse/Stevie Stone et al, Pop's *Breathe Carolina/Cash Cash/more, Fubar *Buddy Mondlock, Focal Point *Tenement Ruth, Lemmons *Poor Historians, Way Out Club *Eric Moelle ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2009

    Son Volt

    8 p.m. Friday, November 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of July 20-July 26

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Vintage Vinyl:1. MAXWELL: BLACKsummers'night2. MICHAEL JACKSON: Thriller3. MICHA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of July 13-July 19

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records 1. DINOSAUR JR: Farm* 2. DEERHUNTER: Rainwater Cassette Exchange ... More >>

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    February 19, 2008
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    August 8, 2007

    Melody Den

    Melody Den (Perdition Records)

  • Music

    January 24, 2007

    R.I.P. Mississippi Nights

    The lights go out at a fabled club — but only after one hell of a party.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006
  • Music

    October 11, 2006

    Living on Channel Z

    B-Sides asks a cadre of local musicians to reminisce about Chuck Berry as he turns 80, while Dr. Zhivegas get down with their debut disc.

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Music Showcase Schedule

    The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts

  • Music

    July 12, 2006

    And the Nominees Are...

    Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza

  • Music

    November 30, 2005

    Freestylin' in the USA

    Big Will gets his chance to shine on BET, while a local record label quietly shutters its doors

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    Rock You Like a Hurricane

    The local music scene comes together to raise money for Katrina's victims

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Meat Beaters

    Unreal mingles with true meat-masters, joins the campaign to save CBGB and receives a dispatch from Redbird Nation. Plus, what's Keebler doing handing out roach clips?

  • Music

    June 15, 2005

    Just Say "Yo" to Drugs

    We get trippy with hippies, watch musicians melt and dig a heavy fatwa

  • News

    June 15, 2005

    Buffet of Champions

    You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards

  • Music

    May 4, 2005

    Magnetic South

    We fatwa Magnet, chat up Ken Bethea and wonder what exactly is going on with Todd Rundgren's Web site

  • News

    July 21, 2004

    Damn Tall

    Unreal chats with some lovely ladies and gets the scoop from Jay Farrar-endorsed candidate Mark Smith (who's perfectly lovely too); plus, Bill Haas gets a love letter and Unreal heads to court

  • Music

    February 26, 2003

    Corey Saathoff and the Brain Regiment with Anamude and Melody Den

    Friday, February 28; Commonspace (615 North Grand)

  • Music

    August 15, 2001

    Cue Up the Tunes

    KDHX-FM's "Celebrity Barbecue" promises a smorgasbord of music

  • Music

    July 26, 2000

    16 Deluxe

    The local-music compilation Suite 16 has womanly charms to please almost any listener

  • Music

    January 5, 2000

    PRESSING NEED

    Great expectations, laid low, for St. Louis bands

  • Music

    November 17, 1999

    ST.LOUIS SCENE REPORT

    Some musical possibilities for your next club-hopping excursion

  • Music

    July 28, 1999

    BEAT HAPPENING

    Alterna-country pioneer Kevin Welch's music tells listeners all they need to know about the fledgling genre

  • Calendar

    May 19, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 19 - 26, 1999

  • News

    May 19, 1999

    Sun Dance

    Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts

  • Music

    January 13, 1999
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    January 13, 1999
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    December 9, 1998
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    December 9, 1998
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