Onstage -- his hair whipping like a battlefield banner, his piano splintering, his gnarled voice bellowing and his band crushing out something like rock, something like the blues -- J. Roddy Walston is surely a force, but not really a force of nature, as he is often deemed. His reckless music and wi ... More >>
Last August, Off Broadway concert promoter John Henry told RFT Music that he wasn't sure how big the hugely successful Open Highway Festival ultimately would become, but he shared that he and club owner Steve Pohlman wanted to continue to surprise concertgoers with a variety of musical genres and pe ... More >>
This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!
The National Blues Musuem (601 Washington Avenue) sets its sights on an opening in late 2014, which seems awfully far away -- far away enough to induce a melancholy tune, wouldn't you say? Luckily, eager music fans won't have to wait to get schooled on the blues thanks to a special free film and lec ... More >>
This post is dedicated to all the creepsters out there. You know who I'm talking about: dudes who troll for tail while their significant others obliviously go about their day. These philanders think they can get away with their serial cheating, but almost 97 percent of the time a girlfriend shak ... More >>
3 p.m. Friday, July 15. Euclid Records, 601 East Lockwood Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviewed the Funky Butt Brass Band's album, Cut the Body Loose. He had this to say: The sextet transplants the New Orleans brass-band tradition to St. Louis on Cut the Body Loose, but the group's love for the NOLA-bred music is far from slavish devotion ... More >>
Cut the Body Loose
8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road.
The Singer: Stax recording artist, Shaft theme singer, King of New York, voice of South Park's Chef and Scientologist: Isaac Hayes amassed quite the rap sheet before his death last year. He started as a songwriter for Stax Records and became a singer in his own right in the late '60s. Toda ... More >>
In this week's paper, Roy Kasten interviewed soul singer Shirley Brown, who recorded for Stax Records near the end of the label's life. Brown will be performing at the fourth annual St. Louis Blues Festival on Friday, February 27. The event is held at the Chaifetz Arena and starts at 8 p.m.; tickets ... More >>
Soul-survivor Sharon Jones and her crack backup the Dap-Kings finally bring their '60s retro-cool to the Lou.
from myspace.com/bmoneynicc B$ gave Jay-Z "The Prelude" When the throngs pop in Jay-Z's new CD, Kingdom Come, the first notes they'll hear will arrive courtesy of native St. Louisan Brian "B-Money" Hughes. B-Money produced Track 1 on the Jigga's highly anticipated "comeback" album (can one "come ba ... More >>
Electronic music: the year in review
Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers
Week of June 25, 2003
Isaac Hayes performs in the hallowed halls of Powell as part of the Blues, Roots, Honks and Moans Festival