Stax Records

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    J. Roddy Walston on the Business, the South and the Force of Family

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Open Highway Music Festival Expands to Five Days, Features Former R.E.M. Members

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 18 to 24

    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!

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    The National Blues Museum Hosts Film/Lecture Series This Fall

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Happy Birthday Shirley Brown, Enemy to Hussies Everywhere

    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[1] of the time a girlfriend shak ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011


    3 p.m. Friday, July 15. Euclid Records, 601 East Lockwood Avenue.

  • Music

    September 1, 2010

    Booker T.

    9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.

  • Music

    June 9, 2010
  • Music

    July 29, 2009

    Sax for Stax Tour

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Homespun: Funky Butt Brass Band, Cut the Body Loose

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2009

    Homespun: The Funky Butt Brass Band

    Cut the Body Loose

  • Music

    July 15, 2009

    Legends of Funk Tour

    8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Hump Day Slow Jam of the Week: Isaac Hayes, "Walk on By"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Slideshow: Badass Stax Records Covers, Courtesy of Euclid Records

    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 >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2009
  • Music

    January 23, 2008

    Queen of the Kings

    Soul-survivor Sharon Jones and her crack backup the Dap-Kings finally bring their '60s retro-cool to the Lou.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    B-Money's Beat Kicks Off the New Jay-Z

    from 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 >>

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Beat Generation

    Electronic music: the year in review

  • Music

    July 2, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • Film

    June 25, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of June 25, 2003

  • Music

    February 17, 1999

    Rhythm Regatta

    Isaac Hayes performs in the hallowed halls of Powell as part of the Blues, Roots, Honks and Moans Festival