For local painter Dana Smith, art and music have always been intertwined. He can he found in the dark corners of music venues, his face obscured by a large lens, capturing live shots of local bands that he'll later use as a guide for his paintings. The sounds, sights and people of St. Louis are his ... More >>
Steve Pick with some of today's releases. Photo by Chrissy Wilmes.Every week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Euclid Records clerk (and KDHX DJ) Steve Pick fills us in on the post-Record Store Day crop. He ... More >>
Sara Finke/KDHXOfficially, Larry Weir was the longtime operation manager at KDHX (88.1 FM) and host of the program "Songwriters Showcase," which brought some of the best singer-songwriters to the attention of discerning St. Louisans. Unofficially, he was the station's guiding spirit, a constant, ... More >>
The Michael Jackson tributes continue rolling in, both locally and nationally.*The Village Voice raided its archives and typed up a bunch of stories about MJ and the Jackson 5, which can be found here.*My colleagues in Houston and Nashville weighed in on memories involving MJ with Mick Jagger and E ... More >>
I'm swamped doing a story this week, so here are things written elsewhere to keep you occupied.*The STL Beacon did a great piece on music blogs and blogging (with an interview from yours truly and RFT contributor Todd McKenzie). It's really well done, and explores the conundrum between promotion/pub ... More >>
First: Our Apop Records photographer fell ill yesterday and couldn't go. If anyone took photos, please comment or email me a link, so I can make sure they're represented too. Below, however, find a slideshow of photos I took at Record Store Day at Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl. Euclid (click for ... More >>
Plus, the winner of the RFT DJ Spin-off.
B-Sides compares Tony Danza's tap-dancing and acting, gets cozy with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and doesn't balk at a new scene trading card
Week of June 22, 2006
It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.
Locals share their holiday memories; the latest on Frederick's Music Lounge's sartorial swag and for-sale signs
You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards
Wednesday, March 23; Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
We chat with Professor Skank and one part of Bettie Serveert
Thursday, February 10; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Unreal dabbles in espionage and gets motivated with Ed McMahon; plus, breaking news from the Department of Not Quite Getting It
We introduce mom to Rod Stewart, have a Quiet Riot and check out some Homegrown Sounds
Radar Station retraces its steps through the Riverfront Times Music Showcase
A brother and sister discuss a brother and sister, plus we take a look at Twangfest
And Randy Newman compels
Bread & Roses means art for justice
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Local music retailers are facing tough times and coming up with new ways to combat slumping sales across the industry -- if they don't file for bankruptcy, that is
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
Big-box stores deal big blow to old-time music retailers
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians
Week of May 2-8, 2001
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Dropped Into a Schlafly Hefeweizen, St. Louis Brewery and Tap Room
The fourth annual Twangfest, the biggest and the best so far, celebrates some of the country's best roots artists
Beatle Bob has been on a one-man dance marathon, bop-bop-bopping all over town. But why?
St. Louis musical sage Steve Pick reveals what Elvis Costello really said about St. Louis