While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... More >>
Celebrating both St. Louis' blues legacy and the refreshed cobblestone streets of Laclede's Landing, the Big Muddy Blues Festival is expanding its variety of blues music for 2014, with influential artist Guitar Shorty and blues-rocker Samantha Fish headlining this year's event. Slated for Saturday ... More >>
It's Thanksgiving on Thursday, so plan accordingly! Née and Middle Class Fashion host a post-holiday spectacular to make the most of the weekend. Throughout the week, plenty of fun awaits including the next Tower Groove Records split 7" release, a CD release party for Noisy Boyz and a the Lion's Da ... More >>
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 >>
Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can yo ... More >>
Another week of great music in St. Louis: Highlights of this week include a visit from multi-talented songstress Santigold at the Pageant, the eclectic-but-soft-spoken indie rock of Pinback and the hard-drivin' country-rock of Whitey Morgan & the 78's. In addition to the out-of-towners, plenty of ... More >>
Roger Daltrey Peabody Opera House October 8, 2011 Better Than: Any band you've heard since John and Keith were here. It could have been an expensive disappointment, an awkwardly painful reminder that life moves too fast and people get old and it sucks. But in the thick of it, it was hard to think ... More >>
Conaway loves Stevie Ray Vaughn and hates the government on Facebook.He dislikes Muslims but evidently admires the suicide bombs used by Islamic terrorists. His name is Roman Conaway and last night he held police and federal agents at bay for seven hours with threats that he'd blow up himself alo ... More >>
Electronic Luddites, Ontario's Holy Fuck don't mess around with loops and laptops. Catch them with Houston drone angels Indian Jewelry at the Firebird on October 22 The Ambassador *Melanie Fiona, September 4 Billiken Club *Active Child, October 26 Ciceros *Bass Line Bums, September 8 *B ... More >>
There is no special name for the Wednesday before Mardi Gras. Well except Mercredi, which isn't special; it's just French. Soulard was already swinging harder than usual, and even if it's not the Wednesday before Mardi Gras, this was probably the least likely neighborhood in which to find a dive. P ... More >>
Wednesday, November 25 *Local H/Kinch/One Lone Car, The Firebird *The Stag Night All-Stars present "The Last Waltz," Off Broadway *Jon Hardy & The Public/Groupthink, The Gramophone *Dogtown Allstars, Broadway Oyster Bar *Jake's Leg, The Pageant *Bockman, The Library *The Makeshift Gentlemen/Oceania ... More >>
10 p.m. Tuesday, August 18. BB's Jazz Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
8 p.m. Friday, July 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Since I'm not a fan of sports (or swarming masses of humanity), the All-Star Game hoopla was wasted on me. Yeah, I know. The money and exposure are great for St. Louis, but I'd rather hit myself in the head with a bat than fight the crowds of crazy that converged on downtown this week.Still, as a ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, January 2. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 11. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights.
8 p.m. Saturday, November 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 27. Harrah's VooDoo Café and Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
Highway Companion (American Recordings)
Teddy Thompson finds unity in his Separate Ways
Saturday, September 17; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
If Jay Farrar's titles don't have to make sense, then neither do ours
Saturday, March 19; Frederick's Music Lounge, 4454 Chippewa Street
Week of September 15, 2004
These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.
Week of July 21, 2004
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Week of February 18, 2004
Week of November 19, 2003
Chris Duarte has kicked addiction, but he still has the blues
Week of September 10, 2003
Week of September 3, 2003
Week of May 14, 2003
Friday, May 16; Mississippi Nights
Week of April 16, 2003
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2; Laclede's Landing
Saturday, Aug. 18; Fox Theatre
Sunday, July 1; Broadway Oyster Bar
Steeped in family and regional tradition, the brothers Dickinson create a variation on the hill-country blues for their North Mississippi All Stars
The Fat Possum Juke Joint Caravan is bringing songs of anger, misery and lust to Blueberry Hill -- and you'd be a fool to miss it
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
Singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is back among the living