Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Monica Schepis of the the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Below is a Q&A with Schepis, followed by her own recipe for a Gooey Butter Cake Martini. The Lo ... More >>
Yonder Mountain String Band will play back-to-back shows this weekend at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). Friday and Saturday's shows both start at 7:30 p.m., and the Deadly Gentleman open.
A federal judge in Cape Girardeau sentenced St. Louis-based concert promoter James Tebeau to 30 months in prison yesterday for the crime of "maintaining a drug-involved premises" on his 350-acre farm in rural Shannon County, Missouri. Law enforcement officials closed down the farm -- known as Camp ... More >>
Jimmy Tebeau played a show following his court sentencing last night with the Jerry Garcia Band at the Old Rock House. At least twenty people waited at the door prior to opening and the venue continued to substantially fill in from there. Tebeau didn't comment, from the stage or in conversation, abo ... More >>
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is rightfully associated with excellence, a piece of work commonly heralded as one of the best albums of the 2000s. It's the type of record with enough depth, lyricism and experimentation to get people interested in serious music, no small feat for any band, and this one ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe last time they were here, Blink 182 gave us sex, immature jokes and rock 'n' roll. We're hoping for more of the last one this time. This weekend is one for nostalgia. There's the PG-13 excess of the Nickelodeon '90s that comes with a concert fronted by Blink 182 (and shared wi ... More >>
AHHHHHH!!The mainstream ubiquity of tattoos is nothing new, but it does make for some pretty hilarious/horrendous Google searches. We chatted with two local tattoo artists to see what regrettable tattoos St. Louisians are getting these days. Iron Age Tattoo's Joseph Reincke said nothing surp ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
No April Fool's Day jokes here. Just good shows to see this weekend. More stuff over at the RFT's main music page. Friday Shagy Kennedy Memorial Show @ Fubar All details about the celebration/memorial show are at Diana Benanti's post about the Everything Went Black guitarist. What Happened ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow*The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow Paste gave the album an 8.0 rating: "Barton Hollow, the name of a nonexistent place, is largely ... More >>
Image via CampZoe.comA snapshot of the Schwagstock crowd.The DEA, Missouri State Highway Patrol and U.S. Attorney's Office are trying to seize Camp Zoe, a 350-acre campground in central Missouri that hosts the music gathering Schwagstock -- after a four-year-long investigation allegedly uncovered ... More >>
Image via CampZoe.comA snapshot of the Schwagstock crowd.The DEA, Missouri State Highway Patrol and U.S. Attorney's Office are trying to seize Camp Zoe, a 350-acre campground in central Missouri that hosts the music gathering Schwagstock -- after a four-year-long investigation allegedly uncovere ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Eliott Harris of Miso on Meramec. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three tomorrow. Robin WheelerDid your family cook when you were a child? If so, what meals stand out? My mom is an awesome cook. I'd hang out i ... More >>
So, my guess was wrong about Apple releasing the Beatles catalog on iTunes. I'm not ashamed of that. It was a long shot. But I did get some things right about the Apple announcement and I was surprised by quite a few things, too. I was right about iTunes 9. That wasn't hard to guess. I haven't ha ... More >>
So many more stories
8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 4. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
Nostalgia Train (self-released)
(Liluma, Central West End)
Dean C. Minderman|Kristyn Pomranz|Andrew Miller|Kristie McClanahan|Christian Schaeffer|Andrew Miller|Ben Westhoff|Annie Zaleski|Brooke Foster|Jaime Lees|Roy Kasten
B-Sides gets groovy with Ratdog's Bob Weir, gets the scoop on Counting Crows' new CD and hits a grand slam with our next scene trading card.
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
Team Tomato blossoms on its third CD
Moving Arts Dance via Starship
We chat with Phil Lesh, listen to a new kind of protest song and take a trip into the shadows of the Old School
Magee's, 4500 Clayton Road; 314-535-8061
Bill Cosby: man, comedian, legend
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
Beware the hair
The jam-band community pulls together for one heck of a funeral
Duff's, 329 North Euclid Avenue, 314-361-0522
Marquee Moon / Adventure (Rhino)
The shot heard round the world
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, better known as the Indigo Girls, still strike the right chord
American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
Friday, Oct. 19; Pageant
Tuesday, Nov. 21; Generations
Saturday, Nov. 11; Mississippi Nights
May 5 - 12, 1999