So whoa, Kiernan's leaving. This is the man that got me my start around here: I replied to an open call on the RFT Music Facebook page for writers, Mr. Maletsky in turn got me a job and now my days are spent babbling online about music rather than driving around in my car slinging pizzas. His depart ... More >>
And now a Public Service Announcement from RFT Music: It's wintertime, folks, and you know what that means: It's cold! And as we all know, in the cold, everything dies. The trees, the bugs, at least one ill-prepared bird I found in my side yard -- and most important for the purposes of this post: t ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... 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.) *Cold Cave, Cherish The Light Years The Guardian says of Cold Cave's latest: "'Take me to the future. I'm ready,' sings Wesley Eisold. That may be true, but ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaKevin Buckley is best known about town for playing in his rock outfit Grace Basement and playing as a solo artist performing traditional Irish folk music. For a time, he worked behind the scenes at Euclid Records, managing their online store, and now he runs his own label, Eastern ... More >>
Jason StoffPassion Pit at the PageantFor those (myself included) who missed the "paroxysmal delight" that was Passion Pit's sold out show at the Pageant last week, here's some pacification. Levi's Pioneer Sessions, a project that encourages artists to perform songs by other artists who've in ... More >>
Two tall figures stand mouth to mouth with a lone microphone, each raven-haired and pale in the blue light. Alison Mosshart bores into Jack White, who pretends to watch his hands move on his guitar. Silhouettes and voices melding and retreating, they are towering four-alarm fires, side-by-side, blee ... More >>
The Dead Weather debuts in St. Louis this weekendThe Dead Weather's résumé is stellar: The quartet features White Stripes/Raconteurs figurehead Jack White, Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita and Raconteurs/Greenhornes member Jack Lawrence. Together, the m ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
So exciting! The Bangles -- who completely ruled at the Illinois State Fair last year opening for Heart -- are playing at the Pageant on Sunday, May 2. When I interviewed Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs last year, the latter said a new Bangles record was in progress. Still, the band plays pretty muc ... More >>
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.