Over the years we've pouted as Pearl Jam announced tour dates in other cities again and again. Sure, Eddie Vedder had that fabulous gig with Glen Hansard at the Fox a couple of years ago, but St. Louis hadn't seen full-band Pearl Jam since early 2010. Was the Gateway City simply in Pearl Jam's perma ... More >>
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Courtesy of NPR, you can listen to Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's Newport Folk Festival set from last weekend. Back in April, it was announced that the band would be performing at the world-famous festival, which also featured Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Levon Helm, John Prine, Avett B ... More >>
Big congratulations to Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, who just announced that they're performing at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, August 1. To say the fest is prestigious is an understatement: Started in 1959, the event helped thrust Joan Baez and Bob Dylan into the national eye -- a ... More >>
We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiIt was Glen Hansard's show last night at the Pageant. Although he shared the stage with Markéta Irglová, the Swell Season's other co-founder - as well as his other band the Frames, opener Rachael Yamagata and the occasional overzealous audience member -- Hansard commanded the s ... More >>
Friday, December 4 *The Swell Season/Rachael Yamagata, The Pageant *Naughty By Nature/Kid Capri, The Ambassador *The Hipnecks/Cropdusters, The Gramophone *Pieta Brown/Caleb Travers, Off Broadway (early, 7:30 p.m.) *Crosby, Loggins & Nash Tour: Jay Nash, Crosby Loggins, Caitlin Crosby, Off Broadway ( ... More >>
The Swell Season Where: The Pageant When: Tonight, December 4 With: Rachael Yamagata Sounds Like: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova -- the Once co-stars who were in love and now aren't -- articulate the intangible facets of love, romance and heartbreak via gentle, achingly beautiful folk-rock. ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Besides writing for this here blog, I also wrangle copy for the dead-tree edition of the RFT. (We affectionately call it the print blog.) Each week, our freelancers scribble up text on shows that A to Z doesn't always preview or review. Such as the following: *The Fat Possum Big Legal Mess Caravan ... More >>
The Pageant *Trey Songz/Mario, Friday, October 16 *Our Lady Peace, Friday, October 30 *The Swell Season, Friday, December 4 The Gramophone *Serengeti/Polyphonic, Saturday, September 26 *Bawn in the Mash, Saturday, October 3 *Chicago Afrobeat Project, Saturday, October 10
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 2. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
Week of May 24, 2007
Once upon a time in Ireland, a girl met a guy and they made sweet music.