Tom LampeJay Farrar on the pedal steel for Colonel FordNew Year's Eve isn't just amateur hour. It's a night-long, clown-car traffic jam of colossally defeated expectations, a dispiriting exercise in futility, even, or especially, when you're somewhere somewhat less coastal than Rio. In St. L ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLate yesterday, the winners of the RFT's first-annual web awards went live on our website. Included in that bunch is a bunch of music-related winners. The best music blog award went to I Went To a Show -- because, according to judges, "It's great to see the local-centric cont ... More >>
Tom LampeColonel Ford performs at Iron Barley on Saturday nightDale Fisher sent the message on Twitter at 9:44 p.m. Saturday night: "Guess it's not a secret at this point. Jay Farrar playing w/ Colonel Ford trio on Iron Barley patio in 15 minutes. Sweet."
The band, a changing assortment of l ... More >>
Dana SmithAs we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>
Tom LampeReally, any week that begins with the world's largest BLT sandwich is going to be a good week: That's Iron Barley Tom Coghill at left, on Sunday, as part of the popular restaurant's attempt to break the Guinness world record for BLT size. Our pictures from photographer Tom Lampe prompted ... More >>
The fifth-annual Tomato Fest at Iron Barley in South St. Louis wrapped up Sunday with owner Tom Coghill and a crew of 90 volunteers working to create the world's longest bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, at 179-feet, two-inches. (That's a lot of bacon -- 500 pounds of savory, crispy, delicious baco ... More >>