By Craig Hlavaty Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some year ... More >>
Hush Hush: Wherein the St. Louis-via-Edwardsville band marries its bluesy barroom blitzes with a cinematic scope. For its third full-length, the quintet remains clouded in cigarette smoke and dark-tinted glasses, but there's a touch of the auteur with how the album is assembled. See More: -Kentuck ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 3. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
9 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, February 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
In the old days, just being an actress wasn't enough. Everyone had to be a double threat just to keep up with singing actresses like Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. But then musicals fell out of fashion and we find ourselves asking, "Why the hell is Gwyneth Paltrow singi ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, January 14. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Eclipse bartender James Lake. Below is a Q&A with Lake, followed by a video of him mixing a Cuddle.Alissa NelsonEclipse bartender James LakeA light rain is ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Moan & Shout
What's he building in there? I'll tell you one thing, he's not building a playhouse for the children.What's he building in there? -- Tom WaitsCity Nights as it appeared before a fire last December.Remember the story of the City Nights, the supposedly racist strip club in East St. Louis where a bl ... More >>
Founding member of X, a benchmark Los Angeles band that redefined punk in the 1980s. A solo career that has stood astride country and rockabilly and folk rock. In person, an ideal combination of sweetness and light. And, as a working Hollywood actor, bartender at the Double Deuce in Jasper, Missour ... More >>
Although Vampire Weekend dominated both stores this week, I would just like to note that Dr. Dre's The Chronic was a top seller at Vintage Vinyl last week. Proof that it's always Dre Day. Euclid Records 1. Vampire Weekend - Contra 2. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind 3. Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom L ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl 1. THEM CROOKED VULTURES---Them Crooked Vultures 2. CLIPSE---Til The Casket Drops 3. MELANIE FIONA---The Bridge 4. GUCCI MANE---State Vs. Radric Davis 5. BLAKROC---Blakroc 6. JOHN MAYER---Battle Studies* 7. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Daptone Gold 8. TOM WAITS---Glitter & Doom Live 9. PASSION PI ... More >>
Late reporting from record stores this week, sorry! As always, as the asterisk means someone is coming to town. Euclid Records 1. Blackroc- Blackroc 2. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 3. David Rawlings Machine - A Friend Of A Friend 4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology 5. ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology 2. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 3. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart 4. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live 5. Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward 6. Swell Season - Strict J ... More >>
The Mumlers The Mumlers Where: Pop's Blue Moon Sounds Like: Macabre garage-soul steeped in swampy blues and scratchy 45 RPM records. RIYL: The Nevermores, King Khan & BBQ Show, Tom Waits, anything on Anti- Records MP3: The Mumlers, "Coffin Factory"
Congrats goes out to photographer Scott Spychalski, whose photo of Tom Waits graces the back cover of the forthcoming live album, Glitter and Doom. The best part about this? Spychalski shot the photo right here in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox last June. Here's our review, and a whole slideshow of h ... More >>
Cut the Body Loose
8 p.m. Sunday, July 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>
A Very Bert Dax Halloween
(Bert Dax Calvalcade of Stars)
8 p.m. Monday, February 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
9 p.m. Wednesday, January 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
6 p.m. Friday, August 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Week of May 5, 2006
B-Sides explores whether actors can really sing, downloads some Pixies goodness and has some devilish words for Bleeding Through
Candy Ass (Cooking Vinyl)
Domino chronicles the life of a model turned bounty hunter
Friday, September 2; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Fuel your New Year's Eve with these boozy sing-along tunes
All at Euclid Records
Saturday, August 14; the Fox Theatre
Saturday, August 7; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Tuesday, November 18; the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Friday, September 20; Pageant
Wednesday, September 18; Off Broadway
Saturday, Dec. 29; Off Broadway
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Punishing Kiss (Decca/Universal)
The Hurting Business (Hightone Records)
Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop)
Danny Black -- singer, guitarist and chief songwriter of rock & roll group the Blacks -- talks about his "energetic band"