In this week's print edition, Ben Westhoff, music editor of our sister paper the LA Weekly, wrote of the Bottle Rockets and the new reissues of two of the band's albums -- one self-titled, the other The Brooklyn Side. Those re-released records are available today from Bloodshot Records. In the meant ... More >>
Art Chantry poster from the Twangfest auctionTwangfest 15 came and went in a four-day blur of Americana and damp floors. The post-Twang comedown includes, as it always does, an auction of music related items to benefit KDHX. Right now, there are some 150 things you can bid on, including sign ... More >>
Image viaYesterday, Wilco announced the second edition of its Solid Sound Festival. This year, the event is taking place June 24-26, again at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA for short). Two headline sets by the band are part of this year's festivities, as is a comedy c ... More >>
â€‹When big events hit St. Louis, like Loufest, the first question is always, "Will Uncle Tupelo reunite for this?" Probably not. Instead, fans got something just as special at Still Be Around: A Tribute to Uncle Tupelo. Instead of a nostalgic trip back to the early '90s, the audience got a glimpse ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Wednesday, September 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Record stores have have long counted talented musicians among their ranks. A young Aimee Mann worked the counter at Boston's famous Newbury Comics chain, while locally, Jeff Tweedy worked at Euclid Records during his Uncle Tupelo days. But for this year's Record Store Day -- which takes place ... More >>
On Friday, the Dive Poets released two new songs on its website. The pair of tunes follows in the city's jangle-rock/rootsy footsteps quite well, a fitting continuation of what Uncle Tupelo, Nadine and Magnolia Summer started. Lead vocalist Eric Sargent resembles a young Pat DiNizio of the Sm ... More >>
No matter how many people he knows at a St. Louis Son Volt show, Jay Farrar will always be the guy who played a big part in creating the "alt. country" genre. Twenty years after Uncle Tupelo's heyday, Farrar and the current Son Volt line-up stay true to their roots without being strangled by them, ... More >>
In this week's paper, I interviewed Son Volt's Jay Farrar. SV's latest, American Central Dust, arrived in stores last week. He spoke about song inspirations (and a forthcoming project with Ben Gibbard) in print; below find more talk about side project Gob Iron, and the connection between Uncle Tupel ... More >>
May Day, or Songs for Lucy Parsons
9 p.m.Thursday, April 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
With all of the old-school St. Louis band reunion shows happening in the coming weeks, figured this week was a good time to unroll another installment of local old-school videos. Up first is a clip from Judge Nothing, the much-beloved Alton punk/pop/whatever act. The band played gigs with anybody w ... More >>
"That Great Atomic Power Scared Charlie Louvin More than God" 7"
(self-released)"Saw a Circus" / "I Sang to Heather Nethereye" split 7"
Thirteen Cities (El Cortez)
St. Louis bands make a fine showing at Austin's annual indie-rock spring break.
Twangfest turns ten and throws itself a big ol' shindig
The Twangbang revitalizes the Lou's alt-country scene ˜ as do tourmongers the Whiskeyhounds
Friday, November 25; Radio Cherokee (3227 Cherokee Street)
Kicking Television: Live in Chicago (Nonesuch)
Friday, September 2; Frederick's Music Lounge (4454 Chippewa Street)
There wasn't much of the Lou at South by Southwest
Saturday, October 23; Frederick's Music Lounge
Ministry's Al Jourgensen gets political, Black Heart Procession talks facial hair, and Minnie Driver loves us (yay)!
We tell Metallica how to get its act together, tour the state with LL Cool J and listen to Wilco
Uncle Tupelo: The Voice of Missouri
Here are ten hot, not-to-miss local acts
Friday, April 16; Lemmons and Saturday, April 17; Radio Cherokee
Cumberland Gap is not the fourth-best country band in St. Louis
Some so-called friends pay tribute to Uncle Tupelo
Thursday, July 17; Off Broadway (The band also performs on Friday, July 18, at Frederick's Music Lounge)
The Slaughter Rule: Original Soundtrack (Bloodshot Records)
For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom
Poor Little Knitter on the Road (Bloodshot)
Summer Teeth (Reprise)
Jeff Tweedy used to be in a band called Uncle Tupelo. He's not anymore.