In the ever-expanding circles of Americana singer-songwriterdom, Justin Townes Earle may seem like an odd candidate for axis. But at the age of 32, with four albums behind him, he's writing and singing the finest songs of a turbulent, unpredictable career. He'll always be the son of country musician ... More >>
This year's RFT Music Showcase (June 7) is already shaping up to be a hell of an event. In addition to moving it from Washington Avenue to the Grove (along Manchester between Kingshighway and Vandeventer), we have also reached out to some of the local acts we've long retired to the "Hall of Fame," a ... More >>
This week's music feature on So Many Dynamos is the latest piece on the band in the pages of the RFT. In that feature, singer/keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Stovall says the group's latest release (a self-titled EP that comes in the form of a digital download whose only physical presence is a SMD 'frid ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaOften times the biggest music collectors are musicians themselves. This is certainly true for So Many Dynamos guitarist and long-time record collector Griffin Kay. We recently met with Kay outside his Soulard apartment as he was carrying a new record player upstairs. His fiancé N ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
It's been quite a good few months for St. Louis bands in terms of national exposure. First, in June, So Many Dynamos released The Loud Wars on Vagrant Records. A few weeks later, Son Volt's Rounder Records debut, American Central Dust, hit stores. And now tomorrow finds the national release of two e ... More >>
Excuse me while I change shirts. Since starting this blog entry 30 seconds ago, I've sweated through one. There, all better. OK, we've pulled together a list of ten events, cheap or free, going on this weekend. It's been a weird week (celebrity deaths), and since many of you have a four-day work wee ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Today is finally the day that you can head to the store and snag So Many Dynamos' Vagrant Records debut, The Loud Wars, the album that's nearly two years in the making! Courtesy of Vagrant, I have *five* sweet prize packages to give away: a copy of the new album, a limited-edition, numbered, colored ... More >>
Tomorrow is the day, when three independent record stores in town unleash limited-edition vinyl, special movie showings, guest DJs, sales and plenty more carefree shenanigans -- all in the name of Record Store Day! Check back on Sunday or Monday for a slideshow of images from all three stores. But b ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, August 24. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
B-Sides talks to the Comas about their latest release and downloads Iron & Wine's "The Boy With a Coin"
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Tuesday, February 4; Gargoyle (on the Washington University campus)
Friday, Sept. 7; Hi-Pointe
Sunday, March 11; Galaxy.