This week New Music Circle kicks off its latest season of experimental music, a hip-hop benefit for Michael Brown's family takes place at Fubar, Ian Fisher & the Present releases a new EP and Pokey LaFarge plays a hometown show. Read on to get the scoop on this week's show recommendations.
About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
No American songwriter has produced a more malleable, sing-able and shareable body of work than Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. Decades after his death, his archives continue to yield sweet, unfinished fruit for the likes of Jay Farrar, Billy Bragg and the Klezmatics (for starters) and his songs continue to ... More >>
Bonnie Raitt | Marc Cohn May 18, 2012 The Pageant They'd come in from Kansas City, Columbia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Louisville and West County -- and places further, I'm sure. The general admission ticket holders lined up outside the Halo Bar four hours or more before the doors would open, tailgatin ... More >>
On Friday night, international mogul, Grammy-nominated producer and world-renowned DJ Diplo came to St. Louis as part of AXE's One Night Only tour. The tour headed to undisclosed venues in select cities, with information and free tickets only announced via AXE on both Facebook and Twitter. In additi ... More >>
Once a year, the Stag Nite All-Stars form a ramshackle convergence to pay loving, egg-nog-addled tribute to The Last Waltz, arguably the most famous concert in history. Spearheaded musically by Mark Moynihan of Racketbox, the group also includes members of a dozen-odd other south city mainstays. Thi ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaSometimes the best reason to collect records is for the unabashed love of the music. Picking up from a short winter hiatus, Last Collector Standing met up with Cliff Hardesty, who, above anything else, is a genuine music lover. He is also the owner of multiple record stores, inclu ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, December 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
C.Taylor CrothersThe Zac Brown BandBY PHIL FREEMAN Country's hard to define in 2010. The genre includes pop stars (Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum), critic-friendly brooders (the morose, arty Jamey Johnson) and grinning, suburbanite showmen (Brad Paisley). And then there are all the indie-rock ... More >>
In recent weeks, a bunch of local musicians unleashed new tunes on the masses. Here's a brief round-up. Know of anything else? Leave a comment. Tef Poe Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, "Brick Thieves" Occasional RFT contributor Bill Streeter is making a documentary about the city's uniqu ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, May 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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 >>
Artist: Joel Diamond Experience Album: Joel Diamond Experience From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks What it sounds like: Disco-licous. John Travolta twirling around looking dapper in a white suit.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
1031 Lynch Street
Working in Love
8 p.m. Sunday, October 14. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Once upon a time in Ireland, a girl met a guy and they made sweet music.
And bluesy British songwriter James Hunter clarifies why his eyes aren't as blue as one might think.
Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune.
Week of December 28, 2006
One year later, a glimpse at New Orleans' music scene.
8 p.m. Sunday, August 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Pay the Devil(Lost Highway)
Thursday, January 12; VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
Saturday, September 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Tranquil Isolation (Overcoat Recordings)
I Can't Stop (Blue Note)
Live at Sin-é (Columbia)
Saturday, July 26; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Soul Rush (Lakeshore)
The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?
Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory
Monday, Aug. 20; Riverport Amphitheatre
Travellin' (Justin Time)
Wednesday, March 14. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.
Saturday, Feb. 17; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.
Monday, Dec. 4; Duck Room
Thursday, Nov. 2; Cicero's
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Longtime local roots-rocker Kip Loui looks forward to growing old playing country music