This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
Updated with response from Akin's spokesperson Rick Tyler. In 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, Todd Akin sent a local militia group what he later called "a courtesy letter." The now-defunct group, the 1st Missouri Volunteers militia, had invited Akin to spea ... More >>
The Missouri Tigers have only lost two games this year; one to a Kansas State team which simply bullied them all over the floor, surprising the Tigers into losing their composure, and one to Oklahoma State. The Oklahoma State loss was a true trap game, a contest against a lesser opponent coming o ... More >>
What the city of Norman, Oklahoma should look like to the Mizzou players flying in. On Saturday evening the Missouri Tigers won perhaps their biggest game of the year. Well, okay, biggest of the year so far; the games really only get bigger from here on in. Such is the life of a top five college ... More >>
Pro wrestling and arena concerts may seem like vastly different species. But they're not that far off. World Wrestling Entertainment camped out Sunday at Scottrade Center for this year's Royal Rumble, arguably the mega-federation's second biggest pay-per-view of the year next to its annual Wrestlem ... More >>
This past weekend, the Missouri Tigers traveled to Waco, Texas. The played the number three Baylor Bears. They beat the number three Baylor Bears. And they left Waco on their way to a #2 national ranking and a whole heaping helping of hype. All in all, a pretty good weekend. Against tha ... More >>
Number five Missouri beats number three Baylor, 89-88. Number four Duke loses to Florida State. Number one Syracuse loses to Notre Dame. Number two Kentucky pulls out a victory over an unranked Alabama team. All those things happened on Saturday, and if you're keeping score at ... More >>
Gut Check wasn't sure what to expect, walking into this film. Very little was known about it -- except that it was a Terrence Malick film, which, when combined with the title of the film and the trailer that included outer space, babies and waterfalls, gave us a few hints about the kind of nebulous ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBreakfast of champions. Tacos and Fat Hos are getting Texas some attention. The 13th fattest state in the country was forced by a jury to reinstate their Miss San Antonio yesterday. Seventeen-year-old beauty queen Domonique Ramirez sued the Miss San Antonio pageant after a ... More >>
Dana PlonkaLa Sera at Waterloo RecordsAt the end of the final night at South By Southwest 2011, I walked down 6th Street, a scene you can surely picture without my assistance. But I have this press badge to earn, so: By 1 a.m. on Saturday night / Sunday morning, downtown Austin was a zombie m ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, February 26. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
KDHX presents two Twangfest day parties at SXSW every year. In past years, this event has included artists such as Deer Tick, Calexico, Carolina Chocolate Drops and David Bazan playing in a space tinier than Off Broadway. This year's model of the party, which takes place on March 17 and March ... More >>
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say. Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
The 24th annual Farm Aid started with the old-school gospel quartet harmonies of the Blackwood Brothers and enough warm sunshine to persuade all the family farms in Missouri -- the Show Me State has the second highest number of farms in the Union -- that their summer work is far from over. What Will ... More >>
Music mavens reflect on Twangfests of yore
Twangfest turns ten and throws itself a big ol' shindig
Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere
Charles Jaco, KMOX (1120 AM)
The Executioner's Last Songs (Bloodshot)
Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
Onion Horton says he's everything a white man wants a black man to be
Hard times are nothing new to outlaw-country pioneer Billy Joe Shaver -- but they seem to have gotten harder in recent years
Saturday, May 19; Frederick's Music Lounge
Local apathy over one of St. Louis' most noted exports, Miles Davis, isn't stopping his fans from organizing a bang-up commemoration of what would have been his 75th birthday
Week of January 17, 2001
Week of November 1, 2000
Down to the Promised Land (Bloodshot)
Last Friday was a big day for Our Town
Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.
Critiquing that haven of musical has-beens, Fair St. Louis
Mediating the city's liquor-license madness is enough to drive an alderman to drink
The Mekons join forces from both sides of the pond to bring forth a new album, Journey to the End of the Night
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Apocalyptic nonsense smites downtown clubs
St. Louis will play host to former Sen. John Danforth's investigation of the Branch Davidian siege
A quiet revolution is taking place as religious groups begin ministering to the poor using government money -- and succeeding where government couldn't. But eternal vigilance may be the real price.