Now that swine flu hysteria appears to be waning, news organizations must be trying to figure out how to fill space. How else to describe the beyond-comprehensive coverage of the breach-of-contract lawsuit ex-Wilco member/one-time Undertow artist Jay Bennett filed against songwriting darling/Be ... More >>
The Daily RFT reports: Anheuser-Busch is said to be working on a contract to purchase the naming rights to Dolphins Stadium in Miami. If concluded, the stadium would be the second professional sports stadium -- after Busch Stadium -- to name itself after an A-B product. The St. Louis brewer (via B ... 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 >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Some local shows worth leaving the A/C for
Magnolia Summer explores the weightier side of life
Mobile (Nonesuch Records)
Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)
Loneliness Keeps Company (self-released)
A sneak preview of what local bands are up to in 2006
Itís time to vote for your favorite St. Louis band. Would some malt liquor and acid punk help you decide?
Extraordinary Machine (unreleased)
We're cleaning off our desk for another local CD roundup
A rough guide to St. Louis
Missouri and Texas meet in Centro-matic
Kristie McClanahan discusses Jimmy Buffett's one-night-only cinematic experience with an avowed parrot-hater
Radar Station mourns a broken streak
Wednesday, September 15; the Fox Theatre
The bold history of David Allan Coe; plus, we talk with the Walkmen and compare Lunatic spending
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
Unreal chats with some lovely ladies and gets the scoop from Jay Farrar-endorsed candidate Mark Smith (who's perfectly lovely too); plus, Bill Haas gets a love letter and Unreal heads to court
Bob Edwards knows whereof he writes
We chat with Stephin Merritt and Dayna Kurtz, explore the folly of !!! and talk band battles with Thee Lordly Serpents
Undertow Records is back in St. Louis and better than ever
Some so-called friends pay tribute to Uncle Tupelo
A new album, a new member and a new focus revive the Bottle Rockets
Tuesday, September 16; Mississippi Nights
Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
This week, a tribute to the king of twinkling ellipses
The Tivoli offers more decoration for the refrigerator with the resurrection of the film calendar series
From Ritual to Romance (125 Records)
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louisí favorite local musicians.
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
Friday, Aug. 17; Mississippi Nights
The Truth About Us (New West)