Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Ravi Shankar passed away this week at the age of 92. I can't admit to being a massive fan; by the time ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Last week, Brothers Lazaroff threw its first Hanukkah Hullabaloo after the Kinky Friedman show at Off Broadway. Performing with Rabbi James Stone Goodman, Will Soll's Klezmer Conspiracy and the Vaad, the group recited poetry, improvised in traditional European folk style and even cooked latk ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, August 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
10 p.m. Saturday, February 13. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, January 31. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, January 2. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
All in the name of hip-hop
Feel the internationalism
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
8 p.m. Monday, February 5. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
B-Sides covers, well, the covers repertoire of the Bad Plus and learns about Todd Mosby's newfangled imratgitar.
Crazy Itch Radio (XL)
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 20. Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Road).
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard)
Sunday, April 23, at 9 p.m. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway)
Unreal drops by to chat with Bob Schneider; we visit Africa and the Old School
Week of September 15, 2004
Introduce the kiddos to international music and dance -- and learn a thing or two yourself
Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes
This summer, the town's top jazz club opens its doors to a wider variety of sounds
Self-proclaimed Jewish Christian Sandy Weltman pushes the limits of klezmer without diluting its soul
Brave Combo dares to embrace the last musical taboo: polka
Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 (Justin Time)
One of the world's pre-eminent sitar players, Imrat Khan once taught the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Now he teaches at Washington University.
MacroSun Imports and Cultural Centre
The St. Louis African Chorus' Fred Onovwerosuoke brings to fruition the Festival of African and West African Music in St. Louis
Klezmer band Yidn holds court each week at Brandt's
Tanto Tempo (Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees Records)
Catching up with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, still on that long, strange trip
East St. Louis trumpet wunderkind Russell Gunn makes no bones about his desire to bring home a Grammy
Tuesday, July 27; Broadway Oyster Bar
World music old and new is handled lovingly on Harold Hagopian's Traditional Crossroads label
Former east St. Louis trumpeter Russell Gunn appears at the Sheldon as his major-label debut, Ethnomusicology, Volume 1, hits the shelves