Aaron Akin

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Black Fast Signs With eOne Music, Home of High On Fire, Overkill, Crowbar

    St. Louis' Black Fast, which this publication named Best Metal Band in St. Louis in both 2011 and 2013, announced on Monday that it has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music, home of top-tier metal acts including High On Fire, Overkill and Crowbar. See also: The Ten Best St. Louis Metal Bands

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Metal: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Ten Best St. Louis Metal Bands

    It's a good time to be a metal fan in St. Louis. No, not because of the corporate metal shows that roll through Verizon Wireless Amphitheater each summer (although Iron Maiden is welcome here any time), but because of the breadth of local musicians who are forming bands and playing songs right here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Why You Should Listen to Music Outside Your Wheelhouse: The Jazz and Metal Connection

    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. Every few months, Edwardsville's downtown dive bar The Stagger Inn hosts a show featuring locals The Go ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Eleven Local Artists You Need to Know in 2011

    ​The life cycle of a local music community goes something like this: Bands form, play out, record music, play out more and (eventually) break up. There's plenty of variation in this sequence of events, of course, but in St. Louis, the local-band turnover tends to be rather high. Keeping track ... More >>