Adam Hesed

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 2 to 8

    This week, the RFT Music Showcase hits the Grove with more than eighty local bands -- that's a new record! If you haven't yet, grab your tickets via the showcase homepage, and pick up a paper this week to read up about all the performers. Besides that, there are plenty of great shows worth checking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Remembering Bob Reuter: St. Louis Speaks

    I got the call early, about an hour and a half before the news hit the Internet. A friend and I had just toured the Compton Hill Water Tower and were commenting on the beauty of south city and how amazing the buildings looked among the trees. Then my friend Jim called. His voice was low, and and he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Psych: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Psych: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Tower Groove Records: The Bands Discuss their First Double-LP Compilation

    Photo by Dana Smith A backyard is as good a place as any to start a movement. That's where, in two separate neighborhoods over roughly nine months, 22 bands outlined the edges of a music collective, filled them in over beer and launched Tower Groove Records. They collected votes and took turns. The ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Best St. Louis Shows of 2011: Part Two

    Tom LampeJay Farrar on the pedal steel for Colonel Ford​New Year's Eve isn't just amateur hour. It's a night-long, clown-car traffic jam of colossally defeated expectations, a dispiriting exercise in futility, even, or especially, when you're somewhere somewhat less coastal than Rio. In St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Progress Report: Tower Groove Records Compilation

    To call Smokin' Baby -- the studio owned and operated by Jason Hutto of the band Warm Jets USA -- a rock & roll kind of place is to somewhat understate the case. Located just north of Cherokee on Compton, the basement recording space is lean, mean and filthy. Cut the smoke with a knife and it will b ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011

    Magic City

    Les Animaux Épouvantables
    Tower Groove Records