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Bryan Sutter

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    August 26, 2014

    Tef Poe On Ferguson, His Hometown: "The Mike Brown Rebellion Has Begun"

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    At Michael Brown's Funeral, Little of His Life and Much About His Death

    At most funerals eulogies attempt to bookend a life through stories. But at Michael Brown's "home going" ceremony yesterday, relatively little was said about the eighteen-year-old the man. Most of the speakers talked about his death and the ongoing quest for justice. Family members confessed that th ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Young Jeezy Visits Ferguson, Talks to 104.1 FM about Michael Brown

    The shooting of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown and the unrest that followed in Ferguson and the surrounding communities have made national headlines, catching the attention of a number of celebrities. But rapper Young Jeezy is one of the few to visit Ferguson and see it all for himself.

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    August 11, 2014

    5 Things We Learned During Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Tour at Scottrade Center

    If last night's gleeful tongue wagging and enthusiastic dry humping were any indication, Miley Cyrus has definitely licked whatever ailed her this spring. After cancelling her original April date due to hospitalization for an illness, Cyrus made good on her promise to make it up to St. Louis during ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 14 to 20

    This week, re-live your '90s obsessions by catching big names like Beck and Jack White. Some other notable happenings include the two-year anniversary of Blank Space DJ spin the Bump & Hustle, Cardiac Arrest's record release pub crawl, and monthly installments of local experimental series NOiSE and ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    RFT Music Awards Ceremony at Atomic Cowboy Tuesday Night

    WHEW! Well despite the constant threats made by the weather, this year's RFT Music Showcase went off without a hitch. It was fun seeing that many music fans swarming about in the Grove, and even more fun to watch the 88 local acts in attendance. Thanks to all who participated and came out! But we'r ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Ex-Cult Keeps It Rowdy at Melt: Photos

    Memphis post-punk rockers Ex-Cult came through town over the weekend for a rowdy show at Melt on Cherokee Street. It was the last show of this tour for the band, who played with appropriate urgency. We sent photographer Bryan Sutter to the show to catch the highlights. Here are our favorite photos:

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    May 22, 2014

    Hard Rock: 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 >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Indie Rock: 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 >>

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    May 15, 2014

    The 2014 Best Music Photographer in St. Louis is...

    Hundreds of nominations, an expert panel and over a thousand votes later, we now have determined the best music photographer in St. Louis, as chosen by you, the reader. Throughout this process, we've gotten to know some of the folks capturing live music in our city and been introduced to some we wer ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    The 2014 Best Music Photographer in St. Louis: Vote Now!

    We've spent the last couple of months introducing you to our favorite music photographers in St. Louis, and now it is time for you to vote for the best of the best. Below you'll see a photo from each of our nine nominees -- yes, nine, not ten. Last year's winner, Todd Owyoung, who was also nominate ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Christian Mayberry: Meet the 2014 Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite con ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Bryan Sutter: Meet the 2014 Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite con ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 17 to 23

    The following is just a mere selection of the mammoth set of offerings this week. The glory of the South by Southwest festival for St. Louis every year means plenty of passing through from bands that traveled cross-country to get to Austin and back. Additionally, a defrost from winter means a detox ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 10 to 16

    This week, the Blind Eyes go out with a bang with a final show sure to pack Off Broadway to the brim, new rock saloon Los Punk shows Cherokee how its done, and St. Louis sees plenty of big name visitors including Afroman, Kim Richey and Dr. Dog. Get the details on these shows and more in this week's ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From August 19 to 25

    This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!

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    July 31, 2013

    Middle Class Fashion's Jungle Release Show is This Friday at Off Broadway: Review

    Someday, maybe, Jenn Malzone's pen will dry up, having written dozens of sharp, biting songs about love's pitiful game of Ping-Pong. If and when that time comes, it won't be soon. About eighteen months after releasing the roundly admired Girl Talk, Malzone and her mates in Middle Class Fashion ret ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Recap: St. Louis Achieves 'Airness' in First Official Air Guitar Competition

    No notes were played by the artists on stage, but the message was loud and clear anyway: air guitar in St. Louis was here to stay. As noted in our cover story last week, the Firebird hosted St. Louis' first-ever official qualifying event for U.S. Air Guitar on Friday, June 28. With paid travel and ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Pop: 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 >>

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    April 15, 2013

    St. Louis Record Store Day 2013: A Comprehensive Guide

    Mark your calendar and prepare your wallet: This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day. Originally begun in 2008 as a way to pull music fans away from their computers and back into the already-dwindling brick-and-mortar shops, Record Store Day has grown larger with each passing ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The Best Music Photographer in St. Louis is...

    Well, here we are: two months, a couple hundred nominations, an expert panel and over 1,600 votes away from the beginning of our series on the best music photographers in St. Louis. Along the way, we've discovered some great talent out there, both among our finalists and among those who didn't quite ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    The Best Music Photographer in St. Louis: Vote Now!

    Update 12/19: And this thing is over, 1,651 votes later. We'll announce the winner very soon. Update, 12/17: We'll close the poll at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, December 19. Thanks to everyone who has already voiced an opinion -- we've collected just over 900 votes in four days. We've spent the last ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Kenny Williamson: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Louis Kwok: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Todd Owyoung: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Jon Gitchoff: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Jarred Gastreich: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Bryan Sutter: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Less Than Jake at the Firebird, 9/19/12: Highlights

    Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, too?" And remember when it combined those things to such great effect that critics said, "This shit will ne ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    An Under Cover Weekend 2012: Band Identities Are Now Being Unveiled

    Update: Animal Empty will be performing as PJ Harvey. We'll keep this post current as the rest of the bands are announced. Original post follows... Just a little over a month stands between us and the sixth annual An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street). The bands doing the cove ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Chamber Pop: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Mikey Wehling's Tape Trilogy Opus Gets its Live Debut Tonight

    Bryan Sutter​In this week's feature, Ryan Wasoba tells the story of Mikey Wehling's tumultuous year. A key member of the now-defunct Messy Jiverson, Wehling found meaning and solace through hard times in a four track and a kitchen sink of musical ideas. The resulting trilogy of Reverb tapes, o ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    It's A Small World, As Re-imagined By An Under Cover Weekend Bands

    Photos by Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff​Now in its fifth year, An Under Cover Weekend has ten local bands play a set of covers by an idol or influence of their choosing. Spread over two nights and almost certain to sell out, this years incarnation spans maybe the widest range in the event's his ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    An Under Cover Weekend: Lineup and New Year's Supergroup Edition Announced

    Behind the scenes of the Breaks' AUCW photo shoot. Photo by Bryan Sutter​It's back: The event when some of St. Louis' best bands take on an alter-ego for the night. An Under Cover Weekend will take place on September 9th and 10th at the Firebird, but wait: There's more. This year, there will b ... More >>

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    July 10, 2010

    Islands, Active Child, Steel Phantoms at Firebird, Friday, July 9

    Bryan SutterIslands at Firebird on July 9​A decent-sized crowd turned out at the Firebird last night for the infectious energy of the polymorphous pop group Islands. Openers Steel Phantoms were almost shockingly good. Though the Brooklyn band has been playing as a foursome for less than a yea ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Show Review: Quintron and Miss Pussycat's Puppet Show and Dance Party at the Firebird, Tuesday, June 22

    Bryan J. SutterQuintron at the Firebird​Quintron and Miss Pussycat appear at once to be very ordinary, down-to-earth people, while simultaneously being utterly surreal. They're a pretty cute married couple, partially because of (or perhaps despite) their coordinated outfits. They're the type o ... More >>

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