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    October 8, 2014

    Town Cars Celebrates Its New CD, Hearts and Stars, This Weekend

    If you've been to a local show over the past few years, you've likely seen Melinda Cooper play. She's performed with the likes of Union Electric, Humdrum, Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine, Celia's Big Rock Band, and most recently (this past Friday, in fact), as an auxiliary member of Bruiser Queen. D ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Six St. Louis Acts Leading the Local Scene

    Apparently, some football game happened recently, and it was a big deal. We weren't really paying attention; we only watched to see Bruno Mars cause a swoonfest with his sexy dance moves and Bono fight AIDS with his sunglasses. You know -- the stuff that matters. See also: Super Bowl Highlights: Fu ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Arch Rival Roller Girls Seek Local Music for Championship Event; RFT Music Offers Suggestions

    Local roller derby league Arch Rival Roller Girls (a.k.a. ARRG) has grown wildly since its inception in 2005. For a second time, the league wants to incorporate the local community that has helped it flourish into its biggest event by playing St. Louis artists' music at its season championship on Ma ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    B.B. King, Guttermouth, Three 6 Mafia and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Music Releases of 2013

    It's hard evidence of a vital music community when this local-release column only touches a fraction of what was released in 2013. Sins of omission aside, here's what caught my ear most this year: established bands hitting their stride, scene veterans trying new things and a few new faces making imp ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Mayor Slay DJs For Vintage Vinyl's 33 1/3 Anniversary: What's On His Playlist?

    Delmar Loop mainstay Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-4096) celebrates its 33 1/3 anniversary this weekend. To commemorate three decades and counting of schlepping slabs of wax, the store holds a celebration featuring special sales all weekend long. To kick things off, Mayor Francis Sla ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Langen Neubacher and Her Band, the Defeated County, Release Debut EP

    In this biweekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. On a ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from June 24 to 30

    Sunday thunderstorms kept us from getting into anymore trouble for the remainder of the week, but hey -- it's Monday! It's a new week rife with opportunities to see some shows. See some top-notch working musicians like Roland Johnson and Dave Stone in action, or catch some touring acts like John Ful ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Singer/Songwriter: 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 30, 2013

    Kevin Buckley Emerges From the Grace Basement with Wheel Within a Wheel

    Kevin Buckley really isn't so hard to pin down. He's a fiddler, a guitarist, an Irish folk musician, an old-time picker, a singer, a rock & roller, a producer and one of the least pretentious and most consistently crafty songwriters in St. Louis. He slips between the hard-to-master world of traditio ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 29 to May 5

    Serenity now, serenity now!! What better way to start the week than with a series of nearby ground-shaking, Earth shattering construction noises to accompany a morning cup of joe? Luckily, headphones exist and a series of bookmarked live performances take me back to my quiet place. Music soothes all ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Day RFT Music Died

    You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.

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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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    February 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: February 11 to 17

    Perhaps one of the greatest joys of this here job is seeing what bands come up with for press photos. They range from strange and deranged to just plain silly (as shown above in string form). In case you missed it last year, my predecessor and now music editor Daniel Hill compiled a list of the 15 m ... More >>

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    August 26, 2012

    The 17 Best Fans, Musical Moments and Trends at LouFest 2012: Day One

    17. Twenty-Five Percent of the Girl Talk Crowd Girl Talk only makes sense -- and I do mean only -- if you are dancing. Otherwise it's just your very pop-savvy friend's iTunes playlist on schizophrenic overdrive. So kudos to those bumping various body parts and whipping around beach balls -- there w ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 6 to August 12

    This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: July 13 to 15

    This weekend would have been the hundredth birthday of Woody Guthrie, if he'd only lived that long. To celebrate, both Plush and Off Broadway are hosting tributes -- Plush's is on Friday night and Off Broadway's is on Saturday. It was good thinking on the part of these two venues to put their shows ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    June 22, 2012

    Beth Bombara, Karl Eggers and JJ Hamon on Tour Pacing and Harmonica Thieves

    Beth Bombara is one of St. Louis' most talented -- and busiest -- musicians. She sings, plays keys and guitar in Old Lights, is the entire backing band for Cassie Morgan and maintains an active outfit under her own moniker. With banjo player Karl Eggers, she recently embarked on a tour of the West t ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    You Have One More Day to Submit Your Band for An Under Cover Weekend Six

    The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Singer-Songwriter: 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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    March 7, 2012

    Childish Gambino, Eve 6 and an R.E.M. Tribute and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Submitted for your consideration: Every newly-announced show this week! KDHX's Tribute to R.E.M. on April 27 is sure to be packed -- which is especially good, considering it is a benefit show for the independent radio station. Don Glover, star of NBC's Community brings his rapping alter-ego Childish ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    The Music of True/False Film Festival: A Conversation with Music Director Amanda Rainey

    As its title suggests, The True/False Film Festival is focused around a cavalcade of non-fiction motion pictures. In its ninth year, the scope of the festival has widened to feature prevalent artists in independent music such as Dark Dark Dark and Bramble. Based out of Columbia, True/False has becom ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Help Us Select The 2012 RFT Music Awards Nominees [Update]

    Steve TruesdellLast year's RFT Music Showcase. Who will we be shouting along with this year?​Update, 2/14: This is your final chance to get yourself on the nominating committee. If you feel your perspective will help us find the hundred best bands and artists in St. Louis, email me at kiernan ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    New Year's Eve in St. Louis: Ten Best Things to Do Under $10

    It's a metaphor: We do not advocate infant boozing. ​The best part of New Year's Eve is getting ready for it. The worst part is usually right around 11:57pm, when it dawns that you just blew a couple hundred dollars to end up chugging pink Andre curbside while your best friend blows chunks in ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    100 St. Louis Bands, 100 Drink Pairings: A Comprehensive Guide

    It's like having Tom Crusie at your beck and call at every St. Louis show. ​Oh, the interwebz. You give us so many awesome gifts. You even take things that are already awesome, and then you put a kitten on them and make them even awesomer. For that we thank you. Today we celebrate Drinkify.or ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    The Quiet Spontaneity Of Sleep In Sundays: A Q&A With Eric Williger

    ​Sleep In Sundays, a.k.a. Eric Williger, released its debut full-length, Okay, on Blackburn Recordings last weekend at Apop Records. Its eighteen tracks were written over the course of four years, starting when Williger was in the tail end of high school in Webster, running through his gradua ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: July 8-10

    ​It's our favorite day of the week once again, and we will not be bored in the next couple days. There's a great local bill at the Sheldon tonight, the second of this season's Post Performance Series downtown tomorrow and the Indie Rock Ice Cream Social just a few blocks away. Off Broadway ho ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    RFT Showcase 2011: Highlights (Part One)

    Sleepy Kitty's Paige Brubeck. Photo by Jon Gitchoff​There was no shortage of music to be had this weekend--the Float Yr Face fest was a sweaty success, Oberhofer played the Old Post Office Plaza, a shitload of cicadas serenaded the county, and oh yeah, the RFT Music Showcase was a smash. Amid ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World at the Pageant: The Beth Bombara Cover

    Beth Bombara at last year's RFT Awards. Photo by Jon Gitchoff​Who is excited for Jimmy Eat World on Saturday? It's been six and a half years since the pop-punk band made an appearance in St. Louis, and we'll venture that a fair number of the fine readers of A to Z have made out with someone w ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend In St. Louis: May 21 to 22

    Theodore's Blood Signs EP, which gets a release tonight at Off Broadway​It's a huge weekend for St. Louis music, with Theodore releasing its latest EP at Off Broadway tonight and Fister doing much the same up at the Firebird. No one's releasing anything at the Pageant, but you can see four of ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Twelve Local Artists Not to Overlook in 2011

    ​A lot of local artists cross A to Z's way. Some send us albums; others Tweet at us. Still others drop us email. (Hint: We love email. Especially if it's telling us about who you are and what you're up to. Even if we don't respond, we read everything.) But despite the constant hum of informati ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 2, 2010

    Ten Essential 2010 Holiday Albums

    ​For many musicians, the lure of the Christmas songbook is hard to resist. Despite the challenge of reworking well-worn (and, in some cases, worn out) songs, each year a few dozen acts try to make something fresh out of these seasonal favorites. This year's crop is heavy on female-fronted pop, ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Ten Halloween-Themed Things To Do This Weekend

    Evan Swigart/Wikimedia Commons​It's Halloween weekend! Spooky! Don your best costume and head out to the following events. Don't forget to check our main music page for more concerts going on around town this weekend. Friday: Skate or Die! @ The St. Louis Skatium Rollerskating, live bands and ... More >>

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    September 11, 2010

    An Under Cover Weekend, Night One: Blind Eyes and Troubadour Dali

    As the Blind Eyes is an-all male trio, there was some question as to who was going to play the all-important role of Stevie Nicks in its Fleetwood Mac cover set. The solution to this quandary was as simple as it was brilliant: Get every noteworthy female vocalist from St. Louis' indie-rock scene to ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Ten Things To Do This Weekend

    image via1. Dogtown Street Musicians FestivalThis weekend marks the first ever Dogtown Street Musicians Festival. Located between the 1200 - 1300 block of Tamm, this event will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2. Funk Fest 5Go get funked up at Broadway Oyster Bar Saturday night, starting at ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Who's Playing An Under Cover Weekend? Find Out Here!

    An Under Cover Weekend, that annual gathering of local bands "becoming" another act is again happening this year over two weekends: September 10 and 11, and September 17. All shows are at the Firebird. The list of bands performing is below -- although who each act is covering is still a big secret. ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Mark Your Calendars! @rftmusic Tweet-Up and Music Awards Presentation!

    Wikimedia CommonsNot an actual RFT award.​Right now, we're hard at work fixing the music awards counting ballots cast on Saturday night at the RFT's Music Showcase. Some of the categories are close, y'all, let me tell you. I can't wait to find out who wins. Now, everyone will find out the winn ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Photos: RFT Music Showcase on Washington Avenue, June 5, 2010

    If you missed it over the weekend, the Riverfront Times Music Showcase went on from about noon to 2 a.m. up and down Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. We dispatched three music photographers --  Jon Gitchoff, Jason Stoff and Steve Truesdell -- to the streets on Saturday. Check out this p ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    Death Vessel

    8 p.m. Friday, May 29. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.