"Noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, is huge and diverse, but it isn't without its share of hangups. That's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from needlessly comple ... More >>
This week, locals Everything Went Black kicks off a tour at the Firebird and FarFetched's Blank Generation makes its debut at Schlafly Tap Room. More featured shows include Otis Gibbs at Off Broadway, Zero Boys at Fubar and ZZ Top at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Read on for these recommendations a ... More >>
This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more. Read on for some recommendations for the next seven days, and don't forget to check back on Friday for more weekend picks.
This week, check out the Body at Apop Records, Caitlin Rose at Blueberry Hill, the Schwag's return at the Pageant, Master P in East St. Louis and much more. Get some detailed recommendations after the jump and stay tuned 'til Friday for even more picks for the weekend.
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 >>
Start the week by partaking in Cinco de Mayo. Vintage Vinyl and Atomic Cowboy host free live Cuban music concerts to celebrate, and the rest of the week feels festive considering the bounty of shows up ahead. Perfect Pussy and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan stop into town along with metal legends Anvil, Fla ... More >>
It is that time of the year again! Each year, we at RFT Music HQ present the RFT Music Awards, an annual celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. The nominees are chosen by a panel of venue owners/employees, promoters/talent buyers, record store staff, dedicated die ... More >>
Various Artists Prologue III wearefarfetched.net Since the label and musical collective FarFetched launched in early 2012 with the first iteration of its annual Prologue compilation, the imprint has remained a smartly curated home for progressive, wide-ranging electronic music from St. Louis and pa ... More >>
Pre-holiday parties are in full swing this weekend, so strap on some bells and show 'em some hell. On the flip side, Friday the 13th shows spook things up a bit. So whether you decide to check out Rough Shop playing its tenth annual holiday gig or get weird with Freezerburn zine and Barely Free as t ... More >>
Punk rock's outcry at pop culture is played out. Thirty some-odd years later, we're in the future and we're bored. Some still ball their spite for pop in other ways. Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, noise has become a blanket term for bands who explore and experiment around the beaten path. The ... More >>
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 >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 wasn't easy. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners-up in a number of categories. This week: The best 3 a.m. bars ... More >>
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 >>
It's that time of year again! Each year RFT Music recognizes the hard work and exceptional talent of St. Louis' local musicians with the RFT Music Awards. In addition, our summer awards showcase on Washington Avenue provides St. Louisans a chance to see over 80 of these bands and musicians in action ... More >>
Friday (July 27): Crab Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar A variety of crab including soft-shell, Dungeness, Washington and blue make a special appearance along with a weekend-long live music schedule. Admission is free. Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. Intro to American Whiskey @ The Wine Merc ... More >>
And this officially ends the 2012 RFT Music Awards and Showcase. Look in this week's print edition for the complete list of winners and a few thoughts on the whole thing from me, but in the meantime you can see who won each of the 25 categories below. They've been bolded.
That's right, sports fans, it's once again time for the big ol' love letter to St. Louis music known as the RFT Music Awards and Showcase. The nominating committee has made its arguments and to show for it we have five of the best bands and artists in 25 categories. Many of these fine musicians wil ... More >>
Show in a Van Down by the River, November 16 November 16th was chilly this year, as November 16ths in St. Louis tend to be. Rain was tentatively in the forecast, and a quick glance to the cloud-covered skies served only as confirmation of our local weather forecasters' suspicions. In an unassuming ... More >>
Gut Check reported Thursday that south-side staple Mangia Italiano will be reopening this week. Although Mangia's new owners are still working out details, Eric Hall (who tends bar and books acts for the venue) offered up some info on what changes we can expect: Well, the deal just finally c ... More >>
On June 5, the RFT Music Showcase is happening on Washington Avenue. All day, all night. Have you voted yet for your favorite bands? If not, I suggest you do that right here! Perhaps the schedule for the music showcase will spur on your clicking fingers. Read on below for the bands, venues an ... More >>
10 p.m. Thursday, March 11. Mangia Italiano, 3145 South Grand Boulevard.
A bit late, but below the jump you'll find links to as many blogposts we've run with MP3s -- and the occasional MySpace page and embedded tune -- of each nominated band. Whew. Chime in with any URLs that have tunes in the comments, of course. I think I have everyone. The music showcase blurbs/infor ... More >>
Here are the nominees for this year's music showcase. Enjoy 'em after this year's poster, courtesy of the amazing Tom Huck.
At 8:30 p.m. tonight at Open Lot (1310 South 18th Street), Brooklyn's ambient noise sculptors Mountains are performing. Ghost Ice and Raglani (together! just to further prove that they're not the same person) and Dave Stone are also on the bill. Tickets are just $6. I wanted to post a ... More >>
A big band doing free improvisation is a rare occurrence in St. Louis, so it's worth making note of tonight's gig by the fifteen-member Stone-Zelenka-Ota Free Improv Orchestra at the Way Out Club.Jay Zelenka, who also runs Freedonia Music, and Dave Stone organized the show to celebrate a visit this ... More >>
Sound (52nd City)
8 p.m. Friday, October 13. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Radar Station retraces its steps through the Riverfront Times Music Showcase
Tuesday, December 23; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Week of October 29, 2003
A selection of the local music scene's best and brightest offerings
Longtime artsy hangout Mangia Italiano gets a new lease on life
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.
Intrepid columnist attempts to placate the pissy masses with a quick survey of recently received offerings
Sunday, Feb. 18; Galaxy.
Third Lip Cabaret: Opened (Third Lip)
The Dave Stone Free Jazz Unit shines at Centro Sociale
The latest incarnation of the Third Lip Cabaret bulges with intriguing entertainment
Jazz musicians Dave Stone and Eric Markowitz are cookin' at their weekly Cafe Mangia gigs