By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... 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 >>
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.
The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>
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 >>
If there is a better summer date night in St. Louis than the Whitaker Music Festival, we don't know about it. The series, held on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard, 314-577-9400), has just announced its 2012 lineup. It is once again dense with excellent local talent: ... More >>
Julius Hemphill may not have resided in St. Louis for his entire life. But it didn't take long for the jazz legend to make his mark in the Gateway City. Hemphill -- who was born on this day in 1938 -- was an jazz virtuoso who unleashed a string of groundbreaking music over his career. Born in Texas ... More >>
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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsWithout fanfare, here are the 2011 RFT Music Awards nominees. Bands performing at this year's RFT Music Showcase, which takes place on Saturday, June 4, on Washington Avenue, will be taken from this list. Like they are every year, the nominations are cobbled together from fan ... More >>
The 2010 RFT Music showcase takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2010, on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. On and before that day, fans can vote for their favorite local musicians in the following categories. For more information on where and how to vote - and for up-to-the-minute details about ... More >>
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.
Week of May 31, 2007
It's the 2007 RFT Music Awards ballot.
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza
Catching up with the World Sax Quartet, atoning for V-Day sins with Stars and heralding the triumphant return of the Smoking Popes
Explore the oh-so-fine arts at the United Arts Festival 2004
Hamiet Bluiett understands the yin and yang of saxophone
East Side jazzman Eddie Fisher's soulful classic "The Third Cup" is a hot-ticket item all over the world -- too bad it's been out of print for 20 years
The latest incarnation of the Third Lip Cabaret bulges with intriguing entertainment
Wednesday, Sept. 8; Karma