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 >>
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 >>
"It's Not Forever" / "Sean"
(Lefse Records)"Blocking out the Sun" / "MC5 U in My Dreams"
Tower Groove Records
In this week's Homespun column we looked at two split EPs featuring local artists: The first is a collaboration between St. Louis' Parisian and the now New York-based Phaseone. The second pairs two beloved locals, Old Lights and Demon Lover. Check out our reviews.
To casual observers, electronic music may be sterile noise created to excite and energize people. That may be major simplification, to be sure. But with so many artists in the genre creating songs aimed at getting people dancing, it's almost jarring to hear electronic music encased with personal exp ... More >>
Last week, via Facebook, the electronic-based hip-hop duo, Safety Words announced that it will be on an indefinite hiatus. Safety Words is the long-time collaboration between Ian Jones (DJ Parisian) and Sean Price (Doctor Phelonius). Known for their ability to craft hyperactive hip-hop out of ... More >>
Brea McAnallyPhaseone at the Old Post Office Plaza in June 2010. Phaseone has long been a source of pride for the St. Louis music scene and its adherents, but in two weeks' time, we can no longer claim him as our own: It is with great displeasure that we bid farewell to Andrew Jernigan, bett ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Safety Words' The Ghostfaced Pixels Mixtape. He had this to say: [The Ghostfaced Pixels Mixtape] takes the rhymes of the Wu-Tang Clan (and assorted solo projects) and sets them to the eight-bit sounds of the original Nintendo Entertainment System's ... More >>
The Ghostfaced Pixels Mixtape