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    September 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 8 to 14

    This week New Music Circle kicks off its latest season of experimental music, a hip-hop benefit for Michael Brown's family takes place at Fubar, Ian Fisher & the Present releases a new EP and Pokey LaFarge plays a hometown show. Read on to get the scoop on this week's show recommendations.

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    September 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Concerts: September 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 25 to 31

    This week, KISS comes to town along with a handful of other great touring acts -- large and small. A five-band punk bill promises to provide one more hot summer night at Melt, Songbird Cafe constrastingly cools down the Focal Point, Brooklyn's Fielded brings her future pop to the Luminary and much m ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 18 to 24

    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 >>

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    August 11, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 11 to 17

    This week, a variety of interesting acts make St. Louis an exciting music town to live in. Just take your pick from a pool of talented performers traveling from near and far. Choose from concerts including OK Go, Wiz Khalifa, Ahleuchatistas, Umphry's McGee and much more. Read on to get a taste of th ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week From July 7 to 13

    This week, check out Fucked Up at the Luminary, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the Ying Yang Twins at the Ready Room, Veruca Salt at the Firebird and much more. For details on these shows and more, read on for our critics' picks in this week's show recommendations ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: July 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 30 to July 6

    This week, check out shows including Oddisee, Masked Intruder, Zagk Gibbons' album release and much more. Fourth of July weekend approaches with special shows from Clownvis Presley (as human a cannonball, nonetheless) and Wussy, for starters. Get our recommendations on this week's entertainment, and ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 23 to 29

    This week, Swans and Travi$ Scott perform at the Ready Room, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis take on Off Broadway, the Whiskey War Festival makes its annual pilgrimage to a VFW outpost and more. Get the details in the fine print and stay tuned till Friday for more weekend picks. Plenty more options a ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: June 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 19 to 25

    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.

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    May 12, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 12 to 18

    Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: May 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 28 to May 4

    This week, St. Louis receives some visits from some popular acts. The Black Lips return to the Firebird, Mobb Deep performs at Old Rock House and EMA plays Off Broadway. For info on these shows and more, keep reading to get a glimpse at this week's musical landscape, featuring concerts including Ber ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 21 to 27

    This week, Lil Boosie takes on the Ambassador, Arcade Fire returns to play at Chaifetz Arena, local rapper Nato Caliph presents a showcase at Blank Space and the Faint performs at the Ready Room. From country and indie-pop to psych rock and hip-hop, here are our critics' picks for this week's best c ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: April 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... 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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    February 17, 2014

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

    It's President's Day! Kick off the week with a rousing show at Livery Company featuring some south city rappers. For more hip hop this week, plan on checking on the Third Annual J Dilla Tribute featuring some of the city's best as they pay homage with a jam-packed bill of local talent. From indie po ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: February 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: January 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands who explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from need ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From January 6 to 12

    Due to Snowpocalypse 2014, RFT Music will go ahead and assume that Monday evening's shows will take the night off for safety's sake. If for some reason, there's something going on tonight, feel free to let us know in the comments, you brave, brave souls. Take some time defrosting today, and keep fin ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 16 to 22

    With the holiday season in full swing, lots of bands pull out the stops. El Monstero hits the Pageant for its annual string of holiday season shows, Sarah Bollinger graces the Gramophone with her blue-eyed soul for a special Christmas show and Pet Rock invades the Livery with a tape release. Besides ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: November 2013

    Punk rock's outcry at pop culture is played out. Some 30 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 genre ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From October 28 to November 3

    It's a busy week for St. Louis music. Read on to catch a piece of the action. With Halloween celebratory activities well under way, local bands get ready go dress up with special covers-only sets. Besides that, Bug Chaser drops its latest, Noisefest celebrates its tenth anniversary and Tef Poe perfo ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from October 21 to 27

    This week, check out our critics' recommendations, including Desaparecidos, M. Doughty and Death Angel. Read about these performers and more after the jump, and stay tuned to our weekend best bets post for more shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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    October 3, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: October 2013

    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 >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 3 to September 8

    You're probably all still hungover from partying too hard this weekend, so we'll spare you the prolonged intro this week. When you're ready to get out of bed again, consider checking out some concerts! Calvin Johnson, Amanda Shires and Dread Zeppelin are but a few of the touring acts making stops in ... 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 22, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from July 22 to 28

    Happy Monday, everyone! We hope your weekends were filled with tons of show-going fun. Plenty more madness continues to fill our concert calendar for the week, including visits from Ken Mode, Masked Intruder, and Handsome Family Band. Get some recommendations for a show or two every night of the wee ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From July 1 to 7

    July 4th lands on a Thursday this year, but don't mind us for getting the celebration started way early this week. Read on for some recommendations on how to make that happen. Check out the next Tower Groove Records Singles Club seven-inch release, party with the Lion's Daughter, experience the worl ... 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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    June 17, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from June 17 to 23

    This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and more!

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    May 31, 2013

    New Band: Meet the RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! 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 categories ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Rock: 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 25, 2013

    Tone Rodent's Latest, A Bit Disconnected: Read Our Homespun Review and Listen

    Guitarist/vocalist Adam Watkins and bassist Matty Coonfield have been the anchors in the member-shifting Tone Rodent, a band that swerves from psych to shoegaze to no-wave without losing a thumbprint of foreboding ambiance. The current six-piece lineup locks in nicely on this four-song EP, with Ashl ... 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 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 1 to 7

    Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    December 12, 2012

    The 20 Best Concerts That Happened in St. Louis in 2012, According to Us

    It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list? Was it The Ur ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Meet Escalade: the Foul, Thoughtful, Party-Starting Rapper from Noise Band Catholic Guilt

    Escalade represents a foul mash-up of noise and rap music. Not rhythmic static or choreographed feedback, Escalade's songs shows a keen ear for tonality where songs have become occupied spaces of thought. We're not talking about hyper produced hip-hop or hardcore ghetto-spit, but pop songs coming fr ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Totally Gay Cop Has a New Totally Gay Seven-Inch

    ACAB? ACAF? What about city cops? These questions and more (or less) plagued the minds of the members of Totally Gay Cop, forming the impetus that brought the band into existence in the fall of 2011. Featuring former members of Leeches, Sayonara, Dude Nukem and about a million more, Totally Gay Cop ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Hardcore: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more of o ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From May 29 to June 3

    Summer is upon us! The pools are open, the temperatures are high, and my stomach is still recovering from the barrage of barbecue it was assaulted with over the three-day weekend. Another sign of the season is the increasing number of great shows coming to town; summer tours and outdoor festivals ab ... More >>

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    May 28, 2012

    Hard Rock: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Metal: 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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    May 4, 2012

    The Melvins at the Firebird, 5/3/12: Review, Photos, Setlist

    The Melvins w/ UnsaneThe Firebird May 3, 2012 The Melvins beckons a special brand of music worship. The band pushes otherwise psychedelic sounds through sludgy down-trodden songs that confuse rock with metal. This April 2012 tour kicks off a prolific year for the group, and promotes its new EP, Th ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    New Band: 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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    May 1, 2012

    Electronic/Dance: 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 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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    December 21, 2011

    Schlafly Celebrates Twenty Years with Another Strange and Wonderful Free Show

    Brett Underwood​Since 1991, Schlafly Beer has been a beloved institution in St. Louis. Pouring heart and soul into their passion, the brewery creates well-crafted beer much to the applause of microbrew enthusiasts worldwide. From the rolling ease of the classic Pale Ale to the rich, roasted ma ... More >>

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