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    July 24, 2014

    Dance Floor Riot, Old Capital Square Dance Club to Headline RFT Beer and BBQ Party

    Will there be dancing at Riverfront Times' first ever beer and barbeque bash, Q and Brew in the Lou? Well consider this: Attendees will have the opportunity to sample beers from more than twenty craft breweries and there will be music. But not just any music, folks. Dance music courtesy of two ban ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    The Feed To Release Debut LP Outsider This Saturday

    There are probably more than a few fans of the Feed that had given up on the prospect of an actual full-length album. Short of a seven-song EP from 2006 with an earlier lineup and a track on 2012's Tower Groove Records comp, the band's recorded output has been nil, despite steady gigs and no shortag ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Taylor Swift Is a Cyborg

    I've always thought something was off about Taylor Swift. Her immaculate, porcelain skin, picture-perfect golden bangs -- and certainly, her singing voice. Previously, I attributed these things to digital image doctoring or recording software magic. More recently, I have become suspicious of the 24- ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    5 Unexpected Acts Playing This Year's Gathering of the Juggalos

    It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 com ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Rap-Metal Is Back...and It's Actually Good

    Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    STL's Play It Forward Program Puts Instruments in the Hands of Needy Kids

    Being a musician is expensive. Equipment can be nightmarishly costly, often running up into the hundreds of dollars just to get your hands on decent gear. Decent , that is. Not even "great." (And God help you if you are a drummer.) So how are kids supposed to get into playing music without serious ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Various Hands to Host CD Release/Tour Kickoff Show This Saturday at Plush

    For more than a decade Jeff Nations has been chasing his own personal rock & roll dream with dogged persistence. He's held down happy-hour gigs at Soulard bars, dabbled in music criticism, launched regional tours and, for the past few years, led the frenetic, spacey rock band Various Hands.

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    July 15, 2014

    LouFest Releases Full Schedule; Single-Day Tickets Now On Sale

    LouFest's organizers have finally released the full schedule for this year's lineup, with dates and times and everything. This answers the most oft-asked question we've heard with regards to the event: What day does OutKast play? (The duo will shut the festival down on Sunday.)

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    July 1, 2014

    Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Is Wrong About Punk

    Bruce Dickinson rules. He's the greatest singer for one of the greatest bands of all time, Iron Maiden. But recently, he unleashed some pretty charged words in an interview with the Guardian. In addition to dropping one of the most incredible quotations ever, "fame is the excrement of creativity," h ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Oh My God, Manowar Is Coming to St. Louis

    Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Ohmigod ohmigod ohmigod....

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    June 19, 2014

    How to Kick a Drunk Out of Your Band

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    The 2014 RFT Music Award Winners

    Thanks to all of the musical acts that participated in this year's RFT Music Showcase, all those who were nominated for an award this year, everyone who attended the show and voted for their favorites, all the venues in the Grove who hosted the event and most of all you for caring enough about St. L ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: June 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    RFT Music Awards Ceremony at Atomic Cowboy Tuesday Night

    WHEW! Well despite the constant threats made by the weather, this year's RFT Music Showcase went off without a hitch. It was fun seeing that many music fans swarming about in the Grove, and even more fun to watch the 88 local acts in attendance. Thanks to all who participated and came out! But we'r ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Win Tickets to Twangfest's Friday Show at Off Broadway

    The eighteenth installment of Twangfest, presented by KDHX (88.1 FM), kicks off its four-day run tonight at Plush with a performance by Cody ChesnuTT, DeRobert & the Half-Truths and Theresa Payne, and it will continue beyond that at Off Broadway, bringing a slew of top-name acts to St. Louis' hungry ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    The Complete 2014 RFT Music Showcase Schedule

    Hard to believe that the RFT Music Showcase is only a week away, but here we are! A lot of hard work has gone into making the event extra-special this year, and we have more bands and musicians on board than ever before -- people seem eager to see what the event is like at its new home in the Grove. ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    How Do I Stop My Bandmates From Hooking Up?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Can Guitar-Driven Bands Still Make Money?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Millionaires Prove You Can Make a Music Career Out of Myspace Nostalgia

    There was a time in the not so distant past when a social-networking profile was a place to proclaim your relationship status with something more than the obligatory "in a relationship" or "single" statement. It was a grand gesture to be "taken," complete with a glittery, GIF-y image of you and your ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    The 2014 RFT Music Showcase Lineup: 80 Acts Across Ten Venues

    Every year we at RFT Music work hard to honor the many local bands and performers who make St. Louis an epicenter for music in the Midwest. So what better way to celebrate our city's art than with a local music festival? On Saturday, June 7, ten venues throughout the Grove neighborhood along Manches ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Beck Adds New Dates to His Upcoming Tour: St. Louis in July

    Beck has just announced additional dates for his tour in support of Morning Phase, his latest album, release in February. St. Louis will get a stop by the prolific artist on July 16 at the Pageant.

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    May 1, 2014

    Vote Now For the 2014 RFT Music Awards

    It is that time of the year again, when we celebrate the bands and artists that provide the eclectic and engaging soundtrack to life in the city of St. Louis. This is a music town, through and through, and the wealth and caliber of talent that lives among us cannot be overstated. From blues to hip-h ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Five Albums That Breed Insufferable Fans

    There are only a few albums in the world that transcend any scene or genre, and build a following in their own, distinct shadows. It's powerful, and it's mostly good, but sometimes the greatest albums of all time can turn good, solid people into an absolutely insufferable demographic. You know what ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Win Tickets to See Slightly Stoopid This Saturday at the Pageant

    San Diego's Slightly Stoopid will be performing at the Pageant this Saturday, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

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    April 23, 2014

    Watch This Kid Get Hit by Fireworks in Slo-Mo During Lumpy's NYC Show

    This past weekend New York's Alright festival welcomed more than 30 bands from across the world, including St. Louis' own Lumpy & the Dumpers, for four days of boundary-pushing punk and hardcore music. During Saturday's late-night Lumpy set at 538 Johnson, the enthusiastic (and enthusiastically shi ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    There Were Real-Life Drones Flying Overhead at Coachella

    By Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering, propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Mayor Slay Talks Karaoke: "Nine minutes is a lot of Yes."

    National Karaoke Week doesn't start until Sunday, but we've been mulling over our seven-days-of-singing options for months. Should we do Joan Jett or Lita Ford? Van Halen or Van Hagar? Justin Bieber or... wait, no, never mind. The point is, we're looking forward to next week. We're not going to ke ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Six of the Most Underrated Songs of All Time

    The world continues to burn, propelling artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and La Bouche to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, some of the most brilliant artists sit silently in obscurity. Sometimes people discover them years later and bring them to light through covers, or a hip-hop artist i ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Foxing Signs to Triple Crown Records

    St. Louis post-hardcore/emo revival act Foxing has signed a deal with New York-based Triple Crown Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The label has been home to a wide array of acts over the years, ranging from the ultra-tough hardcore of Death Threat to bands like the Dear Hunter, and even ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    St. Louis Rock Band Tok Interviews Some Dogs

    Tok's ability to write a killer rock song is matched only by its members' outrageous sense of humor. On April Fool's Day, for example, the band announced a new partnership with Taco Bell, and a subsequent name change for the group (Tok-O-Bell). Most bands would have been content to leave the joke at ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Six Reasons Your Band Should Not Play Longer Than Twenty Minutes

    Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. They're glancing at the door, bouncing their leg or messing with their hair. Do ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Get Your Passes for the 2014 RFT Music Showcase Now Through Our Exclusive Presale

    The RFT Music Showcase returns on Saturday, June 7, a celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. Roughly 50 local bands -- all nominees for RFT Music Awards -- will converge on the Grove area of Manchester Avenue, performing at different venues all up and down the str ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Help Us Select the 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    Surely you know the drill by now: 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, to be held this year for the first time in the Grove, provides local music lovers an opportunity to ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Grading the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014

    A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for An Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Alt-J and Grouplove Tonight at the Pageant

    England's Alt-J and LA's Grouplove will be performing at the Pageant tonight, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

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    November 14, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Atlas Genius December 9 at the Pageant

    Australia's Atlas Genius' rescheduled show at the Pageant will be December 9, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

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    September 25, 2013

    Is My Band Playing Too Many Shows?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    The V Best Songs In GTA Radio History

    By Gavin Cleaver As I sit here at work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. Last week saw the release day of the biggest game of the year. Aping the inanities and cliches of radio DJs wa ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Here's How Miley Cyrus Infiltrated the Hip Hop Community

    By Nick Nuk'em After being wildly-ecstatic about the Jay Z song that was on in her debut single as Miley Cyrus "Party in the USA" (Hannah Montana's eulogy could've been given at the video shoot), the former Disney starlet recently found herself being referred to on Hov's recent MCHG. One could say ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Eminem "Berzerk" from MMLP2 Produced By Rick Rubin: Listen Now

    Eminem teased his new single, "Berzerk" in a Beats By Dre commercial during this year's VMA awards over the weekend. The song will appear on the rapper's upcoming album, entitled MMLP2 (or Marshall Mathers LP 2, a sequel to his most critically acclaimed and successful album), the follow-up to 2010's ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Inspirational Bieber, Questlove's Cronuts and Ghostbusters

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    RFT Music Writer Auditions for The Voice, Still Hates Adam Levine

    Apparently, this is my year for doing weird shit and writing about it for the Riverfront Times. In March I reported on Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con while wearing Wonder Woman, Sue Storm and Pikachu costumes. In April I went through five straight nights of karaoke in honor of National Karaoke We ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Are "Paperless Tickets" Really "Anti-Fan" Restrictions? Growing Practice Among Ticket Vendors Draws Criticism

    Ticket scalping has been an issue for major events ever since selling tickets began. From the venues to the bands all the way down to the fans, nobody likes scalpers. Make that, especially not the fans: Fast-fingered scalpers snatch up tickets en masse, leaving many fans disappointed and empty-hand ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    How Do I Manage My Newly-Launched Solo Career?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    DJ Sasha at Europe Nightclub 3/1/2013: Photos

    Welsh progressive trance and house DJ Sasha performed at Europe Nightclub Friday night, providing the soundtrack for a lively dance party. DJ Sasha rose to prominence in the '90s alongside then-partner John Digweed. The two still collaborate, though infrequently due to each's demanding tour schedule ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The Six Most Absurd Pop Songs Of 2012

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us, so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! To wrap up the end-of-year coverage for Nitpick Six, here are the six most absurd pop ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    The Justin Bieber Fan Vicious Murder Fund: Donate At A Gwar Show Today!

    Photo by Jon Gitchoff​They're definitely still cleaning the fake blood off of everything at Pop's after last night's GWAR show. But amidst all the surprisingly realistic zombie corpses and cartoon medieval weaponry, our photographer noticed a relatively innocuous (visually, anyway) sign at the ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Beavis and Butt-Head Returning to MTV

    Image via​If you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, perhaps you saw him announce the following late yesterday afternoon: "solid day in NYC. played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!" (Huh-huh. He said 'coming.') An article on MTV.com elaborates that ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of May 13

    Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year).​ The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>

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