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    June 6, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: June 6 to 8

    Hey there, weekend. The RFT Music Showcase is happening (and then we'll leave you all alone about it for at least another year). Check out the guide to the bands playing the showcase this year -- all 90-or-so of them -- or you can just swing by a newsstand and snatch up a print edition. If the thoug ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Matt Stuttler Makes a Shitstorm of Garage Rock in St. Louis

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Matt Stut ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Local Artist Kevin Harris Presents As Unstable As This Friday At Kranzberg Arts Center

    "The truth is, movement is very simple. Humans can construct movement with electricity and objects, use their bodies, or rely on nature to move particles," says local experimental artist Kevin Harris of his upcoming event As Unstable As -- A Survey of Contemporary Electronic and Performance Art in S ... 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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    June 2, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 2 to 8

    This week, the RFT Music Showcase hits the Grove with more than eighty local bands -- that's a new record! If you haven't yet, grab your tickets via the showcase homepage, and pick up a paper this week to read up about all the performers. Besides that, there are plenty of great shows worth checking ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Noise: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    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 >>

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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 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

    Meet Les Gruff and the Billy Goat, Songwriter Billy Croghan's Americana-Based Band

    St. Louis native Billy Croghan grew up on a steady diet of singer-songwriters -- music he says his "old man listened to." Inspired by artists including Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Waylon Jennings, he set out to learn guitar, later studying classical technique in college and writing his own set of ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    The 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    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 >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Nato Caliph Presents "The Build" at Blank Space

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "Your mus ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Britches Release Demolition Tonight: "The tape's more like a tombstone."

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "It's kin ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

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

    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 >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The Maness Brothers: A Forceful Wall of Blues and Garage Rock

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Brothers ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: March 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 7, 2014

    Meet Con Trails, Rock Duo With A Raw Shoegaze Bent

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. The term ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Meet Eric Hall, Musical Surgeon Obsessed with Splicing Sounds

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Experi ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Phantogram, the Mowgli's, King Buzzo, William Elliott Whitmore and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Mild Power Presents Experimental Music and Intermedia Art in Unconventional Show Spaces

    A mile south of the Arch, the Kerr Foundation Building (21 O'Fallon Street; 314-436-3325) sits on the Mississippi riverfront, amid an industrial graveyard of forgotten warehouses. Built in 1894 as a private bathhouse and health spa, the space found a second life in the mid-naughts with $2 million wo ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    St. Louis: Here's How to Improve Your Music Scene, According to You

    When we started the Fill in the Blank interview series back in June of this year, our mission was to track down local creatives and give them a simple platform to speak. We provided open-ended questions, encouraging local musicians to rant or rave on the subject at hand. RFT Music would start a se ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Popular Mechanics Releases New Video, Talks Civic Pride: "Pretty Genuine Weirdness Going on Around Here"

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Popula ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: November 8 to 10

    Plenty of locked and loaded local bands let loose with brand new releases this weekend, including Brotherfather, Pistols and the Sisters and the Glass Cavalry. In addition to these great shows, the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl fills the street with swing on Saturday and a number of touring acts pay vi ... 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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    November 4, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 4 to 10

    This week, lots of acts stop through St. Louis to grace many of its great stages. Check out Talib Kweli, Steve Aoki, Lee Fields & the Expressions and many more. Click through for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned. We'll have plenty more picks for you for the weekend.

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    November 4, 2013

    The 13 Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Bands in 2013

    St. Louis has such a rich history of experimental music, dating back to late '60s with The Black Artists Group (BAG) and early '70s with The Human Arts Ensemble. Through the '90s, the St. Louis-based SkiNGRAFT Records became a premiere label for experimental punk and noise-rock. The fact that the Ne ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    The Tennis Lesson Takes on Experimental Indie Rock

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Save f ... More >>

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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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    August 30, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis: August 30 to September 1

    The weekend's finally here, though I guess we got it started a little early this time thanks to Artopia and the Mastermind Awards. There's a lot happening, and we want to highlight as many shows as possible, so be sure to check our notes under each evening's list of events. Just click on the big blu ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    AQurld Waves: St. Louis' First Underwater Multimedia Concert

    What do whale sounds, 6,000-lumen projectors, analog synthesizers, Tai Chi masters, LED lights and bikinis all have in common? They'll all be in the Webster University Pool (175 Edgar Road; 314-968-7433) for an underwater concert called AQurld Waves. The multi-discipline "theater of senses" presents ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Experimental Artist Kevin Harris Releases a Split Tape with Nathan Cook Tonight

    In this column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Most people a ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: July 26 to 28

    Alright, hipsters, it's time to own up. You should be ashamed for listening to music, consuming beverages and having a face, maybe with some sort of hair on it. And dancing? Well, it's clearly forbidden, so that's out. Seriously. Don't even think about going out this weekend. We're tired of you and ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Nappy Roots, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Pastor Troy, Kenny Loggins and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: April 19 to 21

    Stacked. That's what this weekend is -- stacks of records, stacks of bands, stacks and stacks of shows. There's so much going on lately that its a surprise RFT Music hasn't toppled over like a teetering Jenga tower (or has it? Google Chrome has trouble loading the website lately. Quit it!). Let's tr ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    The Best Shows in St. Louis This Week: February 25 to March 3

    St. Louis is nothing if not prolific in 2013. Last week's show announcements boasted an impressive seven releases-to-be across the board. This week, add three more sets of brand new local tracks to your music collection. DinoFight!, Les Gruff and the Billy Goat, and Mikey Wehling and the Reverbs all ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 11 to 13

    Making an album is a damn fine accomplishment, be it a self-mixed basement recording hand-dubbed to limited tapes, a mass quantitie of printed CDs that might ultimately end up in the bargain bin or even a pricier high-end studio recording committed immortally to vinyl (ok - perhaps records are a tad ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    The St. Louis Soundtrack of Laumeier Sculpture Park: Review of the Site/Sound Exhibit

    In a year when local bands have formed new partnerships or reconstituted old ones through DIY festivals, home-grown record labels and subscription seven-inch series, the sheer scope of Eric Hall's Site/Sound project demands respect. For the past year, experimental instrumentalist Hall has been in re ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    August 9, 2012

    The Floating Laboratories Experiment Ends

    Floating Laboratories, the community art space and DIY music venue with a focus on experimental and multimedia art, is officially closed. It hosted film screenings, poetry readings, video art and non-traditional music. Kevin Harris, artist, space benefactor, live-in curator and operator says, "My ma ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    The New Music Circle Showcase Celebrates the end of the 2011-2012 Season

    In celebration of the completion of their 53rd season, the New Music Circle will be hosting a local showcase today, May 11 at the William A. Kerr Building. Curated by NMC concert programmer Jeremy Kannapell, the evening's schedule includes performances from local acts including: Joseph Raglani, Kevi ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: May 11 to 13

    Local music fans in the know spent last night at KDHX's massive party at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem -- I myself had to wash my eyeballs this morning to try and purge them of the things I saw at the skatepark burlesque show. The whole event was huge, weird, fun and extremely exhausting, but ther ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Synth Sculptor Raglani Blurs the Line Between Noise and Pop on Husk and Beyond

    Joseph Raglani is one of St. Louis' pre-eminent synthesists, an instrumental musician whose releases, under various guises, recalls elements of ambient sound-scapes, minimal krautrock rhythms and heady experimental jams. As part of Bryter Layter, he crafts dreamily organic tones that reveal themselv ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Angels In America And Mark Lord At Apop Records, 8/2/11

    Ghost Ice. Photo by Stephen Hirsch.​Angels In America | Mark Lord | Ghost Ice | Half Gay Apop Records August 2, 2011 Last night welcomed the summer's most exciting line-up for St. Louis' experimental community. Apop Records opened its doors to an eager crowd of roughly 30-40 people for New Y ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Here Are Your 2011 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    Wikimedia Commons​Without 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 >>

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    April 1, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: April 1-3

    ​No April Fool's Day jokes here. Just good shows to see this weekend. More stuff over at the RFT's main music page. Friday Shagy Kennedy Memorial Show @ Fubar All details about the celebration/memorial show are at Diana Benanti's post about the Everything Went Black guitarist. What Happened ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    December 14, 2010

    Eleven Local Artists You Need to Know in 2011

    ​The life cycle of a local music community goes something like this: Bands form, play out, record music, play out more and (eventually) break up. There's plenty of variation in this sequence of events, of course, but in St. Louis, the local-band turnover tends to be rather high. Keeping track ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    5 Questions: Floating Laboratories Founder Kevin Harris

    Josh LeviKevin Harris of Floating Laboratories​Saint Louis might be the last place standing for the emerging American artist -- and no one knows that better than Kevin Harris. The Floating Laboratories founder has been a resident of St. Louis for just under five years -- and during this time, ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18

    Friday, April 16 *Ben Folds/Matt Pond PA, Chaifetz Arena *Flobots, Webster University *Mint Condition, The Pageant *Cheer-Accident/Conformists/Spelling Bee, Schlafly Tap Room *The Sparkle Rainbow Sunshine Jamboree Benefit, featuring Fattback, Red Headed Strangers, Peck of Dirt, Theodore, Magic City, ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Now See Here: Kevin Harris Installation at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, February 6, 2009

    On Friday, February 6, Kevin Harris debuted Move, a trio of multimedia installations at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts. Entitled Exercise/Execution, the show's gauntlet-like centerpiece consisted of the functioning base of a dismantled treadmill slowly turning on an elevated, neon-illuminated Luc ... More >>

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    July 14, 1999

    Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    Thursday, July 15; Broadway Oyster Bar

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