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    September 9, 2014

    The Best Photos From LouFest 2014

    With nearly 40,000 people setting a new attendance record, it's easy to say that LouFest 2014 was a big success. Now having completed its fifth year, LouFest organizers have figured out a successful blend of established acts and trending bands that brings national attention to St. Louis and keeps co ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 2 to 7

    It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while Pü Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall. Besides that, there's plenty to look forward to all week, including the Breeders, Inspectah Deck and more. Read on for our crit ... More >>

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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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    June 10, 2014

    Bo & the Locomotive Questions Some Kids on HuffPost Live

    It's not often that bands get to turn the tables on music journalists, but that's what happened when HuffPost Live gave St. Louis group Bo & the Locomotive the opportunity to question the young ladies at Kids Interview Bands last Friday. During during the June 6 broadcast, HuffPost Live host Josh Z ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Outkast, Arctic Monkeys to Headline LouFest 2014: Full Lineup Within

    Oh, St. Louis, our collective wish just came true -- Outkast will headline LouFest 2014, scheduled for September 6 and 7 in Forest Park! Did you fully take that in? OUTKAST! Not only will the 'Kast put on a memorable show, but its inclusion also proves that we're obviously psychic (evidence here an ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ten St. Louis Acts That Deserve To Be Famous Now

    Fame is a funny thing. Some folks stumble into it by having their soundbytes about burglary autotuned for 120 million YouTube viewers. Others make headlines by being a teenager with giant boobs who marries a guy nearly 40 years her senior. But what about the people with actual talent whose fate ha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ten St. Louis Acts That Deserve To Be Famous Now

    Fame is a funny thing. Some folks stumble into it by having their soundbytes about burglary autotuned for 120 million YouTube viewers. Others make headlines by being a teenager with giant boobs who marries a guy nearly 40 years her senior. But what about the people with actual talent whose fate ha ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Halloween Escapades from Ke$ha, Nikki Sixx and Queen Latifah

    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. Remember a few weeks a ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    LouFest Lineup 2013: Here Is Our Best (Educated!) Guess

    This morning LouFest launched a guessing game for its 2013 line-up, releasing a Wheel of Fortune-like thing with fill-in-the-blank band names and plans to release one letter a day between today and Monday, April 29. The first clue is the letter "U," which makes nine appearances in the line-up. In th ... 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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    February 19, 2013

    The Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement Is Here [Updated With Complete Lineup]

    [UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    The Best Music Photographer in St. Louis: Vote Now!

    Update 12/19: And this thing is over, 1,651 votes later. We'll announce the winner very soon. Update, 12/17: We'll close the poll at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, December 19. Thanks to everyone who has already voiced an opinion -- we've collected just over 900 votes in four days. We've spent the last ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Jon Gitchoff: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    The Dwarves, Shock G, Reel Big Fsh and More in This Week's New 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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    November 2, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: November 2 to 4

    Well that Bieber review sure took off. I got word earlier this week that it recently became the most-read post in RFT Music history (to anyone who missed it, a friend and I snuck booze into the Justin Bieber show at Scottrade and got kicked out, then wrote a review about it). Anyway so yeah, it's Bi ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Propagandhi, Twista, Matt & Kim and More in This Week's New 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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    June 24, 2011

    Matt & Kim with the Thermals at the Pageant, 6/23/11: Review and Photos

    Photo by Jason Stoff​Matt and Kim | The Thermals | Le Blorr Thursday, June 23 The Pageant Only the most bitter cynic can leave a Matt & Kim show without experiencing at least some amount of fun. Sure, the Brooklyn duo's brand of hyperactive, simple synth pop isn't for everyone, but it's hard ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Matt & Kim/The Thermals

    8 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    June 23, 2011

    Swingin' Utters, Theodore, Humdrum: June 23-29 In Show Flyers

    Dani Kinnison​Even with the instant gratification and knowledge of social media, there is still something about the art of the show fliers that cannot be replaced. This week, we traipsed up Delmar Boulevard to bring you this week's shows in fliers hanging on the walls, counters and windows of ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Win Matt and Kim Tickets!

    Matt Hoyle​Matt and Kim are coming to the Pageant tomorrow night. The Thermals will open; we strongly recommend this show to anyone who enjoys fun. Even more fun than buying a ticket is going for free, and we have here two pairs of tickets with (potentially) your name on them. All you have t ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Matt and Kim, Katie Herzig, Slum Fest and the Jump Starts: June 16-23 in Show Flyers

    Dani Kinnison​Even with the instant gratification and knowledge gained with finding out about shows through using the Internet and social media, there is still something about the art of the show fliers that cannot be replaced. This week, we traipsed up Delmar Boulevard and down Cherokee Stre ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Neon Indian and Asobi Seksu at the Firebird, 6/8/11: Review and Setlist

    Photo from a previous Neon Indian show by the design of best fit via Creative Commons. ​Neon Indian | Asobi Seksu | Née The Firebird 06.08.11 Last night St. Louis was treated to an evening of triumphant power pop, rip-a-hole-in-the-sky shoegaze, and cybernetic neo-bounce. Kicking off a ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Cold Cave at the Luminary Center for the Arts, 5/19/11: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Cold Cave plays in the dark. Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​Cold Cave/Née/Half Gay The Luminary Center for the Arts May 19, 2011 You'd have thought it was the second coming of Morrissey last night: The crowd at the Luminary Center for the Arts was, by turns astounded, weirded out, perplexe ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of March 3

    image viaMatt and Kim bring their spastic hyperactivity back to St. Louis on June 23 at The Pageant. ​2720 Cherokee *MathGames, March 18 *This Must Be The Band, March 11 *Zoogma, March 12 Chaifetz Arena *Charlie Wilson, May 6

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    March 1, 2011

    Matt & Kim Coming to the Pageant

    Egan O'Keefe​The last time Matt & Kim were in town, the perma-smile duo spread good cheer and party vibes to a very packed Off Broadway. Crowds will have room to spread out during this M&K show, however: The pair has graduated to the Pageant, and will be performing there on Thursday, June 23. ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup: Buffalo Springfield, Eminem, Arcade Fire and Lil Wayne(?!)

    ​We here in St. Louis are lucky to get spillover from a few of the summer festivals. The first of these, Bonnaroo, just announced its 2011 lineup -- and there are some tantalizing wishlist potentials in the list. The biggies are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Sp ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of November 29 through December 5

    * = coming to town, = local ​Euclid Records 1. Shelby Lynne - - Merry Christmas 2. Various Artists - - A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector 3. Mavis Staples - - You Are Not Alone 4. Doors - - Live in Vancouver 1970 5. Norah Jones - - Featuring Norah Jones

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    November 2, 2010

    New Release Highlights for November 2: Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Devin the Dude and More

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around​*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Interview: IHEARTCOMIX founder Franki Chan Talks Dancefloor Killers, Fillers and New Music Trends

    World-renowned DJ and IHEARTCOMIX founder Franki Chan plays The Gramophone on May 1.​St. Louis has seen some major names in bloghouse come to town as of late: JFK of MSTRKRFT, Le Castle Vania and Designer Drugs. But this Saturday, you can see one of the most sought-after DJs on the circuit tod ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Top Sellers At Area Record Stores for 2009

    Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs ​1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    The Top Ten St. Louis Concerts of 2009

    We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009
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    August 24, 2009

    Show Review Photos: Matt & Kim at Off Broadway, Sunday, August 23

    Photo: Egan O'KeefeMatt and Kim last night at Off Broadway.​Matt & Kim's way-sold-out show at Off Broadway felt more like a bumping Friday than it did a school night. (The fair amount of toddlers and kids running around, rocking out and/or looking tired contributed to the festive mood -- albei ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23

    Friday, August 21 *Emily Wells, Luminary Center for the Arts *STL Showcase, Mad Art Gallery *The Jovian Chorus (CD release)/Making Movies/Humdrum/Hope and Therapy, Firebird *Dread Zeppelin, Duck Room *Leroy Pierson, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Madahoochi, Old Rock House *Bunnygrunt/Used Kids/Teneme ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Reminder! @rftmusic Tweetup This Sunday at Off Broadway!

    We're a mere two days away from the first-ever @rftmusic Tweetup, where the music geeks and dorks of the Lou's Twitterati will gather before Matt & Kim and Gentleman Auction House and...be awkward together. Woo! The fun starts at 6 p.m. -- when you get to the door, tell 'em you're there for the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Upcoming Social Media and Tech Events in St. Louis

    Photo by Flickr User Francis Storr​There haven't been a lot of Tweet-ups in St. Louis in recent weeks. Maybe Twitter is becoming so mainstream that you could theoretically have a spontaneous Tweet-up almost anywhere you are, at any given moment. But Tweet-ups aren't the only opportunity to meet yo ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    First Official @rftmusic Tweet-up Set for Sunday, August 23

    When not blogging over here on A to Z, you can find me on the @rftmusic Twitter, posting tunes, retweeting links, pimping out this blog and chatting idly with all of you kind STL folks. And even though meeting people from the Internet is scary, I've decided to throw the First Annual @rftmusic Tweet- ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week Of July 21

    The Pageant *Bow Wow, Saturday, August 22 *The Mars Volta, Tuesday, September 8 *Ben Folds, Monday, September 28 *Hanson/Hellogoodbye, Thursday, October 1 *Ludo/Meese/Ha Ha Tonka, Thursday, October 22 Firebird *Some Say Leland, Wednesday, August 12 *John Nolan (of Straylight Run), Thursday, August 2 ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    2009's Pitchfork Coverage: Videos, Interviews and Photos of Flaming Lips, Vivian Girls, Fucked Up, Black Lips, M83, more!

    Last weekend, Nick Lucchesi headed up to Chicago to cover this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. In case you missed his reports, here's a handy-dandy list of links to his photos, interviews and reviews: *A Flaming Lips photo essay *A video interview with M83's Anthony Gonzalez *Black Lips and the N ... More >>

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    July 19, 2009

    Matt and Kim, Beirut at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Here's an unlikely duo from today's performances at Pitchfork Music Festival: Brooklyn's hyper-kinetic Matt and Kim battling for attention with the dreamy melancholy of New York's Beirut.Beruit at Pitchfork Music FestivalBeirut -- masterminded by Zachary Condon -- played with presence on the Pitchfo ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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