Matt Basler

  • Music

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Hard Rock: 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Meet This City Of Takers, Unhinged and Underrated Rockers

    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. When guit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Eight St. Louis Bands to Watch in 2014

    We often wonder if every St. Louis musician made some kind of blood oath on Dec. 31, 2012, promising to grind out a gazillion shows and EPs over the next twelve months. Their joy over surviving the Mayan apocalypse is the only way we can explain how 2013 was even more fan-freaking-tastic than usual ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Tok's Gold Dollar Hen House Vol. 1: Review and Listen

    Smack-dab in the middle of Tok's new five-song EP is a track called "I Want Rock and Roll." As if it were ever in question. This threesome, led by brothers Matt and Bryan Basler, has been responsible for some of the most guileless, unassumingly riff-tastic rock & roll for the better part of a decade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Nirvana's Nevermind, As Played By Tok: September 23 At Lemmons

    ​As pretty much every facet of entertainment media is here to remind you, Nirvana's Nevermind is turning twenty on September 24. The landmark album will be reissued in October and is being celebrated with events ranging from a town hall Q&A session with Nirvana's surviving members to a concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Tok plays MS benefit at Fubar tonight, sends gifts to the RFT

    Philanthropy and rock & roll go hand-in-hand tonight during the "Rock Out for MS" show at Fubar (3108 Locust Street). Local acts Soma, the Sudden Passion, Lydia Loveless and Tok will perform, and the show begins at 7 p.m. We reviewed Tok's latest LP Long Tall Cobra Box a few weeks ago and had th ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2008

    Homespun: Tok

    Long Tall Cobra Box

  • Music

    June 12, 2002

    Paying the Price

    If ever there was a time to acquaint yourself with MC5, it's here and now inAshcroft's America.