Mumford & Sons

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    May 21, 2014

    Folk: 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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    February 12, 2014

    Amen Lucy, Amen's Ashore for the End is Full of Earnest Acoustics and Heartfelt Harmonies

    Amen Lucy, Amen Ashore for the End If the mass-marketed folk-music revival had its moment in the past year or two with the success of bands like the Civil Wars, the Lone Bellow and, more than any other act, Mumford & Sons, it is fitting that such a style trickles down to S ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Brian Roberts of Ha Ha Tonka on Barbecue and History's Greatest Songwriter

    Missouri's Ha Ha Tonka is another one of those quality alt-country groups that always seems to grow away from the genre. Led by the talented Brian Roberts, the band has evolved into an indie rock act that loves mining traditionally alt-country subject matter (religion, racism and rural settings), bu ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    One Direction's "Story Of My Life": Why This Song Sucks

    Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK dudes were like, "We're One Direction" and they were a hit. Atmospherics: Like the boys are suddenly really into Mumford & Son ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Black Prairie Isn't Bluegrass and It Isn't the Decemberists Either

    Let's clear up a matter of some confusion. Black Prairie is not a bluegrass band. Neither are Mumford and Sons or the Lumineers or any other group that just happens to have a banjo and just happens to play songs that echo folk melodies and images. What Black Prairie is is a collaborative off-shoot o ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    LouFest: Fun for the Whole Family? A Study

    Last summer, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life at Bonnaroo. As my chums and I limped off the premises I vowed to make attending a music festival an annual event. Besides just being a great time and an efficient way to pack in many shows in a short period of time, it is an ex ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Whole Foods Now Selling Vinyl at Select Stores

    Whole Foods stores on the West Coast are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers, making one wonder if this is the start of a national trend. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound. "Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes from t ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Local Soul Singer Sarah Bollinger Releases Debut Solo Album, Both/And

    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. While ... 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 14, 2013

    The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing

    By Craig Hlavaty Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtra ... 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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    January 3, 2013

    Euclid Records' 50 Best-Selling Albums of 2012

    Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... 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 15, 2012

    Carolina Chocolate Drops

    8 p.m. Friday, November 16. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard. v

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    October 23, 2012

    Why Do So Many People Love Mumford and Sons?

    Babel, the second release by the English folk quartet Mumford and Sons, is in its third week atop the Billboard Album chart. This surely makes their parents and accountants happy, but the fact that such luminaries as Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park and the Zac Brown Band have recently held this spot de ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Mumford & Sons Babel Test Pressing: One of Twelve in Existence Will Be at Vintage Vinyl

    Mumford & Sons second full-length, Babel, will be out on September 25. Many things characterize the British band: Banjos, sheepskin, Jesus and crescendos, for example. But It is also a a group that has maintained an almost strange grounding. It is not an exaggeration to call Mumford & Sons among the ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Mumford and Sons Goes to Dixon and Brings 15,000 Fans, Doubling the Town's Population: How it Happened

    Josh Albrecht is riding through downtown Dixon, addressing the strained trash can situation, directing volunteers to the beer tent and generally attempting to address the endless questions headed his way. A young couple flags down his cart. "Excuse me," she says. "Where is the shuttle to the free ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Mumford & Sons in Dixon, 8/18/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Dixon, Illinois August 18, 2012 You know that conversation about what you'd do if you had some obscene amount of money? Where you and your friends talk about fantasies and strange projects of passion and uncompromising vision? And yet so often the ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    The Mumford & Sons-themed Decorations in the Store Fronts of Dixon, Illinois: Photos

    Mumford & Sons brought its Gentlemen of the Road Stopover to Dixon, Illinois this weekend. It was part music festival, part celebration of American towns. The historic main street area of Dixon hosted a street festival that took over the weekend, drawing thousands of visitors and locals to the bars, ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Best of the Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Stopover: The Top Hat Awards

    See also: How it happened Mumford & Sons in Dixon, 8/18/12: Review, Photos and Setlist The Mumford & Sons-themed Decorations in the Store Fronts of Dixon, Illinois: Photos Best Sing-Along: The Very Best ft. half the day's bands covering "Will You Be There" (a.k.a. the Free Willy song) The Very Bes ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    The Ticket Situation for the Mumford and Sons Dixon Stopover This Weekend

    The Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Dixon, Illionis is this weekend. A quick refresher: Mumford and Sons plays overlooked small towns with hefty lineups of pals -- in this case Gogol Bordello, Abigail Washburn, the Very Best, Haim, Dawes, Apache Relay and Nathaniel Rateliff. It ha ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Mini-Festival Tour is Coming to Dixon, Illinois

    Mumford & Sons has just announced an unusual summer tour, and one of its four US dates is in Dixon, Illinois. A limited run of tickets will be on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 for $59 (with no fees or charges). The rest will be $69 (again, no fees) and you can reserve campsites created by the tour f ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Fifteen Best Shows From March 19 to 25

    Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Too Hot To Live Winter Music Mix: Ten Songs To Lower Your Temperature

    Refreshing! ​Finally, we seem to be on the other side of this week's bout of soul-shredding heat. Summer's all well and good, but the Beach Boys weren't singing about an endless summer where it feels like 115 degrees. Their summers were a good 30 degrees cooler than what we've been experiencin ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    The Head and the Heart at the Duck Room, 6/13/11

    Photo at a previous concert by Sup3r_Fudg3.​The Head and the Heart Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Monday, June 13, 2011 The Head and the Heart is generous to its doters and detractors alike, as it must be on its ascent to the top of the neo-folk heap. The young Seattle sextet played in St. Louis ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Old Crow Medicine Show

    7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. The Blue Note, 17 North Ninth Street, Columbia.

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    June 6, 2011

    Mumford and Sons at the Pageant, 6/5/11: Review, Photos, Setlist

    Todd Owyoung​Mumford and Sons | The Low Anthem | Matthew and the Atlas The Pageant June 5, 2011 For all of you who weren't among the lucky clickers who obtained tickets to last night's Mumford and Sons show at the Pageant, this is how it went down: At 4:30 p.m., a line forms. Not anxious adol ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: June 3-5

    ​Apparently there's some big music festival this weekend on Washington Avenue, but we hear the publication responsible for throwing it has already told you approximately one bajillion times. One more can't hurt. Meanwhile, there are many other great things happening in St. Louis music this wee ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Mumford & Sons

    8 p.m. Sunday, June 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    May 19, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    Mumford and Sons, Ke$ha, the Avett Brothers, Wilco and Tornado Warnings: Beale Street Diary

    Katie Moulton​Ed: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Billy Brown on Sonic Youth, Record Store Day, and Drunk Reggae Fans

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​In early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of April 7

    Mumford and Sons blew up faster than a barn housing a meth lab, and now the Anglo-folksters are commanding $35 at the door. Don't make the same mistake you made with Florence and the Machine, this show will sell out before you can say hoe-down. At the Pageant June 5.​ Blueberry Hill *Dread Ze ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    New Release Highlights for April 5, 2011: the Raveonettes, the Kills, Cold Cave 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.) ​*Cold Cave, Cherish The Light Years The Guardian says of Cold Cave's latest: "'Take me to the future. I'm ready,' sings Wesley Eisold. That may be true, but ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Mumford & Sons Coming to the Pageant

    It was only a matter of time that Mumford & Sons ("Grammy-winning Mumford & Sons," as new music editor Kiernan Maletsky points out) made the leap from the cozy confines of Off Broadway to the Pageant. The strummy Brits will make their debut at the venue on Sunday, June 5. The Low Anthem and Matthew ... 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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    February 13, 2011

    The Ten Best Moments of the 2011 Grammy Awards

    ​Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night. Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy If you weren't watching the pre-show telecast, y ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Lineup: Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, The Strokes

    Those sneaky birds at Coachella announced their 2011 lineup about twenty minutes ago. Despite the off-hour, that hasn't stopped the Internet from being all aflutter at the announcement. The headliners of the event this year are Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon; The Strokes, Animal Collectiv ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    The Riverfront Times' Ten Best Concerts of 2010

    (This is the last part of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here; part two, covering #20-11, can be found here.) 10. Jonsi, The Pageant, November 2, 2010 Todd Owyoung​"Catharsis. That's the first word that comes to mind." -- Annie Zalesk ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 30, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of November 22-28, 2010

    * = coming to town, = local ​Vintage Vinyl 1. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2. THE NATIONAL---High Violet (Expanded Edition) 3. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 4. RIHANNA---Loud 5. LATIMORE---All About The Rhythm & The Blues 6. NELLY---5.0 7. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 8. ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of August 9

    * = coming to town, = local ​ Euclid Records 1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 2. Black Crowes - Croweology* 3. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More 4. Black Keys - Brothers 5. Wolf Parade - Expo 86* 6. Jack Johnson - To The Sea 7. Tom Petty - Mojo 8. Devo - Something For Everybody 9. Sher ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of July 5 - July 11

    * = coming to town, = local Robert Randolph and the Family Band will play the Pageant Friday, July 16​Vintage Vinyl 1. Big Boi -- Sir Lucious Left Foot. The Son Of Chico Dusty 2. Roots -- How I Got Over 3. Eminem -- Recovery 4. Drake -- Thank Me Later 5. Black Keys -- Brothers 6. Ratatat -- ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Show Review Setlist: Mumford & Sons Delights a Packed Off Broadway, Tuesday, June 15

    Mumford & Sons​The World Cup wasn't mentioned once during the Mumford & Sons show at Off Broadway last night, but the long sold-out crowd thundered with approval for Brits whipping us at our own game. Bringing a polished version of rollicking bluegrass and heartbreaking harmonies, Mumford & So ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of May 17-23

    * = a band coming to town, = a local artist​Euclid Records 1. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street 2. Black Keys - Brothers* 3. Jayhawks - The Bunkhouse Album 4. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms 5. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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    May 12, 2010

    Show Bummers: Leatherface Canceled, Mumford and Sons is Sold Out

    Mumford & Sons sold out Off Broadway. Aww.​First up: UK punks Leatherface, who were scheduled to make their second appearance in St. Louis on Monday night at the Firebird, have canceled. Why? Says the Firebird's twitter: "The band was denied entry into the USA." Next up: This one's only a bum ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of May 6

    Gucci Mane loves you. The Atlanta rapper is currently incarcerated and due to be released next week, but you can still wear your Free Gucci t-shirt on June 12 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. ‚Äč2720 Cherokee *Shpongle, May 12 Beale On Broadway *Chris Ruest Band, May 22 *Magic Slim and The Teardro ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of April 5

    A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. ​ Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>

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