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    December 20, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: December 20 to 22

    Get in the holiday spirit by joining in on some festive performances this weekend. The 8th Annual Dan Kelley Christmas Show hits the Warehouse, the Demo holds a toy drive and CoCo Soul performs at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Besides that, Spotlight St. Louis holds its music awards, Pokey Lafarge goes ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    9 Most Cringe-Worthy Cardinals Fan Songs of All Time

    The closer St. Louis gets to the World Series, the more post-season rally jams pop up on YouTube in honor of the Cardinals. Writing a cringe-worthy fan song takes more than finding rhymes for "Red October" and "Carlos Beltran." Take a few tips from our nine favorite Cardinals rally songs:

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    July 25, 2013

    Twitter Litter: A Diaper Full of Musicians' Royal Baby Thoughts

    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. Did you know that mu ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    St. Louis Named One of the Best Cities in the U.S. For Rap Fans by Complex Magazine

    Last week Complex Magazine published a list of the best fifteen cities in the United States for rap fans right now, and St. Louis made the list! See Also: - The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows in July - 50-Plus St. Louis Hip-Hop Artists You Should Know

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    May 24, 2013

    The Eight Best Memorial Day Picnic Spots in St. Louis

    For Gut Check, Memorial Day will always be associated with American flag T-shirts, pork steaks and family picnics, all of which suggest the need for a great outdoor spot to enjoy the holiday. To help you out, Gut Check has assembled a list of some of the most pastoral of locations throughout the reg ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 1 to February 3

    The line-up this weekend is as schizophrenic as the weather! Lesson learned: always wear layers, and be thankful if there's a partially broken umbrella in your desk because it's still better than having to wade home in squishy boots. Dress accordingly, especially if you intend on getting hot and hea ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Nelly's 7th Annual Black & White Ball: A Diary of Our Crash Course in County Grammar

    Nelly's 7th Annual Black & White ball was this weekend at the St. Louis Science Center. The charity event brought out some of the city's best and brightest, all dressed in finery for an evening of music, food, drinks and hobnobbery. Also in attendance were a couple Stag-swilling chumps with absolute ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    What We've Gained from Twitter: Knowing your Favorite Musician Can't Spell

    Miley Cyrus is quitting Twitter, reportedly. She's not unfollowing herself over music -- her tweets were reportedly an affront to Liam Hemsworth, which is reportedly the name of a real person -- and the RFT Music demographic, so far as our ad guys can tell, is probably not very broken up about it. B ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    September 10, 2012

    Every St. Louis Release: August 2012

    Update, 8/10: Several new additions, mostly courtesy of STL Mixtapes, are below. Find yourself some new music. This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area (we're interpreting pretty broadly) in July 2012, listed in alphabetical ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: July 6 to 8 (incomplete)

    My word of the day calendar says today's word is "stymie," which is a word I was already plenty familiar with. Without the added push of new vocabulary, coming up with the introduction for this week's post has me in quite a stym...nah, nevermind, I'm not feeling it. It's too damned hot outside. The ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2012
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    May 30, 2012

    The Six Most Self-Aware Songs

    Interesting things happen when a song realizes it is a song. Forms collapse, listeners become part of the writing process, and a track's guts become its skin. Here are the six most self-aware songs. Let us know what your favorites are, because we all know self-awareness is a common trait among those ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    DJ Jewel on Interviewing Techniques and Getting Hit on at a Schnuck's Parking Lot

    Plies--the gold-selling Florida rapper famous for a string of hits including "Shawty," "Bust It Baby Pt 2," and "Lose My Mind"--will be at The Ambassador in North County this Saturday night, continuing a who's who list of top rap acts to play the club in recent months including Jeezy, Rick Ross, T.I ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Nelly's Ex'treme Institute: Photos from Last Night's Webcast Party

    Contrary to what you might think, local legend Nelly's latest collaboration isn't with some up-and-coming rapper or hot-shot producer; it's with St. Louis-based Vatterott College. Located on Laclede's Landing, Ex'treme Institute (800 North Third Street, 888-669-0633) by Nelly opened its doors last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    100 St. Louis Bands, 100 Drink Pairings: A Comprehensive Guide

    It's like having Tom Crusie at your beck and call at every St. Louis show. ​Oh, the interwebz. You give us so many awesome gifts. You even take things that are already awesome, and then you put a kitten on them and make them even awesomer. For that we thank you. Today we celebrate Drinkify.or ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Interview: b-gyrl, Hip-Hop 911/Stop the Violence Concert Coordinator, on the Dire Importance Of This Anti-Violence Movement

    ​On Saturday night, artists from all corners of the hip-hop community will gather at the Pageant for a very important occasion. Dubbed the Hip-Hop 911 / Stop the Violence Concert, it's an awareness-raising event drawing attention to the movement of the same name, whose aim is to address and am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Photos: Super Jam 3, featuring Drake, Gucci Mane, Mario and others, Saturday, June 12

    On Saturday, June 12, not even some suspect weather could stop Hot 104.1 FM's Super Jam 3 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Drake, Gucci Mane, Mario and special guests such as Murphy Lee and Chingy showed up to make the day a success. Jon Gitchoff was at the show and took a bunch of photos. View ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    The 2010 RFT Music Awards Nominees: The List

    The 2010 RFT Music showcase takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2010, on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. On and before that day, fans can vote for their favorite local musicians in the following categories. For more information on where and how to vote - and for up-to-the-minute details about ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

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

    A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. ​Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... 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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    April 6, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 29

    ​* denotes a band coming to town; signifies a local band Euclid Records 1. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 3. She & Him - Vol 2. 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 6. Rogue Wave - Permalight 7. Fright ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 15-21

    Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 8

    Vintage Vinyl 1. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB---Beat The Devil's Tattoo* 2. TITUS ANDRONICUS---Monitor 3. FLOGGING MOLLY---Live At The Greek Theatre 4. LUDACRIS---Battle Of The Sexes 5. GORILLAZ---Plastic Beach 6. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 7. SADE---Soldier Of Love 8. BROKEN BELLS---Broken Bells 9. JIM ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of February 1

    Euclid Records is switching computer systems this week, so we only have Vintage Vinyl's top sellers. Behold! An asterisk denotes the band is coming to town. Look at all of those St. Louis acts in the top 25, too! Who says people don't sell records anymore? 1. GOV'T MULE---By A Thread 2. LIL' WAYNE- ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of January 25

    As always, asterisks indicate bands coming through St. Louis... Vintage Vinyl 1. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 2. BEACH HOUSE---Teen Dream 3. VAMPIRE WEEKEND---Contra 4. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG---IRM 5. ANVIL---This Is Thirteen 6. SPOON---Transference 7. MAGNETIC FIELDS---Realism* 8. TEDDY PENDERGRASS---Ess ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of January 11 to 17

    Although Vampire Weekend dominated both stores this week, I would just like to note that Dr. Dre's The Chronic was a top seller at Vintage Vinyl last week. Proof that it's always Dre Day. Euclid Records 1. Vampire Weekend - Contra 2. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind 3. Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom L ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of December 14 - December 20

    Euclid Records 1. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 2. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live 3. Neil Young - Dreaming Man Live '92 4. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart 5. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP 6. Norah Jones - The Fall 7. Vince ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Daily RFT Twitter Follow Friday; Six Celebrities from STL on Twitter

    Here are six nationally famous St. Louisians on Twitter. This list is very likely not complete by any means. Obvious omissions are sports celebrities who probably deserve their own list. The idea here is to stick with people who are known in the entertainment business. And there is one exception -- ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    R.I.P. Tega from Da Camp Louis rapper Tega, of the group Da Camp, died last week from injuries suffered in a May 16 shooting in Wellston, reports the Post-Dispatch.The 25 year-old (given name Ortega Devon Henderson), died on Wednesday May 27 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.Da Camp is best known ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    East St. Louis duo Unladylike sign with VMG/Def Jam, Move to NYC

    East St. Louis has never really had a hip-hop artist blow up nationally. Raw Resse, Beano, and Da Bangaz all had local club hits that led to record deals but little else--nothing on the level of Nelly, let alone 314 money-makers like Jibbs or Murphy Lee. The latest hope for the Eastside comes a pai ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008
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    December 26, 2007

    Grind It Up | Makin' a List

    Ruka Puff dabbles in movie-making, while the members of Ludo share their Christmas wish lists.

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    December 20, 2006

    Unreal News Challenge 2006

    Week of December 21, 2006

  • Music

    October 4, 2006

    Perfect Gentleman

    Gentleman Auction House's big noise draws equally big attention.

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    December 21, 2005

    Chloe Day

    Tuesday, December 27; Frederick's Music Lounge (4454 Chippewa)

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    December 22, 2004

    STL's Dirtiest

    Underground releases rise to the surface in 2004

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    September 29, 2004
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    August 11, 2004

    Ursha Speaks

    We sit in on an Usher wank-fest, chat with Evanescence and watch the Dems pull out their magic stick

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    July 28, 2004

    Rebel Yell

    The bold history of David Allan Coe; plus, we talk with the Walkmen and compare Lunatic spending

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    Name That Spud

    Will the real Lavell Webb please stand up?

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    May 5, 2004


    Radar Station looks for adventure on a video set

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    April 7, 2004

    Rock Revival

    Radar Station gets what it needs at the Creepy Crawl

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    December 10, 2003

    Grand Theft Audio

    Radar Station discovers the soundtrack to crime

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    November 5, 2003

    Dawg Eat Dawg

    Q-95.5 and the Beat duke it out -- and the St. Louis hip-hop scene flourishes

  • Music

    October 1, 2003

    The Barefoot Jungle Sound

    Quiet is the new loud in hip-hop

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    August 27, 2003

    Sonny, How We Love Ya

    City Museum, monstrous vehicles and a meet-'n'-greet with the Hell's Angels prove that danger can be fun; plus, the socioeconomic impact of bling bling

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    August 20, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of August 20, 2003

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    March 19, 2003

    The St. Lunatics Fringe

    Producer Jason "Jay E" Epperson crafts the beats that make Nelly fans swoon. So how come you've never heard of him?

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    January 2, 2002

    Cleaning Up

    Our intrepid reporter's New Year's resolution yields some unexpected bonuses

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