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Record Store Day

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    April 17, 2014

    Schwervon! Moved From New York City to the Midwest and Never Looked Back

    New York City is a wonderful place to live, but it can be hard to make ends meet if you want to focus on your art. Such was the dilemma that Matt Mason and Nan Turner faced in 2012. As Schwervon!, a guitar/drum duo, the two had recorded a few albums, toured the States a bit and made a few forays int ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    The Minus 5's Scott McCaughey Talks Baseball, Uncle Tupelo and Trusting Your Friends

    At the end of our talk, Scott McCaughey -- founder of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, once-upon-a-time sideman in R.E.M. and veteran clutch hitter with the Baseball Project -- expresses some disappointment that this interview is even happening at all. "Hey, it's opening day in St. Louis," h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 14 to 20

    This week, Miley Cyrus swoops into town on a wrecking ball (probably), Ghost haunts the Pageant, Stereo Assault hosts a hip-hop showcase at 2720 featuring Souls of Liberty, and Mates of State graces the Grove's newest venue, the Ready Room. Besides that, plenty of noise takes over local stages leadi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: April 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    King Khan and the Shrines, Wolf Eyes, B.o.B., Anvil 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Lyle Lovett, The Whigs, Lil Boosie 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Life Like Hooks up with Deranged Records, Returns from East Coast Tour

    Have you ever heard that early '90s WNYU radio interview feud between Born Against and Sick of it All? St. Louis' Life Like would be the love/hate-child that would result from that infamous debate, deftly bridging the gap between the hard-edged and the politically charged sub-sects of the late '80s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Why Shopping at Local Record Stores on Black Friday Is Awesome

    Black Friday can be an agonizing notion. Do you choose family time or doorbuster sales? Do you protest workers' crazy hours by staying home, or do you go buy something because the clerks are going to be at the stores anyway? And what in the world should you think about the growing trend for stores t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Bad Dates Releases its Raw Rock'n'Roll On Tape Tonight - Hear A Track Now

    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. The Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Boxing Clever's Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship/Vanilla Beans Split is Lo-Fi Fun on High-Grade Vinyl

    Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship / The Vanilla Beans "Ladies in the Dark" / "Tiger 1" boxingcleverrecords.com The end of September may be a tad too early for taking stock of 2013's trends and movements, but even a cursory look backward shows our city's renewed love of the split 7-inch. The Tower Groov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Folk: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from May 6 to 12

    Guys, Daniel Hill made it rain blood yesterday. You know, for Slayer. We don't know about you, but this past weekend was a pretty intense party, blustery weather be damned. And it don't stop. Keep things moving this week with visits from the likes of Har Mar Superstar and more, and look forward to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Scenes from Record Store Day 2013 in St. Louis at Vintage, Apop and Euclid Records

    The seventh annual Record Store Day was held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 with the STL edition featuring exclusive releases, plenty of live music and free beer. We sent photographer Jon Gitchoff to Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Boulevard), Apop Records (2831 Cherokee Street) and Euclid Records (601 E Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 22 to 28

    Wow, whatta weekend! 4-20 still has us in a daze (didn't get a chance to make it down? Check out slideshows of Record Store Day and InFest2). Congrats everyone on a successful and eventful RSD weekend. Keep that music high going this week with visits from the Besnard Lakes, Bob Dylan, Wax Idols and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Day RFT Music Died

    You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Doing Drugs This Weekend? Here's How to Not Get Caught

    In addition to being Record Store Day, this Saturday is also April 20, or 4/20, which many a stoner across the world regards as a free-for-all celebration of all things weed. Hate to say it, but some of you out there celebrating this weekend's unofficial marijuana "holiday" are going to be approache ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Local Record Store Day Wax from Tim Rakel's Extension Chord Records, Cassie Morgan, and More

    It's one of the perks of this gig that, sometimes, Record Store Day comes a little bit early. The Vinyl Fairy has been making stops at my doorstep and leaving advances of this weekend's local wax offerings, which are every bit as exciting as, oh, the 1,000-quantity Todd Rundgren picture discs (or wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    A Free Jazz After Party: Weird Out With Chikamorachi

    Chikamorachi: Chris Corsano & Darin Gray Saturday, April 20 FOAM at 3359 S. Jefferson Ave. 8 PM, $10 Record Store Day attracts the collector and show goer alike as area stores pile live bands on top of limited releases. The whole affair recalls a certain holiday spirit fueled by feedback and wax. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Jay Chandrasekhar Talks Writing Super Troopers, Starting Up In Standup Comedy

    In this week's print edition we interviewed Jay Chandrasekhar: Director, writer and editor with the Broken Lizard comedy troupe (responsible for suck films as Super Troopers and Beerfest) and standup comic. Chandrasekhar had more to say than could fit in the paper; here is what wound up on the cutti ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013
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    April 15, 2013

    St. Louis Record Store Day 2013: A Comprehensive Guide

    Mark your calendar and prepare your wallet: This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day. Originally begun in 2008 as a way to pull music fans away from their computers and back into the already-dwindling brick-and-mortar shops, Record Store Day has grown larger with each passing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 15 to 21

    Record Store Day approacheth! I won't say much this week. I have to reserve as much energy as possible with these vinyl-skimming digits, after all. Outside of all the events and after parties revolving around dear RSD, there's plenty to get out and see all week. Click ahead for our recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows in April

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Public Enemy, Har Mar Superstar, Water Liars, Pink 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 >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012
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    October 8, 2012

    Thousands of Old Singles, Looking for Some Love: The 45 Room at Record Exchange

    The rooms where music is made and experienced affect everything from the sound of the instruments to the mood of the people in them. Each week in Space Explorer, Brian Heffernan will tell you about a different room with significance to St. Louis music. To enter, you must first pass the five cardboa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Tower Groove Records' Seven-Inch Subscription Series: Lineup and Fall Launch [Update]

    Update, 9/24/12: Your first chance to sign up for this thing will be at a "Fall Informal" at Apop Records on Saturday, October 20. Few details are available at the moment, but we have been promised "music, food, beer, record painting and more!" So look forward to that -- we'll keep you updated, obvi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2012
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    May 10, 2012

    The Spirituality of Vinyl

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Record Store Day has passed, that noble annual event that gets music enthusiasts out of computer chairs a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Daniel Pujol on the United States of Being

    Daniel Pujol is a man of many talents. Whether he's completing his degree, playing ragers at SXSW, putting out records or writing poetry in an online series with his girlfriend, Pujol remains a vital voice for the hustling world of evolutionary rock & roll. Checked by tastemaker Jack White and his T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Six Best Bands Named Black _____

    The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 23 to 29

    Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: April 20 to 22

    So today is April 20 -- I'm going to tastefully refrain from making a "4:20 woooh weed hell yeah" joke here, as we at RFT Music are all class, baby. You thought it was coming; I know you did. This is the proverbial "zig" when you expected a "zag". Always keep 'em guessing; that's what I always say. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    A Comprehensive Guide to Record Store Day 2012

    This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Apop Record Store Day Block Party

    10 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Apop Records, 2831 Cherokee Street.

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    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Six Most Exciting Record Store Day Releases

    It's April and the smell of vinyl is in the air. Record Store Day is this weekend, that annual celebration of those places where the things you illegally download live. This equates to a wealth of exclusive releases and reissues, some of which are made in such small quantities they are practically o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Win Hood Internet Tickets

    Of the many places you could end your Record Store Day, no where promises the caliber of dance party you can expect at the Firebird for the Hood Internet, presented by Knuckle Rumbler. To win tickets: Tell us in the comments below what your favorite fusion food dish is. Because of the mash-ups, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 16 to 22

    Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Shins Schedule St. Louis Show and Release (More) New Music

    The Shins, dormant for the last few years, will return in 2012 with Port of Morrow and a U.S. tour that includes a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-616) on June 4. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $37 for reserved balcony spots and go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The Shins, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Dana Smith, St. Louis Painter, Celebrates Local Musicians with Southtown Famous

    For local painter Dana Smith, art and music have always been intertwined. He can he found in the dark corners of music venues, his face obscured by a large lens, capturing live shots of local bands that he'll later use as a guide for his paintings. The sounds, sights and people of St. Louis are his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Webster Records Shutters After 58 Years

    After 58 years of slinging wax and compact discs, Webster Records is closing its doors on January 31. Owner Jennifer Graves Bellm has been the proprietor for five years, and she said the current climate of the music industry is the impetus for closing the small shop that's been operating since 195 ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Dengue Fever and tUnE-yArDs Highlight the Post-Record Store Day New Releases

    Steve Pick with some of today's releases. Photo by Chrissy Wilmes.​Every week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Euclid Records clerk (and KDHX DJ) Steve Pick fills us in on the post-Record Store Day crop. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Record Store Day 2011: Shoppers Show Off Their Spoils

    The line at Vintage Vinyl. Photo by Chrissy Wilmes​Still feeling hung over from Record Store Day 2011? You could hardly be blamed: St. Louis' fine purveyors of music were in rare form on Saturday. The beer flowed freely, the live music just kept coming and the lines, as you can see, prove the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Record Store Day 2011: Hot Sellers, Highlights from St. Louis

    ​As we have already mentioned, Record Store Day 2011 was a massive success, with a couple local stores suggesting it may have been their biggest sales day ever. Most places did plenty to give back to their rabid patrons, offering free food, beer, live music and local celebrity DJ sets througho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: April 15 to 17

    ​It's the most wonderful time of the year: Record Store Day! For us at A to Z, it's like Christmas, only we're receiving special gifts from Wayne Coyne and Thom Yorke, and enjoying DJ sets and live performances by the best in local music. Which, as far as we're concerned, beats the pants off o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    This Weekend is Record Store Day in St. Louis

    ‚ÄčIf your Friday routine doesn't have you checking out our weekly listing of Weekend Best Bets over at our music blog, A to Z, for shame! You're missing out on some great entertainment suggestions.This weekend, it's is all about Record Store Day with radio personalities and DJs spinning their favor ... More >>

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