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Record Store Day

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Apop Records Celebrates Ten Years In The Business of Subversive Sound

    Before the advent of Record Store Day, Apop Records had a birthday celebration every April, and for good reason. Having a storefront focused solely on fringe art is a bold move, and not a particularly smart business decision. But that doesn't deter owner Tiffany Minx. She has built a hub for creativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Vintage Vinyl Makes USA Today's "10 Best Record Stores" List

    St. Louis is among the nation's top cities in many aspects, with courteous drivers, literacy and dog guardianship all coming to mind. But now our independent music shops are getting a little attention too, with Vintage Vinyl landing a spot on USA Today's list, "The 10 Best Record Stores in the USA." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Garage 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 >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2014
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    May 8, 2014

    Stream Via Dove's Fugue State Now For Free

    Via Dove eschewed the traditional album release format for its latest EP -- no vinyl, no tape, not even a CD-R (mercifully). Instead, the band has gone full digital, embracing the ether and releasing its Fugue State through Bandcamp. Record Store Day patrons received free download cards for the EP w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Local DJs Hold Gigantic Record Sale For Charity This Saturday

    If you're anything like us, you probably didn't find everything you wanted on Record Store Day last weekend. Alternately, perhaps you did find everything you wanted but don't subscribe to the idea of record-shopping as an annual one-day event. Either way, you should consider attending The Gigantic S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 18 to 20

    Whoa -- it's a busy weekend ahead, everyone. For starters, it's Record Store Day this Saturday. Get a full rundown of all the happenings in our comprehensive guide to St. Louis Record Store Day 2014, featuring free entertainment at Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records and Slackers. Then, get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    St. Louis Record Store Day 2014: A Comprehensive Guide

    Like South by Southwest, Record Store Day is now such an accepted part of the culture that it has its own abbreviation: "RSD." Hatched in 2008 as a way to bring attention to struggling record shops, RSD has become a yearly event. This year, Record Store Day falls on Saturday, April 19. Once again, a ... 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

    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 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 >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    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
  • Blogs

    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

    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

    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.

  • Calendar

    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2009

    Photos: Record Store Day at Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl

    First: Our Apop Records photographer fell ill yesterday and couldn't go. If anyone took photos, please comment or email me a link, so I can make sure they're represented too. Below, however, find a slideshow of photos I took at Record Store Day at Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl. Euclid (click for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Record Store Day at Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl and aPop Records

    Tomorrow is the day, when three independent record stores in town unleash limited-edition vinyl, special movie showings, guest DJs, sales and plenty more carefree shenanigans -- all in the name of Record Store Day! Check back on Sunday or Monday for a slideshow of images from all three stores. But b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Apop Records Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday with Shows, Movies, Record Store Day

    It's almost hard to believe that Apop Records (2831 Cherokee Street) has had a St. Louis storefront since 2007. Fittingly, the experimental record store/shop was ahead of the Cherokee Street renaissance curve -- in fact, the record store arguably kickstarted the resurgence. To celebrate its second L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Over the Weekend: The Roots, New Pornographers, Vicars & Tarts, St. Louis Punks, Breakdancing

    Good morning, St. Louis. Stumbling to your computer or avoiding the boss coming around to your cubicle? Just just rolling out of bed, wondering what the hell went on this weekend? Or even better, still up from last night? Spring is here, so I hope you got out to enjoy some of the warm weather befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Video: National Record Store Day, Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis, April 19, 2008

    The above interview has footage of the party at Vintage Vinyl and the record store's co-owner, Tom Ray, talking about the state of his record store in the midst of the iTunes and YouTube generation. When was the last time you bought a record? Independent record stores like the Vintage Vinyl here i ... More >>

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