Rick Giordano

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 18 to 24

    This week, locals Everything Went Black kicks off a tour at the Firebird and FarFetched's Blank Generation makes its debut at Schlafly Tap Room. More featured shows include Otis Gibbs at Off Broadway, Zero Boys at Fubar and ZZ Top at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Read on for these recommendations a ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 16 to 22

    This week, St. Louis receives visits from artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Foxy Shazam, Nitty Scott and more. On a local front, bands churn out some tunes to lend a helping hand to local musician Glenn Burleigh, Scarlet Tanager releases a new album and Harvest Sessions features rockers Bruiser Que ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    The Lion's Daughter's New Split EP Is For the Dogs

    St. Louis' premier peddlers of metallic misery the Lion's Daughter teamed up with Memphis metallic hardcore outfit Nights Like These to release a split seven-inch serving one of the noblest of causes: All proceeds will go to benefit stray dog and cat organizations in both bands' hometowns. And when ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 9 to 15

    This week in music features lots of exciting acts from the Flaming Lips to King Khan and the Shrines. Additionally, the Luminary features its first official show with Sylvan Esso. the Pat Sajak Assassins release its new CD and the Lion's Daughter puts out a split in the name of charity. Read on for ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014

    Metal: 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

    May 12, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 12 to 18

    Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From December 23 to 29

    With the holidays nigh, it's good to take a look ahead at the potential aftermath. Unwind from the street of Christmas season with some shows this week. Schlafly Beer celebrates its 22nd birthday with a rock show on the big stage upstairs, Jack Buck plays its last show in St. Louis at Apop Records, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Indian Blanket and the Lion's Daughter Produce a Brutal Beauty on A Black Sea

    The Lion's Daughter / Indian Blanket A Black Sea Good Die Young Records For the many blurred lines between St. Louis bands -- in which players dip in and out of each other's projects, or claim membership in a whole host of acts -- there is less true collaboration among bands than might be expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 11 to 17

    This week, Pink, Pure Bathing Culture, Little Howlin' Wolf and more makes stops in town. Besides that, check out Foxing's album release and the New Music Circle's next event featuring Olivia Block, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recorder. Read about these shows and more in this week's recommendations.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 4 to 10

    This week, lots of acts stop through St. Louis to grace many of its great stages. Check out Talib Kweli, Steve Aoki, Lee Fields & the Expressions and many more. Click through for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned. We'll have plenty more picks for you for the weekend.

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    September 30, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 30 to October 5

    This week, check out Geto Boys, featuring the author of our recurring column Ask Willie D, check out Ransom Note's CD release show, get a load of the one and only Nine Inch Nails and much more. This Monday's looking pretty gray. Spruce up your week with the following show recommendations.

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    September 9, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 9 to September 15

    Whew, what a weekend! Between LouFest (check our full coverage here), Bob Reuter's memorial show and Iron Maiden/Megadeth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, we're tuckered out! No rest for the weary, though. This week, catch performances from touring acts including Lucinda Williams, the Alkaholiks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from August 12 to 18

    This week, catch the Appleseed Cast, Sin Motivo, Father Figures, Chuck Prophet and more. Chuck Berry also plays his monthly show this Wednesday -- it's sold out, but take that as a reminder that you should purchase tickets to see him next time around while you can! More recommendations on what to se ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

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

    Happy Monday, everyone! We hope your weekends were filled with tons of show-going fun. Plenty more madness continues to fill our concert calendar for the week, including visits from Ken Mode, Masked Intruder, and Handsome Family Band. Get some recommendations for a show or two every night of the wee ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

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

    Monday mornings are funny, especially because for most of us here at RFT, Monday sort of begins on Sunday. In fact, all the days lately just sort of run together. These posts help us remember what month it is -- we hope it can help you in some way, too. This week's recommendations spotlight everythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From July 1 to 7

    July 4th lands on a Thursday this year, but don't mind us for getting the celebration started way early this week. Read on for some recommendations on how to make that happen. Check out the next Tower Groove Records Singles Club seven-inch release, party with the Lion's Daughter, experience the worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from June 3 to 9

    As our awesome RFT Music contributor and MC for a day, Allison Babka, put it, "I have an RFT Music Showcase hangover." Many thanks to all the bands that took the time and effort to haul their equipment down to Washington Avenue, everyone involved in making it all possible and of course all the folks ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 29, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 29 to 31

    Welcome to the weekend! I'm operating from a strategic satellite location out of town at the moment, so I can't tell if it's spring in St. Louis yet. Regardless, I am bummed to be missing out on some awesome shows this weekend. For starters, Fister, Old Salt Union, Great Isaac and Tear Out the Heart ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    The Lion's Daughter Album Release

    8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    June 11, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From June 11 to 17

    Another week of great music in St. Louis: Highlights of this week include a visit from multi-talented songstress Santigold at the Pageant, the eclectic-but-soft-spoken indie rock of Pinback and the hard-drivin' country-rock of Whitey Morgan & the 78's. In addition to the out-of-towners, plenty of ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Tonight! Blueberry Hill Hosts Benefit for Bartender Mark McConnell

    The Humanoids are always down to lend a helping hand​Long-time Blueberry Hill bartender Mark McConnell recently incurred some unfortunate medical expenses. To help him out, a bunch of his friends are throwing a benefit tonight at the Duck Room. Hosting the festivities is comedian Rick Giordano ... More >>