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Rob Severson

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Bunnygrunt's Twentieth Anniversary Show: Review and Photos

    In case you forgot: I gave myself the brain-crushing mission to make a show diary for every weekend in March. This is the third installment in my four-part project. Like the rest of us, my party time was cut short this weekend by twelve inches of snow. I'll have to cover JC Brooks and the Uptown So ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Six Best Shows of 2012 That Nobody Attended

    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! Despite what you may presume from the headline, I don't intend for this to be an "Oh ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    The Ten Best Band Names in St. Louis

    Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're working our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. Naming your band is hard. So hard, in fa ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Every St. Louis Release: July 2012

    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 order. There are links to information about the bands and places to buy these things as well as streaming previe ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    2012 RFT Music Showcase Recap: Part Two

    Some clubs on Washington Avenue who participated in the RFT Music Showcase are set up properly for live music. Others cleared off some floor space, hooked up a P.A., and became temporary venues for a day. The interaction of the sets with their settings was sometimes perfect and often fascinating. Ba ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Solo: Meet the 2012 Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    The 2012 RFT Music Showcase Ballot is Live: Get Your Wristbands Now for Half Price

    The RFT Music Showcase is one month from today, on June 2 at 12 bars and restaurants on Washington Avenue. We haven't announced the lineup yet, but it will comprise some 70 bands. And our source on the inside tells us many of those bands are quite good. Fortunately, you do not have to simply sit ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Googolplexia Has Your New Year's Eve Fun at Mangia Italiano

    ​Googolplexia, performing New Year's Eve at Mangia Italiano, is an a cappella engine powered by brilliant comedy. Rob Severson performs as a one man band, equipped with a wireless headset and the occasional instrument. The songs are wrought by vocal melodies and lyrical genius. Googolplexia will b ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine: All Twelve Tracks, Streaming with Commentary

    Roughly what we will look like after attending four Bert Dax Xmas release shows.​A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been released. The ninth annual X-Mas compilation, a joint release by Rob Severson from Pancake Productions (subject of a recent music feature) and Matt Ha ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Every Bert Dax Christmas Volume Nine Track, Streaming with Commentary: Part Four of Six

    Krampus!​A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been released. The ninth annual X-Mas compilation, a joint release by Rob Severson from Pancake Productions (subject of this week's music feature) and Matt Harnish of The Bert Dax Calvacade of Stars, features a pool of truly d ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Every Bert Dax Christmas Volume Nine Track, Streaming with Commentary: Part Three of Six

    ​A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been released. The ninth annual X-Mas compilation, a joint release by Rob Severson from Pancake Productions (subject of this week's music feature) and Matt Harnish of The Bert Dax Calvacade of Stars, features a pool of truly diverse lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Every Bert Dax Christmas Volume Nine Track, Streaming with Commentary: Part Two of Six

    Image via.​A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been released. The ninth annual X-Mas compilation, a joint release by Rob Severson from Pancake Productions (subject of this week's music feature) and Matt Harnish of The Bert Dax Calvacade of Stars, features a pool of truly ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Every Bert Dax Christmas Volume Nine Track, Streaming with Commentary: Part One of Six

    ​A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been released. The ninth annual X-Mas compilation, a joint release by Rob Severson from Pancake Productions (subject of this week's music feature) and Matt Harnish of The Bert Dax Calvacade of Stars, features a pool of truly diverse lo ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine is Coming

    Christmas was almost cancelled this year. Or, at least, the Bert Dax Christmas Compilation almost didn't happen, which as far as St. Louis music goes is just as bad. But Matt Harnish and Rob Severson found a way to continue the tradition into its ninth year. The artwork, which you see here, was done ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Join Mustard Rob's Bass Guitar Jam Tonight At El Leñador

    ​Tonight, the bass guitar gets its muddy moment in the spotlight at El Leñador. Rob Severson, a.k.a. Googolplexia, is roughly halfway through a monthlong Monday residency at the bar that looks German but serves Mexican food, and tonight's entertainment features an open bass guitar jam. Ever ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    HaikuLou Wants You to Commit Your Concert-Going Experiences to Poetry

    ​Live music enthusiast and rapier wit Jamie Lees had an idea for chronicling the former. She brought her idea to Matt Harnish of Vintage Vinyl and Bunnygrunt fame, and he co-signed. The idea: HaikuLou, wherein they, their friends and you (if you want) recap their experience at a show in three ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Show Review Setlists: Dinosaur Jr and Lou Barlow and the Missingmen at the Pageant, Wednesday, October 14

    The signs on the doors of the Pageant box office and entrances said it all: "Earplugs are available for purchase at the bar and soda areas." The occasion? Dinosaur Jr. was in town last night, and the band is notorious for being loud. How loud? Well, friends who saw the trio's show in Columbia a few ... More >>

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