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    January 23, 2014

    The FarFetched Collective Ambitiously Blurs Genre Lines on Prologue III

    Various Artists Prologue III Since the label and musical collective FarFetched launched in early 2012 with the first iteration of its annual Prologue compilation, the imprint has remained a smartly curated home for progressive, wide-ranging electronic music from St. Louis and pa ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: September 13 to September 15

    Happy freaky Friday, everybody! Get weird all weekend long. FarFetched hosts its annual showcase, Mangia Italiano celebrates its 30th birthday with an entire day's worth of entertainment and the Gringo Stage takes over a section of Cherokee Street for the neighborhood's Mexican Independence Day fest ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Hip-Hop (Group): Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! 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 categories ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Patti Smith, Toots and the Maytals, Shooter Jennings, Ghostface Killah 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 >>

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    February 13, 2013

    REO Speedwagon, Brandy, Sasha, Boris 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 >>

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    December 18, 2012

    The Six Best Beats By St. Louis Artists In 2012

    In this unprecedented edition of Nitpick Six, we narrow the scope and focus on the stellar work of local musicians this year. Here are the six best beats by local artists in 2012. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and we'll sample them, chop them up and throw down some 808 drops. See also ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 9, 2012

    Weekday Shows at El Lenador are Temporarily Canceled

    All weekday shows at El Lenador have been cancelled until further notice while the venue resolves a dispute with the city. Weekend shows are still in full swing and remain on the calendar. We have calls in to both the El Lenador's management and the city and will update with more information once we ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Live & Let Dye: Civil Ape Launching New Line of Apparel

    Lately Damon Davis and Lenard Blair have been using cotton as their canvas and it suits them to a T. Civil Ape, the Cherokee Street creative collective and studio space, is looking to Kickstarter to launch their latest venture: a line of screen-printed apparel baring their unique designs.

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    June 6, 2012

    50-Plus St. Louis Hip-Hop Artists You Should Know

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    The 2012 RFT Music Showcase Schedule

    The 2012 RFT Music Showcase is two weeks away, on June 2. And here it is: 5 blocks, 14 stages, 74 bands and artists. Ten bucks gets you all the excellent St. Louis music you can absorb in one twelve hour span. And hey: At least for now, the forecast calls for an incredibly pleasant high of 89 degree ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    SLUM Fest Winners

    The first annual SLUM Fest awards were held over the weekend at Atomic Cowboy. The event featured performances from over a dozen of the best hip-hop groups and solo artists in St. Louis -- standouts included OOOPS and Tef Poe, who also won for best male artist and best mixtape. Awards were announced ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: January 13 to 15

    This was the first week of torrential show announcements for 2012, and we've got a weekend to match. The Civil Wars play a sold-out Pageant on Sunday, Eric Johnson's at Old Rock House and you're forgiven for missing Emperor X at the Billiken Club -- he's playing the Firebird this weekend. On the loc ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    FarFetched Prologue Release: January 20th at 2720 Cherokee

    ​Collective FarFetched, already incredibly busy online, will make something of an in-person introduction on January 20th at 2720 Cherokee (2720 Cherokee Street, 314-664-9900). It's the official release of the group's first compilation, Prologue, and will feature live performances from 18andCou ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    40 Best St. Louis Releases of 2011: Part Two

    Did we ruin the surprise? ​As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the m ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: December 9 to 11

    Celia's Yuletide Xpress comes to Off Broadway on Sunday.​It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, OK, not actually if you're looking for big-name tours. But that doesn't mean you have no choice but to hole up this weekend. Soul party-starters JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound play Off Broad ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    The Complete SLUM Fest Hip-Hop Awards 2012 Ballot -- Vote Now!

    ​The St. Louis Underground Music Festival, held this year at the Atomic Cowboy back in June, has introduced a ballot for its 2012 Slumfest Hip-Hop Awards ballot. The categories include Best Hip-Hop Artist (male and female), Best Graffiti Artist, Best B-Boy Crew, Best Album, Artist of the Year ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Introducing FarFetched: A Digital Collective Dedicated to Valuable Music and Art

    The spirit of collaboration is rising in St. Louis. This week, meet the newest creative epicenter in the city: FarFetched. De facto leader and spokesman Damon Davis (of Scripts N Screwz) has helped gather a diverse group of wide-ranging talent across multiple mediums -- though music remains the focu ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: October 14 to 16

    ​We should all probably be napping right now because there isn't a moment to lose this weekend: The Occupy St. Louis movement gets a six-band bill at Kiener Plaza, and after that show stops Hawthorne Headhunters starts up at Lola. Caleb Travers is releasing his EP at Off Broadway this evening ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    The Hip-Hoppers Holiday Schedule Is Here

    ​St. Louis' day-long baptism in the elements of hip-hop comes this saturday at the Gramophone. Hip-Hoppers' Holiday features, among many others, P.R.E.A.C.H., Black Spade, Prince Ea (the subject of this week's music feature), and half of the lineup for our October 28th show at the Firebird: Ma ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Adult Fur's New Civil Ape Assisted Music Video For "Space"

    Courtesy of Adult Fur​Ryan McNeely's Adult Fur continues to take form, with each show revealing a new approach to the music he's released over the course of two EPs. And now the project has its first music video courtesy of Damon Davis of Civil Ape and Scripts N Screwz. The clip accompanies "S ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    RFT Music Presents: Teresajenee, Scripts N Screwz, Mathias And Lavelle Spitz

    Our nascent concert series returns for a seriously kick-ass round two. On Friday, October 28th, it's all happening at the Firebird: Teresajenee, Scripts N Screwz, Mathias (of Earthworms) and Lavelle Spitz. And the price is a very wallet friendly zero dollars. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and music starts ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: September 23 to 25

    Tennis System​It's a good weekend to have a light wallet -- free shows include the inaugural U. City Jazz Festival in Heman Park, Taste at Solider's Memorial and the Soulard Blues Band playing at the Boathouse in Forest Park. Apologies to They Might Be Giants, which plays the Pageant on Saturd ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: September 9 to 11

    The Features play tomorrow night at Old Rock House​The short week has ended and there's plenty of live music to get your ears ringing through the start of fall. Javier Mendoza is releasing a CD tonight at Old Rock House, Bon Iver brings the woodsy yacht rock (we guess?) to the Pageant on Sunda ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    The New Scripts N Screwz Weekly Release, "Conceited" Features Teresajenee

    ​The Scripts N Screwz weekly series, which started a month ago, has the relentlessly creative duo sharing a new project with the world once a week. So far, there have been collaborations with SCRUB, Lamar Harris and, this week, R&B singer Teresajenee on a punk-rock inspired track called "Conce ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    June 1, 2011

    Sleepy Kitty: Meet Your RFT Showcase Main Stage Headliners

    Corey Woodruff​Although the duo isn't originially from St. Louis, Sleepy Kitty still manages to serve as an ancillary conduit that helps keep the city's arts and music scene buzzing. Utilizing "all of the advantages of 1980s-style land line," as drummer/singer Evan Sult aptly quipped, both Su ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Lenard Blair on New St. Louis Art Collective Civil Ape

    Diana BenantiNasty Cat Bath performing last night at Civil Ape's studio. ​Last Friday we told you about Civil Ape's fundraiser for the St. Louis Arts Project (SLAP) Conference in conjunction with the weeklong Chautauqua Art Labs. About 125 people gathered to check out design collective Civil A ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Scripts' "The Darkness" Gets a Bleak Music Video

    Image via​Both members of local hip-hop duo Scripts N Screwz released solo mixtapes last year. Scripts' Director's Cut is a gritty affair drawing heavy inspiration from Hollywood crime classics. It is fitting, then, that standout single "The Darkness" would get a music video straight out of s ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Photos: Scripts N Screwz Does SXSW

    courtesy of Scripts N Screwz​(Scripts N Screwz was one of many St. Louis acts playing SXSW this year. Screwz was kind enough to send along some photos and some thoughts about what he saw. Read on below! Congrats to the group as well: Its "On 10" music video was picked up by MTV! ) This is Scr ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    St. Louis at SXSW 2011: Who's Playing Where

    Annie ZaleskiNato Caliph at SXSW a few years ago​It's hard to believe, but the music portion of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011. In the last quarter-century, the annual event has evolved to become the gathering place for music-industry darlings, wann ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Contest! Win Free Passes to the St. Louis Secret Sound Festival

    ​Next weekend, the first St. Louis Secret Sound Festival is happening on Cherokee Street (and just beyond). To recap: On Friday night, October 29, at Off Broadway, the festivities kick off with a show featuring So Many Dynamos, Ad Astra Arkestra and Jookabox. On Saturday, locals and nationals ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    The St. Louis Secret Sound Society Announces a Festival

    Secret Sound Festival Teaser from tangent mind llc on Vimeo. The St. Louis Secret Sound Society's clues and hints have finally added up to some concrete news: a two-day music and arts festival called the Secret Sound Festival. On Friday, October 29, the event kicks off with a show at Off Broadway wi ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Local Duo Scripts N Screwz in MTV U Contest

    The multi-talented East St. Louis hip-hop duo Scripts N Screwz has a new music video for their song "Brick" entered in MTV U's weekly "Best Freshman Video" contest.The track is off their debut album, The New Noise, and it's a heavy, wailing underground jam with a dash of auto-tune (think o ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009