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    June 11, 2014

    The 2014 RFT Music Award Winners

    Thanks to all of the musical acts that participated in this year's RFT Music Showcase, all those who were nominated for an award this year, everyone who attended the show and voted for their favorites, all the venues in the Grove who hosted the event and most of all you for caring enough about St. L ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    June 5, 2014

    Twangfest 18 Kicks Off At Plush: Photos

    The eighteenth installment of KDHX's (88.1 FM) Twangfest kicked off at Plush last night, bringing performances from Cody ChesnuTT, DeRobert & the Half-Truths, and Theresa Payne to an enthusiastic crowd. As in years past, the festival will move to Off Broadway tonight, where it will remain for the r ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Win Tickets to Twangfest's Friday Show at Off Broadway

    The eighteenth installment of Twangfest, presented by KDHX (88.1 FM), kicks off its four-day run tonight at Plush with a performance by Cody ChesnuTT, DeRobert & the Half-Truths and Theresa Payne, and it will continue beyond that at Off Broadway, bringing a slew of top-name acts to St. Louis' hungry ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    The Complete 2014 RFT Music Showcase Schedule

    Hard to believe that the RFT Music Showcase is only a week away, but here we are! A lot of hard work has gone into making the event extra-special this year, and we have more bands and musicians on board than ever before -- people seem eager to see what the event is like at its new home in the Grove. ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    The 2014 RFT Music Showcase Lineup: 80 Acts Across Ten Venues

    Every year we at RFT Music work hard to honor the many local bands and performers who make St. Louis an epicenter for music in the Midwest. So what better way to celebrate our city's art than with a local music festival? On Saturday, June 7, ten venues throughout the Grove neighborhood along Manches ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 5 to 11

    Start the week by partaking in Cinco de Mayo. Vintage Vinyl and Atomic Cowboy host free live Cuban music concerts to celebrate, and the rest of the week feels festive considering the bounty of shows up ahead. Perfect Pussy and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan stop into town along with metal legends Anvil, Fla ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: May 2014

    It seems like musicians really do prefer releasing new music as the temperatures rise. From the local and sort-of local to the definitely not local, come out and get down with these rappers as they celebrate their album drops this month in St. Louis.

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    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 >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Watch Theresa Payne Perform Her New Single "Bye Fear" on Fox 2 News

    R&B songstress Theresa Payne, whom this publication named the best R&B singer of 2013, will release her newest single "Bye Fear" this Sunday at the Gramophone. The cover charge is $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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    February 18, 2014

    Help Us Select the 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    Surely you know the drill by now: Each year, RFT Music recognizes the hard work and exceptional talent of St. Louis' local musicians with the RFT Music Awards. In addition, our summer awards showcase, to be held this year for the first time in the Grove, provides local music lovers an opportunity to ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Now Here This: More from the Ten St. Louis Bands That Should Be Famous

    In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ten St. Louis Acts That Deserve To Be Famous Now

    Fame is a funny thing. Some folks stumble into it by having their soundbytes about burglary autotuned for 120 million YouTube viewers. Others make headlines by being a teenager with giant boobs who marries a guy nearly 40 years her senior. But what about the people with actual talent whose fate ha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ten St. Louis Acts That Deserve To Be Famous Now

    Fame is a funny thing. Some folks stumble into it by having their soundbytes about burglary autotuned for 120 million YouTube viewers. Others make headlines by being a teenager with giant boobs who marries a guy nearly 40 years her senior. But what about the people with actual talent whose fate ha ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: November 15 to 17

    Temperatures dropped drastically earlier this week, and during our morning walk to the office (not to mention the subsequent walk back to our cars when it's already dark outside), we can't quite feel our toes. Luckily, plenty of opportunities to resuscitate those little piggies via dancing exist ove ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Award Winners

    Came, saw, conquered! Another RFT Music Showcase / Awards Party in the bag. We'd like to thank all of the nominees, the good people of Washington Avenue and Atomic Cowboy for hosting the festivities, and everyone who voted in our 26 categories. Congratulations to all of the winners (you'll see their ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Showcase Schedule

    The 2013 RFT Music Showcase is a week and a half away! Mark your calendar and save the date; on June 1 it all goes down on Washington Avenue. Sixty bands and artists, ten stages, ten bucks -- all the excellent St. Louis music you can absorb in one twelve hour span. Be sure to check out our ongoing ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    Well, it's that time again, folks! Each year, we at RFT Music HQ present the RFT Music Awards, an annual celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. The nominees are chosen by a crack team of industry insiders, dedicated die-hards and various other musical minds from o ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The Best Hip-Hop Release to Come Out of Saint Louis This Year

    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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    December 21, 2012

    The Bands Leading St. Louis' Ass-Shaking Groove Revival

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), 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! I'm a music writer ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 18, 2012

    The Mayan Apocalypse Plans of Eight St. Louis Musicians

    The Mayan Calendar says 2012 is the end: This Friday, December 21, specifically. and John Cusack likely won't be around to save our sorry asses. While some folks may be hoarding dish soap and cashing in on fear of the Mayan apocalypse, St. Louis musicians are having none of that. We asked local pe ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    27 Hip-Hop Videos You Should Know from St. Louis and Beyond

    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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    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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    June 5, 2012

    The 2012 RFT Music Award Winners

    And this officially ends the 2012 RFT Music Awards and Showcase. Look in this week's print edition for the complete list of winners and a few thoughts on the whole thing from me, but in the meantime you can see who won each of the 25 categories below. They've been bolded.

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    R&B: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week 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 of o ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    The 2012 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    That's right, sports fans, it's once again time for the big ol' love letter to St. Louis music known as the RFT Music Awards and Showcase. The nominating committee has made its arguments and to show for it we have five of the best bands and artists in 25 categories. Many of these fine musicians wil ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows this Weekend: February 24 to 26

    Have you sufficiently recovered from last night's EP releases from Theresa Payne and iLLPHONiCS? Good, because there's more new local music in the hopper: Water Liars will release its much-ballyhooed debut, Phantom Limb, tonight at Off Broadway, and Lantern Lights will do the same at Foam Coffee & B ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    January 5, 2012

    40 Best St. Louis Releases of 2011: Part Nine

    Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sleepy Ki ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    40 Best St. Louis Releases of 2011: Part Four

    Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes

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    December 15, 2011
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    November 23, 2011

    Black Spade's The Sweetest Revenge: Release Show Tonight at the Gramophone

    Black Spade looms as large as any artist in St. Louis. He's releasing a new LP tonight with a show at the Gramophone (4243 Manchester Avenue, 314-531-5700). Artists on the bill include Black Spade (obviously), Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, Nato Caliph, Theresa Payne, DJ Needles, and DJ Agile One. Admi ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: September 30 to October 2

    Mount Eerie. Photo by Wheat Wurtzburger​It's the end of the week and it's hard to imagine better weather. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it this weekend, including (count 'em) three outdoor festivals that involve standout locals: Midtown Alley Fest, Grove Fest and Euclid Recor ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Theresa Payne Wins Budweiser Superfest Contest

    ​Theresa Payne, no stranger to winning things recently, emerged victorious in this weekend's Budweiser Superfest Opening Act contest. Her prize? A spot on the big stage at Thursday's Jill Scott Summer Block Party and $5,000. Yep: Five thousand. Congratulations, Theresa! The Force member comp ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Tef Poe On What The Scene Needs, Where He Is In Life and His New Song "Satellite" (Listen)

    Courtesy of Tef Poe​"I'm trying my best to introduce a new Tef Poe sound every time I release something. My goal is to make some of my misplaced aggression sound beautiful," says Tef Poe. His undiluted honesty and clarity of vision have always made Tef one of the most arresting rappers in St. ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    June 23, 2011
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    June 3, 2011

    The Force: Meet Your RFT Showcase Main Stage Headliners

    Jennifer Silverberg​Seems a little redundant at this point to introduce you to the Force. You've heard their names, seen their videos, worn the pits and lands off your copy of Everybody Wins, and you'll be seeing them on the Showcase mainstage for free, free, free. We talked to Finsta, Hot 104 ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    2011 RFT Showcase Schedule

    ​Twelve days until the 2011 RFT Music Showcase: June 4th on Washington Avenue. We admit some bias, but this year's lineup couldn't be much better. 78 of St. Louis' best, at the current tally, spread over sixteen stages and twelve hours. We'll give you the outdoor stage (which is free) lineup r ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Your 2011 RFT Showcase Lineup Is Here

    ​Here it is: Your lineup for the 2011 Riverfront Times Music Showcase. On June 4th, the 74 bands, DJs, performers and musicians listed below will all be on Washington Avenue. Five bucks gets you a wristband to see everything. There will be one (free) outdoor stage this year, with music from 2 ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    March 28, 2011

    Rockwell Knuckles Releases His New Album Today

    ​It's always great to wake up on a Monday morning, check Twitter and see that an album you've been anticipating has been unexpectedly released. Today that honor goes to Force member Rockwell Knuckles, who unleashed You're F*ckin Out, I'm F*ckin In via the Smoking Section. Rocky's follow-up to ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 11, 2011

    Tef Poe Working On New Music with Black Spade, Rockwell Knuckles

    ​Yesterday, Tef Poe talked to us about War Machine, his latest album. Below, he reveals what he's up to this year -- and some new local artists we should keep an eye on. Tef will be playing at Cicero's on Friday, January 14, with Family Affair and the Chalk Boyz. He'll also be opening for Fred ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Interview: Tef Poe on War Machine, His Fantastic New Album

    courtesy of Tef Poe​Tef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Twelve Local Artists Not to Overlook in 2011

    ​A lot of local artists cross A to Z's way. Some send us albums; others Tweet at us. Still others drop us email. (Hint: We love email. Especially if it's telling us about who you are and what you're up to. Even if we don't respond, we read everything.) But despite the constant hum of informati ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Five New Local Songs to Hear: Pokey LaFarge, Tef Poe, Illphonics, Dots Not Feathers, Jon Hardy & the Public

    In recent weeks, a bunch of local musicians unleashed new tunes on the masses. Here's a brief round-up. Know of anything else? Leave a comment. Tef Poe​ Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, "Brick Thieves" Occasional RFT contributor Bill Streeter is making a documentary about the city's uniqu ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Photos Video: Tef Poe and The Force Own the Gramophone

    photo by Keegan HamiltonThe Force was out in, um, force at the Gramophone on Friday​Just when it seems like the monthly (or thereabouts) hip-hop extravaganzas hosted by the Force at the Gramophone are getting stale, they go and put on a show like last Friday's. Basically the same cadre of artists ... More >>

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