Nathan Cook wears many masks. As the head of the local Close/Far label, he produces digital albums and limited-edition cassettes, curating an expansive sound through his compilation project, Rhizomatic St. Louis, and working with musicians from in and outside the city to fill a small but essential n ... More >>
Joshua Loyal, the owner/manager/promoter of the 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center (2700 Cherokee Street; 314-875-0233), fired off a mean teaser through his Facebook feed on Wednesday: "Who is ready for GOBLIN to come to STL?" While fans of the Italian progressive band shot back with an urgent " ... More >>
Hard times, high gas prices and an ill economy did little to derail local artists from expanding outward in 2012. As a musician, I've never seen so many of my peers crawl out from these red brick buildings to push their River City sounds than in the past 12 months. Many return with invaluable advice ... More >>
Kholood EidTef PoeThis week's feature involves asking a few St. Louisans what one thing they would change about our city. Several of the people involved are of particular interest to us here at RFT Music, including rapper Tef Poe, Pretty Little Empire's Justin Johnson and Apop Records owner ... More >>
Every week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Apop Records owner Tiffany Minx fills us on some of her favorite recent releases and reissues. She was excited about the new Prefuse 73 and some interesting psychedeli ... More >>
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 >>
Nick LucchesiBob Reuter performs at Apop Records on Record Store DayOn Saturday, April 17, St. Louis was treated to a whole day of BBQ, beer and full-blown sonic wonderment as Apop Records proudly hosted its second-annual Record Store Day since moving to the Gateway City in 2007. In the ag ... More >>
Avant-garde label aPop Records opens a storefront and moves its operations onto Cherokee Street.