It is that time of the year again! 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 panel of venue owners/employees, promoters/talent buyers, record store staff, dedicated die ... More >>
It's a busy weekend for St. Louis' leading independent record stores. Vintage Vinyl celebrates its 33 1/3 Anniversary Party, Euclid Records hosts its annual sidewalk sale and Apop Records acts as the venue for the second annual Tower Groove Records street party. Beyond that, there's much, much more. ... More >>
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 >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! 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 categor ... More >>
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 >>
It's that time of year again! 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 on Washington Avenue provides St. Louisans a chance to see over 80 of these bands and musicians in action ... More >>
Monday mornings are weird when you have to share your home bathroom with nine or so near-strangers. Such was the case today after housing a couple of bands from a particularly noisy and awesome show last night. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but officially as of today, my life is shows, shows ... More >>
Whoa, it's a new year, and change is weird. I'm still getting used to working at this office. This week, I've been strategically re-adjusting the angle of this side view mirror set up on my soon-to-be desk, which Daniel apparently kicked off of his car one day and brought up here "to prevent people ... More >>
It's my byline; we're doing what I want this week. And I want to bring back the word of the day, which just happens to be Bollix. Seriously! That's how you spell "bullshit" in British. So here we here, a Bollix fill-in weekend post from your esteemed music editor. Shouldn't it be "Bollocks"? Ah, who ... More >>
The Swayback is currently on the back half of one of the biggest tours in its ten year history. The first leg brought the Denver rock & roll band to Plush for its first-ever St. Louis show, on the night of a Cardinals playoff game. You can imagine how that went. I went mostly because I wanted to see ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Update, 9/24/12: Your first chance to sign up for this thing will be at a "Fall Informal" at Apop Records on Saturday, October 20. Few details are available at the moment, but we have been promised "music, food, beer, record painting and more!" So look forward to that -- we'll keep you updated, obvi ... More >>
The Riverfront Times has a long, long, long history of promoting the An Under Cover Weekend shows. On the surface it's a cool event that seems to support our huge pool of local talent. It's nice to see local bands in any showcase together, especially one where everyone is working together to try to ... More >>
Well I don't know about you, but I was certainly not impressed by so-called "Tropical Storm" Isaac. Yeah, it rained a little, but the way people were talking about it made it seem like we would all be awash over the weekend -- my neighbor even asked me on Friday if I had enough groceries and batteri ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Psychedelia favoring Sleepy Sun will be playing Off Broadway this Saturday with St. Louis's equally trippy Troubadour Dali. With beats that make you feel like you have a contact-high, Shabazz Palaces soars into The Luminary Center for the Arts on Tuesday.
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 >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 26. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
LouFest is just over two weeks, and our excitement is reaching unhealthy levels. You already know the headliners: The Roots, TV On The Radio, The Hold Steady, Deerhunter, !!!, Cat Power, etc. The local lineup is impressive as well: Jon Hardy & the Public, Old Lights and Troubadour Dali lead t ... More >>
Joanna HumphreyThere is a pretty brazen vacuum somewhere in the room next to where two members of Troubadour Dali are conducting a three-way phone interview. It would appear that the shoegaze-y psych-pop band is never far from its noise roots, though this time it's more obnoxious than it is d ... More >>
Let's Make It Right
The cover of Sleepy Kitty's upcoming Infinity City.The RFT Music Awards Party is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Firebird. In addition to the announcement of all this year's winners, the evening will feature performances by 18andCounting, Prince Ea and Sleepy Kitty. The latter has something unique p ... More >>
The 2011 RFT Music Showcase is practically here: This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Washington Avenue. In our continued attempt to prepare you for the madness of 78 music acts in one day, we will be compiling preview tracks from artists playing the showcase; you can listen below. This wil ... More >>
No April Fool's Day jokes here. Just good shows to see this weekend. More stuff over at the RFT's main music page. Friday Shagy Kennedy Memorial Show @ Fubar All details about the celebration/memorial show are at Diana Benanti's post about the Everything Went Black guitarist. What Happened ... More >>
image via1. Dogtown Street Musicians FestivalThis weekend marks the first ever Dogtown Street Musicians Festival. Located between the 1200 - 1300 block of Tamm, this event will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2. Funk Fest 5Go get funked up at Broadway Oyster Bar Saturday night, starting at ... More >>
Time to grab that third copy of Thriller out of your stacks, find that VHS of Madonna's worst music videos and dispose of that emotionally destructive mixtape from your cheatin' ex. The busy boys at MOTH debuted their new monthly concert series at the Soulard venue in June, and they've got ... More >>
Last night at the Schlafly Tap Room, we announced the 2010 RFT Music Award winners. Here are the results. We'll be adding photos from the night once they arrive! Best Americana/Folk Band (Indie-Leaning) The Monads Best Americana/Folk Band (Untraditional) Brothers Lazaroff
On June 5, the RFT Music Showcase is happening on Washington Avenue. All day, all night. Have you voted yet for your favorite bands? If not, I suggest you do that right here! Perhaps the schedule for the music showcase will spur on your clicking fingers. Read on below for the bands, venues an ... More >>
Jordan NoelIt's the Whigs!The Whigs delivered a powerful blast of pure rock & roll last night at The Gargoyle, thrilling its hardcore fans in the front row and generally impressing the rest of the 80 or so concertgoers. The Athens, Georgia, trio displayed its abundant talent and winning chemi ... More >>
Psych-rockers Troubadour Dali are celebrating the release of their Bill Racine-mixed album tonight at Off Broadway. Jon Hardy & the Public and the Campfire Club are also on the bill. Check out a new MP3 from the album below! In print this week, I say the LP "captures the band's dreamy psych ... More >>
Any other month of the year you might be called a cheap-skate, penny-pinching tight-wad. But this is December. Being low on expendable funds ostensibly means you've spent your hard-earned money on gifts for loved ones. Stay fly this weekend on a budget and catch the holiday spirit with these suggest ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, December 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Dangerbird labelmates Sea Wolf and Darker My Love are in town tonight, albeit at two different venues. The latter -- a dark, psych-pop/shoegaze act from California -- is at the Firebird with Troubadour Dali and Fractured Army, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8. (To hear a DmL tune, check out this he ... More >>
A bit late, but below the jump you'll find links to as many blogposts we've run with MP3s -- and the occasional MySpace page and embedded tune -- of each nominated band. Whew. Chime in with any URLs that have tunes in the comments, of course. I think I have everyone. The music showcase blurbs/infor ... More >>
Good things come to those who wait, at least if you're a fan of psychedelic space-rockers Troubadour Dali. The quartet is in the mixing stages of a new, self-titled CD, which it recorded back in December 2007 at the now-closed Penny Studios. In fact, T. Dali's Ben Hinn and Joe Sc ... More >>
Here are the nominees for this year's music showcase. Enjoy 'em after this year's poster, courtesy of the amazing Tom Huck.
2008's version of Record Store Day -- an entire day devoted to the glory of, uh, the record store -- was such a booming success, people are celebrating again this year on Saturday, April 18. And like last year, Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl are participating in the festivities. Details ... More >>
4 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, January 16. Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City).