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    June 10, 2013

    Photos: Saturday Nightlife in the Grove

    RFT Music nightlife photographer Nick Zargoza spent his Saturday night criss-crossing the Grove and snapping photos of the colorful people he found. Here are some of our favorite pictures; you can find more at the full slideshow.

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    June 7, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Foals Tonight at the Pageant

    [Update: Congrats to Jeremy Lehmann! Pick up your tickets at the box office. Make sure to bring a photo ID; enjoy the show!] Oxford, England's Foals brings its brand of danceable indie rock to the Pageant tonight, and we've got two tickets for you to win!

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Do I Tell My Friends About the Abusive Asshole in Their Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Tornado: Incredible Footage of Storm Hitting Creve Coeur Airport, More Videos of Damage

    A destructive storm hit parts of St. Charles and St. Louis counties over the weekend prompting Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency in Missouri late Friday night. The severe weather followed several days of heavy rain throughout the state and damaged many homes in the metro area. The w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    New Band: Meet the 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Noise: Meet the 2013 RFT Music 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Electronic/Dance: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Chamber Pop: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week and a half away! 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Metal: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week and a half away! 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    You Should Probably Quit Your Band Now

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper, UZ, Torche and More Show Flyers

    Shock rocker Marilyn Manson joins forces with shock rocker Alice Cooper on what might be the most obvious pairing ever seen on a bill together; that show is at the Family Arena on June 25. Mysterious Mad Decent EDM artist UZ will perform at 2720 Cherokee on May 22. Florida stone-metal kings Torche b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Kansas City Police Dept. Loves Footage of Officer Falling, Airs on Tonight Show (VIDEO)

    Earlier this month, a Kansas City police officer trying to pull a fallen tree from the road fell to the ground in the process when a branch broke. It's some pretty classic slapstick hilarity -- see for yourself below. And officials in the department seem to think it's pretty hilarious, too! They ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    There's A (Fake?) Body On The Glass Ceiling Of the Missouri House of Representatives

    It's the second to last day of the Missouri legislative session, and things are getting pretty weird. And, no, we're not talking about seersucker suits. This morning, a body appeared on the glass ceiling of the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City. It is hopefully just a dummy of so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    How to Smoke at Shows Now That It's Not Cool Anymore

    As legislatures all across the city and the state consider smoking bans of all size and scope, we thought it might be high time to remind smokers of the etiquettes of smoking at gigs. As someone who smokes, I'm well aware of the many social pitfalls of my death-inducing pursuit. I'm not Captain Buzz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    New Breakmouth Annie Record On The Horizon From Throwing Things Records

    The clock is counting down to midnight on a Friday night at Lemmon's. After some knob-fiddling and shot/water retrieval from the bar, the band begins its set, as some more friends and fans run back in after finishing their cigarettes outside. The next 25 or so minutes become a blur of head-nodding, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Video: Woman Won't Stop Singing Whitney Houston, Prompts Emergency Stop in Missouri

    A flight from Los Angeles to New York City made an emergency stop in Missouri last week due to an unruly passenger -- who apparently would just not stop belting Whitney Houston songs. She was reportedly handcuffed and escorted off the plane in Kansas City after she was interfering with the flight ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Missouri Seersucker Caucus Is Most Powerful, Bipartisan Force At The Capitol (PHOTOS)

    Last month, we reported on Missouri State Senator Ryan McKenna's handwritten proposal to ban seersucker suits for anyone over the age of eight. His disdain for the fashion trend -- inspired by a growing love of seersucker at the Missouri State Capitol -- has apparently backfired. Big time. The so- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    How Does a Small Band Book a Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Big Boi, Danny Brown, Moe and More Show Flyers

    Big Boi of Outkast is headlining the first annual Memorial Day BBQ at Atomic Cowboy on May 27th. Danny Brown stops at Old Rock House on April 29th. Moe will headline the Summer Camp Music Festival May 24-26 in Chillicothe along with fellow jam bands, Umphrey's McGee and Trey Anastasio Band. More sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Help! Our Singer Makes Everyone Want to Quit the Band

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Sen. Ryan McKenna's Proposal: Ban Seersucker Suits in Missouri (Kids 8 and Under Exempt)

    If you need proof that things might be getting a bit too heated in the final weeks of the legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol, look no further than Senate Bill 437, Amendment No. 4. Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: "Any person living in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Day RFT Music Died

    You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Brillz Talks New Album and Twitter Fighting with Azelia Banks: "She Did it to Herself"

    Emerging from Los Angeles' deep talent pool of producers, Brillz (LA slang for brilliant) has been on a tear lately, with a number of releases. Originally a dancer, he transitioned to instead making music that everyone can dance to. We caught up with Brillz during a short break from the studio to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Win Tickets to the Black Crowes' Sold Out Concert at the Pageant

    The Black Crowes are back, and in force, as evidenced by the fact that the band's upcoming show at the Pageant is completely sold out. The 23-year-old band emerged from its "indefinite hiatus" in December of last year, and is currently in the midst of a 21-date U.S. tour stopping in St. Louis -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Last Shot: Chemical Warfare Takes Its Toll

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Crowdsourcing Your Way to Financial Success: Nope, Sorry

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Get Your Passes for the RFT Music Showcase Now Through Our Exclusive Presale

    The RFT Music Showcase returns on June 1 with its celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. Roughly 80 local bands -- chosen by you, from the RFT Music Awards -- will converge on Washington Avenue and perform at ten different venues.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Demetri Martin Will Be Signing Books at Subterranean Today, Because He Forgot to Yesterday

    Funnyman Demetri Martin performed at the Pageant last night, delivering wry one-liners and artfully humorous observations to a packed house of fans. Unfortunately, the comedian was nowhere to be found before the show, at a scheduled book signing set to take place at Subterranean Books.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Ghostface Killah, John Lee Hooker Jr., Black Moth Super Rainbow and More Show Flyers

    Ghostface Killah ofthe Wu Tang Clan plays 2720 Cherokee on April 27. John Lee Hooker Jr., the Grammy nominated son of the legendary bluesman, will stop at Broadway Oyster Bar on May 19. The enigmatic and experimental Black Moth Super Rainbow will be performing at The Firebird on May 15. More show f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Top Twenty Reasons Why Twitter Should Verify The Dorseys, a.k.a the Grandparents of Twitter

    The Twitter campaign of St. Louis residents Tim and Marcia Dorsey has gone completely viral this week -- because, in our humble opinion, it really is a great story. The two are the friggin' grandparents of Twitter, and all they want is for the social-networking site, co-founded by their son Jack Dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Garbage at the Pageant 4/10/13: Photos

    Madison, Wisconsin alt-rockers Garbage played the Pageant last night to a packed house, at a concert sponsored by 105.7 the Point. Front-woman Shirley Manson spoke with her thick Scottish accent between songs, and the band played the hits with vigor, belying the fact that the group has now been toge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Quitting Your Job At 35 to Join A Band: Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Parents of Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, St. Louis Native, Launch Campaign to Get Verified

    St. Louis residents Marcia Dorsey and Tim Dorsey would like to get "verified" on Twitter through the website's official badge of authenticity (that little blue check next to a user's name). Twitter generally reserves those verifications for well-known movie stars, politicians, athletes, etc. -- bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Appleseed Cast, Kid Ink, Alkaline Trio and More Show Flyers

    The Appleseed Cast stop at the Demo on April 6 in anticipation of its forthcoming album, Illumination Ritual. Rowdy up-and-coming rapper, Kid Ink, will play at Plush on April 19. Alkaline Trio is on tour supporting its new release, My Shame is True and will be performing at Pop's on June 2. More sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Attention Musicians: Stop Spamming and Start Showing Some Personality

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Win Tickets to See A Day to Remember at the Pageant

    Florida pop-core act A Day to Remember will play the Pageant next Wednesday, and we've got two tickets to give away!

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Crucial Mistake Most Bands Are Making With Facebook

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Hip-Hop for Dogs: The Worst Dog Hip-Hop Book Ever?

    If you like your music blog experiences to be timely and relevant, I suggest you stop reading now. This piece is neither. It concerns a book from five years ago that's as inconsequential now as the day it was published. This book hasn't dropped a track on Soundcloud, and it's not in a Twitter fight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: Best Inflatable Animals and Blow-Up Dolls

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Attention, ravers: The inflatable chimp won't hurt you! He is yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Mizzou Boobs! These Girls Wear School Spirit on Their Chests (PHOTOS)

    There's a growing "Boobment" in America -- and it's alive and well in Missouri, even if the Tigers (who lost unceremoniously last night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament) are not. Like all great social movements these days, it's based mostly on Twitter virality. And boobs. If you're not fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    March Sadness: Mizzou Fans, You Got Owned By This Guy

    Feeling blue about last night's loss, Mizzou fans? School spirit not making you feel any better? Don't worry, we got you covered. Just remind yourself how tough the competition was! This guy: More misery below!

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Fat Lady Sings: Karaoke Columnist Hopes You've Had the Time of Your Life

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Video: Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey, St. Louis Native, Talks Childhood On 60 Minutes

    We can thank the St. Louis emergency dispatch center for Twitter. The national spotlight was on St. Louis last night with a 60 Minutes interview, full video on view below, of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter who grew up here and who apparently got his inspiration for Twitter by listening to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing

    By Craig Hlavaty Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Karaoke Night Sucks; What Do You Do?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Good For You and Gregg Ginn, J Rabbit, Talk Normal and More Show Flyers

    Skateboarder Mike Vallely's band, Good for You visits Spirit's Lounge on April 27th and are accompanied by Black Flag guitarist, Greg Ginn's solo project. Noise-rock band, Talk Normal stops by The Demo on March 16th. More show flyers below:

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    March 8, 2013

    Danny Brown to Play Old Rock House April 29

    Detroit rapper Danny Brown will be making a stop in St. Louis at the Old Rock House on his "Old & Reckless" tour. The show has not yet been announced by the venue, but it is listed on today's official announcements about the tour. (Thanks to Twitter user Michael Doherty for the tip!)

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