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Friday, March 24, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: March 24 to 26

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:19 AM

In recent months, St. Louis has undergone a local music renaissance — and not in the sense of having more popular bands or even break-out acts. Benefit shows and fundraisers for organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have become the norm, showing that much of the local...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Billy Peek to Pay Tribute to Chuck Berry at St. Louis Blues Game Thursday Night

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Chuck Berry is gone but his musical legacy will go on infinitely, the Voyager spacecraft ferrying Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" into interstellar space forever. But here on earth, we got hockey games to play. The St. Louis Blues host the Vancouver Canucks at Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Ave., at...

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Premiere: Middle Class Fashion Releases New Video, Single "Turquoise Heart" from Upcoming LP EGO

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:59 AM

Premiering on RFT Music this week is the new single and video from Middle Class Fashion entitled "Turquoise Heart." The song is the first track to be released from the group's upcoming LP. The video was shot at Union Station Hotel, and depicts a woman (portrayed by dancer Lydia Berry)...

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Premiere: Rapper J'Demul Releases Eye-Opening New Video for "The Come Up"

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:26 AM

"St. Louis: The decisions we make today impact the future we inhabit tomorrow." Those are the words that appear onscreen to close St. Louis rapper J'Demul's latest music video, premiering today on RFT Music. J'Demul, born Trevon McCray, was nominated for an RFT Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Artist (Solo) in 2016....

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St. Louis Native Charlie Halloran Finds Success in New Orleans' Hot Music Scene

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:09 AM

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is a staple in New Orleans' Bayou St. John neighborhood, couched on a street that runs catty-corner to leafy, picturesque Esplanade Avenue. The vibe of the place is both funky and conscientious — you're more likely to hear Leonard Cohen on the P.A. than, say, Dr....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Negative Approach and Dinosaur Jr Members Played a Surprise St. Louis Show Last Night

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Negative Approach, Trauma Harness and members of Dinosaur Jr played a show at the Way Out Club last night. It wasn't technically a "secret" show, but it was unadvertised and promoted primarily via word of mouth. Dinosaur Jr slayed at a sold out concert at Delmar Hall just a...

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Newly Announced: T.I., Jimmy Buffett, the Sword, X, Trey Songz, TLC and More

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kurt Wagner Brings His Lambchop Collective to Off Broadway This Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Since forming in the late ‘80s, Nashville collective Lambchop, the principal vehicle for songwriter Kurt Wagner, has been many things to many audiences. Americana heads dug the musicianship, folkies swooned to the melodies, experimental punks cranked up the noise and hipsters grooved to the overall inscrutability. Wagner has somehow...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017 Highlights From the Final Two Days: Chuck Berry Tributes and More

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:35 AM

News of the passing of Charles Edward Anderson Berry broke across Austin less than hour before Ron Gallo took the stage outside Waterloo Records for his thirteenth or fourteenth show of the SXSW week, but who could keep track? Gallo, a twenty-something songwriter cum shredder cum hipster with hair like...

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Living Body Brings Its Noisy Indie-Rock to Foam Tonight

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Chicago native Jeff T. Smith decamped to Leeds, England, a few years back and quickly found ways to incorporate his skills as a musical polymath with a sense of experimentation and collaboration. A large-scale sonic installation called “Sonic Cauldron” sought to immerse listeners in a veritable field of sound,...

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