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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Listen to Chuck Berry's New Track, "Wonderful Woman," Written for His Wife

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Chuck Berry, who passed away last month at the age of 90, will release a new album on June 9. Entitled Chuck, the record will be the rock & roll legend's first new material in nearly four decades, following 1979's Rock It. Today saw the release of the second single...

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Mt. Thelonious Is One of This Year's STL 77

The RFT honors the musical acts we love in St. Louis in 2017

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:59 AM

This year ​the RFT recognizes ​St. Louis' ​stellar music scene by presenting the STL 77, ​our list of 77 acts who did big things in the last twelve months. From now through June 17, the date of our huge annual music festival ShowcaseSTL, we'll be announcing two ​honorees per...

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Syna So Pro Is One of This Year's STL 77

The RFT honors the musical acts we love in St. Louis in 2017

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:47 AM

This year ​the RFT recognizes ​St. Louis' ​stellar music scene by presenting the STL 77, ​our list of 77 acts who did big things in the last twelve months. From now through June 17, the date of our huge annual music festival ShowcaseSTL, we'll be announcing two ​honorees per weekday...

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Newly Announced: Echo & the Bunnymen, KMFDM, Megadeth, Afroman and More

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:28 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, April 25, 2017

The Vigilettes Is One of This Year's STL 77

The RFT honors the musical acts we love in St. Louis in 2017

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:58 AM

If Hollywood’s endless onslaught of superhero movies has taught us anything — that’s a big “if” — it’s that a little collaboration among super-powers can have world-saving, box-office-breaking effects. For south city quartet the Vigilettes, a little superhero schtick goes a long way to describing their all-for-one appeal; the four...

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The Bobby Dazzlers Is One of This Year's STL 77

The RFT honors the musical acts we love in St. Louis in 2017

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Nothing goes with gnarly distorted guitar quite like fuzzed-up distorted vocals to conjure fantasies of a basement party running wild. The Bobby Dazzlers keep their songs short, fast and reckless, laying timeless rock rhythm and lead riffs under singer Chad Rogers’ surprisingly satisfying melodies. The group’s two EPs, Champion...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

ShowcaseSTL to Feature More than 100 Acts in the Grove June 16 and 17

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Ever heard of lightning striking in the same place four times? The Riverfront Times' annual summer musical festival will take place in the Grove for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, June 17, with a kick-off show at Atomic Cowboy on the night of Friday, June 16. Now dubbed...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Your Complete Guide to Record Store Day in St. Louis 2017

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Record Store Day turns ten on Saturday, marking a decade of the hipster-chic holiday that runs in parallel with the zombie vinyl industry. Think of it as Christmas, or maybe Black Friday, for both collectors and casuals alike. St. Louis is undoubtedly a music town, and great record stores come...

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The Flaming Lips Will Bring a Rock & Roll Spectacle to the Pageant This Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:50 AM

The Flaming Lips never stood a chance. Following the back-to-back transcendence of The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, albums that melded state-of-the-art psychedelia with weird poignance and became essential soundtracks to the 2000s, was impossible – and the Lips seemed to know it. The band didn’t...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beatles, Metallica Mash-Up Act Beatallica Performs at Fubar This Sunday

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:14 AM

What do you get when you mix the pop-rock music of the Beatles with the riff-laden metal of Metallica? Obviously you get Beatallica of course, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based act that has been performing as a gimmicky mash-up of the two bands since 2001. Comprising members operating under the monikers...

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