June 22, 2010 Slideshows

Share on Facebook
Submit to Reddit

2010 RFT Music Awards Winners 

You voted for your favorite local music acts and we're here to announce the winners of the readers' poll for the 2010 Riverfront Times Music Awards. Read about all the nominees in "2010 Music Showcase: 1 night, 50+ bands, 5 bucks this Saturday on Wash. Ave."
photo by Jon Gitchoff
"Best Americana/Folk Band (Indie-Leaning)
The Monads
“The quartet dreams of pirates and moonshine and shit-kicking and cornbread and still more moonshine, and it brings those weird dreams to life with a blasting, thrashi
photo by Steve Truesdell
"Best Americana/Folk Band (Untraditional)
Brothers Lazaroff
“Backed up by the supremely tight rhythm section of Teddy Brookins and Grover Stewart — and pushed into the funkosphere by jazz and electronic maestro Mo
photo by Bryan Sutter
"Best Blues Artist/Band
Alvin Jett & the Phat NoiZ Blues Band
“Jett’s classic, bending lead lines are backed by the funky, contemporary blues sound of his backing band, the Phat NoiZ.” — Shae Moseley"
photo by Jason Stoff
"Best DJ
“Spankalicious calls himself ‘the glitchy hippie’ on his MySpace page, and it’s an apt descriptor; but it’s not the only way to describe the DJ, who embodies — and ch
"Best Electronic Artist/Band
Murder Happens
“[Paul Wood] and his bandmates pay tribute to the electronic rock music of the late ’80s while proving that the genre still has legs today.” — Christian Schae
photo by Bryan Sutter
"Best Experimental Artist/Band
Glass Teeth
“Glass Teeth mashes together ’80s hardcore with electronic music and displays a variety of influences.” — Nick Lucchesi"
Photo by Lynn Terry
"Best Funk/Soul/R&B (Group)
Funky Butt Brass Band
“Credit goes to the act’s three-pronged attack of stellar musicianship; an undeniable, good-time spirit; and a diverse repertoire that incorporates Tower of Power-s
photo by Peter Wochniak
"Best Funk/Soul/R&B (Solo Artist)
Lamar Harris
“Originally recognized for his talent as a horn player, Harris has since developed an unconventional fusion of funk, electronica, jazz and soul music that combines live inst
photo by Jonathan Mannion
"Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist (Solo)
Murphy Lee
“With a quick smile and easygoing wit — along with tireless hustle and a Twitter account that can’t be beat — Murphy Lee is helping the St. Lunatics get its na
photo by Nick Schnelle
"Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist (Group or Collective)
Midwest Avengers
“Co-frontmen BC (John Harrington) and So’n’So (James Coleman) can rhyme, rap and sing in the proud tradition of STL emcees, but their bandmates
photo by Jason Stoff
"Best Hip-Hop DJ
DJ Needles
“Although Nodzilla (a.k.a. DJ Needles) is one of the most consistent DJs around, he’s regarded just as highly for the quality of his music production.” — Calvin Cox"
photo by Jason Stoff
"Best Indie Band
Troubadour Dali
“Troubadour Dali’s long-awaited 2009 album captures the band’s dreamy psych-pop live sound to a tee; lysergic guitars stretch out lazily, like a kite wending in the wind or a
photo by Bryan Sutter
"Best Jam Artist/Band
“Madahoochi has stayed vital for so long by constantly tweaking its style of feel-good rock & roll to absorb modern styles, while retaining its classic-rock leanings.” — Chri
photo by Jennifer Silverberg
"Best Jazz Artist
Willie Akins
“He [has]established a sound — ripe, flexible, swinging and soulful — that is his alone and that still sets the standards for any jazz-band leader, in a town with a long history
photo by Nick Schnelle
"Best Live Band
Trip Daddys
“This band is really all about its live show, where Straubinger’s reverb-laden assault of classic guitar licks — and natural showman tendencies — takes center stage.”&m
"Best Metal/Thrash Band
Dude Nukem
“The band favors tightly wound musicianship over apathetic slop, yet its riffs still maintain circle-pit adrenaline, and its blast-beats are downright violent.” — Ryan Wasob
photo by Jon Gitchoff
"Best Modern Rock Band
Building Rome
“Building Rome has been a staple of the local emo/pop-punk scene for years; last year’s Alkaline Trio-influenced Nightmare, however, clearly shows a band shooting for the next
photo by Jason Stoff
"Best New Artist
Sleepy Kitty
“Sleepy Kitty throws itself completely into its projects — whether it’s writing and performing gorgeous, experimental pop songs, crafting imaginative, screen-printed show flyers
photo by Jon Gitchoff
"Best Punk/Hardcore Band
he Humanoids
“The Humanoids’ sense of dynamics, willingness to let riffs shine through and happiness in those sweet little ‘whoa-oh’ choruses make them the punk band to beat.&r
photo by Jon Gitchoff
"Best Pop Band
The Blind Eyes
“Pop music needn’t be modest, but the Blind Eyes manages to be both unassuming and completely irresistible.” — Roy Kasten"
photo by Steve Truesdell
"Best Rock Band
“LOGOS’ tunes call to mind prog-rock masters of the past, but retain enough youthful spirit and bombastic production to make them appeal to people outside of the KSHE crowd.” — S
photo by Jon Gitchoff
"Best Vocalist (Female)
Cassie Morgan
“‘Ain’t I Your Honey?’ from this year’s Weathered Hands, Weary Eyes, slinks along like a bluesy seduction, but Morgan needs little more than a slide guitar a
photo by Jason Stoff
"Best Vocalist (Male)
Bob Reuter
“For nearly four decades he’s told the stories of people who are as interesting and varied as he is, with a fired-up blues yelp peppering the heart of a folk singer.” —
photo by Nick Schnelle
"Best Local Album
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Riverboat Soul
“As the title of his record suggests, LaFarge’s music is an audacious exaltation of bygone eras of blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and rock & ro
photo by Jon Gitchoff
"Best Americana/Folk Band (Indie-Leaning)
The Monads
“The quartet dreams of pirates and moonshine and shit-kicking and cornbread and still more moonshine, and it brings those weird dreams to life with a blasting, thrashi
Play Slideshow

Best Things to Do In St. Louis


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2016 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation