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Friday, February 15, 2019

Vintage Vinyl's Papa Ray Plots Reality Show as 'Anthony Bourdain of Vinyl'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 6:47 AM

The video opens on the inside of Vintage Vinyl. The lights are on but the record store is empty, save for a single man — Tom "Papa" Ray, the shop's owner — who stands on the slightly raised perch behind the DJ booth on the right-hand wall. Holding a...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The 3 Best Shows in St. Louis This Week: February 14 to 20

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Each week we bring you our picks for the best shows of the next seven days! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events subject to change; check with the venue for the most up-to-date information. The Love Language 8 p.m. Sunday, February 17. Blueberry Hill’s Duck...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Newly Announced: The Chainsmokers, Flipper, Heart, Norm Macdonald and More

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Each week we bring you our picks for the best shows of the weekend! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events subject to change; check with the venue for the most up-to-date information. Anthony Gomes: Sat., March 16, 8 p.m., $15-$18. Old Rock House, 1200 S....

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Attention Local Musicians: Here's How to Apply for ShowcaseSTL 2019

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Maybe you've seen a festival lineup and thought that you or your band belongs on the list. Or maybe a large-scale event like ShowcaseSTL is the next logical step for your musical career. Whatever the case, we can help: Applications are now open for our summer music fest happening...

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Here's How to Submit Your Favorite Local Acts To Play ShowcaseSTL 2019

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Since 2016, we've taken the firm stance that ShowcaseSTL, Riverfront Times' annual music festival, must have no less than 100 acts. Truth is, we could book ten times that many and we would still only scratch the surface of the St. Louis music scene. That's why we have come...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The 3 Best Shows in St. Louis This Week: February 7 to 13

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Each week we bring you our picks for the best shows of the next seven days! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events subject to change; check with the venue for the most up-to-date information. Bas 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street. $13...

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The Pink Slip Will Reopen, Grandson of Founder Vows

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM

The Pink Slip (114 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, Illinois; 618-271-3151) is coming back. The Brooklyn-based strip club unceremoniously closed its doors last September. But Lennil Johnson, a grandson of its original founder, says he plans to reopen it this June after winning a fight in probate court. He says...

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Newly Announced: Tank and the Bangas, DMX, Hozier, Vampire Weekend and More

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 6:52 AM

Each week we bring you our picks for the best shows of the weekend! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events subject to change; check with the venue for the most up-to-date information. Boomtown United: W/ Deals Gone Slack, Brick City, Thu., March 14, 7:30 p.m.,...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Huht Comes Into Its Own With New Self-Titled EP Release

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 6:17 AM

A year ago, Huht was so new to the St. Louis scene that it had only played a handful of gigs and its members weren’t even sure that their songs were, well, songs. At the time, they called them “song starters,” as the group was still in the phase...

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Ms. Hy-C & Fresh Start Wins International 'World Series of Blues' in Memphis

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 6:00 AM

For St. Louis blues singer Hy-C, the magic word is "believe." "Just believe," she says. "You can do whatever you set yourself out to do, but you've got to believe in yourself." It's advice she heard frequently from her grandmother, and in recent weeks it has served the 50-year-old...

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