Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hard Rock: Meet the 2015 RFT Music Award Nominees

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

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The 2015 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is set to be the biggest local music festival in St. Louis history. On June 20, nearly 100 local bands will play across ten venues in the Grove Neighborhood, including just about every genre possible, sans polka. From now until the showcase, we will supply you with the lowdown on every act nominated for an RFT Music Award, so you can be in the know with regards to your vote. Read on and get familiar with your local scene. And don't forget to mark your calendar for June 20!

See also: Vote Now For the 2015 RFT Music Awards


Bug Chaser

Catch Bug Chaser at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Outdoor Stage (at Atomic Cowboy) at 5 p.m. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY BAND.
  • Photo provided by band.
  • Catch Bug Chaser at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Outdoor Stage (at Atomic Cowboy) at 5 p.m.

Jeff White (Sampling) Kevin Insinna (Drums) Taylor J. Huff (Drums, Vocals) Jake Jones (Guitar, Vocals) Zeng Zengerling (Guitar) Pat Grosch (Vocals) Jake Bremler (Synthesizer) Matty Coonfield (Bass, Vocals)

Bandcamp | Facebook

Read more about Bug Chaser in our review of their self-titled LP:

After a few years' worth of EPs, demos and splits, the many-headed beast known as Bug Chaser released its first formal LP in November. The collection, available digitally, recently saw its release on vinyl, and that's a nice bit of formality for a band built around noisy, entrancing malleability.

On stage, Bug Chaser veers toward spectacle, often swelling beyond the eight members listed on this collection (and that's not including the BDSM specialist they brought onstage at this past fall's Lou Reed tribute). It's a comfort, then, that the band can be as full-bodied, engrossing and occasionally unpredictable on the Bug Chaser LP.


Fumer

Catch Fumer at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Bootleg at 8 p.m. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY BAND.
  • Photo provided by band.
  • Catch Fumer at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Bootleg at 8 p.m.

Mike Owen (Guitar, Vocals) Justin Curia (Drums) Corey Stage (Bass)

Bandcamp | Facebook


Hell Night

Catch Hell Night at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Demo at 5 p.m. - PHOTO BY TRAVIS LAWRENCE.
  • Photo by Travis Lawrence.
  • Catch Hell Night at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Demo at 5 p.m.

Mike Craft (Vocals) Andy White (Guitar) Eric Eyster (Bass) Adam Arseneau (Drums)

Bandcamp |Facebook


I Actually

Catch I Actually at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Bootleg at 6 p.m. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY BAND.
  • Photo provided by band.
  • Catch I Actually at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Bootleg at 6 p.m.

Nick Indelicato (Guitar, Vocals) Andrew Pashea (Guitar, Vocals) Kyle Cunningham (Bass) Pat Wolfe Jr (Drums)

Bandcamp | Facebook | Tumblr | Youtube


Tok

Catch Tok at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Ready Room at 4 p.m. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY MATTHEW SAWICKI.
  • Photo provided by Matthew Sawicki.
  • Catch Tok at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: The Ready Room at 4 p.m.

Bryan Basler (Vocals) Matt Basler (Bass) Spencer Markowski (Drums)

Official Website | Bandcamp | Facebook

Previously: - Americana - Blues - Country - Cover Band - DJ - Electronic (Eclectic) - Electronic (Dance) - Emo - Experimental - Folk

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