Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ShowcaseSTL Will Feature Guided By Voices, Brooke Candy and 100+ Local Acts

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 10:09 AM

click to enlarge Brooke Candy is one of the acts performing at this year's ShowcaseSTL. - PRESS PHOTO
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  • Brooke Candy is one of the acts performing at this year's ShowcaseSTL.
Are you a glass half empty or half full kind of person? The answer won't even matter when ShowcaseSTL hits the Grove neighborhood on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. With more than 100 acts across two days and eight stages, all cups will run over.

You read right: the Riverfront Times' annual summer music festival has expanded to two full days. This event can be a total sensory overload, so we thought it best to stretch the fun over 48 hours. That's not to say we've skimped on the goods, though. For the fifth year in a row, we will continue to offer St. Louis' largest locally focused music festival with well over 100 performances.

We also think that quantity is best served with quality. ShowcaseSTL has traditionally been the ultimate intersection of local favorites and unsung heroes in St. Louis music — that much has not changed. This year, however, we are adding in a few special guests from outside of town.



Guided By Voices has, in no uncertain terms, helped define the genre of indie rock across 20+ years of recording and performing. With more than 2,000 songs across three decades, bandleader Robert Pollard might be one of the most prolific songwriters in America. Released only days ago on March 23, GBV's new record Space Gun caps off a successful year of touring and festival dates, including Coachella 2017.

Brooke Candy rounds out this year's lineup by toeing the line between pop and rap with an aggressive and sex-positive edge. As a featured performer at LA Pride 2017, she stunned with her raunchy rap. As you're reading this, she is gearing up to perform at the Dinah — the largest lesbian event in the world. And after two weeks of touring Europe in May, Brooke will descend on ShowcaseSTL on Sunday, June 17.

Here's the initial lineup for ShowcaseSTL 2018:

Guided By Voices * Brooke Candy * Black Fast * Bates * CaveofswordS * Eric Dontè * Bruiser Queen * 18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble * Tonina Saputo * Nikee Turbo * Le'Ponds * The Knuckles * Brothers Lazaroff * Illphonics * Shady Bug * DJ Mahf * Mt. Thelonious * Mathias and the Pirates * The Maness Brothers * The Domino Effect * Guerrilla Theory * Ryan Koenig * Lobby Boxer * Apollo's Daughter * Jr. Clooney * Seashine * Shitstorm * Syna So Pro * The Defeated County * Little Big Bangs * The Vigilettes * Brian McClelland * Kid Scientist * Sister Wizzard * The Fade * Pono AM * Bloom * L. S. Xprss * DJ Nune is Lamar Harris * Town Cars * Karen Choi * Broke Poets * Glued * Sorry, Scout * Paige Alyssa * The Potomac Accord * Traveling Sound Machine * Subtle Aggression Monopoly * Ben Diesel * Mammoth Piano * The BonBon Plot * Daytime Television * Prospect * Rover * YOUPEOPL * Andrew Ryan & The Travelers * Crim Dolla Cray * Mom * Motherbear * Nibiru * Pineapple RNR * Shux * The Astounds * Zak Marmalefsky * Railhazer * Frankie Valet * The Opera Bell Band * nebulosa * Drew Gowran * Honeydew * Mad Keys * Alex Cunningham * Dee Bird * Huht * Jøsh. * AND MUCH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

If you can't wait for all the ShowcaseSTL excitement, all-access wristbands are now available! Early bird tickets start at $10 a day or $15 for the full weekend. (With more than 100 acts set to perform that's less than 15 cents per act, in case you're keeping track.) More information on ShowcaseSTL at www.rftshowcase.com.

Participating venues:
Atomic Cowboy Pavilion (4140 Manchester)
The Bootleg (4140 Manchester)
Gezellig (4191 Manchester)
The Gramophone (4243 Manchester)
HandleBar (4127 Manchester)
Layla (4317 Manchester)
Parlor (4170 Manchester)
The Ready Room (4195 Manchester)


To musical acts and bands interested in performing at ShowcaseSTL this year: Stay tuned to the blog tomorrow for information on how to apply and submit your music for consideration for this year's event.


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