September 26, 2013

Best of St. Louis, 2013: The Music!

With more than 275 winners crammed into this year's Best of St. Louis issue, there's again a lot to see in St. Louis, which is sort of our point. Inside the Arts & Entertainment section of this year's edition, we have plenty of places and musicians worth scoping out. Here's a sort-of random sampling of the 2013 Best of St. Louis winners in the Arts & Entertainment category. Congratulations to our winners. Now go out and see a show!
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Best Cover Band: The VCRs
In this city '70s and '80s cover bands are a dime a dozen. But the '90s? It seemed like no one wanted to go full-flannel until the VCRs came along.Read the full story: Best Cover Band: The VCRs
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Best Cover Band: The VCRs

In this city '70s and '80s cover bands are a dime a dozen. But the '90s? It seemed like no one wanted to go full-flannel until the VCRs came along.

Read the full story: Best Cover Band: The VCRs

Best Bassist: Joey Glynn
With a spry grin and his signature mutton chops, Joey Glynn provides the backbone to arguably the most successful band currently calling St. Louis home: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three.Read the full story: Best Bassist: Joey Glynn
Glynn in the video for "Central Time"


Best Bassist: Joey Glynn

With a spry grin and his signature mutton chops, Joey Glynn provides the backbone to arguably the most successful band currently calling St. Louis home: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three.

Read the full story: Best Bassist: Joey Glynn
Best Hip-Hop DJ: DJ Mahf
DJ Mahf is no stranger to this publication, and we'll stop writing about him and his irreproachable turntable skills if he ever slows down or misses a beat, but 2013 doesn't seem to be the year that that's going to happen.Read the full story: Best Hip-Hop DJ: DJ Mahf
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Best Hip-Hop DJ: DJ Mahf

DJ Mahf is no stranger to this publication, and we'll stop writing about him and his irreproachable turntable skills if he ever slows down or misses a beat, but 2013 doesn't seem to be the year that that's going to happen.

Read the full story: Best Hip-Hop DJ: DJ Mahf
Best Folk Artist: Indian Blanket
The songs of Indian Blanket are simple and concise, with an ability to touch even the coldest of hearts.Read the full story: Best Folk Artist: Indian Blanket
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Best Folk Artist: Indian Blanket

The songs of Indian Blanket are simple and concise, with an ability to touch even the coldest of hearts.

Read the full story: Best Folk Artist: Indian Blanket
Best Jazz Artist: The Bosman Twins
Dwayne and Dwight Bosman have been fixtures on the St. Louis jazz scene since they were teenagers, and though the twins could easily have become a novelty act, a footnote to this city's rich jazz history, they've more than made their mark. Read the full story: Best Jazz Artist: The Bosman Twins
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Best Jazz Artist: The Bosman Twins

Dwayne and Dwight Bosman have been fixtures on the St. Louis jazz scene since they were teenagers, and though the twins could easily have become a novelty act, a footnote to this city's rich jazz history, they've more than made their mark.

Read the full story: Best Jazz Artist: The Bosman Twins
Best Metal Band: Black Fast
The members of Black Fast don't play games; they play metal. Blistering, bludgeoning, no-holds-barred metal. The band's latest, August's Starving Out the Light, nimbly hopscotches through subgenres while maintaining an impressive technicality throughout.Read the full story: Best Metal Band: Black Fast
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Best Metal Band: Black Fast

The members of Black Fast don't play games; they play metal. Blistering, bludgeoning, no-holds-barred metal. The band's latest, August's Starving Out the Light, nimbly hopscotches through subgenres while maintaining an impressive technicality throughout.

Read the full story: Best Metal Band: Black Fast
Best Gospel Artist: Arthur Anthony
In 2008 former Olympic boxer and East St. Louis native Arthur "Flash" Johnson was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, and he turned from fighting to singing gospel music, pouring as much soul into the studio and onto the stage as he once did the canvas ring.Read the full story: Best Gospel Artist: Arthur Anthony
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Best Gospel Artist: Arthur Anthony

In 2008 former Olympic boxer and East St. Louis native Arthur "Flash" Johnson was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, and he turned from fighting to singing gospel music, pouring as much soul into the studio and onto the stage as he once did the canvas ring.

Read the full story: Best Gospel Artist: Arthur Anthony
Best Band Name: Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter
Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter is suggestive, confrontational and clingy. Once a phrase used to usher a friend through an old family ritual, the saying "good luck at the hog slaughter" stuck to singer Jim Fitzpatrick's tongue.Read the full story: Best Band Name: Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter
Best Band Name: Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter

Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter is suggestive, confrontational and clingy. Once a phrase used to usher a friend through an old family ritual, the saying "good luck at the hog slaughter" stuck to singer Jim Fitzpatrick's tongue.

Read the full story: Best Band Name: Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter
Best Concert -Poster Designer: Ashley Hohman
Steeped in DIY punk aesthetic, Ashley Hohman's poster art is bold, utilizing black-and-white photos and text, and employing the use of a copy machine.Read the full story: Best Concert -Poster Designer: Ashley Hohman
One of Hohman's latest works.
Best Concert -Poster Designer: Ashley Hohman

Steeped in DIY punk aesthetic, Ashley Hohman's poster art is bold, utilizing black-and-white photos and text, and employing the use of a copy machine.

Read the full story: Best Concert -Poster Designer: Ashley Hohman
Best Rock Club: Off Broadway
It is pretty safe to say that Off Broadway is home base to much of the St. Louis music scene and its many diverse bands.Read the full story: Best Rock Club: Off Broadway
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Best Rock Club: Off Broadway

It is pretty safe to say that Off Broadway is home base to much of the St. Louis music scene and its many diverse bands.

Read the full story: Best Rock Club: Off Broadway