Help Us Select the 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

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Theo Welling
The crowd for Dots Not Feathers at last year's music showcase.
Surely you know the drill by now: Each year, RFT Music recognizes the hard work and exceptional talent of St. Louis' local musicians with the RFT Music Awards. In addition, our summer awards showcase, to be held this year for the first time in the Grove, provides local music lovers an opportunity to see dozens of these bands and musicians in action, with sponsorship by loads of local businesses.

So, it is that time again! We are enlisting your help in choosing the best bands in the city. It is our goal to provide a definitive list of the most talented acts in town, but we can't do it alone. Who are your favorites? Who in St. Louis do you think deserves more recognition? Post your picks in the comments below. (Please be sure to only pick from the acts in the St. Louis region.)

The official ballot will be constructed by a panel of experts, but in the meantime we need to make sure that all possibilities are considered. Note that this is not a popularity contest, and attempting to "stuff the ballot" at this stage in the game by getting all of your friends to comment with your band's name isn't going to do any good -- we watch for that stuff throughout all phases of this process.

If you would like to be considered as part of our expert panel, please let us know! If your suggestions are especially thoughtful or demonstrate a strong perspective on some genre or scene, we'd be happy to make you an official part of the nominating committee. Please include your e-mail address in your comment if you'd like to be considered.

If you need a little help getting started, have a look at last year's winners on the next page:


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gingerclops
gingerclops

Bastard and the Crows deserves it for sure!

chiefquezikiah
chiefquezikiah

Jazz- The People's Key, Lamar Harris, Tommy Halloran, Sarah Jane and The Blue Notes. 

rtrospect
rtrospect

I think Bastard and the Crows should be nominated.  good tunes for sure.

v.tut.02
v.tut.02

Bastard and the Crows! 

lnoel07
lnoel07

Bastard and the Crows for Best New Band for sure! Rock that hits your soul!

coppywrites
coppywrites

New Band: Bastard and the Crows. Pure, unpretentious rock and roll. Always a fun show.

korte.jared
korte.jared

I think bastard and the crows should be nominated, they rock and have a growing following

spike216
spike216

Bastard and the Crows has been killing it for the past 9 months or so.

They should definitely get a nod on this. Sweet tunes from three STL heart throbs. They are releasing a 7 inch via Boxing Clever records in April, don't sleep on these dudes!

astrope
astrope

Bastard and the Crows. They have been playing shows around the city since last summer and are releasing a 7 inch vinyl on Boxing Clever Records in St. Louis next month!

kwissen
kwissen

Letter to Memphis, Scarlet Tanager, Middle Class Fashion, Kid Scientist

mknollhoff13
mknollhoff13

Spontaneous Serendipity 

www.SSMusic573.com

Katie Beth
Katie Beth

Funky Butt Brass Band, Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, illphonics,

Joe Luckey
Joe Luckey

We're 3 months into the year, isn't it a little early for awards already?

Donny Bee
Donny Bee

New band- Cold Hearted Strangers - (former/current members of Junebug, The Incurables, Old Lights) Www.reverbnation.com/ColdHeartedStrangers

streetbeatstl
streetbeatstl

Cover band; StreetBeat

R&B; StreetBeat

StreetBeat should be strongly considered for the category of Best Cover Band and Best R & B Band. We hope you will take a good look and listen to StreetBeat Peace. 


manband63119
manband63119

Cover band; StreetBeat

R&B; StreetBeat

This band is one of the "BEST local bands I've heard in St. Louis. My posse and I will start to follow this group. "Long Live StreetBeat" 

curtizard
curtizard

Bud Summers singer/song writer

curtizard
curtizard

Bud Summers singer / song writer

prettyodd2323
prettyodd2323

Nathan here from the Brothers on Whatever show .There Are so many Great ones out there.Solo singer song writer definitely goes to Bud Summers, Colaborative Typhoon Jackson & Letter To Memphis at this point.Please look the above mentioned up for consideration everyone.

jpzimmer100
jpzimmer100

StreetBeat is a STL based cover and R&B band that has been playing the local bars and lounges for the last 5 years.  We have been playing twice a month at Backstreet Jazz and Blues, and we play monthly at The Boathouse in St. Charles County, Chez Marilyn in Alton and Van Goghz Martini Bar in the Compton Hill Area. Summertime you can find us outside at Rehab in the Grove.  We have played most all venues in the area over the years; Cafe Eau, KirkWood Station Brewery, Sundowners, Novaks, and the Rustic Goat to name a few.  


We are a high energy dance band that plays about 15-20 songs per set during a four hour show so we are bound to hit some that everyone will recognize and like.  


Our set list includes songs from Stevie Wonder, Al Green, the Temptations, Journey, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Cee Lo Greene.  We play for the dance floor and offer entertainment to listeners and dancers alike.


Captain Pete Plays for Streetbeat our facebook site has our schedule, our videos and our calendar and can be linked to: 


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Pete-Plays-for-Streetbeat/123034327716587


Thanks for the consideration, we look forward to being included in this nomination.


Sincerely,

Captain Pete

Chief Piano Pounder and

Adult Supervision

StreetBeat


bowwowbaby
bowwowbaby

Flea Bitten Dawgs - Ukulele group

djwhostl
djwhostl

DJ's: DJ Uptown, DJ Deception, DJ Mahf, and myself- DJ Who 

devon.cahill
devon.cahill

Devon from Letter to Memphis here. So much great music going on in Stl right now, a few of my favorites are Arthur and the Librarian, Kid Scientist, Steph Plant, Aaron Kamm, Ellen the Felon, Cree Rider family band, Scarlet Tanager, and Bob "Bumblebee" Kamoske

edpiknjed
edpiknjed

PIK'n LIK'n: bluegrassic rock

Beth
Beth

Little Rachel/The Loot Rock Gang


Intergalactic Sweater- hip hop/rock/space hop

Dropkick The Robot- pop rock, melodic rock

Music
Music

The Vondrukes for rock or americana category

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