The 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

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It is that time of the year again! Each year, we at RFT Music HQ present the RFT Music Awards, an annual celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. The nominees are chosen by a panel of venue owners/employees, promoters/talent buyers, record store staff, dedicated die-hards and various other musical minds from organizations all over the city -- and then the winners are chosen by you, the readers!

Many of these musicians will appear at the RFT Music Showcase, to be held this year on June 7. Important: If you are one of this year's nominees, please fill out this form by April 30 in order to be sure you are included in our coverage.

The polls will open for voting at the beginning of May. Congratulations to all our nominees!

Americana
Beth Bombara
Brothers Lazaroff
The Defeated County
The Dive Poets
Last to Show First to Go

Blues
The Jeremiah Johnson Band
The Loot Rock Gang
The Maness Brothers
Marquise Knox
Soulard Blues Band

Country
Cree Rider Family Band
Jack Grelle
Old Capital Square Dance Club
Old Salt Union
The Trophy Mules

Cover/Tribute Band
Capone
Dance Floor Riot
Matt Harnish's Pink Guitar
Street Fighting Band
The VCR's

DJ
18andCounting
Billy Brown
DJ Mahf
DJ MAKossa
DJ Needles

Electronic (Dance)
3 of 5
Adult Fur
Black James
it!
Wax Fruit

Electronic (Eclectic)
Eric Hall
Golden Curls
Ou Où
Parisian
Raglani


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13 comments
kinetictelepathy
kinetictelepathy

Willis are probably on the list because they have played more shows than a lot of bands that have been out for 5 years. They are doing what the Sex Pistols did by just going on stage and doing something before taking music lessons, only without the tired dime a dozen rock and roll instruments and sound. They are a combination of The Residents meet The Shaggs. It is just fun, different, surreal and theatric. It is cool to have something that is fun, different than anything else in the city and not filled with poseur male testosterone. That's all. Let them enjoy being on the list. In 1981 I got up on stage at Bernards Pub with a band of guys wearing Ronald Reagan masks with guitars feeding back and a synthesizer droning and we were beating each other with plastic wiffle ball bats before we lit an American flag on fire. We thought it was WAY more punk than a band playing Ramones covers. I am sure that people thought it was goofy and that we would never amount to anything. You never know what somebody like that will do in the future though. Now I have over 100 different albums out, and I am a music instructor at Washington University, still playing my weird muzik on 59 different instruments.

abo541
abo541

These comments are lame. it! started the sh(it!) talking last year. Someone else do it!

DJ MAKossa
DJ MAKossa

Appreciate the support and the nomination. Looking forward to it.

John Gierse
John Gierse

and yet I think the field is already narrowed to two bands...

Darren Clawson
Darren Clawson

Puffy is good and all, but Seymour Awesome is the best

Scott Haskenhoff
Scott Haskenhoff

Why does anyone give any significance to anything the RFT writes? For a liberal rag they sure do play a lot of politics. It's not how talented or relevant you are it's who you know.

kinetictelepathy
kinetictelepathy

@tim.ccrental 

Probably because they have played more shows than a lot of bands that have been out for 5 years. They are doing what the Sex Pistols did by just going on stage and doing something before taking music lessons, only without the tired dime a dozen rock and roll instruments and sound. They are a combination of The Residents meet The Shaggs. It is just fun, different, surreal and theatric. It is cool to have something that is fun, different than anything else in the city and not filled with poseur male testosterone. That's all. Let them enjoy being on the list. In 1981 I got up on stage at Bernards Pub with a band of guys wearing Ronald Reagan masks with guitars feeding back and a synthesizer droning and we were beating each other with plastic wiffle ball bats before we lit an American flag on fire. We thought it was WAY more punk than a band playing Ramones covers. I am sure that people thought it was goofy and that we would never amount to anything. You never know what somebody like that will do in the future though. Now I have over 100 different albums out, and I am a music instructor at Washington University, still playing my weird muzik on 59 different instruments.

megantolcou
megantolcou

Sorry your boyfriend's band didn't get nominated!

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