The 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

Categories: Music Awards

Emo/Post Hardcore
Alan Smithee
Anodes
Foxing
Heavy Horse
Laika

Experimental
Britches
Catholic Guilt
The Conformists
Skarekrau Radio
Yowie

Folk
Grace Basement
Indian Blanket
Letter to Memphis
Ryan Spearman
The Union Electric

Garage Rock
The Brainstems
Bruiser Queen
Boreal Hills
Kenshiro's
Wild Hex

Hard Rock
Dad Jr.
Fumer
Shut-In
Tilts
Tok

Hardcore
Everything Went Black
Life Like
Lumpy & the Dumpers
Pink Sock
Shaved Women

Hip-hop (Group)
Barely Free Partial Prisoners
Doorway
Family Affair
Illphonics
Mathias & the Pirates



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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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