The 2014 RFT Music Awards Nominees

Categories: Music Awards

Hip-hop (Solo)
Black Spade
Mastermind
Nato Caliph
Tef Poe
Tiffany Foxx

Indie Pop
Brotherfather
Dots Not Feathers
The Educated Guess
Scarlet Tanager
Stonechat

Indie Rock
Aquitaine
Bear Hive
Humdrum
Pretty Little Empire
Sleepy Kitty

Jazz
Dave Stone Trio
Lamar Harris
The People's Key
Peter Martin
Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing

Metal
Black Fast
Fister
The Gorge
The Lion's Daughter
Quaere Verum

New Band
Con Trails
Search Parties
Self Help
Times Beach
Willis

Noise
Beauty Pageant
Ghost Ice
Kevin Harris
The Night Grinder
NNN Cook



Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
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!

Now Trending

St. Louis Concert Tickets

Around The Web

From the Vault

 

Clubs

Loading...