The 10 Best Band Names In St. Louis

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Fister, definitely appearing on this list.
Coming up with a good name for your band is crucial. A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but it's hard to imagine Coldplay becoming the vanilla-rock powerhouse it is today as Pectoralz. That said, if one of the world's most famous bands started out with a name that godawful, then there's hope for us all, right?

While the rest of us are still scratching our heads and naming our bands after misspelled foods, these ten St. Louis acts have succeeded in crafting memorable monikers that are well suited to their musical endeavors.

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The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: November 2014

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There will (probably) never be another month like October in St. Louis for standup comedy. Luckily, standup isn't all there is. The gears have been ground and it's time to shift back to the local scene. Jokes abound -- and they don't always require a man standing behind a microphone.

For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

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The Best of St. Louis 2014 Music Winners

Categories: Best Of

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Our extra-thick love letter to St. Louis -- also known as our annual "Best Of St. Louis" issue -- hits stands today! With roughly 250 categories ranging from "Best Politician" to "Best Athlete's Butt," there's plenty of St. Louis' finest to celebrate within.

But this is the music blog, where we are specifically interested in the music stuff.`

See also: 18andCounting, Coreyography and iLLPHONICS to Perform at RFT Best Of Party October 2

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18andCounting, Coreyography and iLLPHONICS to Perform at RFT Best Of Party October 2

Categories: Best Of

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Stan Chisholm, a.k.a. 18andcounting, will perform at this year's party.
It is Riverfront Times' Best Of season! Each fall we honor the city's favorite restaurants, businesses, politicians, artists, musicians and even atheletes' butts with an extra-thick issue bursting at the seams with....well, the very Best that St. Louis has to offer. While that issue is just around the corner, so is our big party celebrating its release, and you are invited!

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The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: September 2014

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For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.


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The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: August 2014

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For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.


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The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: June 2014

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There have been months when "The Best Comedy Shows" have actually been the only comedy shows, which is not a secret that needs to be kept. Comedy typically takes a nose dive after April on account of the people in St. Louis making patios, beers and the Cardinals their top priorities, but thanks to the terrible weather and the growing necessity to laugh, comedy in this town is soldiering on.

This month's "Best" is about as true to the title as it's been since I started recommending shows over a year and a half ago.

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The 2014 Best Music Photographer in St. Louis is...

Categories: Best Of

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Hundreds of nominations, an expert panel and more than 1,000 votes later, we've now determined the best music photographer in St. Louis, as chosen by you, the reader. Throughout this process, we've gotten to know some of the folks capturing live music in our city and have been introduced to some we were previously unaware of.

And now, the best music photographer in St. Louis is:

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The 2014 Best Music Photographer in St. Louis: Vote Now!

Categories: Best Of

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Photos from each of our nine finalists.
We've spent the last couple of months introducing you to our favorite music photographers in St. Louis, and now it is time for you to vote for the best of the best.

Below you'll see a photo from each of our nine nominees -- yes, nine, not ten. Last year's winner, Todd Owyoung, who was also nominated this year, has since taken up residence in New York. As such, it wouldn't make much sense to name him the best in St. Louis, would it? We wish him the best of luck in the Big Apple.

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Ben Fournier: Meet the 2014 Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

Categories: Best Of

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Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite concert photos while answering a few questions about their process and passion.

See also: The Ten Best Music Photographers in St. Louis: 2014 Nominees

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