Help Us Select The 2013 RFT Music Awards Nominees

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Googolplexia's dance crew from last year's showcase. - JON GITCHOFF
  • Jon Gitchoff
  • Googolplexia's dance crew from last year's showcase.

It's that time of year again! 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 on Washington Avenue provides St. Louisans a chance to see over 80 of these bands and musicians in action, with sponsorship by loads of local businesses.

We need your help in picking the best bands in the city! Each year we strive to provide a definitive list of the best acts in town, but we can't do it alone. Who are your favorites? What acts in St. Louis do you think deserve more attention? Post them all in the comments below! The only caveat is the band / act must be from 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 possible 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 really isn't going to do anyone any good.

If you would like to be considered as part of the 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 email 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:

The 2012 RFT Music Award Winners

Americana Pretty Little Empire

Blues Rum Drum Ramblers

Chamber Pop Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra

Country Dive Poets

Cover Band Vote For Pedro

DJ DJ Needles

Electronic/Dance Eric Hall

Folk Campfire Club

Hard Rock Greek Fire

Hardcore Shaved Women

Hip-Hop (Group/Collective) Doorway

Hip-Hop (Solo) Nite Owl

Indie Rock Sleepy Kitty

Jazz Dave Stone

Metal Jack Buck

New Band Bear Hive

Experimental Spelling Bee

Pop Tight Pants Syndrome

Psych Troubadour Dali

Punk Doom Town

R&B Kim Massie

Rock Kentucky Knife Fight

Singer-Songwriter Beth Bombara

Solo Project Googolplexia

Soul/Funk Funky Butt Brass Band

2012 RFT Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Urge

The Bottle Rockets

Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three

Soulard Blues Band

Midwest Avengers

Bunnygrunt

So Many Dynamos

Jay Farrar

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