Electronic (Dance): Meet the 2015 RFT Music Award Nominees

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The 2015 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is set to be the biggest local music festival in St. Louis history. On June 20, nearly 100 local bands will play across ten venues in the Grove Neighborhood, including just about every genre possible, sans polka. From now until the showcase, we will supply you with the lowdown on every act nominated for an RFT Music Award, so you can be in the know with regards to your vote. Read on and get familiar with your local scene. And don't forget to mark your calendar for June 20!

See also: Vote Now For the 2015 RFT Music Awards


Abnormal

Catch Abnormal at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: HandleBar at 11 p.m. - PHOTO BY WOLFGANG IBUR.
  • Photo by Wolfgang Ibur.
  • Catch Abnormal at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: HandleBar at 11 p.m.

Daniel Sanders

Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud


Black James

Catch Black James at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Atomic Cowboy at Midnight. - PHOTO BY ANDY LOMBARDO
  • Photo by Andy Lombardo
  • Catch Black James at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Atomic Cowboy at Midnight.

Jennifer McDaniel

Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more about Black James in our preview of 2014's MOUNTAIN BOY:

"It was a very, very gradual process from banjo to booty," says Jennifer McDaniel, who might better be known as her alter-ego Black James. For roughly five years and counting, McDaniel has built a varied sound that started with dark American folk and morphed into fierce dance music. Not that those genres go hand-in-hand, but McDaniel has managed to carve out songs that pander to no one but still feel accessible as a whole.

D-M-Y

Catch D-M-Y at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Layla at Midnight. - PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN.
  • Photo by Mabel Suen.
  • Catch D-M-Y at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Layla at Midnight.

Derek Yeager

Facebook | Soundcloud


Parisian

PHOTO BY MATTHEW STROM.
  • Photo by Matthew Strom.

Ian Jones

Facebook | Soundcloud


RAI

Catch RAI at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: HandleBar at Midnight. - PHOTO BY DUSTY KESSLER.
  • Photo by Dusty Kessler.
  • Catch RAI at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: HandleBar at Midnight.

Anthony Engelhardt

Facebook | Soundcloud

Previously: - Americana - Country - Cover Band - Electronic (Eclectic)

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