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
Ryan Birkner (Guitar, Vocals) Adam King: (Drums) Todd Anderson: (Guitar) John Beabout: (Keys, Vocals)
Josiah Joyce (Guitar, Vocals) Aaron O'Neill (Bass, Vocals) Zachary Simmons (Drums)
Read more about Early Worm in our review of 2014's Truck
If Collinsville-based band Early Worm was content with being a snotty, smirking, neo-emo band, that would be good enough for its first full-length release. But perhaps owing to the members' music-school background (and confirmed jazzbo extracurriculars), the trio stretches the guitar-bass-drums format past its punkish roots and finds something both experimental and visceral.
Conor Murphy (Piano, Trumpet, Vocals) Eric Hudson (Guitar) Ricky Sampson (Guitar) Josh Coll (Bass) Jon Hellwig (Drums)
Andrew Garces (Guitar) Sean Ballard (Drums) Aaron O'Neill (Bass) Todd Anderson (Guitar, Vocals)
Tyler Schejbal (Drums, Vocals) Tom "Skippy" Ryan (Guitar) Dave Fernandez (Bass)