Noise: 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: -- The Complete 2015 RFT Music Showcase Schedule -- Vote Now For the 2015 RFT Music Awards


Beauty Pageant

Catch Beauty Pageant at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Layla at 5 p.m. - PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN.
  • Photo by Mabel Suen.
  • Catch Beauty Pageant at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: Layla at 5 p.m.

Blyre Cpanx (Vocals) Dada Vid (Keys, Synth) Mister Ben (Guitar) Samanthrax (Vocals) Wiggpaw (Drums)

Bandcamp | Facebook


N.N.N. Cook

Catch N.N.N. Cook at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: SoHo Lounge at 4 p.m. - PHOTO PROVIDED BY N.N.N. COOK.
  • Photo provided by N.N.N. Cook.
  • Catch N.N.N. Cook at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: SoHo Lounge at 4 p.m.

Official Website | Blogspot | Soundcloud


Ghost Ice

PHOTO BY MABEL SUEN.
  • Photo by Mabel Suen.

Jeremy Kannapell


Kevin Harris

Catch Kevin Harris at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: SoHo Lounge at 5 p.m. - PHOTO BY JOSH LEVI.
  • Photo by Josh Levi.
  • Catch Kevin Harris at the 2015 RFT Music Showcase: SoHo Lounge at 5 p.m.

Read more about Kevin Harris in our 2014 interview:

"The truth is, movement is very simple. Humans can construct movement with electricity and objects, use their bodies, or rely on nature to move particles," says local experimental artist Kevin Harris of his upcoming event As Unstable As -- A Survey of Contemporary Electronic and Performance Art in St. Louis. "I wanted to organize a show that explored the idea of movement. There is obviously a long tradition and history of kinetic art within the art world, but I wanted to approach the curatorial decisions from the perspective of classical mechanics and physics, rather than this art-world tradition."

Harris' work in the past year at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis has been a precursor to the project. While curating the Audible Interruptions series, he organized installations and performances, pulling in a diverse pool of art for the public's eyes and ears. And in years prior, Harris single-handedly operated Floating Laboratories, a combined show space and workshop where he and fellow artists frequently performed.

Harris might be best known in St. Louis for his electronic music. He uses analog synthesizers to create textural auras, both in solo and collaborative formats, while using video projections with live feedback to create enthralling visuals.


The Kingston Family Singers

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Maxwell Ullyses Kingston: Electronics SH Kingston: Electronics

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Previously: - Americana - Blues - Country - Cover Band - DJ - Electronic (Dance) - Electronic (Eclectic) - Emo - Experimental - Folk - Hard Rock - Hardcore - Hip-Hop (Group) - Hip-Hop (Solo) - Indie Pop - Indie Rock - Jam/Dub - Jazz - Metal - New Band

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