In Review



Twenty Fifteen: 50 Righteous Moments in Song

Last year when Cat Stevens was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame he questioned the compatibility of “this strange thing called rock and roll” with its “detached and heavily fraternity lifestyle.” That fraternity lifestyle rings true today maybe more than ever. Twenty fifteen saw musical collaborations on the upswing and genres of all… Read more »

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All Them Witches with New Madrid at Marble Bar 12/15/15

“Lines of the world just rippin’ us apart.” – The Marriage of Coyote Woman Hidden in an industrial, run-down neighborhood of Detroit, just a block away from where the Motown label recorded hit songs that changed the trajectory of American music, there stands an unmarked building that houses the Marble Bar, a cozy space with… Read more »

Song Shares



Heaven on N. Gore: Molly Simms & Her Most-Spun Euclid Records

Record stores are one of those magical places that breed culture and self-discovery. They attract weirdos, hipsters, fanatics and extremists. Very much like flea market culture, it is unique unto itself and attractive for that reason. Like being a part of some exclusive club, or finally finding a special niche to fit into, the record store… Read more »

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Vintage Trouble with Tom “Papa” Ray at The Ready Room 10/28/15

The Ready Room in The Grove celebrated St. Louis’ fiftieth year of Archdom with Vintage Trouble last night. Tom “Papa” Ray was spinning cratefuls of local soul selections, including the classic 45 “St. Louis Breakdown” by Oliver Sain, which was recorded on nearby Natural Bridge Road. Papa Ray’s set was basically the goings-on of what… Read more »

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Bully with Fake Limbs and Heat at Off Broadway 10/7/15

“So stand still, Don’t you wanna be a part of something bigger, Something strange, is catching up to you.” Alicia Bognanno’s gravelly, Cobain-esque scream reverberated across the brick of STL’s favorite rock club last night. Montreal’s Heat and Chicago’s Fake Limbs were supporting.  Here’s a few photos and notes. ✒ Bully Bully drummer Stewart Copeland went to… Read more »

In Review



Calexico with Gaby Moreno at Old Rock House 9/29/15

“Love the run but not race.” “I’d be ready as if I was waiting.” Lyrics hanged like apparitions among the back-and-forth’s of what tunes would be performed, the timeless mark of adoring fans. Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno hails from lands straight south of St. Louis, across the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the southernmost ends of Mexico, and… Read more »


Song Premiere: “Word Grenades” by Mt. Thelonious

“Born in the Bronx and raised in Northern California.” That’s how Ian Lubar would sum up childhood, although he would spend time in St. Louis before California. Lubar remained relatively nomadic due in part to his dad’s work as a teacher. Eventually Ian would find his way back to St. Louis and study music at… Read more »

On Tour



Video Interview: Mr. Gnome at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

When Nicole Barille and Sam Meister bonded over Floyd, Lou Reed, and Portishead in high school, they couldn’t foresee playing their gritty, stoner rock psychedelia to eclectic audiences around the county for a living. Even now as they reach their first decade as mr. Gnome, they’re learning as they go. “We’ve always just kinda stumbled… Read more »