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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 »

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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 »

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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 »