Matthews and Houldsworth have no intention of expanding beyond YouTube or Facebook posts or developing any kind of "official" website for their work. Besides, what they would post on any site wouldn't branch beyond the format YouTube already provides. "What would be on the website? What do the people want?" Matthews asks.

And though they've been encouraged to write reviews to accompany the pictures and video, they prefer to reserve judgement and leave outspoken opinions to other fans. "I think that anybody who gets up there and is willing to put themselves out there feels like they are creating something that is art and has value," Houldsworth says. "I don't want to tear that down."

The pair says they'll stop documenting the scene when there aren't any good shows to go to, but neither of them sees that happening anytime soon. "On some level the scene — without being too ridiculously pretentious — the scene is a thing," says Houldsworth. "It is a thing that is experienced, is enjoyed. You can expand it to something like, if you go to a certain type of show and Beatle Bob is there, part of the experience is that he is there."

Houldsworth and Matthews have solidified themselves as a part of that scene experience. Their DIY approach to fandom sets an example for all conumers of local music. "When we can't make every show it's a sad thing. I don't feel like there are very many videos of the St. Louis scene. If we had a team of videographers going to every show and filming, we could watch everything on our own time," says Matthews.

"So join me, videographers!" 

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Great art requires a great audience. If I see these guys I'm buying the drinks.

 
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