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2005 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • In With the New

    published December 28, 2005

    In my first six-odd months in St. Louis, the most common sentiment expressed to me can roughly be summed up as: "Boy, it's a good thing you came... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published December 28, 2005

    Lace up your dancing shoes for the giddy synth-rock of The Capricorns, who play the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard; 314-621-9333)... More >>

  • Pop Rocks

    published December 21, 2005

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  • Christmas Wrapping

    published December 21, 2005

    While the rampant sales and rock-bottom deals might convince people that the holidays are all about credit-card debt, the holiday season is... More >>

  • Silent Night

    published December 21, 2005

    Cold as Ice My parents are no concert slouches: They saw the Who in their 1960s heyday and have... More >>

  • Brian Vander Ark

    published December 21, 2005

    The smartest musicians formulate a Plan B for their careers — so when the chart hits dry up, they're not forced to become part of, say, a VH1... More >>

  • beSTLast shows

    published December 21, 2005

    The atmosphere at a Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center show feels as familial as any gathering of blood relatives, so it's fitting that the venue is... More >>

  • Local motion

    published December 21, 2005

    Psst, hey you. Yeah, you. Want to know a secret? There's a band from St. Louis that's going to be wildly popular with punks everywhere next year... More >>

  • All I Want for Christmas in the Lou

    published December 14, 2005

    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Festivus (like the rest of us), we're all solidly centered in that time of year when dealing with... More >>

  • Turn It Up, Mr. Prez!

    published December 14, 2005

    The Spin Doctors' heyday arguably began and ended with 1991's Pocket Full of Kryptonite, although the smoldering new song "Can't Kick the... More >>

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    published December 14, 2005

    While most know the Psychedelic Furs for the kicky new-wave romp "Pretty in Pink," the origins of the English band are rooted in darker... More >>

  • Stace England

    published December 14, 2005

    Perhaps Stace England should thank Sufjan Stevens and his three-cheers-for-Illinois album for making geography a hip endeavor once again.... More >>

  • I Can't Live Without My Radio

    published December 7, 2005

    Bleary-eyed commuters needing their daily dose of off-color humor are bracing themselves for December 16. That's the last day Howard Stern's... More >>

  • The Darkness

    published December 7, 2005

    " 'ello, this is vocalist Justin Hawkins from the Darkness, here to talk about our amazing, fantastic, unbelievable second album, One Way... More >>

  • Ludo with Loser's Luck and the Hush Sound

    published December 7, 2005

    Ludo's first time headlining the Pageant also functions as their annual celebration of festive cheer. "Last year's Christmas show was just... More >>

  • ROCK

    published December 7, 2005

    It's not every day that 99 cents on iTunes nets you a 47-minute song. But download "this is the new american national anthem" by the band... More >>

  • U2

    published December 7, 2005

    See Bono. See Bono mug for the crowd. See Bono croak a smattering of U2's greatest hits — i.e., "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "One" and... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published December 7, 2005

    Gather 'round, children. Grandma has a story to tell you about an annual St. Louis tradition — the Very Bert Dax Christmas album. This year's... More >>

  • The Living Blue

    published December 7, 2005

    In today's Clap Your Death Cab Say Arcade Fire!-centric indie-rock world, everything old becomes new again. And then it's recycled, imitated and... More >>

  • Wheatus

    published December 7, 2005

    If Wheatus had emerged as a new band within the past few years — and not, say, had the misfortune of arriving at the tail-end of the '90s... More >>

  • Freestylin' in the USA

    published November 30, 2005

    St. Louis has quite the presence on TV hip-hop mecca BET lately — especially now that ex-100.3-FM The Beat DJ J-Nicks began hosting the daily... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published November 30, 2005

    Thirty-year reggae veteran Mikey Dread — whose musical resume includes collaborations with Seal, UB40 and Izzy Stradlin — makes a... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published November 30, 2005

    As dusk gathered on the crowded concrete parking lot at the Schlafly Tap Room in August, Waterloo began its show with an appropriately... More >>

  • Cum On, Feel the Noize

    published November 23, 2005

    Jo Capo sits Chez A to Z at just after 10 a.m., sipping a Red Bull and trying to stay awake. It's a little too early for either of us to be... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published November 23, 2005

    Before overindulging on fowl and football on Turkey Day, be sure to gorge yourself on music at Mississippi Nights the night before. The young... More >>

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