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  • Add It Up

    published November 16, 2005

    T-Wayne and Stee of Pi Productions might not be the best-known production team in St. Louis — at least not yet. But the duo is quietly... More >>

  • Bill Mallonee and the Vigilantes of Love

    published November 16, 2005

    Consider Bill Mallonee the Robert Pollard of the always-fertile Athens, Georgia, music scene. As the leader of the Vigilantes of... More >>

  • Catch the Buzz(ard)

    published November 9, 2005

    On a rainy Halloween afternoon, two-thirds of the Vultures — guitarist-vocalist Ryan Koenig and bassist-vocalist Ashley Hohman — munch... More >>

  • Dance, Dance

    published November 9, 2005

    B-Sides loves the frenetic new-wave/punk sounds of the Epoxies, the Portland, Oregon, quintet made up of Viz Spectrum, FM Static, Shock Diode, Ray... More >>

  • Core Meltdown

    published November 2, 2005

    After five years together, Core Project -- which took home Best Hip-Hop honors at the 2005 RFT Music Awards -- has broken up. According... More >>

  • The American Professionals

    published November 2, 2005

    You can take the man out of St. Louis -- in this case, Nukes bassist Chuck Lindo, who now lives in LA -- but you can't take St. Louis out of the... More >>

  • Nelly and St. Lunatics

    published November 2, 2005

    While The Longest Yard Didn't quite draw as it should Nelly's a shrewd man And called up his pals The St.... More >>

  • Defying Gravity

    published October 26, 2005

    Local clubs are littered with the ghosts of bands who signed national major-label record deals after experiencing regional success. A few made... More >>

  • The Ghost in You

    published October 26, 2005

    Halloween came early this year to St. Louis, if the smattering of costumes displayed at the Nine Inch Nails show at the Savvis Center on Friday,... More >>

  • Dar Williams

    published October 26, 2005

    Dar Williams became the queen of therapy-cathartic granola folk soon after she released her 1993 debut album, The Honesty Room.... More >>

  • Hawthorne Heights

    published October 26, 2005

    Dayton, Ohio's Hawthorne Heights are five nice young men who just so happened to tap into the underground... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published October 19, 2005

    The curse of the Best New Artist Grammy is a well-known phenomenon, wherein recipients of this award are thereby banished to obscurity (Arrested... More >>

  • HIM

    published October 19, 2005

    HIM are to today's teenagers what the Cure meant to legions of overdramatic, over-hairsprayed misery chicks in the 1980s. Helmed by... More >>

  • Ripe for Picking

    published October 12, 2005

    It's difficult to find a band today whose image isn't calculated. Sure, the ones slathered in eyeliner, hair dye and dress shirts are obviously... More >>

  • Big Bang Baby

    published October 12, 2005

    As Mark Sarich pores over the list of bands playing the second-annual noisefest (a.k.a. noisefeSTL05), he sounds like a kid encountering a living... More >>

  • The Hand that Feeds

    published October 12, 2005

    Is there a better song to pack the dancefloor than ABBA's "Dancing Queen"? Especially after a drink or seven? (No, we think not.) In lieu of the... More >>

  • The Fags

    published October 12, 2005

    Unlike many of their Motor City brethren, the Fags don't try to recapture a Detroit seeped in creaky-Victrola blues. But the bandmates are... More >>

  • Augustana

    published October 12, 2005

    In 2004, three-fourths of Augustana left nearby Greenville, Illinois, and congregated in San Diego, the first stop in a nomadic journey... More >>

  • Spouse

    published October 12, 2005

    Spouse hails from Northampton, Massachusetts, so it's not too surprising that José Ayerve's singing often resembles the creaky,... More >>

  • Talkin' Baseball

    published October 5, 2005

    A to Z is a diehard Cleveland Indians fan. (We shall not speak of this past weekend's near miss.) But our favorite team in the National League is,... More >>

  • Bleed the Dream

    published October 5, 2005

    Forget tats and safety pins: What's really punk rock is Bleed the Dream drummer Scott Gottlieb playing every drum track on his... More >>

  • Tom Brosseau

    published October 5, 2005

    Troubadour Tom Brosseau is a favorite of blueswoman Bonnie Raitt, who recently sang his praises in an interview. But the Los... More >>

  • Ludo

    published September 28, 2005

    Anyone who accuses St. Louis bands of having no ambition hasn't heard Ludo. This summer alone the quintet's traveled to Cleveland to play... More >>

  • Country Life

    published September 21, 2005

    Laumeier Sculpture Park director Glen Gentele is at the helm of a golf cart, zipping effortlessly over the grassy hills and rocky, tree... More >>

  • Take Me Out

    published September 21, 2005

    Idlewild is often described as a mix of the Smiths (poetic, existential lyrics like "Gertrude Stein said that's enough/I know that that's not... More >>

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