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2007 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • South by Southwest by Annie

    published March 21, 2007

    This year at South by Southwest, I really didn't have any desire to hop on the buzz-band hype-train — or have a plan of who to see, for that... More >>

  • The total scoop on the 2007 RFT Music Awards Showcase!

    published March 14, 2007

    I'm not exactly good at being on time. I don't wear a watch, never really pay attention to what time it is and figure that time is an abstract.... More >>

  • 120 Days

    published March 14, 2007

    Anyone who thinks that 120 Days bassist Jonas Dahl resembles a certain Irish do-gooder may want to think twice before telling him that.... More >>

  • With A-list fans and loyal listeners around the globe, the Scissor Sisters continue to get its groove on with Ta-Dah.

    published March 7, 2007

    When Oliver Stumm of the New York label A Touch of Class Recordings first saw the Scissor Sisters perform in 2000, he saw something special. This... More >>

  • Looking South (XSW)

    published March 7, 2007

    The powers that be at SXSW have finally confirmed what we've been saying for months now: The St. Louis music scene is hopping again. Five local... More >>

  • Legendary St. Louis 'zine Jet Lag goes digital.

    published March 7, 2007

    When I was bored teenager mired in suburban Ohio, I used to pore over the inky mail-order music catalogs, circling bands that sounded interesting... More >>

  • B-Sides gets our oontz-oontz-oontz on with Canadian DJs MSTRKRFT.

    published March 7, 2007

    Jesse Keeler, who made eardrums bleed as the bassist of Toronto synth-noise terrorists Death From Above 1979, is happier now as part of the blurty... More >>

  • The legalese surrounding Kopper's GaragePunk podcast.

    published February 28, 2007

    But, of course, podcasting comes with its own set of challenges — ones that are usually only tangentially related to the music itself. The... More >>

  • Montreal orchestra geeks the Arcade Fire explore the intricacies of religion on their new CD.

    published February 28, 2007

    The orchestra geeks in the Arcade Fire sure know how to keep fans salivating over their new record, Neon Bible. Between multiple-night... More >>

  • Nothing But the Truth

    published February 28, 2007

    The fourth annual True/False Film Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, March 1 through 4, in Columbia. Following are previews of some... More >>

  • And the DJ-spinoff finalists are...

    published February 21, 2007

    It's no secret that the garage-rock scene in St. Louis continues to flourish and thrive in the city's clubs. But here's a little-known fact: The... More >>

  • People Noise

    published February 21, 2007

    Although vocalist/guitarist Zeke Buck co-founded Louisville discotheque divas VHS or Beta, the melodies he pens with new band People Noise... More >>

  • A Place in the Heart

    published February 14, 2007

    As I first posted on our blog last week (www.riverfronttimes.com/blogs/?p=194), St.... More >>

  • Local motion: The Help / The Bureau / Box Social

    published February 14, 2007

    Since music-scene mainstay Jason Toon is also a longtime RFT music-section contributor, it makes sense to turn this Critic's Pick over to... More >>

  • It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    published February 7, 2007

    It's taken a sheaf of paperwork and an agonizingly long wait, but the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue; 314-771-1096) has finally... More >>

  • Chris Trapper

    published February 7, 2007

    Chris Trapper has the unfortunate luck of coming to town the very same night as the way-sold-out Shins show — which means that the... More >>

  • Fall Out Boy

    published February 7, 2007

    Fall Out Boy is both its own best friend and its very worst enemy. But neither subpar live shows, photos of bassist Pete Wentz's penis nor... More >>

  • We're with the DJ

    published January 31, 2007

    Calling all techno-geeks, electro-freaks, house-heads, trance-dorks and whatever other clever genre-noun combination you want to employ: The... More >>

  • Porsches on the Autobahn

    published January 31, 2007

    The mathematical equation for the Boston-via-Germany quartet Porsches on the Autobahn goes something like this: the suit-and-sunglasses... More >>

  • The Final Jam

    published January 24, 2007

    Pardon the profanity, but the final concert at Mississippi Nights on Friday, January 19, is summed up best by one phrase: "Play that motherfucking... More >>

  • R.I.P. Mississippi Nights

    published January 24, 2007

    Quotes compiled by Roy Kasten and Annie Zaleski. "Most of my memories of Mississippi Nights were from when I was a kid, going... More >>

  • Shiny Toy Guns

    published January 24, 2007

    The last time sparkling new-wavers Shiny Toy Guns played St. Louis, they opened for synthprog-heads Mute Math at the Creepy Crawl — a... More >>

  • Vega4/Augustana

    published January 24, 2007

    Grey's Anatomy is the new O.C — both in Nielsen-ratings popularity and in its ability to create instant music hype. Just ask... More >>

  • Local Motion: Riddle of Steel

    published January 24, 2007

    Things are changing slightly for Riddle of Steel as the trio records its third album. For starters, this is the first time it's had the... More >>

  • Ghost in the Machine

    published January 17, 2007

    One can tell a lot about a band by how it interacts during an interview. Sting and Stewart Copeland of the Police, for instance, famously used to... More >>

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