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2008 Stories by Christian Schaeffer

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  • Matt Pond PA

    published March 12, 2008

    Consider Matt Pond PA to be the Honda Accord of the rock & roll superhighway: not flashy or sexy, but consistently dependable. The New... More >>

  • Wherefore Art Thou, Dromio?

    published March 5, 2008

    Many of Shakespeare's plays walk a thin line between comedy and tragedy. Most times the distinction boils down to a central question: Will the... More >>

  • One Lone Car

    published March 5, 2008

    One Lone Car's latest full-length was recorded at Uranus Recording in Tempe, Arizona, the facility owned by Gin Blossoms frontman Robin Wilson.... More >>

  • Good Night, and Good Luck

    published February 27, 2008

    The frictions of mother-daughter relationships are the stuff of dramatic gold, from the maternal shame that drives Stephen King's titular Carrie... More >>

  • The Haddonfields

    published February 27, 2008

    The Haddonfields' Get a Nightlife is a no-muss, no-fuss affair: The Edwardsville band crams seven songs of streamlined pop-punk into a... More >>

  • Bill Callahan/Jonathan Meiburg

    published February 27, 2008

    With an affectless baritone voice and sheaves of poignant, idiosyncratic songs, Bill Callahan cut a dashing figure as the man behind... More >>

  • Your Prints Has Come

    published February 20, 2008

    Printmakers often feel like the whipping boys (and girls) of the fine-arts community. By nature their work defies the "one-of-a-kind" cachet that... More >>

  • Joe Eisenbraun

    published February 20, 2008

    Singer-songwriter Joe Eisenbraun re-mains a mostly unknown figure around town who plays a show only every month or two — even though the... More >>

  • Rooney/Jonas Brothers

    published February 20, 2008

    It's hard not to think of Rooney as a California band — and not just because the band hails from LA. Its logo is an appropriation... More >>

  • Kentucky Knife Fight

    published February 13, 2008

    The five fellows in Kentucky Knife Fight are proud to call Edwardsville, Illinois, home, so it makes sense that the band recorded this five-song... More >>

  • End of the Century

    published February 6, 2008

    Playwright August Wilson achieved an unprecedented theatrical feat with his "Pittsburgh Cycle," in which the African-American experience in the... More >>

  • Homespun

    published February 6, 2008

    With a deep, sonorous voice and a satchel full of minor-key strums, Caleb Travers appeared on the singer-songwriter circuit about a year ago.... More >>

  • Kevin Bowers

    published January 30, 2008

    Kevin Bowers is perhaps best known as the drummer for local trio the Feed, but his solo outings prove he's a singer-songwriter with a skill for... More >>

  • Schaeffer on Schäfer

    published January 16, 2008

    Christine Schäfer is considered one of the more versatile soprano voices to come out of Germany. Her skilled interpretations of everything... More >>

  • Dogtown Allstars

    published January 16, 2008

    How appropriate that the city's funkiest band, the Dogtown Allstars, recorded its live album at the city's funkiest bar, the Venice... More >>

  • Finest Worksong

    published January 16, 2008

    It's an overcast Saturday afternoon in early January, and Jon Hardy is waiting outside of a nondescript pub on South Kingshighway — the kind... More >>

  • LucaBrasi

    published January 9, 2008

    A kind of super-group composed of St. Louis hard-rock lifers, LucaBrasi matches vocalist Matt McInerney (Ulcer Inc.) with the rhythm section... More >>

  • Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers

    published January 9, 2008

    What the swamp-boogie badasses in Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers lack in fancy manners and social graces, they make up for in scope and... More >>

  • The Bad Plus

    published January 2, 2008

    Nearly every jazz performer has a list of standards to turn to, classic tunes which offer a common ground to musicians and listeners alike. For... More >>

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