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2006 Stories by Kristyn Pomranz

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  • SLIFF Redux

    published November 15, 2006

    The following are staff-chosen highlights from the second week of the St. Louis International Film Festival. For a complete list of films and... More >>

  • Piano Appeal

    published November 8, 2006

    "Denver's really weird-looking," muses Regina Spektor, calling from her tour bus. "I'm looking out the window right now. When everything is so new... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 8, 2006

    Halloween redux: Restock the black-and-white face paint, and grab that Gene Simmons ensemble back from the dry cleaner. Yep, your... More >>

  • Around the World in Eleven Days

    published November 8, 2006

    The St. Louis International Film Festival isn't Telluride or Toronto. Out-of-town cinephiles don't plan their year around it; paparazzi don't pack... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published November 1, 2006

    Inevitable Seinfeld reference: War: What is it good for? Absolutely nothin', huh! Or so believes folk legend... More >>

  • Murder by Death / The Hush Sound

    published November 1, 2006

    The coupling of Murder By Death and the Hush Sound is a double-bill made in exploratory-indie-rock heaven. The former create a... More >>

  • Owen

    published November 1, 2006

    The dissolution of indie band American Football left fans howling in their hoodies. Luckily, frontman Mike Kinsella (of Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz... More >>

  • Spook Happenings

    published October 25, 2006

    Lucky 13: What's scarier than trying to fit thirteen events into this tiny Beat Happenings box? All the freaking Halloween celebrations... More >>

  • Indigo Girls

    published October 25, 2006

    Wait! Don't skip past this Critic's Pick just yet! Dispel those preconceived notions about the Indigo Girls and give 'em another chance.... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published October 18, 2006

    Service and Devotion: Nashville recording artist and Branson performer Kari Jo is workin' nine-to-five performing "The Lady Legends of... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published October 11, 2006

    Linus once said: "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." Sure, it's... More >>

  • Asobi Seksu

    published October 11, 2006

    Remember the soundtrack to Lost in Translation, which featured the atmospheric ambling of Squarepusher and Air, the shoegazing strums of My... More >>

  • Perfect Gentleman

    published October 4, 2006

    In the past half-decade, St. Louis has become a force on the national hip-hop scene (Nelly, Chingy, Murphy Lee) and the national emo scene (Story... More >>

  • Matt Nathanson

    published October 4, 2006

    It would be all too easy for Matt Nathanson to fall into the chasm of singer-songwriters whose sleeves are sopped with aortic blood. After... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published September 20, 2006

    Beat the system: Anarchists argue that our e-happy lifestyle is toxic, and that we ought to eradicate contaminants from our systems. So... More >>

  • Slide Away

    published September 13, 2006

    With apologies to Justin Timberlake, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are bringing VaudevilleBack. The eccentric family — father... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published September 13, 2006

    Mmm, rock Candy: Western Kentucky native Candy Coburn (www.candycoburn.com) is reinventing... More >>

  • Music Showcase Schedule

    published September 6, 2006

    Best Blues Artist Bennie Smith The royal pantheon of blues guitar is... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published September 6, 2006

    Tettey Tetteh bang bang: West African drummer Nii Tettey Tetteh is charging into St. Louis with percussive force and the Kusun Ensemble ( More >>

  • TOCO Fest

    published September 6, 2006

    Talk about community service! The fifth-annual TOCO ("Tapestry of Community Offerings") Festival will benefit the Center for Women... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published August 30, 2006

    Attention, Sharpie: Think your markers are long-lasting? New York's Permanent Me is givin' them a run for their money with their indelible... More >>

  • June

    published August 30, 2006

    The general consensus about the current crop of emo bands is that they bleed together into an indistinguishable muddle of nasally vocals and... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published August 23, 2006

    Ghouls gone wild! What is it with demons these days? Offer 'em one simple shot of formaldehyde, and suddenly they're tearing off... More >>

  • Come Rainer, Come Shine

    published August 16, 2006

    She was moving far behind the others, absorbed, like someone who will soon have to sing before a large assembly. — Rainer Maria Rilke... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published August 16, 2006

    Back to school blues: Teachers, books and dirty looks are the clichéd blues of detention-doomed delinquents. But for the... More >>

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