Music Issue

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jeremy Kannapell Makes Experimental Music Happen in St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 8:33 AM

His one-man project Ghost Ice is nominated for a Music Award under that troublesome "Noise" category (more on that later), but Jeremy Kannapell's contributions to the St. Louis music scene extend far beyond his increasingly frequent live performances. In his words, he has become a "coordinator" — not a...

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Some of St. Louis' Finest Musicians Are Doing Their Best Work in Splinter Groups

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 7:37 AM

The most cynical take on the phenomenon known as the "side project" was offered by the staff of the now-closed St. Louis punk-rock club Creepy Crawl (via its website circa 2008, on a page titled "Annoying"): "Side-project is another name for self-indulgent crap so embarrassingly bad they can't dignify...

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Thriving Studio Scene Is Giving St. Louis Bands More Options Than Ever

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Bands looking to record are finding more options than ever in St. Louis' thriving studio scene — and sometimes opening spaces of their own Thanks to advances in technology, it's easier and cheaper than ever to record music on your own. Local bands such as Whoa Thunder and Apex...

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How the Grove Became the City's Hottest Neighborhood for Live Music

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM

The music industry is a fluid, evolving creature in which the only constant is change. Even so, the last twelve to eighteen months have seen a radical upheaval in St. Louis' live-music scene. Midtown's Plush closed its doors after three scattershot but memorable years of hosting both local and...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How St. Louis' Hip-Hop Community Thrived in a Year of Social Unrest

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM

The lights are dimmed at the Luminary on Cherokee Street, where roughly 200 hip-hop fans have gathered for a special event showcasing the work of St. Louis' MME collective, a tight group of local artists who have been making big noise in the last year. Photos from a recent...

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