St. Louis can be a provincial place, prone to tunnel vision, aesthetic bigotry and blind devotion to the like-minded. Most who dig jazz wouldn't be caught dead at a hip-hop show; those who are down with the blues have no use for punk rock; people into insurgent country have no interest in house music. That's the way that it is, and the main result of such inbreeding is often bland, born-with-a-tail ignorance; many musical outfits in these here parts suffer artistically for lack of... More >>>