Why do so many Illinois bands claim they're from "the Illinois side of St. Louis" or "the East Side"? Belleville has its own schools, city halls and quaint religious customs. "Troy, Illinois" is fun to say. The great cliffs of Alton are home to the original Big Bird. Be proud of your origins, Illinois rockers. Step up and represent. Aside from the aforementioned charms, you got hella ups on the St. Louis rock scene. While many of our musicians bathe themselves in the sticky swill of the past like pigeons in a stale beer birdbath, your energy and vision seem focused on bringing new sounds... More >>>