Mabel SuenErik Wolfe started ITR in 2007 with the aid of a volunteer staff. Illegal Tone Recordings helped foster an age of Do-It-Yourself artists in the city of Belleville, Illinois. Its reach extended across the river, often providing a stage to many St. Louis based performers. On January 31 IT ... More >>
Mabel SuenTrauma Harness dismisses the stage and performs on the floor at Illegal Tone in Belleville.
The Wicked Witch of Belleville likes to throw musicians into a dirty black cauldron. She vigorously stirs the pot, concocting odd bands that creep and slither their way into nearby cities. T ... More >>
Photo by Andy PetersonSpelling Bee's Mabel Suen and Joseph Hess have thrown themselves into more-or-less every corner of DIY music -- their relentless efforts are detailed in this week's feature. Their band kicks off its sixth tour this Friday at Pig Slop Studios.
As you might expect, there ... More >>