Chad Hickman

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Apop Records to Close its Doors October 27 After a Decade Peddling the Weird and Wild

    By Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen Patrons of Apop Records found a wide range of intriguing things to peruse and amuse the years, from half-naked no wave bands to Beryl the grouchy-yet-lovable store cat. When Tiffany Minx opened the store in 2004, she planned on running the operation for maybe five year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 12 to 18

    Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: May 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Nathan Cook's brainchild BRUXISM begins this Friday at Apop Records

    Nathan Cook wears many masks. As the head of the local Close/Far label, he produces digital albums and limited-edition cassettes, curating an expansive sound through his compilation project, Rhizomatic St. Louis, and working with musicians from in and outside the city to fill a small but essential n ... More >>