Dana Smith

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The Wilhelms Film at 11: We're Lucky to Listen In

    The Wilhelms Film at 11 The appearance of the otherwise unheralded debut by the Wilhelms through my transom was something a surprise. It's not as if the duo's members, Andy Ploof and John Wendland, have lacked an outlet for their collaborations. First in One Fell Swoop and ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Full Circle with The Flaming Lips: 2012 In Review

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! When I write articl ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Tower Groove Records: The Bands Discuss their First Double-LP Compilation

    Photo by Dana Smith A backyard is as good a place as any to start a movement. That's where, in two separate neighborhoods over roughly nine months, 22 bands outlined the edges of a music collective, filled them in over beer and launched Tower Groove Records. They collected votes and took turns. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Dana Smith, St. Louis Painter, Celebrates Local Musicians with Southtown Famous

    For local painter Dana Smith, art and music have always been intertwined. He can he found in the dark corners of music venues, his face obscured by a large lens, capturing live shots of local bands that he'll later use as a guide for his paintings. The sounds, sights and people of St. Louis are his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: December 10 to 12

    ​The first potential Snowpocalypse of the year is supposedly due this weekend. Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Note: I'm being facetious.) Check out some more music shenanigans here -- and ten other notable events below. Friday Colonel Ford Trio @ Pi, Delmar Loop Enjoy a little vintage-country fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Recap: Record Store Day at Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records, Saturday, June 17

    Dana Smith​As we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Vintage Vinyl Says: "Don't Quit Your Day Job!"

    ​Record stores have have long counted talented musicians among their ranks. A young Aimee Mann worked the counter at Boston's famous Newbury Comics chain, while locally, Jeff Tweedy worked at Euclid Records during his Uncle Tupelo days. But for this year's Record Store Day -- which takes place ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 24, 2010

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    March 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    New Bunnygrunt LP West Coast Tour Coming in May

    While I dropped by Vintage Vinyl on Sunday, Matt Harnish alerted me that Bunnygrunt will be releasing a new album in May on Happy Happy Birthday to Me called Matt Harnish and Other Delights.Here's a rough cut of the Delights cover, a painting rendition of the band playing live. Dana Smith/asbestoss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Weekend Calendar, August 22-24, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your weekend concert calendar. Sunday, August 24 1. Come be pseudo celeb at a rooftop ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 25, 2006

    Current Shows

    Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of September 7, 2005

  • Music

    February 4, 2004

    Baysay It Loud

    Pop cheese meets music theory in the Baysayboos

  • Music

    May 1, 2002

    Poll Position

    The RFT Music Awards lets you be the judge

  • Music

    September 19, 2001

    War Room

    The Flying Luttenbachers are booked for the Way Out Club in a show tailor-made for these trying times

  • Music

    March 29, 2000

    Silver Surfing

    A deluge of CDs yields a couple of winners