Local band Popular Mechanics didn't set out to create award-winning packaging, but that's what happened when the regional branch of a national design organization recently recognized the brilliance of the group's latest album art.
Popular Mechanics Anti-Glacial popularmechanics.bandcamp.com In his introduction to Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut talks about the futility of writing an antiwar book; he quotes a friend who asks, "Why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?" Point being, wars are as easy to stop as glaci ... More >>
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Popula ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Popular Mechanics' album, Time and a Half. He has this to say: In the annals of American indie rock, the name Hüsker Dü recalls the smart, streamlined rock & roll made by the Minnesota band throughout the '80s. The St. Louis trio Popular Mechanics ... More >>
Time and a Half
Just before the RFT music showcase in June, the Wooden Kites broke up. However, the band left behind demos for an album it was planning to record later this summer. (Side note: The 'Kites had planned on going to Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios in Champaign for the recording process - and several wee ... More >>
The Arch moves us
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
With Riddle of Steel Friday, January 24; Three-One Three. With Step Softly, GhostSaturday, January 25; Rocket Bar.