It's one of the perks of this gig that, sometimes, Record Store Day comes a little bit early. The Vinyl Fairy has been making stops at my doorstep and leaving advances of this weekend's local wax offerings, which are every bit as exciting as, oh, the 1,000-quantity Todd Rundgren picture discs (or wh ... More >>
After three years of shows and an equally accumulating number of seven-inches, St. Louis folk rock group the Union Electric releases its first full length CD Time is Gold. Members Tim Rakel, Glenn Burleigh, Melinda Cooper and Mic Boshans are more than just St. Louis music veterans; they are staples ... More >>
As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the metro area number in the tho ... More >>
In this week's Homespun column, Christian Schaeffer weighs in on the new release from the Union Electric -- "Tunnels" / "An Irish Orphan." The A-side is, in the bands' description, "Tunnels is based on the story of Chinese immigrants, who came to Mexico for work, and were forced to live liter ... More >>
Night two of An Under Cover Weekend featured a little something for everyone, a nice reminder of another one of the event's benefits: the ability to bring disparate crowds together.
Most of this diverse crowd was still filtering in during Samuriot's opening set as third-wave ska legends Reel Big Fi ... More >>
REVIEW BY JASON TOON
On pedigree alone, the Union Electric is an intriguing proposition. Singer/guitarist/banjo-picker Tim Rakehell spent several years (and several releases) leading Bad Folk through the darkest backwoods of acoustic Americana, sometimes as the band's only member. Guitarist Glenn B ... More >>