Skin Graft Records pushed math-rock and noise in the early '90s, an era when those terms weren't so faux pas and hardcore tended to leak into other genres without fear of scuffing up some favored tradition. The label's roster grew through the next decade, hoisting up the Dazzling Killmen, Melt-Banan ... More >>
Skin Graft Records emerged in the early '90s amidst the rise of music cross-genres noise-rock and math-rock. Being an early proponent of such salty sounds, label owner Mark Fischer saw fit to combine records and comics in an unholy union of visual and audio debauchery. Early art featured Rob Syers, ... More >>
In this week's music feature, Joseph Hess writes about Yowie -- a band of such meticulous intricacy that it took the best guitarist in St. Louis five months to learn five of its songs.
This week brings us not one but TWO members of the Wu-Tang Clan (unfortunately on separate nights), Japanese punk-weirdos Peelander-Z, and the first visit ever from Seattle's raw Ramones-y punk band the Spits in its entire ten years of existence. Continuing with the punk rock / hip-hop aesthetic is ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
In this week's music feature, RFT reported on Cicero's surprising decision to fire booking agent Mike Cracchiolo and publicist Kenny Snarzyk after less than nine months of employment. They were understandably disappointed, but not all of our conversation focused on the story's negatives. Cracchiolo ... More >>
Photo by Stephen HouldsworthMelt-BananaMelt Banana | Spelling Bee | Yowie Cicero's October 17, 2011 Upon hearing that Melt-Banana was coming back to St. Louis, and specifically Cicero's, fans were a bit confused. Cicero's? Seriously? Isn't that where sappy singer-songwriters and Widespread P ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, October 17. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Like snorting Adderall off a Hello Kitty doll, Melt-Banana's terse noisy punk will eat yr brain. Japanese anti-heroes Melt-Banana embark on a U.S. tour this fall, and guess where they're gonna be? Cicero's. Guess where they're not gonna to be? New York City. Bah, that rules. If we're keeping ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, October 27. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street.
The lights appear to be off for good at the fabled Galaxy
Monday, June 9; Galaxy
If you can't find a show to go to this weekend, it's your own damn fault
Week of June 4, 2003
Local rock deconstructors Captain Captain refuse to be confined