Mike Martin

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    August 10, 2012

    Karate Bikini's Sauce of the Applehorse: Review and Preview Track

    One of the ironies with power pop is that while it's the quintessential teenage soundtrack -- a mix of hormones, harmonies and bright-eyed optimism -- the best practitioners of the form are usually on the wrong side of eighteen. Tim McAvin is no teenager -- he has been playing in bands around St. Lo ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    August 6, 2012

    Definitive STL '90s Band the Heebie Jeebies is Back with A Greatest Hits Compilation: Interview and Preview

    Whether playing 'American Pop' or 'Alternative Rock' the Heebie Jeebies was one of those legendary local pop bands of the 1990s that managed to survive in the minds and toe taps of those who loved its music. After reforming for the Karate Bikini CD release show at Off Broadway on July 21st, the buz ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Biggest St. Louis Music News Stories of 2011: Part One

    Bloodshot Records​The Bottle Rockets' Acoustic Album Finally Sees the Light of Day Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With the Bottle Rockets was a long time in coming -- four years in fact. Recorded over two nights in 2007 at the now defunct Lucas School House, the live album was one of this ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Euclid Records: Label Updates on New Sleepy Kitty, Troubadour Dali and a Painkillers Reissue

    Jon ScorfinaSleepy Kitty, with their record collection​After Joe Schwab filled A to Z in on Euclid Records' pop-up store at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, he chatted about what the store's record label -- uh, Euclid Records -- is up to. First, the next installment in its "Euclid Sessions" seve ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: January 14 to 16

    ​Have cabin fever yet? If you don't, I'd be surprised. Thankfully, this weekend will be a little respite from the cold. Go check out some of the shows listed here. Or explore the events below. Friday STL Loud EP Release @ Off Broadway The first EP in the STL Loud series is being released toni ... More >>

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    June 18, 2003

    The Terroirist

    Jay Farrar calls Terroir Blues a "back to basics" album. It's not.

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    March 19, 2003

    Mary Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    An office job couldn't hold Mary Alice Wood back from her dream

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    December 25, 2002

    Tradition's Slave

    A selection of the local music scene's best and brightest offerings

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    December 25, 2002

    Texas Ram

    Week of December 25, 2002

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    December 4, 2002

    Feed the Beast

    Everybody wants Hazelwood Central's Kalen Grimes and St. Louis' junior class of hoopsters. But recruiting in the city is a courtship dance and a high-maintenance affair.

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    November 20, 2002

    For Whom the Belle Tolls

    Beloved St. Louis country-pop act calls it a day

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    November 6, 2002

    Let's Have a Berger

    This week, a tribute to the king of twinkling ellipses

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    October 2, 2002

    Local Hokum

    Our Town's radio stations aren't playing much local fare because they're not getting much that's fit to play

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    August 1, 2001

    Embarrassment of Riches

    At the top of our growing pile of local CDs is one from Doze Mary Pool, a new band with extravagant, soaring guitar pop, dreamy/dramatic vocal melodies and swooshy arrangements

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    June 6, 2001

    Out Through the Inbox

    Intrepid columnist attempts to placate the pissy masses with a quick survey of recently received offerings

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    November 15, 2000

    Color My World

    The Look and the Feel of Sexicolor isn't breaking any new ground, but it's a delight nonetheless

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    September 6, 2000

    Calling from Home

    Singer/songwriter Bob Reuter gives voice to St. Louis' unique character

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    February 16, 2000

    Hard Copy

    A new Web site dishes dirt -- a lot of dirt -- on the St. Louis rave scene

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    December 8, 1999


    His studio may be bare-bones, but Broom Factory sound engineer Mike Martin makes beautiful music

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    September 15, 1999


    Rocket Park celebrates the release of a new CD, as do Linda Gaal and the Six Senses

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    May 26, 1999
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    April 28, 1999
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    January 6, 1999