Reuter seems to love the nooks and crannies of a space -- basements, corners and hideaways. He concentrates solely on the people who exist in these places, and they're at the center, usually surrounded by an oppressive pall that threatens to overtake them. The best of them feature Way Out Club regular Micco and capture a certain magic (that, or maybe it's Micco's shiny shirt) and innocence. "After the Fall," a tender shot of Fred Friction, replete with gouged black eye, is similar. It's a painful shot, but Reuter, as he does in his songs, uncovers softness in it.
The show runs through Nov. 10. For more information, contact the Midtown Arts Center at 531-2787.
Send all local tapes, tips, discs and detritus to "Radar Station," The Riverfront Times, 6358 Delmar Blvd., Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63130; e-mail: [email protected] rftstl.com.