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‘Let’s see the punch-punch kick!’: STL’s Rulers Premiers Music Video for “The Perks”

One of the good things about living and listening in St. Louis right now is that there’s always one (okay, many) quality local acts that you’ve yet to discover. Recently, Brian McClelland of Blip Blap Video — and Middle Class … Continue reading

16. April 2014 by Jess
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[PHOTOS] Joshua Black Wilkins w/ Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine – 16 March 2014

A couple of us from IWTAS meandered down to Cherokee street on a brisk Sunday evening as the sun was going down and landed at Dead Wax Records. It’s a warm and inviting little record store brought to you by Casey … Continue reading

23. March 2014 by Jess
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[PHOTOS] The Lonely Wild and The Apache Relay at Old Rock House

Last Thursday, the Lonely Wild and the Apache Relay co-headlined Old Rock House. It was a nice night; the cold weather had broken and snow was melting all over the patio and the moon was out, clear and bright. I … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Jess
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[PHOTOS] Beth Bombara at Off Broadway, Feb. 26th, 2014

A couple weeks back, Beth Bombara, along with Kit Hamon, Karl Eggers, JJ Hamon, and Corey Woodruff, headlined Off Broadway on a Wednesday night. Nashville crooner Samantha Harlow provided the honky tonk element for the evening and St. Louis up-and-comers … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Jess
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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to the Apache Relay w/ the Lonely Wild at Old Rock House!

So a few weeks back all of us at IWTAS were scrambling around on a Saturday afternoon preparing for an evening house show at IWTAS HQ. I had some music playing overhead. All of a sudden our friend and co-conspirator … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Jess
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[PHOTOS] Caroline Smith at Off Broadway – 02/20/14

Last Thursday, Caroline Smith warmed up Off Broadway with new R&B/pop numbers from her excellent 2013 album, as well as some old favorites from her earlier folk/pop releases. Smith’s band was as tight and as smiley as ever. As for … Continue reading

25. February 2014 by Jess
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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Those Darlins w/ Diarrhea Planet and SPEEDBOATS at Off Broadway!

Thank goodness Nashville is just 4-ish hours from here. Thank goodness we’ve been happy hosts for Those Darlins over the years as they’ve changed lineups, refined their sound, and continue to release recorded material indicative of growth and maturity as … Continue reading

20. February 2014 by Jess
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[INTERVIEW] Happy Woman: Caroline Smith breaks free from folk roots with joyful pop record

On Thursday, Minneapolis’ Caroline Smith returns to Off Broadway behind her bright, R&B-laced 2013 pop record, Half About Being a Woman. Smith’s show this week will be her first in St. Louis since the album was released, and the show … Continue reading

17. February 2014 by Jess
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REVIEW + PHOTOS: Jason Isbell w/ Robert Ellis at Off Broadway – February 10th, 2014

On Monday, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit along with violin virtuoso Amanda Shires took over Off Broadway for a stellar, sincere performance played to a sold-out audience. The crowd was polite, enthusiastic, and diverse; aging DBT fans staked their … Continue reading

12. February 2014 by Jess
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PHOTOS + REVIEW: Beth Bombara Music Video Release at Bridge

St. Louis scene-sters from all walks of life showed their IDs and walked down the narrow flight of stairs that opens to Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar‘s basement. The cavernous and impossibly cozy room was darkened. Attendees sipped beer, … Continue reading

04. February 2014 by Jess
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