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PHOTOS: EMA @ Off Broadway 5/1

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06. May 2014 by Julie Dill
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SHOW PREVIEW: EMA @ Off Broadway TONIGHT

The last time I saw Erika M. Anderson, she punched one of my friends and knocked another one of my friends on his ass at The Luminary. AND IT WAS AWESOME. If you’re intrigued by intense, authentic human geniuses, you … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by Julie Dill
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TICKET GIVEAWAY: YEAH UTAH! Desert Noises @ Blueberry Hill

Have you ever met someone who cheated death? I had an aunt who claimed she’d almost died one time in a freak high-tension power line accident and her near-death experience made her a total badass for years. She gave no … Continue reading

16. April 2014 by Julie Dill
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Real Estate + Pure X @ The Firebird

Here in St. Louis, cool weekend club shows are special, since nationally-touring acts generally pass through town during the week. Not to go all adulting on you, but there are few moments more powerful than the promise of a catharsis … Continue reading

31. March 2014 by Julie Dill
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UME + This City of Takers @ The Firebird 3/23

It’s 2014. Is carbon fiber more bad-ass than metal? Asking for a friend. Austin’s UME achieved high honors on a Sunday night at The Firebird: audience members threw devil horns! Granted, my show going trends toward mellow/sad bastard/chamber pop, but I’ve been … Continue reading

24. March 2014 by Julie Dill
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Catie Curtis w/ Jenna Lindbo @ The Duck Room

You might not know this, but in the mid-to-late nineties, there was an explosion of singer/songwriter ladies who got widespread attention. Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, and India Arie were all household names, … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Julie Dill
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PREVIEW: The Safes, The Cripplers and Thee Fine Lines @ The Heavy Anchor 11/23

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: At 9:00 this Saturday night, Chicago indie darlings The Safes are coming to The Heavy Anchor to make you love them. Maybe that’s not their intent, but it will definitely be the result. Joining them … Continue reading

21. November 2013 by Julie Dill
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Basia Bulat + Foreign Fields at Off Broadway 11/8

Social media can be frustrating. Sometime yesterday, my friend Ellie W. posted something like /But with the emptiness of loss comes a freeing up of space inside for hope./ and I got so excited because it’s exactly the right quote … Continue reading

09. November 2013 by Julie Dill
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Ticket Giveaway: On An On @ The Demo

So you’ve been to The Demo by now, right? Raised stage, great sound system, room to dance, and you can see the stage from anywhere in the place. If you’ve not yet experienced its awesome, Monday night will be an … Continue reading

15. March 2013 by Julie Dill
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Perfection is the Enemy of Good: Night Beds @ Off Broadway

Unknown, untested geniuses are our bread and butter, here at IWTAS. We love seeing a sparkling new band a week after the debut record drops, or maybe when their record isn’t even finished yet. Watching talented musicians get their start … Continue reading

12. February 2013 by Julie Dill
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