Category Archives for Show Review

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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[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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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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[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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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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Sarah Jaffe at Old Rock House – December 4th, 2013

Sarah Jaffe , a set on Flickr.

15. December 2013 by Jess
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Show Recap + Photos: Union Tree Review’s Final Set

In the fall of 2010, I stumbled upon a Union Tree Review show at Foam on Cherokee late one evening. I had been wandering around a bit that night – and pretty much every night that year – feeling a … Continue reading

18. November 2013 by Jess
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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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PHOTOS: Blitzen Trapper w/ Bear Hive at Old Rock House

On Wednesday, Blitzen Trapper returned to St. Louis after a couple years of absence and opened up a can of Rocky Mountain Whoop Ass right there on Old Rock House’s stage. The set was long and varied, and featured older … Continue reading

20. September 2013 by Jess
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