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[PHOTOS] The 2014 RFT Music Showcase

There was a wealth of music to enjoy and a decent amount of bad weather to endure at this year’s RFT Music Showcase in the Grove. We brought back these digital pictures from Saturday: All photographs by Jess Luther. Full … Continue reading

09. June 2014 by Jess
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[PHOTOS] Record Store Day 2014 in St. Louis

St. Louis was gifted a perfectly sunny day on which to celebrate RSD 2014. Our people spent time at Euclid Records in Webster Groves and Dead Wax and Apop Records on Cherokee Street. Enjoy the photo evidence below, and remember … Continue reading

21. 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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[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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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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PHOTOS: Man Man w/ Xenia Rubinos at Off Broadway – 1/19/14

Man Man blew through St. Louis last night flaunting skeleton bodysuits and On Oni Pond, the group’s fifth studio record, which was released in September 2013. The show was a sell out and the club was at max capacity, with anxious … Continue reading

20. January 2014 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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