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EXCLUSIVE: Stream Jump Starts’ new album before it’s released on Saturday!

You can feel good about liking Jump Starts, the St. Louis duo comprised of Justin Johnson (Pretty Little Empire) and Sarah Ross (former Paper Dolls). Johnson writes the lyrics; he and Ross work together on arrangements and vocals. The end … Continue reading

06. November 2012 by Jess
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How to Succeed at Attending a Local Show Without Really Trying: A Miniature Concert Calendar

While going through my day planner (read: Facebook events) recently, I realized something very special was happening at the end of this week: a plethora of shows featuring some of my most favorite local musicians. Let’s sit here together and browse … Continue reading

05. December 2011 by Jess
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Jump Starts: An Under Cover Weekend Preview

Jump Starts might be considered a side project for its two members, Sarah Ross (Paper Dolls) and Justin Johnson (Pretty Little Empire), but on Saturday night at the Firebird, their joyfully jangly sound will be front and center as they … Continue reading

08. September 2011 by Jess
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The Fortnightly: May 23rd – June 5th

In 2004, I was a college sophomore, and someone put “The Best Happiness Money Can Buy” on a mixtape for me. Intrigued by this essentially one-man band with a long stage name and lots of feelings, I illegally downloaded (it … Continue reading

26. May 2011 by Jess
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The Fortnightly: March 14 to March 27

A couple of us are excited about road tripping slightly West this weekend to see St. Louisans Beth Bombara and The Dive Poets play a new spot in Columbia, MO called The Bridge. The show features CoMo band The Stingrays, and the concert … Continue reading

14. March 2011 by Annie McCance
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Top Shows of 2010: Part 1

We asked a few of our friends in and around St. Louis music to share with us their favorite shows from 2010. The only requirement was that they give us their top 3 concerts - it didn’t have to be a … Continue reading

07. January 2011 by Annie McCance
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No End To This Story: An Interview with Sarah Ross

Over the bustling Monday night, half-price pizza buzz of Riley’s Pub, local drummer Sarah Ross talked to me about her newest project, two piece pop-rock collaboration Jump Starts. The result of several informal jam sessions between herself and Pretty Little Empire … Continue reading

30. December 2010 by Jess
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