Archive for March, 2007

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Los Angeles Is Burning

March 31, 2007
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Some Stuff

March 30, 2007

Here’s some older stuff I’ve been meaning to get to for a while:

One of the friends I was with at The Hold Steady/Thermals show wrote a review of it for Playback, which you can read here.

Here are some pictures from the Apples in Stereo show a few weeks ago:

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Dozemarypool

March 29, 2007

Dozemarypool, a great band from St. Louis, has finally released its first proper album, after a series of demos, CD-R’s and EPs, called Three Pieces. The three pieces of Dozemarypool, guitarist Ryan Stoutenborough, drummer Andy Stoutenborough, and bassist Keith Mangles, create the sort of swirling, cascading and textured music that brings to mind bands like Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Doves, and even Radiohead.

They are playing a CD release party this Saturday at the Duck Room with Brain Regiment, another great St. Louis band. This show also serves as the farewell show for Brain Regiment, who are calling quits with a final album, Dissoulution. It’s a shame, really, as the band has finally perfected its mix of jangle, fuzz, and jay farrar-isms. It’ll be good times.

MP3’s:
Dozemarypool – Curious The Cat Killer
Dozemarypool – Dream
Brain Regiment – South City L

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Aqueduct

March 28, 2007


Aqueduct are playing this Saturday at the Biliken Club with Australia’s Youth Group and Columbia, Missouri’s The Foundry Field Recordings. Aqueduct’s newest album, Or Give Me Death is a logical and impressive step forward from the band’s previsou album, I Sold Gold. As anyone who saw them last year (or was it two years ago?) at Cicero’s can attest, Aqueduct puts on a fun and engaging live show. The Foundry Field Recordings are a member of the Columbia, Missouri collective/label Emergency Umbrella, and play a hazy version of understated mid-90’s indie pop. They are definitely worth catching as well.

MP3’s:
Aqueduct – Living A Lie
Aqueduct – As You Wish
Aqueduct – Growing Up With GNR
Aqueduct – Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights
Youth Group – Sorry
Youth Group – Dead Zoo
Youth Group – Forever Young
The Foundry Field Recordings – Clones Were Made For Them But Not For Us
The Foundry Field Recordings – Assembled Hazardly
The Foundry Field Recordings – Battle Brigades
The Foundry Field Recordings – Archery Bots
The Foundry Field Recordings – Buy/Sell/Trade

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March 27, 2007


Hey, look – it’s been a week since I posted!

I know it seems like I post about Gentleman Auction House about every week, but I just wanted to quickly point out a great write-up the band got on their recent trek down to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest (thanks to Annie Z and the RFT Blog for alerting me — and everyone else — to it). They even have a couple live clips of the band’s performance. You can catch them this Friday night at the Duck Room with Shed Shot, the Bombshell Betties, and Jesse Irwin.

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Spring Equinox

March 20, 2007

The fine kids of Gentleman Auction House are putting on a party at Off Broadway tomorrow night, March 21st, ostesibly to celebrate the Spring Equinox, with a pair of Asthmatic Kitty bands, the Castanets and Shapes and Sizes, and St. Louis’ Laite. It’s a great lineup and promises to be a dandy of a time.

MP3’s:
Gentleman Auction House – Every One Has Taken Their Hat Off But You
Castanets – All That I Know
Castanets – Three Days Four Nights
Shapes and Sizes – Island’s Gone Bad
Shapes and Sizes – Wilderness

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The Hold Steady/The Thermals Pics

March 18, 2007

The Hold Steady and The Thermals put on a great show to a sold out crowd here in St. Louis on Thursday night. The crowd was definitely there for the Hold Steady, but The Thermals were great, too.

The Hold Steady:

Some chick that helped herself onto the stage. Craig was clearly annoyed, asking the crowd, “Which one of you is here with the drunk?”:

The whole crowd on the stage during the last song:

The Thermals:

Rob Corddry was at the show, for some reason. I couldn’t sneak a pic of him, so this will have to do: