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Jam of the Day | Beth Bombara – Long Dark Hallelujah

Photo by Chris Lay A few weeks ago, Beth Bombara premiered three videos at St. Louis’ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in an unconventional way: attendees were led to a basement where they could enjoy each film, shot by Joshua Black Wilkins, inside three makeshift viewing stations. See the photo above — it beat … Read more

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Ring in the New Year at Off Broadway (And Kiss Us at Midnight!)

Artwork by Nate Jones of Kentucky Knife Fight New Year’s Eve can be hard, man. It’s usually flavored with the cynicism of downtrodden naysayers or the overly high expectations of innocent eager beavers (see: all the people who paid money to see this). Between the solo whiskey sippers and the prix fixe four course dinners … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Dots Not Feathers – Sylvia

Photo credit: Clint Alwahab Dots Not Feathers, a relatively new act on the local Saint Louis scene, is made up of four incredibly talented, young musicians (from L to R): Stephen Baier, Ryan Myers, Ravi Raghuram, and Katy Durrwachter. The foursome is speedily catching the city’s eye with its brand of indie-folk, inspired by such jaw-dropping … Read more

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You’re Invited to an STL Record Release Party!

Last weekend, I had a conversation with Saint Louis musicians, Seth Porter (vocalist/guitarist of The Blind Eyes) and Cassie Morgan (musician/songwriter of Cassie Morgan and The Lonely Pine) that included (in addition to bowling shoes and small towns), “The State of the Saint Louis Local Music Scene.” Straight from the horse’s mouth (well, two horses’ … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Beth Bombara – Lately

Photo Credit: Jon Gitchoff “And lately you don’t make sense to me.” I can’t stop listening to this song from singer-songwriter and fellow Saint Louisan, Beth Bombara. There’s something about it that makes me think of my favorite albums I like to play in the fall. Albums like Neko Case’s Furnace Room Lullaby and Kathleen … Read more

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Fair Saint Louisans, Meet STL LOUD!

Here at Speakers in Code, we are in general wonderment and awe of the immense musical talent that our fellow Saint Louisans boast. Let’s face it: most of these people work critical day jobs, passionately honing their craft during “free time” hours and funding their art with what might normally be a decent-sized savings account. … Read more

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10 to Spin | The Blind Eyes (An Undercover Weekend Special)

Behold! The Firebird’s annual Undercover Weekend (actually, Weekends, this time around) kicks off tomorrow, and local Saint Louis bands will be thronging to the stage to creatively put their spin on the likes of The Postal Service (Union Tree Review), Pavement (Sleepy Kitty), and Loretta Lynn (Tenement Ruth). We at Speakers in Code love a … Read more

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A Speakers Endorsed Show | Popluck at Off Broadway

Saint Louis local bands, take notice. Our friends, The Blind Eyes, have concocted a clever and (very) welcome way for us to simultaneously celebrate two of our favorite aspects of summer: live music and potluck dinners. Taking place at Off Broadway on Saturday, July 31th, the first annual Popluck afternoon affair will feature food for sale … Read more