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Contest | Win Tickets to Regina Spektor at The Pageant

Photo by Shervin Lainez Even though this makes me feel terribly old, the last time Regina Spektor came to town was five years ago at The Pageant. I remember it being a super intimate and quiet performance, as Spektor was solo that night (she did display mad beatboxing skills during “Hotel Song,” which was wonderful). … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Scarlet Tanager – Tumbleweed

Artwork by Susan Logsdon Scarlet Tanager burst onto the local scene in a tornado of cute. I know that particular adjective has been frequently used when describing the Saint Louis six-piece, but GD if it ain’t totally accurate. And, I mean that in the best sense possible, nowhere near a patronizing connotation. About four or … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Lex Land – Havana

But you always knew my plans were larger Than the biggest back yard we could ever have had Austin-based singer-songwriter Lex Land seems like a “let’s leave the door open” kind of gal.  I mean, the relationship she’s describing in today’s JOTD must have ended poorly, if I had to guess. Still, Land is forward-thinking; … Read more

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MP3 | Katie Costello – Cityscapes

Enthusiastically endorsed by the influential Nic Harcourt of KCRW, Katie Costello’s new EP, The City In Me (out September 28th on Tiny Tiny Records) is comprised of five gorgeous songs bursting at the seams with soaring melodies and bubbling over with insightful poetics. With hints of Regina Spektor in her powerful vocals, Costello weaves intricate stories … Read more

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Strangers Almanac | Bob Dylan

Katie and I, with the help of Glide Magazine, created Strangers Almanac, a column devoted to singer-songwriters, two years ago, and we’ve had a lot of fun writing about some of our favorite singer-songwriters like Tift Merritt, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Jenny Lewis, Regina Spektor, and Jeff Tweedy. It’s pretty crazy that we’re already on … Read more