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10 to Spin | The Blind Eyes (Christmas Edition)

Happy Monday to all our music friends from across the land! Today, we have a special 10 to Spin feature straight from Seth Porter of St. Louis’ The Blind Eyes, who will be performing at the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Off Broadway with Middle Class Fashion. The show also features a wonderful “supergroup” … 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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The Perfect Mixtape | Speakers + Summer 2011

Photo by Katie Guymon It’s that special time again: the first day of summer. And, just like last year, we are celebrating the longest day of the year by gifting you with a special mix: Speakers + Summer Volume 2. We’ve handpicked tunes that, to us, scream and holler summer and put them in one … Read more

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Album Review | The Blind Eyes – With A Bang

Speakers Rating: 90/100 On “Hermetically Sealed,” track number three off The Blind Eyes’ upcoming album, With A Bang, vocalist Seth Porter sings: “I’ve been hermetically sealed/ In a room that’s too cold to feel/ Keep my head down, summer is coming soon…” These lines, intermixed with sun-soaked “bah bah bahs” hailing from the heyday of … Read more

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The Best Local Music Moments of 2010

Our last feature in our Best of 2010 series is a tribute to Saint Louis local music, photographers, venues, festivals, and everything in between. Who better to celebrate the fantastic local talent our city boasts than the musicians themselves? That’s why we asked Sleepy Kitty, Andy Berkhout, US English, Cassie Morgan & The Lonely Pine, … Read more

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A Speakers Endorsed Show | Firebrand Recording Showcase

Pictured: Kentucky Knife Fight Hey, whaddya doin’ Saturday? Gotta hot date? Doesn’t matter. Bring her (him?) along to the party. Of course, I’m talking about the super spectacular Firebrand Recording Showcase at one of the best venues in all of Saint Louis, Off Broadway. It’s a night designed to celebrate the local recording studio, owned … 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

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Jam of the Day | The Blind Eyes – January

Photo credit: Douglas Garfield Yesterday, fellow Speakers in Code writer, Matt, gave us a Jam of the Day that slowly eases from winter to this relatively newfound spring weather. However, today, I bring you a JOTD that definitely doesn’t hide the fact that it’s ready to shed its winter skin and spend a little time … Read more