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Hometowns | Madi Diaz [Mt. Nebo, PA]

Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg Tonight, Madi Diaz will be bringing her songs to the Old Rock House ($8), playing a show with Keegan DeWitt and St. Louis buzz band Union Tree Review, and there’s plenty to get excited about. Diaz will be releasing a three-song EP titled Far From Things That We Know on September … Read more

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10 to Spin | Union Tree Review + Bo and the Locomotive

Union Tree Review If you’ve got a big toe halfway dipped into the pool of Saint Louis music, you know that Saturday is one heck of a big night. Yes, folks, it’s the double album release party for both Union Tree Review and Bo and the Locomotive, two fantastic bands ’round these parts that tend … Read more

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Listen | Union Tree Review – “Parties (Demo)”

Back in September of 2010, we made Union Tree Review’s “Let Me Be” the Pajammy Jam of the Day (as in a slow, made for bedtime kinda song). We wrote that “Let Me Be” is a chugging, acoustic train, reminiscent of Ryan Adams: brilliant lyricism, piano in all the right places, plenty o’ references to booze … Read more

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A Speakers Endorsed Show | Homegrown at The Pageant

We had a blast at the last Homegrown Showcase (starring Airplanes, Bruiser Queen, The Blind Eyes, and Tilts) held at The Pageant back in October, so we’re psyched that another edition is coming our way this Friday, December 3rd. This time ’round, Theodore, Union Tree Review, HUMDRUM, and Animal Empty will take the stage to provide … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Dive Poets – Austin

The Saint Louis alt-country band, The Dive Poets, is set to release its debut EP, The Good and the Light, in just a couple of weeks. Opening for SIC faves Futurebirds at Cicero’s over the summer, the fivesome threw down its scrappy, foot stompin’ flare and won the crowd’s heart. Now, it’s The Dive Poets … 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 | Union Tree Review – Let Me Be

Union Tree Review is Saint Louis’ answer to genius indie folk. Today’s Pajammy Jam of the Day, “Let Me Be,” instills a sense of longing in me that can’t be undone. It’s an chugging, acoustic train, reminiscent of Ryan Adams: brilliant lyricism, piano in all the right places, plenty o’ references to booze and regret. The track … 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