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In the Studio with Andy Berkhout + STL LOUD

All photo credit: Katie Guymon Last Sunday, I had the distinct and super cool privilege to attend one of the STL LOUD recording sessions at R&R Music Labs. Andy Berkhout, a local singer-songwriter (by way of Milwaukee), was there to record his orignal song, “Times and Things,” for the inaugural STL LOUD EP, the first … 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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STL LOUD | Band Release #3

Early last week, we were psyched to announce a new EP project for Saint Louis local bands, brought to you by creative thinker and general cool kid, Ryan Albritton of R&R Music Labs. Since that intial report, area music blogs have been leaking tidbits about the effort in a mysterious, scavenger hunt sorta way. Today, … 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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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