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Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 19 | Bob Mould, “Body of Song” (2005)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Friday, 20 November 2015 12:58

Returning from a long regrouping period, Mould learns how to rock again.



Compositions for the Young & Old, Interlude | The Big Show

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

Mike and Jason finally check in with their thoughts on Bob Mould’s 2014 Old Rock House concert as the “Compositions for the Young & Old” series roars back to life.

The Girl Loves Ink | Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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Written by Catherine Bathe Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

Proposing a comic book culture Convivencia.



Celluloid Atrocities November 2015: Some A’s to Your Q’s Re: Q&A’s

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 30 October 2015 11:05

CA sliff-2015The Q&As are worth staying for 95% of the time, but they can be awkward, and they can be frustrating.


Celluloid Atrocities October 2015: Film Biography Wishlist

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:25

biographiesBut who would I most like to hear from who have no real biographical works as yet?


The Girl Loves Ink | Why I Liked the Fantastic Four Movie

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Written by Catherine Bathe Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:55

In the first edition of Catherine Bathe's new comics column, she sets out to defend the much-maligned new Fantastic Four movie.



Celluloid Atrocities September 2015: Good News and Bad News

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 01 September 2015 06:38

Apple 75If you look at things objectively, it seems like they’re making a concentrated effort to ruin movies.


Magic Omnibus | August 2015

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Written by Mike Rengel Sunday, 30 August 2015 14:17

cranekiss sqIt’s the sonic equivalent of thinking about uncertain futures while you put one foot in front of the other at the start of each new day.


The Moon Glampers | Songwriting, The Rolling Stones, and Chicken-Wire Shows

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Written by DL Hegel Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:53

gla 75“We sound like your dad drinking and wrenching on a truck in the garage while the Pixies and Bob Seger fight to the death in a galvanized pool on the driveway.”


Magic Omnibus | July 2015

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Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 05 August 2015 22:50

Flo Morrissey_75It’s an unjaded sense of freedom coupled with the right amount of naturalism and drama injected into her music that gives Flo Morrissey balance.


Celluloid Atrocities August 2015: In Memory of Joe Williams

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 28 July 2015 23:37

joe-williams 75It’s going to be very strange to see movies without Joe around.


In the Spotlight | From Ashes To New

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 July 2015 20:08

from-ashes-to-new 75

With the new EP Downfall, From Ashes To New lays down its metal roots, while engaging listeners with potent metal-style rap and vocals.


The Feed | A Simmering Energy

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Written by DL Hegel Wednesday, 08 July 2015 20:56

Feed 75Finding balance between over-the-top and simplicity, The Feed's music is quirky, fun, and danceable.


Celluloid Atrocities July 2015: On Guilty Pleasures

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:56

bring-it-on 75You know what I really think people should count as a guilty pleasure? Just about any TV show.


Magic Omnibus | June 2015

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Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 01 July 2015 22:53

whitereaper 75The new White Reaper album is a half hour of frenetic punk leavened with power-pop and a weird-ass sense of humor.


Notes of a Grumpy Old Man in Training

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 29 May 2015 17:10

CA princess-bride“When I was your age, the internet was called the library.”


Magic Omnibus | May 2015

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Written by Mike Rengel Friday, 29 May 2015 17:00

omni josh-rouseJosh Rouse’s The Embers of Time is a subtle, soulful album, one that’s weathered a spiritual darkness and has emerged to blink and smile at a sunrise that felt as if it’d never arrive.


Be Here Now | The End of Britpop?

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Written by Michael Koehler Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:02

col mk_be-here-nowThe Brothers Gallagher always championed themselves as the saviors of rock and the biggest band since the Beatles, and for a short time, they were.


A Murphy Family Songbook | 05.16.15

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Written by DL Hegel Monday, 11 May 2015 10:09

gypsy angelbandThe DNA of our ancestors runs through each generation.


What’s Missing from St. Louis Movie Theatres

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

ca may_2015_75The disparity between what nearby cities are getting on 35mm and what we aren’t here in St. Louis only seems to be growing.


Mark Brainard & Drew Shafor | King Whistle

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Written by DL Hegel Friday, 17 April 2015 16:43

If you happen on a show with either of these two talented guys, stick around, you won't be disappointed.


Throwback Thursday (movie) | Diary of a High School Bride (1959) NR

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:13

Diary of a High School Bride is not what I expected.


Throwback Thursday | Chuck Berry’s “Chuck Berry is on Top”

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Written by Vella Mour Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:01

If there is any album that can sum up Berry’s success, it’s this album.


Throwback Thursday (movie) | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) PG-13

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:47

Ferris tbt_75I’m not trying to bash this film because it really isn’t bad at all, it just doesn’t live up to its hype.





Throwback Thursday (Music) | Lou Reed’s “Berlin”

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Written by Taylor Stroot Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:40

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This album is a rollercoaster ride that never truly seemed to have any uphill moments, emotionally.


Halestorm | Storming Into The Wild Life

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 06 April 2015 23:14

Halestorm 75Hard rocking and hard working, this is just the beginning of one hell of a storm.


Throwback Thursday (Movie) | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) PG-13

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 02 April 2015 07:42

How-to-Lose-a-Guy 75How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a great film you can watch over and over, because knowing what happens next doesn’t diminish the humor.


Throwback Thursday (Music) | Ludo’s “You’re Awful, I Love You”

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Written by Vella Mour Thursday, 02 April 2015 00:00

Ludo 75Close your eyes or roll down the windows. The chirping of the cicadas’ melody twirls into the smell of cut grass. That’s what this album is all about.


To the Conscientious Autograph Hound

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

ca apr_75The bottom line is now’s the best time in recent memory to keep your eye out for books signed by directors and stars you like.


Magic Omnibus | March 2015

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Written by Mike Rengel Monday, 30 March 2015 19:19

Thankfully, the month in music was far less frustrating—but just as active and dynamic—as the city’s meteorological conditions.


Throwback Thursday (Movie) | Spy Kids (2001) PG

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:00

This movie brings back all my childhood hopes and dreams, and it’s fantastic.


Throwback Thursday (Music) | Weezer’s “Red Album”

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Written by Vella Mour Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:41

A must-listen to anyone who enjoys early 2000s alternative.


Jonathan Ramsey | Irish Folk Singer

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Written by DL Hegel Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:52

I’m a class clown genetically, and that shows up in my writing and selections, but I have a soft spot for the sublime and the beautiful, so those loss and love songs find their way in.


Marilyn Manson | Forever Anti-Christ…Forever Superstar…

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 13 March 2015 16:34

itsl manson_75Into the rock stratosphere his name went, and shall always remain.


Magic Omnibus | February 2015

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Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:00

mo2_75This is 1989's closest relationship to its eponymous year—it’s a throwback to an inescapable radio song monoculture that no longer truly exists in the current on-demand, thriving yet fragmented musical landscape.


Magic Omnibus | January 2015: The Beginning of “Words About Sounds”

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Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 04 March 2015 15:55

mo1_75It’s not meant to be comprehensive, but a snapshot of things that caught my ear and inspired me to talk about.


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