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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.


Celluloid Atrocities May 2015: 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

Berlin tbt_75

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.


Celluloid Atrocities April 2015: 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 | What Happened in February

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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 | 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.


Celluloid Atrocities March 2015: Slow-Burn Cinema

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 02 March 2015 12:22

CA_MAR_15_75Why do distributors of somewhat more challenging cinema feel like they have to hit you with their tougher films when you won’t be able to give them the steeping time they deserve?


Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals | South City Blues

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Written by DL Hegel Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:27

brother_lee_jackals_75While I was there, I lost feelings for a long-time lover, I disliked my job, and needed a change. The song wrote itself.


Stevie Nicks | Rock's Gold Dust Woman.

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 04 February 2015 16:39

ITSL_Stevie_Nicks_75Welcome to the first edition of "In The Spotlight". Each month, we will take a brief but candid look at a different artist, where they came from, their successes and failures, and where they are now. Some will be legends, and others will be new artists currently making a splash in the music scene.


Crowdfunding and Movies

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Written by Pete Timmermann Sunday, 01 February 2015 21:31

cell_atrocities_kickstarter_75And while I’m suspicious of motivations for using it more often than not, any website that can save my favorite video store in the world gets a pass in my book.


2014 in Review

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 01 January 2015 17:07

CA jan15-smA Godard film on opening night in 3-D with a sold-out, like-minded crowd who responded to the film how they were supposed to? It was a memorable experience indeed.


Letter to Memphis | From the Hip

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Written by DL Hegel Monday, 22 December 2014 13:54

gypsy letter-to-memphis_smAny movie made about me will undoubtedly be cast with D-listers.


Notes of a St. Louis VOD Viewer

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Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 02 December 2014 12:25

CA VODHow many of these films might we have gotten in a theater if VOD weren’t an option for distributors?


Karate Bikini | Listen, Try, Listen, and Try Again

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Written by DL Hegel Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:57

gypsy karate-bikini_smHaving fun is fun, but we don't want anybody to hurt themselves.


St. Louis Movie Theaters

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:27

CA Hi-Pointe_smThe Hi-Pointe is one of the most charming theaters in St. Louis (second only to the Tivoli, in my book)—and has the best popcorn, besides.


Jackass in the Rearview Mirror

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 29 September 2014 21:52

CA jackass_75This column is about what to do if, like me, you have a perhaps unhealthy level of interest in the Jackass films.


The American Professionals | Paging Mr. Lindo

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Written by DL Hegel Monday, 22 September 2014 18:33

gypsy TAP“I like whichever one I’m doing at the time, but almost to the point of being delusional.”


Compositions for the Young & Old, Interlude | The Important Part

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:35

It's why we're all here.




Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 18 | LoudBomb, “Long Playing Grooves” (2002)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:29

Following up the rock/techno hybrid Modulate, Bob unleashes an album of pure electronica under his anagram nom de DJ.


Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 17 | Bob Mould, “Modulate” (2002)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:00

Bob returns from a four-year hiatus by going full-on techno on his electronica/rock hybrid LP Modulate, but does he succeed?



Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 16 | Bob Mould, “The Last Dog and Pony Show” (1998)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:29

Bob decides to (briefly) say farewell to rock music, but not before taking a well-deserved victory lap.




Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 15 | Bob Mould, “Bob Mould” (1996)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Monday, 15 September 2014 21:01

Sugar dissolves and Bob returns to his solo roots on his very personal self-titled release.





Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 14 | Sugar, “File Under: Easy Listening” (1994)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Saturday, 13 September 2014 06:57

Bob Mould's trio tries to make lightning strike twice on their second, impeccably titled power-pop gem of an LP.




Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 13 | Sugar, “Beaster” (1993)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Tuesday, 09 September 2014 23:29

Sugar follows the glorious alterna-pop debut with a much darker EP full of guitars, rage, and haunting religious imagery.




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