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Netflix Isn’t as Bad as You Think…But It’s Getting Worse

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

CA0914 netflixNetflix is doing a rare thing among corporations of its size: It’s producing valuable art with its profits.

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 7 | Hüsker Dü, “Flip Your Wig” (1985)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

For their second album of 1985, the Hüskers move even further from their hardcore roots on the album where punk begat pop-punk.
 
   

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 6 | Hüsker Dü,“New Day Rising” (1985)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:20

Exploring the album where the Hüskers punk starts to go pop.

 

 

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 5 | Hüsker Dü, “Zen Arcade” (1984)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00

Exploring the album where punk grew up, a landmark concept double-LP that stretches the limits of punk and hardcore.

 

   

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 4 | Hüsker Dü, “Metal Circus” (1983)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Thursday, 28 August 2014 19:19

metalcircus“Hey punkers, fuck the haters and follow your muse wherever she takes you.”

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 3 | Hüsker Dü, “Everything Falls Apart” (1983)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

Hüsker Dü bring their savagery to the studio with their second release, but this time they've added a dab of pop to their hardcore smorgasbord.

 

   

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 2 | Hüsker Dü, “Land Speed Record” (1982)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Mike and Jason begin their trek through Bob Mould's discography with Hüsker Dü's debut, a live blitzkrieg of blistering hardcore.

 

 

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 1 | A Trip Through the Complete Discography of Bob Mould

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

Two superfans of the Hüsker Dü and Sugar singer/songwriter/guitarist take you on a trip through the man's expansive discography in anticipation of his upcoming appearance September 19 at the Old Rock House.

 

 

   

The Yowl | Gnarl, Boogie, and Gnash

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Written by DL Hegel Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:24

yowl sqChuck Berry meets Johnny Thunders and talks trash with Muhammad Ali.

 

Suzie Cue and the Terrible Toys | Ben Folds Is for Grownups

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Written by DL Hegel Friday, 08 August 2014 11:13

gypsy suziecue_75“Keeping my [toy] guitar in tune has been a whole other level of challenge and patience.”

   

Movie Road Trips

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:55

cellatrocWhat’s a movie theater junkie to do, one who’s desperate to see certain, obscure-leaning new releases as soon as possible, with no hope of seeing them locally on the big screen (or otherwise)?

 

Divorcing Amazon

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 30 June 2014 13:54

ca july-smI’d like to offer a hearty second to Stephen Colbert’s promotion of Portland’s legendary bookstore Powell’s, which has best website for an independent bookstore I’ve ever seen.

   

The Maness Brothers | All in the Family

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Written by DL Hegel Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:10

dl maness-75We know what we want out of the band and out of life and it’s easy that way. We can get mad and give each other black eyes and call each other up later to eat ice cream in the driveway.

 

ARR! | In My Other Band…

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Written by DL Hegel Thursday, 12 June 2014 20:28

gypsy arr_smIn some bands I’m a peacekeeper, and in others a rabble rouser.

   

Movie Label Fanboys

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Written by Pete Timmermann Sunday, 01 June 2014 14:32

CA drafthouse-75If you like one Drafthouse Films release, you’ll probably like all of them.

 

Let’s Meet in a Dream

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Written by Pete Timmermann Saturday, 26 April 2014 23:17

cellatrocI’ve known Shigesato Itoi’s name since about 1995, but didn’t start connecting him to other things I like until just a few years ago.

   

The Old Souls Revival | Young at Heart

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Written by DL Hegel Wednesday, 23 April 2014 20:58

OSRPBSTL 75There’s something interesting about having the potential to connect with people like never before, not only as an artist, but no matter what you do.

 

Uncovering the Obscure

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:27

cellatrocThe goal here, really, is to celebrate physical media, as it is and as it was.

   

Bible Belt Sinners | Wearing Their Sunday Best

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Written by DL Hegel Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:03

col BBSSB 75My songwriting process is still a mystery, even to me.

 

Brown Suga: Mya | Single, Sexy, and Sweet

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Written by Ashley White Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:03

Mya 75Mya was sure to make women feel empowered like they were the crème de la crème, and everyone would just have to deal, and I loved her for every bit of it.

   

The Last Night | From Tupac to Grandpa Joe

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Written by DL Hegel Monday, 23 December 2013 18:37

last-night 75It’s like rock ’n’ roll and Country and Western had an illegitimate child and left if on our doorstep to raise.

 

What Makes a Good Song

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Written by DL Hegel Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:53

guitar 75I started writing songs the same time I started learning guitar. I kinda thought that was a part of the deal.

   

Those who do and teach

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Written by DL Hegel Monday, 18 November 2013 12:00

 

guitar-teachers 75We study music together, but the instruments teach us more than we teach them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Five ‘90s Albums

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Written by Mike Koehler Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:29

Up-Around-the-Bend-6 75I normally am not a fan of lists like this, as they are totally subjective and meaningless. And certainly this will be no different.

 

 

   

Brown Suga: Deborah Cox | A Soulful Goddess

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Written by Ashley White Monday, 21 October 2013 12:50

Deborah-Cox 75As they sang, tears rolled down their faces, and I forgot that it was just a video because of the authenticity in their actions.

 

Musician and Songwriter, When it’s a Girl Thing. 

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Written by DL Hegel Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:12

A-Gypsy 1_75Later in the evening, after our set, there was a gunman outside.

   

A Gypsy Without Refrain

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Written by DL Hegel Thursday, 03 October 2013 21:47

If you are a local musician or fan, I’d like to hear your suggestions or thoughts on artists you like.

 

Think Pink | St. Louis Events 09.22.13-10.05.13

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Written by Megan Washausen Sunday, 29 September 2013 09:59

Address-at-a-Time 3_75Have you ever taken a selfie with an alpaca?

   

Drake

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Written by Ashley White Thursday, 26 September 2013 22:23

DrakeHe has such an authenticity about him that bleeds through his every word, melody, and phrase.

 

As September Ends | St. Louis Events 09.22-28.13

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Written by Megan Washausen Sunday, 22 September 2013 08:15

Column2 75_copyI’ve ridden it once, and I stand by my belief that there’s something magical about it no matter how old you are.

   

Rethinking Nothing to Do | St. Louis Events 09.15-21.13

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Written by Megan Washausen Sunday, 15 September 2013 16:16

address at_a_time_column1_75Whether you’re reading this as a St. Louis native, a current guest or a future visitor, hear me out when I say there are several things to do in this city—every night of the week!

 

Britpop and Me

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Written by Mike Koehler Sunday, 08 September 2013 13:44

britpop 75Anyone who has known me in the last 15-20 years knows that one of my all-time favorite musical periods is the “Britpop” era.

   

Music and Divorce

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Written by Mike Koehler Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:12

Music-and-Divorce 75I’ve always been able to find music to lift me up or make me forget or just give me a smile on my face. These last few months, I haven’t had that.

 

Running with Music

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Written by Mike Koehler Monday, 12 August 2013 14:57

 

Running With Music 75I personally go as far as reviewing the course and arrange for certain songs to pop up at specific points when I definitely know I will need them.

   

Lift to Experience’s Texas Jerusalem Crossroads

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Written by Mike Koehler Sunday, 28 July 2013 07:02

Over-the-Bend Column2_75It is meant to be blasted at levels that it can be heard, in fact be heard, in Jerusalem.

 

Intro and Titanium Expose

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Written by Mike Koehler Saturday, 13 July 2013 16:33

Goo-Album Sonic-YouthThe ferocious guitar attack at minute 3:30 still makes me want to mosh like there is no tomorrow. I wanted more.

   

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