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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.

 

 

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 12 | Sugar, “Copper Blue” (1992)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Monday, 08 September 2014 13:39

Jason and Mike turn their attention to Bob Mould's finest hour and a classic of '90s alternative rock, his band Sugar's debut.

 

   

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 11 | Bob Mould, “Black Sheets of Rain” (1990)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Friday, 05 September 2014 12:00

Bob Mould follows up the folky beauty of Workbook with with one of his bleakest moments in this dour sophomore solo effort.

 

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 10 | Bob Mould, “Workbook” (1989)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Thursday, 04 September 2014 21:59

Mould leaves behind both punk and pop on his pastoral debut solo album.

 

 

   

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 9 | Hüsker Dü, “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” (1987)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Wednesday, 03 September 2014 20:36

The Minneapolis trio leaves punk behind on their swan song, a 20-song double LP of power pop glory.

 

 

Compositions for the Young & Old, Pt. 8 | Hüsker Dü, “Candy Apple Grey” (1986)

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Written by Jason Green & Mike Koehler Tuesday, 02 September 2014 19:34

The unstoppable punk rock trio hits their first stumbling block on their major label debut.

 

   

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.

 

   

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