In the Basement with Anacrusis

Anacrusis is a band that if brought up in the right circles will be met with a level of excitement almost unmatched in the metal community. They are a band who ignored specific genre cliches and expectations, who behaved sincerely in every aspect of not only their musicality but their business decisions, and wrote music…

Ranking the Kings of Leon Albums from Worst to Worst

Full disclosure, I did not listen to the entire Kings of Leon discography. If we are going to be open and honest with each other, I didn’t listen to an entire Kings of Leon song. Now, I don’t want you to think this inconsequential fact reflects any lack of due diligence on my part in…

Vlog: Mighty Con St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers, Nick Licata, Angel Kramer Remember a few months back when Matt published his first ever convention vlog of Wizard World St. Louis? Well, not long after that, he, Nick, and Angel were able to obtain coverage for another local convention. During summer 2016, Midwestern pop culture convention company Mighty Con set up their…

Photo Gallery: Alcest @ The Ready Room (STL,Mo)

When it comes to St. Louis, underground metal shows can be few and far between. When I first found out that French act Alcest was going to be playing at the Ready Room in January, I thought I was dreaming. As the day grew closer and the show was still on the Ready Room website,…

Local Business Spotlight: The Archive Music House

Matt Albers The Midwest has always been known as “flyover country” for many demographics, including music and pop culture. St. Louisans rely on local venue owners and promoters to feature and highlight local, regional, and (inter)national entertainment. In an already small market – even when factoring in the surrounding areas – the addition of a…

Band Interview: Devil You Know

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk Side projects are nothing new. As long as there have been bands, there have been opportunities for musicians to collaborate with one another. One of the most famous types of side projects – or infamous, depending on who you ask – is the “super group.” This is when each member of…