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TT&SC named “Best Music Blog” by the RFT! …and other news

So, A LOT has been going on lately, and it’s hard to keep up with everything!  Saint Louis’ own The Riverfront Times gave our blog a lovely little mention in their “Best Of St. Louis” issue!  We are besides ourselves with excitement about this!  It totally rules to be recognized even though we sometimes spell words with z’s and use the word “cray cray” entirely too much!  We’ve been working on this blog for under a year but are glad about the response it’s received so far!

Check out the write-up here, or pick up a copy practically anywhere around the Lou (and make sure to czech page 156)!

We also wanted to shout a little holla at Apop Records’ Camp Concentration for the “Best Underground Club” nod!

Another thing worth mentioning is tonight’s Billiken Club show: Damien Jurado is playing with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and Saint Louis’ own Theodore.  As always, this show is free, all ages, and open to the public.  Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm.  Jurado released Caught In The Trees on September 9th to much critical acclaim, so tonight should be a real rowdy-dowd!  Not to be missed.

Damien Jurado – Gillian Was A Horse [MP3][Insound]


Do’s & Don’ts: Deertick and Brimstone Howl

This week, we’re doing something different with Stylin’ & Profilin’. We were at the Deer Tick, Brimstone Howl, and Theodore show tonight at The Billiken Club in St. Louis and were able to style and profile members from two of the bands. Instead of praising each individual for their amazing style (and attitudes!), shit got straight convoluted. So, we are doing the Do’s and Don’ts of effective Stylin’ & Profilin’ conduct. Take note, y’all!

Do: John McCauley, singer/songwriter from Deer Tick

I was simply taken aback by his California Raisins tattoo. What an homage! Little did we know, but McCauley is an avid collector of all things California Raisins, which we think is quirky and just too perfect. His tattoo artist was lovely enough to take a screen-capture of one of the many great commercials and turn it into the greatness that is his tattoo.

Also, note the Vanilla Ice eyebrow! Did someone say “fresh”? According to McCauley, that’s what happens when you play around with barber shears while under the influence. Who knew? Although he hadn’t slept in over 48 hours and the band’s tour bus broke down, causing them to miss a show, McCauley was still a gem.



Don’t: Calvin, stand-in drummer from Brimstone Howl
Sheesh. Where do I start? First off, we loved his coat, hopefully it wasn’t real fur. I asked, he didn’t know. Don’t get us wrong. I mean, who wears shit like that in the Midwest and isn’t Whitney Houston? With that, if you’re going to rock a straight-up raccoon-looking fur coat, you better work.
When I approached Calvin about Stylin’ & Profilin’ him for our blog, his response was to the effect of , “You can put someone else’s face over mine.” Shoulda known at that point that Calvin and I weren’t riding on the same ferry-boat.
But I toughed it out, figuring he might come around. After I took the photo, I asked him a few Q’s:
Where did you get your coat?
“My friend gave it to me.”
Do you feel like R. Kelly when you wear it?
“No. I feel like myself.”
Wrong answer, friendo. Here’s the problem: You can’t act like you’re not wearing that to get attention, homeboy! If ya thought I was tryin’ to hit on you because of it, you tweakin. And, you look like Eminem in it, anyway!
Kells didn’t like your attitude, either.