Annie Zaleski

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  • 6 years ago

    [Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Houston Press's St. Louis sister paper Riverfront Times.] Since Jay Farrar reactivated Son Volt nearly a half-decade ago, he's wasted no time adding to the band's influential legacy. Its third stu...

  • 6 years ago

    Murphy's Law works something like this: On the hottest day of the year, the air conditioning will break. This was proved true on a recent Saturday in St. Louis, when the a/c conked out at the So Many Dynamos' CD release show — on a day that ...

  • 6 years ago

    In hindsight, the idea that people once considered Fischerspooner an electroclash act is laughable. NYC duo Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner have always been a synth-pop band with a penchant for flamboyant glam and performance art. The proof is in...

  • 7 years ago

    On Jack's Mannequin's optimistic new single "The Resolution," vocalist/pianist/songwriter Andrew McMahon sings, "I'm alive, but I don't need a witness, to know that I survived." The 26-year-old could just as easily be referencing the fact that he'...

  • 7 years ago

    The childlike innocence of Ra Ra Riot's music and hyperactive stage presence masks a young band familiar with great heartache and turmoil: In June of 2007, drummer John Pike allegedly drowned after a show, but the group — which formed at Syr...

  • 7 years ago

    At this stage of its career, dismissing Eagles of Death Metal as an ironic ­classic-rock band is a grave mistake. Formed a decade ago in Palm Desert, California, EODM — fronted by ex-journalist Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes, with Queens ...