Album by album
Album by album is a classic music blog. Download links accompany short descriptions written by local show-goers and musicians. Bands such as (but not limited to) The Body, Melt Banana, Warhammer 48K and Unsane are featured.
Built On A Weak Spot
BOAWS is an mp3 blog based out of Kansas City, KS that features tons of awesome active bands of the noise-rock, post-punk and shoegaze persuasion. OK, so it's not exactly local, but it's one of our favorite sources for learning about up and coming bands all across the nation.
Chizzy Chizmo documents the odd and unsettling, as well as the loud and psychedelic. Based in St. Louis, he and his team of hungry eyes feed on shows in local art spaces, basements and dive-bars. His hidden cam series is mixed real time in black and white on VHS tape, then transferred digitally to the Internet. High resolution videos sneak in every now and again, bringing you the latest in everything local and underground. He produces a DVD/Zine combo called The South City Scuzz Report.
Based out of St. Louis, this blog describes itself as "concert photography, music suggestions and miscellany exploring intersections of the musical & visual."
Flood Yr Face
Josh Levi (long time St. Louis booker/promoter and musician) runs a show listing blog (the original inspiration for Wrong Division). Flood Yr Face is a noise-centric site that dips its toes in hardcore, electronica and other sonic oddities.
Mr. Ben puts pen to paper, releasing twisted visions of local meanderings around South St. Louis. Non-linear fairy tales and art-damaged interpretations flood articulately laid out pages. Mr. Ben also collaborates with Chizzy Chizmo of Chizmo.tv on The South City Scuzz Report.
Local Luc Michalski spits knowledge on upcoming shows, be they hardcore, folk or otherwise. He compiles information via personal account, Facebook event invitations and more in this all-inclusive D-I-Y site. This blog is a companion to a printed zine of the same name.
Gateway Scene is a St. Louis-centric blog with album reviews, artist interviews and retrospectives on older bands. The contributors are not afraid to take the gloves off when writing about local artists, utilizing alternate perspectives and lengthy articles.
A brief art gallery of local noise giant Jeremy Kannapell (a.k.a Ghost Ice). He has completed visual works for many prominent artists, local and international.
"Haiku reviews for you in the Lou." 'Nuff said.
I Went To A Show
This St. Louis based music blog features four local writers who share the goal of strengthening the music community through sharing. Focused on indie rock, pop and rock music, I Went To A Show has a modest but hardcore following in the River City.
Last Days of Man On Earth
Joe Stumble provided punk rock commentary on both local (and not-so-local) artists for 5 solid years. This blog stands as an archive to both his writing and his dynamic podcasts.
Live Music in St. Louis, MO
This website is home to a solid list of upcoming concerts in St. Louis. This is a concise listing focused on more nationally (and regionally) renowned acts.
Local Union Zero
A coalition of artists, show-goers, forward thinkers and drifters dedicated to shaping a give-and-take scene void of monetary gain. Free shows with great bands.
Lo-Fi Saint Louis
Multi-media Web site focused on St. Louis artists. Video performances as well as documentaries are featured on this all-inclusive hub put together by videographer Bill Streeter.
Luc St. Louis
Photo/video blog by the same Luc who brings you Gateway Drug. Odd and nostalgic.
Music Of The Hour
This is a diverse interactive blog site fortified with solid writing and thoughtful photography. The chief contributors have a penchant for indie rockers and renowned electronic artists and are never afraid to share their love for experimental artists.
music VS man
Large, vibrant photographs are the focus on music VS man, which features short articles to accompany each picture. You can find album reviews, photo sets and an upcoming concert calendar here.
Local artist Brad Schumacher is a sound engineer specializing in recording, mixing and mastering. He offers samples of his work, as well as contact information.
Larva Lou (sonic artist and former Skarekrau Radio frontwoman) spits out show announcements, opinions and pictures all relevant to the River City. Hair-brained band reviews and calls to action are scattered throughout this colorful website.
The Riverfront Times is a local weekly magazine based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Their music blog has no boundaries, covering an array of musical happenings all over town and beyond -- everything from the obscure to Pitchfork conversations.
River City DIY
A Saint Louis blog focused on concert reviews, previews, artist profiles and more. They have a very active Facebook group located HERE.
Ruins Of A Rube
Local artist Joe Sulier recounts his past bands, featuring hardcore and weirdo punx such as New Dad, The Breaks, Kill Me Kate and more. Videos, discographies, photos and poetry are strewn all over the site.
Saint Louis Musicians Unite
This is a comprehensive blog site, offering concert previews, reviews and free mp3s from local artists. Saint Louis Musicians Unite offers what it calls a "Little Black Book," which lists just about every live music establishment in St. Louis and the surrounding cities. This is a wonderful resource site for anyone involved in music in Missouri.
This blog has been loosely described as a "righteous blog with derp-ass gifs." Pornographic and racist, tasteful and tasteless all at the same time. NSFW.
Speakers in Code
Four contributors from three different cities: St. Louis, MO / Chicago, IL / Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This website has daily updates, including album reviews and interviews with local and underground artists. Focused on folk, indie, electronic and occasionally experimental artists.
STL LOUD is a studio that offers high quality audio recording. The website features a blog show concerts previews and reviews centered around St. Louis music. This is an institution aimed at helping and supporting local music.
Curtis Tinsley is a visual artist who has completed works for Yowie, Spelling Bee, Egg Chef and many other bands in the St. Louis area. Stomach Jungle is his web portfolio and personal blog. Curtis Tinsley also performs in Navigator.
Thanks For The Board Rhino
Ryan "Rhino" Birkner's blog featuring show photos, reviews, comments and radical pics and info on skateboarding. Birkner produces a physical zine of the same name in limited quantities.
The Trouble With Normal
One of the area's longest running zines. Based out of Columbia, MO, TTWN is busting at the seams with underground music and sociopolitical commentary.
Covering local concerts and producing a show calendar tailored to events priced $10 and under, whatsthefrequencystl provides unique commentary into events going on around St. Louis.
The St. Louis D.I.Y. Board
A message board focused on strengthening the community between punk, hardcore (and sometimes metal) groups in the Bi-State region. Show announcements, album downloads and general discussions fill this forum with daily content.
St. Louis Indie Rock Meetup
Members of this web group can post reviews of recent concerts, tag other members, contribute to a message board and upload other content. This site is an excellent resource for upcoming Indie rock concerts.
KDHX 88.1 FM
St. Louis' community radio station.
St. Louis Public Radio. A branch of NPR.
KWUR 90.3 FM
Washington University's student-run radio station.
This is a top-notch podcast that focuses on music submissions and personal favorites, mashing music and conversation in an episodic format. The main contributors also put together "snacktime episodes". Very diverse.
Doubling as a record label and record store (which focuses on the avant-garde, be it music, literature, film, etc.) The record label features skronk, no wave, sludgy hardcore, noise rock, power electronics and more.
The Hearding Cats Artists Collective
This local not-for-profit promotes and produces poetry alongside improvised music and other forms of innovative expression. This collective is fairly new, having started in 2009.
Hi Fi Octopi Recordings
St. Louis based record/cassette/compact disk label that features free digital downloads as well as limited physical releases. Primarily post-punk, noise and experimental.
Human Conduct Records
This label produces releases (primarily cassettes) for noise and experimental groups such as Dinner Music, Burlin Mud and Global Distance.
New Music Circle
New Music Circle, "dedicated to the creation and performance of improvisational and experimental music," has been booking the likes of free jazz magnificence and more for 50+ years in St. Louis. Check out their site for the upcoming season calendar and ways to get involved. Tickets to their shows are half price for students and artists -- awesome.
The Pancake Master Rob Severson is a staple in the St. Louis music community. He has produced records for artists such as Bunnygrunt, King Kong Magnetics, Popular Mechanics and more. Rob Severson also performs as Googolplexia.
Pegasus Farms Records
Local noise-centric label run by Saint Louis sound-guru Joseph Raglani. Features kraut rock, noise and other psychedelia.
Tower Groove Records
Tower Groove Records is an eclectic collective of St. Louis-based artists and musicians dedicated to supporting each others' endeavors. "Through this common vehicle we will promote our projects, with a goal of encouraging St. Louis culture."
Doubling as a record label and record store (which focuses on the avant-garde, be it music, literature, film, etc.) The store features a startling variety of records old and new, a carefully curated collection of books, used VHS oddities and more. Apop Records is home to live music events every month.
Euclid Records has been a part of St. Louis for over 30 years. Euclid specializes in new and used CDs and LPs, as well as magazines and other items. Euclid Records is no stranger to local musicians, as it finances and promotes releases from St. Louis based artists.
Tom Ray and Lew Prince started Vintage Vinyl in 1979. This is huge record store offering many varieties of music in various formats. The store is focused on vinyl, and its staggering volume of records is reason enough to visit and browse.