Borrowing from Samuel Beckett and unfolding like a film noir set in some unknown Midwestern town on some unknown train line, "Left at the Side" by St. Louis band the Union Electric captures a sense of mystery and darkness in images of the underclass.
Where to begin? The City Museum alone is a multi-level, dizzying attraction of slides, wrought-iron climbing structures, curiosities, aquatic life and gorgeous tile mosaics.
Another Record Store Day is in the books, and what a day it was.
They're writing great songs, releasing albums and playing shows all the time. 2012 brought some fantastic releases from local St. Louis artists -- some brand new to the scene and others sounding better than ever.