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Photograph by Rob Grimm of RGG Photography

A 1980s style hip-hop DJ, a Nepalese Sherpa, and a one-star general walk into a high school. That could be the beginning of a thousand jokes, and Edward Scott Ibur crams more than a few of them int... Read more

Culture

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Photograph by Sofi Seck

Bet you didn’t know St. Louis had an all-girl punk band a year before The Runaways released their first record. Well, neither did anyone else—until two local audiophiles began digging up some of St. Louis’ oldest new wave. Read more

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Photograph by Lisa Dartt

Expat St. Louisan and former Streetside Records exec Tom Lunt is running the coolest record company in the country: Numero Group, which reissues the best soul, power pop and folk you’ve never heard Read more

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Photograph by Mike DeFilippo

Dan Randant and Mike Newman have more songs up their combined sleeves than a karaoke machine—but they’re more rock bards than cover band Read more

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Photograph by Mark Gilliland

Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris are fluent in French Read more

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Photograph by Ryan Mastro

Teddy Presberg returns to his roots Read more

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Photograph by Mike DeFilippo

The Focal Point started 30 years ago as a modest idea—“Let’s host some live folk music”—inside a modest music shop. It’s grown into an eclectic arts center with its own building, national touring musicians who love to stop by and audiences that know just how to listen Read more