Thomas Crone

Thomas Crone has covered music, culture and the arts in St. Louis since the 1980s, frequently appearing as a blogger for St. Louis Magazine. You can follow his work across social media at: FacebookTwitter and Instagram; as well as at his homepage.

One of the lights of St. Louis' '90s music scene, the band's members scattered in multiple directions. Next month, they'll come back to town to play songs they haven't performed for 20 years. more

Dec 7, 2017 10:51 AM Music 1 Comments


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Organized by Scandeleros frontman Phil Wright, this annual mini-music fest takes over the Rock House for two days this weekend. more

Nov 30, 2017 11:03 AM Music

Drummers and poets come together for this multi-disciplinary arts event, with proceeds going to benefit The Emergent Fund. more

Nov 21, 2017 11:37 AM Music

Led by TJ Muller, the band's aim is to deliver an authentic experience of 1920s St. Louis jazz. more

Nov 16, 2017 9:32 AM Music

Talking to the Funky Butt Brass Band about its 9th Annual Holiday Brasstravaganza, which takes over Off Broadway for not one, but two nights. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 AM Music

A premiere from The Great Crusades; Louis Quatorze for Amir; Sorry, Scout; Whoa Thunder; and a vintage cut of Lords of Acid at Mississippi Nights. more

Nov 9, 2017 9:00 AM Culture


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A joint project between Tommy Halloran and Wil Wander, it's reflective of what’s happening in St. Louis music, circa 2017. more

Nov 2, 2017 8:30 AM Music


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It features cameos from a number of top-notch St. Louis players. more

Oct 26, 2017 9:00 AM Music

Chase Garrett, a St. Louis transplant and key member of our trad-jazz scene, is importing his Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp Festival here from Iowa City. more

Oct 19, 2017 9:46 AM Music

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Photography by Nurit Wilde

Viewers will get a sneak peek at her doc-in-progress, "Still Smokin'," at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival. more

Oct 18, 2017 9:20 PM Fairs and Festivals


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Saturday's rain presented some challenges, but didn't spoil the fun. And on Sunday, as always, Johnny Vancouver's atmospheric rock provided the soundtrack for the burning of Our Lady of Artica. more

Oct 12, 2017 9:00 AM Music


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The album's release party at the library this month kicks off what's going to be a very busy three months for the band. more

Oct 5, 2017 9:48 AM Music 1 Comments


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A slide show, and accompanying thoughts, compiled after a night of one-too-many free Bud Lights. more

Oct 2, 2017 10:04 AM Fairs and Festivals

He'll be making a few cameo appearances at Archon's filking room this week, natch. more

Sep 28, 2017 9:04 AM Music

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Her new show replaces the station’s popular, long-running Blursday program, which was retired in June by hosts John McHenry and Denny Clancy after a decades-long run. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:21 PM Music 2 Comments


Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

Since the band formed in 2000, it's gone from "quiet is the new loud," and back again. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:00 AM Music 1 Comments

Today, the not-quite-17-year-old debuts his new album "Soul Searcher"; tomorrow, catch him with MVSTERMIND at LouFest. more

Sep 8, 2017 8:14 AM Music

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This little oral history takes us through their original sessions for the LoFi St. Louis project in 2015 to their playing LouFest next weekend, a little over two years later. more

Sep 1, 2017 9:22 AM Music


Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

Though he’s played a variety of shows and executed a few sharp-looking videos with director Mike Roth (a.k.a. Louis Quatorze), MVSTERMIND’s real introduction to the St. Louis musical community comes this month, at LouFest. more

Aug 25, 2017 6:00 AM Music

"I would love to play a roller-skating disco dance music extravaganza. Or maybe a house party for friends that lasts all night. I love to keep the party going." more

Aug 24, 2017 8:18 AM Music