February 23, 2007
A couple national mags of note weigh in on the locals:
1. Paste Magazine - a really nice music publication, if you're not familiar - gives a nod to the City Museum in the March issue's "The Paste 7" list, with a short blip and a photo of MonstroCity. Reads the text: "For an art museum that's anything but stuffy, plan a trip to City Museum in St. Louis. Housed in the former International Shoe Company, this 600,000-square-foot museum is a Discovery Zone for adults and children alike, artistically crafted from locally reclaimed materials. Marvel at the spectacularly sculpted Enchanted Caves, climb through four-foot-wide wrought-iron slinkies or attend a shark feeding." After reading that, I definitely want to check this place out.
2. Meanwhile, Magnet Magzine's Jan./Feb. edition has a single-page piece on Finn's Motel, with a nice write-up and gigantoid photo of Joe Thebeau. Read the piece, in part: "Though Escape Velocity's algebraic derivation may be a little murky, its universal theme of disillusionment and escape come through loud and clear thanks to Thebeau's evocative combination of literate wordplay and Cheap Trick/Guided by Voices-fueled rock." After reading this, I totally want to listen to this band.