Meet Your New Music Editor

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Hello from Kiernan Maletsky, your new RFT music editor. As you may have heard , I have the honor of taking over for Annie Zaleski, who's moving back to Cleveland. And though I grew up in Colorado and have been living in Denver, where I was writing for our sister paper Westword, this state isn't altogether new to me: I'm a Mizzou grad.

Annie has done great work during her tenure in St. Louis; her farewell column illuminates her devotion to music in this city. I am lucky to inherit a section that's been so conscientiously managed.

I've been in St. Louis a little less than a week, and already I've been transported by Ellen The Felon and Langen (Lang-a-Tang) Neubacher at their Foam open mike night. I've met some great musicians and supporters of the scene, and in the coming months, I will meet lots more of you.

If you know of anything involving St. Louis music that I should know about, too, please don't hesitate to email me at kiernan.maletsky AT riverfronttimes.com. I'm also on Twitter @kmaletsky.

As the new guy in town, I am eager to hear from you -- and learn about every corner of music and nightlife in St. Louis. I will only completely ignore things I don't know about; with time and with your help, there will be very little in that category.

I believe that music writing should be the beginning of a discussion, not the end of it. I also believe that music is almost never a matter of life or death.

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Kate Peterson
Kate Peterson

Yay! It was nice to meet you at Foam last week and I hope my street directions safely got you back to your pad. Welcome to the 'Lou. This town has got it goin' on.

Matt Harnish
Matt Harnish

I wholeheartedly disagree with your last sentence. Welcome to St Louis!

Jonezy
Jonezy

Welcome Kiernan! I'm Jonezy, local rapper and host of the hip hop monthly "2nd Story Saturdays" at Llywelyn's Pub in the Central West End. I should have a review in one of your upcoming issues! cheers!

iLLPHONiCS
iLLPHONiCS

Hey Kiernan! Welcome to St. Louis! We hope you like it! We would be happy to help out in whatever way possible as you settle in.

The local music here is damn good, however most St. Louisans don't go out of their way to find it...I guess that's where you come in :)

your mom's mom
your mom's mom

Here's the only thing you need to know about music venues in St. Louis#1. Off Broadway#2. Firebird

Dead last: The Gargoyle

Jeffn9
Jeffn9

Welcome! Linked up with you on Twitter @varioushands

anonymous
anonymous

Welcome to STL! Looking forward to reading your work.

Zac
Zac

Wow! Welcome back, Kiernan! Strange that Annie and I had an Ohio connection and I happen to know you.

Pancake Master
Pancake Master

I wholeheartedly disagree with anything Matt Harnish, or anyone else, says, ever, on any topic. Welcome to Saint Louis!

Nick Lucchesi
Nick Lucchesi

I would say pay attention to the basements below Cranky Yellow and Apop Records.

JV
JV

I wholefartedly agree that I should check my pants! Welcome to Saint Louis!

James
James

I don't even fucking live here anymore, music is always a matter of life and death. Matt Harnish rides a cockhorse. Googolplexia is the only band to care about. Johnny Vega$ rides Matt Harnish's cockhorse. Welcome to St. Louis!

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