Check out Pillow Talk, St. Louis' Most Sarcastic Noise-Punks
|Pillow Talk is Mike Hansen, Lorne Day, Mark Winters and Jeff Robtoy.|
What I like most about St. Louis is...
Jeff Robtoy: there are too many things to name just one aspect. The city is a host to so many great bands and artists. You can live cheaply here, which allows more time/money to be dedicated to your art. Although many of the great bands in this town kinda slip through the cracks nationally, we still have some of the weirdest, most unique sounds in the entire country. We have our very own distinctive aesthetic.
I make music because... it's really all I've ever wanted to do. Plus, sometimes it's cheap therapy. Mostly I make music because I feel like I have something to share with the world in general, I guess.
I'm most inspired by... seeing other bands. Listening to records. Seeing good art. Talking with people. St. Louis.
The best show I ever played was... It's kind of a tough question. I've played a bunch of cool shows, and even under-attended shows can be fun because you get to play tunes for people. All 3 of those or whatever it is.
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... I'm not too big on eating after shows. Is that something other people do? What do they say? Pizza?
Five current artists worth listening to are... Bug Chaser, Demon Lover, Times Beach, Maximum Effort, Trauma Harness.
The St. Louis music scene could use... more bands that tour consistently, put out records, promote themselves and become recognized on a national level. There are so many crummy bands that are popular not because they are interesting or talented, but because they come from money, a cool part of the United States, or are not afraid to promote their product. St. Louis bands could really be big if they tried a little harder (myself included).
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