Premiere: The Glass Cavalry Releases New Music Video for "Black Disaster"
Katie Lindhorst (keyboards, vocals):
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What I like most about St. Louis is... the city lights at night. Everything sparkles on the river and reflects off of the Arch -- such a beautiful sight.
I make music because... I am compelled to. I come from a long line of artists and musicians and was born with an unquenchable thirst for expression. That never played out well in the classroom, but when it came time to write, draw and sing, I never felt more alive and at home.
I've learned the most from... the people around me. My family is a huge source of inspiration -- every one of them being a musician. The musicians in St. Louis all teach each other something. We are all about helping each other succeed. If it weren't for these talented teachers, I'd be spinning in circles.
The St. Louis music scene could use... even more music! There are so many musicians under the radar. If we each spread the love every time we heard a great new demo, we could spread our reach even further!
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... the City Diner on South Grand -- best ever. The Southsider is my favorite plate of food.
Five current artists worth listening to are... Fitz and the Tantrums, Metric, Walk the Moon, local beasts Bruiser Queen, and Robert DeLong.
The most difficult lesson I've learned while playing music is... no art is perfect. No matter how much you push and run yourself thin trying to perfect a project, there is an amount of ebb and flow that is natural in the creation process. You have to trust your instincts and bandmates to see you through uncertainties.
Shannon Durington (bass):
What I like most about St. Louis is... the neighborhood vibe. For the most part, the people here are friendly and great conversationalists. I love meeting new people, especially in the music scene. You hear a lot of great stories.
I make music because... I love it. I know it's a simple answer, but I love the thrill of being on stage and the creative outlet of writing music with my band.
I've learned the most from... every band I meet, every song I hear, every show I see.
The St. Louis music scene could use... more national recognition.
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... City Diner, if you can stomach the fact that Katie will order a coffee and a tomato juice.
Five current artists worth listening to are... Yeasayer, Robert DeLong, Local Natives, Kendrick Lamar, Sleepy Kitty.
The most difficult lesson I've learned while playing music is... the words "sleep" and "disposable income" become strange and foreign concepts to you.
Lyndsey Rawley (drums):
What I like most about St. Louis is... the vast amount of culture it has to experience. You can go to the Hill and eat some authentic Italian food or head to Powell Hall and experience the copious culture and talent of the St. Louis Symphony.
I make music because... it's in my blood. My family is full of musicians and it wasn't very difficult for me to figure out that music is what I need to be doing with my life.
I've learned the most from... experience! It didn't matter to me if I was going to fail miserably or not -- I just needed the experience of mistakes or success in order to learn from them.
The St. Louis music scene could use... some more credit! There are tons of bands in the STL music scene that are amazing and people need to realize that and go to see their shows instead of just writing off the local music scene.
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... hot dogs from the cart in the Grove. They are fantastic.
Five current artists worth listening to are... Foxing, who are a St. Louis natives, Lovers, LCD Soundsystem, Best Coast, and Beach House.
The most difficult lesson I've learned while playing music is... that it's okay to make mistakes and you should practice making them. If you get comfortable with your reaction when you drop a stick or miss a beat, then it won't be as apparent during a show.
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