Premiere: The Glass Cavalry Releases New Music Video for "Black Disaster"
Cullen O'Donnell (guitar, vocals):
Theo R. Welling
What I like most about St. Louis is... the music, the food, the people that live here and of course the St. Louis Blues. Go Blues!
I make music because... it's easier than being a responsible adult.
I've learned the most from... writing music with other people. Getting a different perspective on the music you're trying to make can be educational and inspiring.
The St. Louis music scene could use... Good question. The music is here. The venues are here. Music lovers are here. Why doesn't it always all come together? Maybe more of a commitment by local media to make the audience aware of our awesome music scene? Kudos to RFT on being a publication that does so already!
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... City Diner or a Steak and Shake drive-thru. If I'm going out for food after the show, that's where I usually end up.
Five current artists worth listening to are... the Glass Cavalry, Middle Class Fashion and LOGOS. That's not five...um...
The most difficult lesson I've learned while playing music is... the music business is more business than it is music.
Grant Barnum (guitar, vocals):
What I like most about St. Louis is... that it doesn't take long to meet real artists making a genuine effort to improve the quality of music in the area. St. Louis isn't internationally known as a top producer of music, but the individuals here are really trying to change that.
I make music because... I've felt for a long time that being a musician is what I'm born to do. I feel most at home on a stage, and music is what makes me feel the best about myself.
I've learned the most from... Musicians can be introverted and closed-off sometimes, but for the most part we form a great community for learning. If you find the right people and are open to directions you might not have been comfortable with before, you can learn things about yourself from the perspectives you find in the artists around you.
The St. Louis music scene could use... a little more exploration. I'd like to open up a local magazine or online blog and hear about bands I've not been to see yet doing their damndest to improve their sound and spread the word. I'd like to hear about bands and venues thinking outside the box to encourage our city to be more prolific and less afraid of new material.
The best post-show food in St. Louis is... City Diner on South Grand. No question.
Five current artists worth listening to are... LOGOS, Trombone Shorty, Umbrella Blvd, Robert Delonge, Enter The Haggis.
The most difficult lesson I've learned while playing music is... if you really want to have an effect on people, you have to think from their perspective. Audiences don't connect to what the music means to the artist -- they connect to the way the artist makes them feel. That's the honest truth that I have to keep reminding myself of.
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Previously from our Fill in the Blank series:
- The Blu Skies
- Animal Teeth
- Popular Mechanics
- Bad Dates
- Beauty Pageant
- Little Big Bangs
- Everything Went Black
- Lions Eat Grass
- Kevin Harris
- Heavy Horse
- Barely Free Partial Prisoners
- The Defeated County
- Lizzie Weber
- Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
- The Blind Eyes