Meet This City Of Takers, Unhinged and Underrated Rockers

Michelle Maguire (bass)

I play music because... it looks cool. No, that's not right. Actually, because it feels cool.  

I have learned the most from... Musically? My band mates... duh.  

Right now, I'm listening to a lot of... The Decemberists, Cursive, a bit of Water Liars.  

The best post-show food in St. Louis is... I usually stick with a diner. Courtesy or City.  

The worst experience I ever had playing a show was... circa 2006 The Red Sea on Delmar. Needless to say, that establishment is closed down. I was playing in a band called Virginia Reel at the time. We booked a show there with our friends, Target Market. The venue was in the basement. When we got there, they had raised the price from a free show to $7 or $8, and it was suddenly no longer all ages. When we questioned this, the owner yelled at us. Also, they had a free reggae band playing in the upstairs area that was very loud in basement even. It was all very unpleasant.   

What I like most about St. Louis is... how it's a big city, but it still has a homey feel. Maybe that's because my home is here.  

In 2014, I am looking forward to... summertime. This snow bullshit is out of control.

David Mahew (guitar)

I make music because... I bought some nice stuff last year. Ya know, when you buy nice stuff, Michelle keeps playing music.

I have learned the most from... wholehearted indifference. Man, take that Pink Sock!

The best post-show food in St. Louis is... I don't eat before or after I play. I've heard a lot about the food at Schlafly Tap Room. If i were going to eat, it would be the Grilled Salmon Salad at the Tap Room. Keep the dressing on the side.

What I like most about St. Louis... Jason Hippo and lazy cops.

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Previously from our Fill in the Blank series:
- Eric Hall
- Pink Sock
- Scrub
- Pet Rock the Musical
- The Glass Cavalry
- The Blu Skies
- Animal Teeth
- Popular Mechanics
- Brotherfather
- Bad Dates
- Beauty Pageant
- Pillow Talk
- The Tennis Lesson
- The Funs
- Brothers Lazaroff
- Quaere Verum
- Sarah Bollinger
- Little Big Bangs
- Everything Went Black
- Lions Eat Grass
- Kevin Harris
- Laika
- Heavy Horse
- Barely Free Partial Prisoners
- The Defeated County
- Lizzie Weber
- Kenshiro's
- B.E.L.L.A.
- Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
- Humdrum
- The Blind Eyes

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