Bruiser Queen Signs to Boxing Clever Records, Full Length Sweet Static Due October 7

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Jon Gitchoff
Bruiser Queen performing outside Apop Records.
After a six-month recording and mixing process that involved several Megabus trips to 5 and Dime Recording in Memphis, St. Louis' Bruiser Queen is ready to release its sophomore album, Sweet Static. Young local label Boxing Clever Records will make the album its first full-length release when the record hits stores October 7. Boxing Clever is evidently a big believer in the duo; the label has signed the group to a two-album, one-EP deal, with Sweet Static counting as one of the long-players.

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Vintage Vinyl's Lew Prince Shrugs Off White House Award; Prefers Minimum Wage Hike

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Jon Scorfina for Riverfront Times.
Lew Prince (left) and his business partner, Tom "Papa" Ray, at Vintage Vinyl.
The co-owner of Vintage Vinyl was back in the nation's capital this week to receive a Champions of Change award from the White House. But if you think Lew Prince is flattered by the honor, think again. The real award, says Prince, will come once Congress raises the minimum wage.

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Mikey Teesdale: Beloved Sound Guy at Plush Passes Away Unexpectedly

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Photos courtesy of the Teesdale family
A memorial for Mikey Teesdale gets underway today at 4 p.m. at Plush.
The St. Louis music scene suffered a loss this week with the passing of Gregory Michael "Mikey" Teesdale, the sound engineer at Plush. Teesdale first arrived in St. Louis prior to the 2012 opening of the midtown concert venue and restaurant. Teesdale also spent several years working for Plush's sister site in Tucson, Arizona, before moving here.

Plush owner Maebelle Reed says Teesdale, 29, was perhaps best known for his determination and his easy-going demeanor.

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Kinfolks Soul Food Festival Leaves Forest Park Trashed, St. Louis Crowd Furious

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Micah Usher for Riverfront Times
Fans at Kinfolks Soul Food Festival on Saturday -- before things got messy.
An Oklahoma-based production company with an "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau did little to improve its reputation during a stop through St. Louis on Saturday.

Slideshow: Kinfolks Soul Food Festival in Forest Park

Those who attended the Kinfolks Soul Food Festival on Forest Park's Art Hill complain that the event was mired from the start. Fans had to stand in excruciatingly long lines to enter the festival, even as temperatures soared into the upper 90s, and then wait 40 minutes between musical acts once the event finally got under way. And the problems didn't end when the much-delayed festival finally wrapped at 12:45 a.m. -- nearly two hours after it was supposed to have concluded. As the sun rose on Sunday, park officials realized that no one from Kinfolks Soul Food Festival had bothered to clean up litter from the event that left Art Hill looking like a debris field.


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Gospel Rappers: Katy Perry Stole Our Song, Tarnished Its Message with Witchcraft

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Katy Perry in the video for "Dark Horse," which includes depictions of "black magic."
Katy Perry and rapper Juicy J have damaged the reputation of several gospel rappers by stealing their work and associating it with anti-Christian witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery, according to a federal copyright lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis.

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