Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us, so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing!
|The Sea and Cake: Just one of the great shows you probably didn't go to this year.|
Despite what you may presume from the headline, I don't intend for this to be an "Oh man, I was there and you weren't" piece at all. Even with as bitter and cynical as we citizens of St. Louis can be sometimes, it's important to remember that we really are completely blessed when it comes to the music scene, in terms of shows both local and national. The people that run our city's venues genuinely bust their asses, with the goal being less to pack the house every night than it is to offer all parties involved -- fans and bands alike -- a memorable experience. In keeping, smaller acts with less draw are welcomed with open arms by many promoters in St. Louis, and with that abundance comes the impossibility of seeing every interesting concert that may show up on your radar.
So yeah, I get it. You probably missed most of these shows. In some instances that's okay, but at the same time: What were you thinking? Consider this an ode to all those shows that slipped through the cracks, but were certainly no less memorable than any sold-out affair over the past year.More »