Colyn Gremaud

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When not hiding behind bookcases or under stairs, Colyn Gremaud occasionally emerges to microwave pizza rolls, blog about music and write Hunter S. Thompson fanfiction.  You can follow him on twitter (@flipconstantine) if you think the instructions on the back of shampoo bottles are high literature.  He is still mad about the Norman Conquest.

Perhaps Mayor Slay didn’t mean to be ominous when he tweeted “There will be drones” on June 23rd, but that is most certainly the impression such a pronouncement should give to any concerned citizen.
Howdy comrades, It’s been a minute since I’ve ducked my head into the OnSTL offices.  Seems like everything here is holding together.  Might want to get Animal Control on that beaver problem.  Anyway, something annoying has come to my attention and I’d like to make sure that it comes to…
Sunday, 07 April 2013 18:41

YOU ME AND APOLLO--THE DUCK ROOM; 4/4/2013

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Ft. Collin’s, CO’s You Me and Apollo graced the noble concrete floors of Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room last Thursday.  I went into their show having not done my good journalistic duty and listened to—really—any of their music.  So I had no idea what to expect.  What I found was more…
The second annual St. Louis Fringe festival kicked off in style with “Fringe Tease” which took place at Urban Chestnut brewing company.  The atmosphere and crowd were electric, with Urban Chestnut’s line of craft beers providing ample social lubrication.  The evening served to introduce the public to all thirty of…

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I usually consider it a breach of my extremely stringent professional ethics to dance while I’m reviewing, however at The Gramophone’s fifth anniversary show that injunction lasted about until the first drum hit. 
Those of you familiar with the Pig Slop—the venue that until recently occupied the converted Globe Variety store at 2700 Cherokee—may have been disappointed when that famously gritty venue closed its doors.  Fear not however, the Pig Slop lives on as Mushmaus.  I attended my first show at the new…

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Friday, 15 February 2013 17:20

You Like to Busk? Eh?

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If you’re either me or Phyllis Young, seventh ward Alderwoman, you probably think the city has a problem with buskers.  If you’re Phyllis Young you probably think there are too many.  If you’re me you probably think there aren’t enough.  But Phyllis Young gets to decree that the cost of…
Friday, 15 February 2013 17:04

Hello, Cretins

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Let me introduce myself.  I’m your new music writer.  I write about the music that happens in this town.  When I first got this gig my mind instantly filled with blurry visions of sweaty gonzo screeds scrawled on greasy napkins while hiding in the bathroom stall of some Cherokee street…