ABOUT

In November 2017, Bands Through Town was established in an effort to promote and more broadly cover the St. Louis music scene, both local and national acts. Through this mission, we feature, preview and review select bands and concerts that together help maintain the STL musical landscape.

TEAM
Jennifer Rolf

Editor & Writer

 

Jen has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience. Although she never achieved her pipe dream of a career as a music journalist, she has interviewed, previewed and reviewed local and national bands for a variety of publications. She also has experience in music publicity and promotion.

Cory Weaver

Photographer & Writer

 

As a professional photographer for 20 years, Cory has the stage covered. From opera, theater and symphonic performances to rock shows, classical and even dance—he's photographed it all over the world.

 

He's covered and featured bands for the Pitch Weekly in Kansas City and has written numerous band publicity bios while also working in band promotions.

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madisyn siebert

Assistant editor/writer

 

Madisyn began her writing career in high school for the student newspaper, then evolved to join the University News at SLU. She thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Saint Louis music scene and learning more about the hidden gems STL has to offer.

She moved on from being an Associate Editor for the Arts and Life section to joining Bands Through Town as a staff writer. She loves intersecting her passions for the magazine and is excited to bring these loves together as the Assistant Editor for Bands Through Town. 

Mark Rolf

writer

 

Mark's background includes more than 20 years of music-related experience, from playing in, booking and managing bands to music promotions to stage management.

 

He's even served as a radio personality/ DJ/ board operator for multiple STL stations. He currently plays the keys in Village Idiot. 

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Brian Amick

writer

 

Brian is a features writer based in Kansas City, Mo. His writing experience spans the topics of music, food, regional arts, and much more. 

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Chandana kamaraj

writer

 

Chandana is a Texas-based features writer who initially started out by reviewing films but soon found equal joy in writing about music.

 

Aside from that though, the real thrill for her comes from interviewing film talent and musicians and telling their stories that way. Her writing also includes restaurant reviews and fashion pieces.

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matthew chambers

writer

 

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Alex bakken

writer

 

Alex is a music enthusiast with his deep-love for music starting at a young-age but truly evolving when he attended Saint Louis University and joined KSLU, the university radio station. He held an elected position where he was able to dive deeper into music and discover more local and indie bands that he believes deserve more recognition. He is thrilled to be writing for Bands Through Town to continue to highlight quality music that he believes deserves the spotlight.