Interview with Michael Tomko
Preview of my upcoming final project — Behind The Scene: Those Building St. Louis’ Indie Music Community
Coming to you this weekend is the publication of my final project for my journalism masters degree. The project is over St. Louis’ indie music scene and those working hard to build it into something special. A major part of my project consisted of in-person interviews with fixtures of the St. Louis music community. I interviewed concert promoters, bloggers, a radio dj, a record store and label owner and a several musicians asking them how they feel St. Louis as a city is becoming less and less the “town bands love to skip” and rather, a destination. One of those I interviewed was Michael Tomko.
Tomko is a concert promoter, the guy behind An Under Cover Weekend (about which I had talked to him once before) and formally of the band Gentleman Auction House. Tomko had a few interesting things to say about why St. Louis saw a drop off of indie bands coming through town and what it took to bring them back. Check out what he said in the above video and stay tuned for the full story on those “behind the scene.”