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Episode 22 - Something Sketchy This Way Comes

Hey folks! We are back with Episode 22. For this episode, Jeff and Bart met up with Tyson Blanquart at the always welcoming Tick Tock Tavern. Tyson is coordinating a sketch comedy show/competition called, Something Sketchy This Way Comes. We talked to Tyson about how the idea for the show took shape, his past experiences in the STL sketch comedy and theater scenes, and sketch comedy in general.

The show is on Saturday, August 1st at Off Broadway. Doors are at 8PM and the show starts at 9PM. You can purchase tickets in advance for $10 at the Off Broadway website, or pay $12 at the door. (Minor surcharge of $3 applies at the door for the folks under the age of 21.)

The evening promises a great night of entertainment as six comedy teams compete for all the glory. Stand up comedians will also perform during changeovers and the Dave Stone Trio will be featured as the house band. Hope to see you there!

You can find all of our podcast episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

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Episode 22: Something Sketchy This Way Comes

Episode 21.5: The Wilderness Performances

Episode 21: The Wilderness

Episode 20.5: Breakmouth Annie Performances

Episode 20: Breakmouth Annie

Episode 19: 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 2

Episode 19: 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 1

Episode 18.5: Three Merry Widows Performances

Episode 18: Three Merry Widows

Episode 17: Thomas Crone

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 20 - Breakmouth Annie

Episode 20 of the podcast features Bob Monroe from the St. Louis punk band, Breakmouth Annie! We sat down with Bob for a fun conversation about their split record with The Winchester,  growing up in Alton, IL, how he got into playing, influences, taking guitar lessons from a guy who ate a lot of "Doritos," and many other topics. Bob also performs the Breakmouth Annie tunes, "Enervated" and "Lafcadio," and covers the Jets To Brazil tune, "Sweet Avenue."

Breakmouth Annie will be opening for Two Cow Garage at The Demo on Tuesday, March 24th. BaldEagleMountain is also on the bill as support. Doors are at 7:30, show starts at 8, and 10 dollars American will get you in for a fantastic night of tunes. We hope to see you all there!

You can find all of our podcast episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 20: Breakmouth Annie

Episode 19: 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 2

Episode 19: 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 1

Episode 18.5: Three Merry Widows Performances

Episode 18: Three Merry Widows

Episode 17: Thomas Crone

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

 

Episode 18 - Three Merry Widows

Episode 18 features our discussion with the Three Merry Widows. We sat down with the band in advance of their reunion show at The Ready Room. We discuss getting the band back together in the same room to play music after 20 years, stories about touring and living in Boston before they were signed, issues with the record label, what gear it took to recreate their sound, and much more. 

Three Merry Widows - L-R: Sean Garcia, Brian Simpson, Alice Spencer, Charles Shipman, and Danny Hommes - Photo c ourtesy of Three Merry Widows

Three Merry Widows - L-R: Sean Garcia, Brian Simpson, Alice Spencer, Charles Shipman, and Danny Hommes - Photo courtesy of Three Merry Widows

For those of you reading who weren't around in the early '90s, the music scene in St. Louis had a different vibe. There was excitement in the air with multiple bands getting national attention from indie and major labels. While there wasn't a defined sound (read: Seattle or Athens, GA) in town, many of the bands drew influences from the 1960s and 1970s. The best of those bands merged elements from different genres into their own fresh take. In those days before the internet, these groups drew attention from the labels and getting their "shot" to share their album with the world. 

Formed in 1988, the Widows worked as a band for a couple of years around town honing their psychedelic-folk-rock sound and working on original material. In a truly dedicated effort to get signed by a label the band moved to Boston for the better part of a year to play to college crowds on the East Coast and a closer proximity to the A&R people at the record companies. 

In the fall of 1990 and winter of 1991, the quintet recorded their debut album, Which Dreamed It?, with producer Peter Henderson at Ardent Studios in Memphis and released it in the spring on TVT Records. The first single, "Black Halo," one of their earliest original songs, made it to the top ten of the College Music Journal charts. Their hard work drew praise and drew a strong, loyal following in St. Louis and won them top honors in seven categories in the 1991 Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis issue including Best Rock & Roll Band, Alternative Band, Local Band, and Best Club Concert, Original Music, Recording, and Female Vocalist. Their dreams were short lived when they came to understand the harsh realities of the music business. Rather than let the record label dictate their course, the group eventually decided the best route was to disband and went their separate ways to pursue other music projects. 

However, longtime fans of the Widows have a special treat to see them perform again. The group will play a reunion show with guests Cold Hearted Strangers on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The Ready Room in The Grove located at 4195 Manchester in St. Louis. Original members Alice Spencer, Sean Garcia, Brian Simpson and Charles Shipman will be join by veteran St. Louis musician Danny Hommes on drums. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

We appreciate the time we had with Alice, Sean and Brian to record this episode. Squeezing our session into a busy weekend of rehearsals was above and beyond and we could not be happier with the way it turned out. If you'd told me when I was 18 that in 2015 I'd be recording an interview and songs with a band that I enjoyed, influenced me as a musician and I generally looked up to in the local scene I would have never believed you. 

Moreover, we'd like to thank Thomas CroneHis love of promoting the music and art of his friends in the St. Louis scene is unmatched and he's been a true champion of the Widows for 25 years. He was gracious enough to let us record this podcast at the Tick Tock Tavern early on a Saturday morning before the bar opened. Again, if you have not had the chance to visit this little corner bar yet, we highly encourage you to do so at their location at 3459 Magnolia, St. Louis, MO 63118. Enjoy a cold tasty beverage, and while you are there head on next door and grab a delicious hot dog from Steve's Hot Dogs. We owe you, Thomas!

Thank you for listening and please tell your friends about our musical labor of love. We are working on more future episodes and always looking for more topics and bands to feature. 

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Episode 18: Three Merry Widows

Episode 17: Thomas Crone

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 17 - Thomas Crone

Bart, Jeff, Thomas Crone, and Scott

Bart, Jeff, Thomas Crone, and Scott

Episode 17 features our discussion with Thomas Crone! Mr. Crone was kind enough to invite us to his new establishment, Tick Tock Tavern, for this discussion. We talk about the process of re-opening the Tick Tock, weird ordinances and licenses in St. Louis, writing for the Riverfront Times and St. Louis Magazine, graffiti in St. Louis, teaching at Webster university, Bob Reuter, and many other topics.

We cannot thank Mr. Crone for inviting us into the Tick Tock and sitting down with us. If you have not been to the Tick Tock yet, we highly encourage you to do so! Head on down to their location at 3459 Magnolia, St. Louis, MO 63118 and enjoy a cold tasty beverage, and while you are there head on next door and grab a delicious hot dog from Steve's Hot Dogs.

We want to thank you all for listening and for the support in 2014. We look forward to bringing you more episodes of the podcast here real soon in 2015. Until then, have a safe and happy New Year and we will see you soon!

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 17: Thomas Crone

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 16 - Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 16 features our interview with Scott Randall and Dave Winkeler from Fragile Porcelain Mice. We sit down for a lengthy chat about all things music.

We had a great time discussing beer snobs, singing Van Halen with Sebastian Bach, classic rock affection, recording their albums, their unique style of rock, OG Taco Bell menu items, being the worlds most boring "rock guys" off stage, dealing with record labels, their other band: The R6 Implant, the St Louis music scene, out of print records, off track betting, which musicians Scott wouldn't fight and Dave's least favorite Snake Ranch costumes.

The guys from Fragile Porcelain Mice also gave us an exclusive track to share. It is an alternate mix of "You Did Not Reinvent The Wheel" from their 2004 record The Best Of Modern Rock. We included it in the podcast directly after the interview. 

We highly recommend that you attend their concert on November 27th 2014 (Thanksgiving) at Pop's Concert Venue. Local heroes Bent open the show. $15 adv, $18 dos, $2 minor surcharge 7PM. Preorder your tickets here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 15 - John Paul Keith

Episode 15 of the podcast is now live and features the amazingly talented John Paul Keith. JP was in town back in July and sat down with us at Off Broadway to record this episode. For those of you not familiar with JP's music, you are truly missing out on a great songwriter and guitar player. JP is based out of Memphis, TN and can usually be found playing with his band, The One Four Fives. You can also hear JP in Motel Mirrors, which also features past podcast guest Amy LaVere. His latest record, Memphis Circa 3 AM, is available on Big Legal Mess Records.

We had a great time talking with JP about Memphis, the Stagger Inn, recording with Roland Janes, what it is like making a living as a touring musician, and how he ended up meeting Charlie Sexton, among other topics. JP also plays two of his songs, "The Man That Time Forgot" and "If You Catch Me Staring", and covers the classic, "Home In My Hand."

Those of us lucky enough to be in the St. Louis area have two chances to see John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives coming up here real soon. On Friday, October 17, 2014, JPK and the band will be opening up for Deke Dickerson and Los Straitjackets at Off Broadway in St. Louis. Doors for that show are at 7PM, admission is $15, and the show is all ages. The very next night, Saturday, October 18, 2014, JPK and the band takeover the always fun Stagger Inn... Again in Edwardsville, IL. That show kicks off at 10PM with Riley James opening and is 21 and up.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 14 - Bruiser Queen

For Episode 14 of the podcast we sat down at The Heavy Anchor with the dynamic duo of Morgan Nusbaum and Jason Potter who comprise the St. Louis band Bruiser Queen! Bruiser Queen's new record, Sweet Static, will be released on October 7, 2014 on Boxing Clever Records. We talk about recording the record in Memphis, influences, touring, and being a part of the St. Louis scene, among other things. They also play their songs, "On The Radio" and "Tiny Heart Attack", and a cover of the classic, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'."

Bruiser Queen will be celebrating the release of Sweet Static with a record release show in St. Louis on Friday, October 3 at Off Broadway. Opening the show will be Josh Berwanger and Pretty Little Empire. Doors are at 8PM, show starts at 9PM, open to all ages, and is free! 

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 13.5 - Jim Harper Part 2

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Episode 13.5 is a continuation with St. Louis multi-media artist and entrepreneur, Jim Harper. Jim has drummed for numerous St. Louis based bands, is a partner in Boxing Clever marketing agency, and also a partner in Boxing Clever Records. Boxing Clever creates some of the most unique marketing art around and the label produces the highest quality packaging and design for their releases. This portion of our conversation with Jim at The Stagger Inn…Again in Edwardsville, IL covers what he is listening to today, college fraternity brother stories, cars with astroturf, Edwardsville memories, broken gas pedals and cruise control remedies, Janeane Garofalo vs. Pave The Rocket, Gibby Haynes couch potato, neck punches, and passing on meeting Candlebox. Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Episode 13 - Jim Harper

Episode 13 has arrived and it features St. Louis multi-media artist and entrepreneur, Jim Harper. Jim has drummed for numerous St. Louis based bands, is a partner in Boxing Clever marketing agency, and also a partner in Boxing Clever Records. Boxing Clever creates some of the most unique marketing art around and the label produces the highest quality packaging and design for their releases. We sat down with Jim at The Stagger Inn…Again in Edwardsville, IL for a long chat about all things music, design and business. We touched on subjects like early drum lessons, Margaritas with Darin Gray and Jeff Tweedy, his early band Snake Ranch, touring vs. design career, van breakdowns & tour woes, Deep Elm records, his own Boxing Clever Records, the list of great bands they are working with, their new proprietary digital music delivery innovation, vinyl packaging, Boxing Clever’s first foray into the book world and our mutual love of 3 Floyds Beer. Thanks again for listening, enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 11 with Cory Branan

Our latest episode of the podcast features the one and only Cory Branan! Cory has a new record coming out on August 19th on Bloodshot Records titled, The No-Hit Wonder. This will be Branan's fourth full length record and second on Bloodshot. From my early listens, the new record sounds great and is everything you come to expect from a Cory Branan record. This album features great songwriting spread out over a few different musical styles and also features some contributions from some folks you may have heard of, Jason Isbell and Craig Finn. This was a fun interview and we talk about the new record, growing up with pop radio, and the current state of the pop country world. Cory also plays a couple of songs that will be on the new record and a great cover of a Lyle Lovett tune. Thanks again to Cory for joining us and we hope you enjoy!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Open Highway Festival kicks off tonight, runs through August 9th

Those of us here at 3minrecord.com are excited for the kickoff of the Open Highway Music Festival tonight at Off Broadway. In just three short years, the festival has expanded to five nights of shows at two different venues in St. Louis. We recently discussed the festival with John Henry on Episode 10 of our podcast which you can listen to here. Here is just a quick summary of each night's shows. So many nights of great music ahead of us this week. We hope to see you at every night!

Night One: Cory Chisel's Soul Obscura
Date: August 5, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $15 ($3 minor surcharge)

Night one brings Cory Chisel back to the Off Broadway stage with his new project, Cory Chisel's Soul Obscura. This night promises Stax-era soul music, and I cannot wait to see the band that Chisel has formed for this project. Come dance your booties off!

Night Two: The Baseball Project w/Water Liars
Date: August 6, 2014
Place: The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: 21+
Price: $15


Night two sees The Baseball Project make their return to The Duck Room. The Baseball Project consists of members of Dream Syndicate, The Minus 5, and some little band you may have heard of, R.E.M. The Baseball Project create well-crafted pop songs about the only sport that matters, baseball. Their performance back at Twangfest 15 was an extremely fun night and this appearance is not to be missed. St. Louis' own, Water Liars, open the show so you definitely want to get there before the show starts at 8.

Night Three: Sturgill Simpson w/The Dock Ellis Band and Brian Henneman and Kip Loui
Date: August 7, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $14 advance, $16 day of show ($3 minor surcharge)

If you are not familiar with Sturgill Simpson, you will be very soon. Simpson is blowing up with his latest release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. For the folks that have been waiting for country music to sound like country music, Simpson is your guy. Get on out and see this artist in a small club environment while you can. Opening the show will be the one and only Dock Ellis Band and Brian Henneman and Kip Loui. If you have not seen The Dock Ellis Band you truly are missing out on one of the finest bands St. Louis has to offer. Such a great mixture of humor, songwriting, and musicianship. Brian Henneman really needs no introduction in this town. Henneman has been writing, recording, and performing tunes with his band The Bottle Rockets for well over 20 years now. Those that caught Henneman and Loui opening for Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis recently at Off Broadway know what a great treat is in store for their set on this night.

Night Four: Justin Townes Earle w/Emily Wallace
Date: August 8, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7:30PM, show at 8:30PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $23 advance, $25 day of show ($3 minor surcharge)

Justin Townes Earle makes his way back to St. Louis for a highly anticipated show at Off Broadway on the fourth night of the festival. Although fans will be looking forward to hearing their favorite JTE songs on this night, there is the added excitement of hopefully hearing some of the new material from his upcoming release, Single Mothers. That record will be out on September 9, 2014 and is being released on Vagrant Records. Opening the show will be Emily Wallace, who John Henry said will be one of the St. Louis artists he expects to be doing big things very soon.

Night Five: Dave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones w/Candye Kane
Date: August 9, 2014
Place: Off Broadway
Time: Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM
Ages: All ages
Price: $25 ($3 minor surcharge)

I should just get this out of the way before writing anything else about this show. I love Dave Alvin. I love The Blasters. I might be just a little excited for this show. The Blasters are a band I wish everyone knew about, and Dave Alvin is someone that I think everyone should go see live any chance they get. Dave and Phil started The Blasters in 1979, with Dave leaving for a solo career in 1986. Dave plays with The Blasters every once and a while, but it usually happens nowhere close to St. Louis, so this may be one of the few chances I ever get to see Dave and Phil on the same stage together. Add the fact that The Guilty Ones (Dave's current backing band) will be backing the brothers Alvin, and this will be an amazing night of music. The brothers are out on tour promoting their recent release, Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill BroonzyLooking at reviews and set lists from recent shows, attendees can look forward to hearing a lot of the Big Bill Broonzy material from the record mixed in with other blues covers and plenty of Blasters favorites. I really do not think I can stress how badly you should want to go to this show. Blues artist Candye Kane gets the night off to a rollicking start.

Such a great week ahead and a major tip of the hat goes to John Henry and Steve Pohlman for putting together such a great lineup. Head on over to www.offbroadwaystl.com to pick up tickets ahead of time to all the shows, they all look to be well attended so get those tickets before they are gone. See you there!

 

Episode 10 with John Henry

Episode 10 of the podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! We are joined by St. Louis singer-songwriter and promoter, John Henry. We met up with John at Off Broadway to talk about his music, his upcoming show at The Pageant opening for Turnpike Troubadours, and the upcoming Open Highway Music Festival. John also performed two of his songs, "Fade To Black" and "Spinning Wheel", as well as the Sam Cooke classic, "Bring It On Home To Me". We hope you enjoy and hope to see you at some of the great shows we talk to John about in the episode. Cheers! 

And again, we would like to thank Steve at Off Broadway for letting us use the space for recording this episode. Be sure to head on over to their website and buy some tickets to some upcoming shows!

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here or you can listen to all the episodes directly from the Podcast page. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

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Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 6 with Lizzie Weber

Episode 6 of the podcast is now up and running. We were joined on a very cold and slippery night by St. Louis songwriter Lizzie Weber for this episode. We had a great time talking with Lizzie about recording her new self-titled record, her upcoming video, and her musical background. She also gave us three great performances that you do not want to miss. Lizzie has a record release show coming up at The Gramophone on Friday, January 31, 2014. Doors are at 7PM, show starts at 8PM. Ellen The Felon  and The Duo (featuring members of Acoustics Anonymous) open the show. $10 gets you in the door and a copy of the CD. 21+.

Keep an eye out on our Youtube channel for performances from Lizzie that we will be posting over the next week or so.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

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Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Podcast Episode 5.5 - Chris Mills Performances now available

Hello! We decided to do a mini episode of the podcast with just the performances from Episode 5 with Chris Mills. All the wonderful performances without all the wonderful babbling! We really do hope you listen to all the babbling, but understand if you really want to just hear the music portions. Make sure to head on over to the Chris Mills bandcamp page to order yourself a copy of Mills' new record, Alexandria. Make sure you head on out to Off Broadway on Thursday, January 23, 2014 to see Mills and his band celebrate the release of the record. That will definitely be a show you will not want to miss!

We have also started up a Youtube page where we will be posting videos of the performances from the podcasts. Get on over to that page and start watching those videos by clicking here.

You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

2013 In Review : My Year In Concerts

I made a personal goal to try and make it to seventy-five shows this year. I just barely made it. 2013 was a pretty great year for shows for me. I got to see a couple of bands (Texas Is The Reason, The Replacements) I never thought I would see. I saw quite a few shows in cities (Chicago, Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis) outside of the St. Louis area. And of course, I made sure to see Lucero as many times (six) as I could this year. I tried to include all the bands on the bill for this list. Unfortunately, there are a few I forgot to write down and cannot seem to remember. I am including comedy shows in this list and shows that I ran sound for as well. I am also including the New Years Eve show at Off Broadway from 12/31/12 since it rolled over into 1/1/13 and started the year off. On to the list...

12/31/12 - 01/01/13 - Kentucky Knife Fight/Blind Eyes - Off Broadway

January

5 - Deon Cole - Laugh Factory (Chicago, IL)
6 - Texas Is The Reason/Into Another/Sense Field/Popeye - House Of Blues (Chicago, IL)
11 - The Trophy Mules/The BOB Band - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
16 - Our Lady/Breakmouth Annie/River City Sound - Firebird
18 - Delocated Variety Show w/ "Jon"/Archer Prewitt/Kurt Braunohler/Larry Murphy/Greg Johnson - The Hideout (Chicago, IL)
19 - Chicago School Of Rock performing the songs of Wilco - Schuba's (Chicago, IL)
19 - Lucero/Houndmouth/Matrimony - The Metro (Chicago, IL)
22 - Drive-By Truckers/Houndmouth - The Blue Note (Columbia, MO)

February

2 - 33 On The Needle/Breakmouth Annie/Clubber Lang - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
6 - Jonathan Richman - Off Broadway
7 - Potions/Dibiase - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
8 - Dana Anderson - Frawley's
16 - John Henry And The Engine/The Incurables/The Trophy Mules - The Duck Room
22 - Dana Anderson - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)

March

1 - Earthsol/The BOB Band/Super Fun Yeah Yeah Rocketship - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
2 - Steve Chosich - Iron Barley
2 - Kentucky Knife Fight/The Ladybirds/Pretty Little Empire - Off Broadway
7 - Robert Earl Keen/Andrea Davidson - Off Broadway
20 - Lydia Loveless/Two Cow Garage
22 - Pete Moss And The Northsiders - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
23 - Breakmouth Annie - Heavy Anchor
23 - The Trophy Mules - Mangia
28 - Hayes Carll/Warren Hood and the Goods - Off Broadway
29 - Flatwheel Band - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)

April

4 - Amy LaVere/Sleepy Kitty - Off Broadway
8 - The Revival Tour (Chuck Ragan/Dave Hause/Tim McIlrath/Rocky Votolato) - Old Rock House 13 - Billy Bragg - City Winery (Chicago, IL)
20 - Flatwheel Band - Stagger Inn
27 - Lucero/Langhorne Slim - RIBCO (Rock Island, IL)

May

3 - Lucero/Langhorne Slim - Headliners (Louisville, KY)
11 - Breakmouth Annie/33 On The Needle/Billy And The Jets - Heavy Anchor
18 - Kevin Smith - The Pageant (Q & A Session)
31 - Dave Alvin/Kevin Gordon - Off Broadway

June

6 - Joe Pug/Motel Mirrors/Shiverin Timbers/Scarlet Tanager - Duck Room
11 - Peter Frampton/Robert Cray Band/Kenny Wayne Sheppard - Family Arena
15 - Blind Eyes/Beth Bombara/Bruiser Queen - Off Broadway
20 - Ha Ha Tonka/Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin/Ezra Furman - Off Broadway

July

6 - Will Hoge/The Incurables - Off Broadway
23 - Griffin House - Old Rock House

August

7 - Tim Barry/Cory Branan - The Demo
8 - Lucero/Kentucky Knife Fight/Jesse Irwin - Off Broadway
9 - Adam Faucett/Kevin Kerby - White Water Tavern (Little Rock, AR)
10 - Lucero/John Moreland/Guy Venable - First Security Amphitheater (Little Rock, AR)
16 - Doc Ellis Band/Diesel Island/John Krane - Off Broadway
30 - TOK/Dibiase/Heroes Of The Kingdom - Schlafly Tap Room

September

7 - Slobberbone/Old Capital Square Dance Club - Off Broadway
12 - Kevin James - Chicago Theater
13 - Riot Fest Day 1 (Flatfoot 56/Smoking Popes/Andrew W.K./Bad Religion/Atmosphere/Joan Jett And The Blackhearts/Danzig) - Humboldt Park (Chicago, IL)
14 - Riot Fest Day 2 (X/Dinosaur Jr./Guided By Voices/Pennywise/Flag/ Blondie/Public Enemy/Violent Femmes/Blink-182) - Humboldt Park (Chicago, IL)
14 - Rocket From The Crypt/The Flatliners/Tight Phantomz - Double Door (Chicago, IL)
15 - Riot Fest Day 3 (Chuck Ragan/Maps & Atlases/Peter Hook & The Light/Mission Of Burma/Quicksand/Against Me!/Bob Mould/The Dismemberment Plan/Rocket From The Crypt/Suicidal Tendencies/Pixies/The Replacements) - Humboldt Park (Chicago, IL)
18 - Mutts/brotherfather - Stagger Inn
22 - Centro-matic - Off Broadway
25 - Dana Anderson/Jesse Irwin/John Krane/Dave Werner - The Focal Point
28 - Hursey Benefit - Fairview Heights Elks Club (Sound Gig)

October

4 - Fumer/Breakmouth Annie/Elbow Through Hammer - Foam
5 - 18 Stories/Mike Coykendall/The Sons Of Ill Repute - The Way Out Club
31 - Dana Anderson & Co. - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)

November

14 - Will Johnson - Living Room Show (Chicago, IL)
15 - Kyle Kinane - Up Comedy Club (Chicago, IL)
20 - Mike Maimone/Dana Anderson/John Krane - Foam
22 - The Trophy Mules - Schlafly Tap Room
23 - Earthsol - Cicero's
28 - Brian Krumm/Tim Krumm/Dana Anderson - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
29 - Austin Lucas/PJ Bond/Trapper Schoepp - Duck Room

December

3 - Drag The River/The Dive Poets - Duck Room
4 - brotherfather/Monogram Suitcase/Tommy Halloran - Livery Company
6 - White Water Holiday Hangout Night 1 (Caleb Caudle/Adam Faucett And The Tall Grass/Glossary/Two Cow Garage) - White Water Tavern (Little Rock, AR)
7 - White Water Holiday Hangout Night 2 (JKutchma/Mulehead/Motel Mirrors/ Glossary/Ben Nichols) - White Water Tavern (Little Rock, AR)
8 - White Water Holiday Hangout Night 3 (Shane Sweeney/Kevin Kerby/JKutchma/ Micah Schnabel/Paul Graves) - White Water Tavern (Little Rock, AR)
14 - 18 Stories/Explosive Space Modulator - Johnny's Sidebar (Sound Gig)
19 - The Whistle Pigs - Stagger Inn (Sound Gig)
21 - Lucero/Dead Soldiers - Minglewood Hall (Memphis, TN)
27 - St. Louis Symphony : The Music Of John Williams - Powell Symphony Hall

So there it is, my year in shows. I know there are few I probably missed putting on the list, but I think this is pretty close to a complete list. I am going to have a hard time figuring out what my "Top 5 List" may be for shows this year. So many of these shows were so special and amazing for many different reasons.

Thanks to all the bands and venues for providing all the great entertainment this year. I would like to especially thank all the bands that let me run sound for them. Not only does it put a little cash in my pocket, but it allows me to do something I really enjoy doing.

I really cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store on the show front. The year is already looking to get off to a good start with shows from Diesel Island, Motel Mirrors, Bobby Bare Jr., Matt Pryor, and The Hold Steady in January. Hope everyone has a great New Year celebration and I hope to see you out at a show in 2014!

Episode 4 of the podcast is here!

Hi all, the fourth episode of the 3 Minute Record Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! For this episode we were joined by Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner. These guys are four of the best singer-songwriters the St. Louis area has to offer and will all be playing a show together on Wednesday, September 25 at the Focal Point as part of the Songbird Cafe. The show is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The doors open at 7PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Get your tickets in advance, this show will surely sell out. We were very thankful the guys joined us to talk to us about the show and play some songs for us. We hope you enjoy listening to the episode and we hope to see you at the show on the 25th! You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

As always, you can still listen to or download all episodes from their direct links. Just click below on your episode of choice. (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

I really need a cloning device...

Oh St. Louis, when it rains it definitely pours here. You really should not have an issue finding something to entertain you musically this week in the Lou. Here is a quick rundown where I will be and where I wish I could send a clone of myself to not miss a thing. Get on out this week and hear some tunes!

Wednesday, August 7

Where I will be: Okay, due to some surprise Cardinals tickets, I will be at the Cards game for a little while. It IS Star Wars night at Busch, so I am excited that I got some tickets as a surprise, but there are shows to go to dangit! The show of choice for me this night will be Tim Barry and Cory Branan at The Demo. These two guys individually put on great shows, so seeing them on the same bill is going to be amazing. Bryan McPherson opens. Doors are at 7:30/show starts at 8:30, 18+, $12. Tickets available here.

Where I would send my clone: Opening night of the Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway. The first night of the fest showcasing the Wild Rovers Tour featuring Cory Chisel, The Candles, Adriel Denae, Space Woman, and a very special guest. (Read these articles here and here on a pretty good hint as to who the special guest is. Edit: Just as I was about to post this, this story popped up.) This is going to be an absolutely amazing show and I will be kicking myself for not going to it, but that really is how much I love Tim Barry and Cory Branan. Doors are at 7:30/show starts at 8:30, $15 for folks 21+, $18 for folks 21-. Tickets available here.

Thursday, August 8

Where I will be: Night Two of the Open Highway Music Festival. I really should not have to say anything other than Lucero for you to know why this is a do not miss show. Add in the fact that Kentucky Knife Fight and Jesse Irwin are opening and you have a candidate for show of the year. Seriously folks get there early, you will not want to miss any of the acts. This show is going to be absolutely ridiculous amounts of fun. Come out and raise a tallboy of Stag or PBR and join in on the debauchery. Doors are at 7/ show starts at 7:30, $20 for folks 21+, $23 for folks 21-. Tickets available here.

Where I would send my clone: Hemmingbirds, brotherfather, Wildeyed, and We Should Leave This Tree at Plush. To be honest, I am not familiar with most of the bands on this lineup. I can tell you however that brotherfather are more than worth heading to this show even though I am not familiar with the other bands. You may have checked out our first podcast featuring John Krane, singer, guitarist, songwriter of brotherfather. If you have not, give it a listen to get a taste of brotherfather as well as some of John's solo material. John has a great voice, writes extremely solid songs, and has an equally solid band in brotherfather. Doors are at 8, 18+, $5 at the door.

Friday, August 9 and Saturday August 10

Where I will be: Little Rock, Arkansas. Okay, so this is supposed to be about shows in the Lou, but I will be heading out-of-town for the weekend. And yes, this has to do with Lucero. The Lucero Family Picnic will be taking place in Little Rock this year and I just cannot make myself miss it. I won't go into the details of the show, but it is definitely something not to be missed for diehard Lucero fans. I will also be spending Friday night before the show at the wonderful White Water Tavern. I am predicting too much fun for any one person to handle, but I am willing to tempt it.

Where I would send my clone: Nights Three and Four of the Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway. Last year was the first year for the Open Highway Fest and it was a hell of a fun time with a great lineup. The lineup this year is even more impressive and promises to be even more fun. It really does bum me out that I am going to miss the last two nights due to being in Little Rock. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, poor me, I know.) Night Three on Friday, August 9 features Those Darlins, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, and Via Dove. Night Four on Saturday, August 10 features Murder By Death, Otis Gibbs, and Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra. Both nights promise great nationally touring bands mixed with a couple of the finest the Lou has to offer. Doors are at 7/ show starts at 7:30, $15 for folks 21+, $18 for folks 21- on both nights. Tickets available here.

Those are my choices for the week, what are yours? Let us know in the comments. Get out and see some amazing bands this week, cheers!

Episode 3, Part 2 is now live!

Hey gang, Part 2 of Episode 3 of the podcast is here! This episode picks up where we left off in Part 1. Bart, Jeff, and Scott talk about their first concerts and reminisce of venues that are long gone. You can find all the episodes over on iTunes by clicking here. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast while you are over on the iTunes page, we would absolutely love that. For those of you that like to subscribe via your favorite RSS reader, click here.

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Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane