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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Songs About Mountains: #Tortuga Debut CD Release Via @bigmuddyrecords + #TheAughtNaughts Live Thurs. 12/21 @offbroadwaystl (Free Show By @urbanchesnut)

Big Muddy Records country artist Tortuga will be releasing their full-length, debut album "Songs About Mountains" this coming Thursday night at Off Broadway. If you are not familiar with the music project know that it features songs written by Mike Leahy (7 Shot Screamers)
and features Mat Wilson, Jenny Roques, the Baricevic Bros, and more. The album artwork was created by Ashley Hohman.

Sharing the stage and providing local support is The Aught Naughts which features members of The Monads. This new band recently performed it's first show this past September. They consist of Pat Eagan, Jenna Shivelbine and Matt Shivelbine.

Again, the show is Thursday, December 21st and it is presented by Urban Chesnut. That means it's a free show. The doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook. Continue on below to visit the artists online and to experience their music.

- Tortuga: (STL, MO, Country)

Watch their latest video "The Offer" recorded live at Lo-Fi Cherokee 2016

- The Aught Naughts: (STL, MO, Country)

Ring In 2018: #STL #MUSIC & Beyond #NYE2017 Concerts

It's time to plan your New Year's Eve and there are plenty of great options. Each event has a start and finish time listed along with artist links and venue links. The venue and event links are not highlted so just click on the appropriate name. This list covers Missouri and Southern/Central Illinois. Any new events that come in since this was posted will get added here.There area are couple of reunion shows and consists mostly of original music. However, there are some cover/tribute bands listed along with a few DJ's. Be sure to tell us your favorte new release in #STLMU2017. Happy Holidays.

9:30am - 1:00pm

R. Scott Bryan @ Stone Spiral Coffee

11:00am - 1:30am

NEW YEARS EVE Swing Jazz Brunch with Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers, Sweetie & the Toothaches, Joe Metzka Blues Trio, The Jazz Troubadours with Special Guest vocalist Katie Turnbull @ Evangeline's Bistro & Music House

10:00am - 2:00pm

Brunch with Millie Edwards and Dan Sturdevant @ The Phoenix  (KC)

11:00am - 1:00pm

Peter Schlamb, jazz piano @ The Magestic Restaurant (KC)

1:00pm - 11:15pm

First Night Springfield @ Hoogland Center For The Arts (IL) - via Illinois Times

- Visit HERE for the event details.

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Fred Pierce & Co. @ 1860's Saloon & Hardshell Cafe

4:00pm - 8:00pm

3rd Annual NYE Irish Toast w/ live music TBA @ The Pat Connelly Tavern - via Facebook

4:30 - 7:30pm

The Wolf Crick Boys @ Buckhart Tavern (Rochester, IL) via Illinois Times

5:00pm - 12:00am

NYE Party w/ Keyven Dunn @ The Wine Rack & Java Stop Cafe (Poplar Bluff, MO)

5:00pm - 12:00am

NYE Party 2017 @ Tigin Irish Pub w/ Jud Mehler & Jason Garms via Facebook

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Erin Bode @ Cyrano's

5:30pm - 10:30pm

Larry Johnson & Ryan Marquez @ The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey (Cottleville, MO) via Facebook

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Conscious NYE Of Sound & Healing @ Yoga Source via Facebook

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Matt Villinger, jazz piano @ The Magestic Restaurant (KC)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rich Hill Jazz Piano @ Californos (KC)

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tyrone Clark Quartet @ The Green Lady Lounge  (KC)

6:00pm - 1:00pm

Brad Noe @ Canton Inn (Hillsboro, IL) via Facebook

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Torrey Casey & The Southside Hustle @ BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

7:00pm - 1:00am

Honky Tonk NYE 2017w/ Luke & The Drifters @ Game 6 Honky Tonk Joint via Facebook

7:00pm - 12:00am
1Tyme & Da Crew NYE Party @ The Palomino Lounge via Facebook

7:00pm - 1:30pm
The Midnight Masquerade w/ Jatcko & The Jive @ The Monocle via Facebook

7:00pm - 3:00am
NYE Boozer's Ball 2017 w/ DJ Uptown @ Atomic Cowboy via Facebook

7:00pm - 11:30pm
Black Sheep Cafe Presents:  First Night Show (Acts TBA) @ Kari Bedford Photography - Part Of First Night (Springfield, IL)

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Clusterpluck @ Lowery's Irish Pub (Mt. Vernon, IL) via Facebook

7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Lovedahl's @ Hand Of Fate Brewing Co. (St. Petersburg, IL) via Illinois Times

7:30pm - 12:15am
NYE w/ Black Label Society, Corrosion Of Conformity & Eyehategod @ Pop's Nightclub & Concert Venue via Facebook

7:30pm - 11:30pm
Michael Thomas & Travelin' Band for NYE 2017 @ 1860 Saloon & Hardshell Cafe

7:30pm - 11:30pm

Poetic Justice Open Mic - NYE 2017 @ Blank Space via Facebook

8:00pm - 11:00pm
Ben Bedford @ The Pig & Pickle via Facebook

8:00pm - 11:30pm

Big Smith Band (Family Reunion) w/ The Garbonzos @ The Gillioz Theatre (Springfield, MO)

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Irene Allen @ Yaquis

8:00pm - 12:00am

John McVey Band @ Hammerstone's

8:00pm - 12:00am

NYE 2017 Party w/ Demented PenguinZ @ Red Fish, Blue Fish (St. Charles, MO) via Facebook

8:00pm - 10:00pm

SouvenirA Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins @ The Marcelle via the R.A.C.

8:00pm - 1:00am

A "Rocked N Loaded" New Years @ Redings Mill Inn Bar & Grill (Joplin, MO) via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

NYE Celebration w/ Joe Pollach & The St. Louis Express Band @ German Cultural Society of St. Louis, Missouri via Facebook

8:00pm - 2:00am

NYE Party @ Propaganda w/ live music TBA via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ Aaron Kamm & The One Drops & more @ 2720 Cherokee via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ Honeysuckle (Reunion), Mountain Sprout, Drifters Mile @ Outland Ballroom (Springfield, MO) via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ Southtown Band @ Dirty Harry's (Blue Springs, MO) via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ The Mixtapes @ Krave Oyster Bar (Springfield, MO)

8:00pm - 1:30am

New Year's Eve 2017 w/ Casi Joy & guest DJ's @ Uptown Theater (KC)

8:00pm - 3:00am

Steampunk New Years Eve Ball w/ acts TBA @ Prohibition Hall (KC) via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

The Way Out Club's New Year's Eve Bash w/ Hoodbilly Draw & Mars Transit via Facebook

8:00pm - 1:00am

Urban Pioneers, Whiskey For The Lady, Dane Talley & The Hitmen @ The Westport Saloon (KC) via Facebook

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Big Mike Aguirre & The Blue City Allstars @ Beale On Broadway

8:30pm - 12:30am

NYE w/ Allied Saints @ Mike Kelly's Westsider (KC) via Facebook

8:30pm - 12:30am

NYE w/ Kricket Alley @ Rob N Kricket's Tater Patch (Rolla, MO) via Facebook

8:30pm - 12:30am

NYE w/ Notorious @ Twin Bridges Bar & Grill (Jefferson City, MO) via Facebook

8:30pm - 12:30am

NYE w/ Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen @ Hwy 61 Roadhouse

8:30pm - 1:30pm

Good Times Saloon NYE Party w/ Stall 3 (Dupo, IL) via Facebook

9:00pm - 12:00am

Sarah Scheider, Casey Cantrall @ Craft Beer Bar (Springfield, IL) via Illinois Times

9:00pm - 1:00am

Devin Clemons Band @ Boar's Nest Bar & Grill (Athens, IL) via Illinois Times

9:00pm - 3:00am

NEW YEAR'S PARTY W/ GINGERBUSH @ Cronie's Grill (Machesney Park, IL) via Facebook

9:00pm - 10:30pm

Erin Bode @ Cyrano's

9:00pm - 1:00pm

Unwind Yourself w/ DJ Just & Fam @ Mini Bar  (KC)

9:00pm - 1:00am

Afro Sexy Cool NYE w/ Blvck Spvde, DJ Nico & James Biko @ The Ready Room via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

Dolewite @ Cafe Acoustic (St. Joseph, MO)

9:00pm - 3:00am

All Night Gong Puja NYE 2017 @ Yoga Source via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

Guitar Elation @ The Green Lady Lounge's Orion Room (KC)

9:00pm - 1:00am

Joe Dirt & The Dirty Boys @ The Pageant

9:00pm - 1:00am

Love Jones "The Band" @ BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

9:00pm - 1:00am

Mark Barger @ Dublin's Pass - Downtown (Springfield, MO)

9:00am - 1:00am

My Posse In Effect (A Tribute to The Beastie Boys) w/ Looprat & DJ Mahf @ Delmar Hall via @ Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ The Spectaculaire Orchestra @ Casa Loma Ballroom via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:30am

NYE Bash w/ The Black Mariah Theater, tandem, Pageant Boys @ The Brick (KC)

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE Blues Bash w/ Nick Schnebelen & Heather Newman @ BB's Lawnside BBQ (KC)

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE Live @ Kansas City Live Block via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE Michael Jackson Dance Party featuring Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players @ Off Broadway

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE Party w/ DJ Mark Plant @ Foam Coffee & Beer via Facebook

9:00pm - 2:00am

NYE w/ Samantha Fish, Bel Airs, Atlantic Express & Levee Town @ Knuckleheads Saloon (KC) via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ Shugyo @ The Rude Dog Pub (Cape Girardeau, MO) via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ The Darrells @ John D. McGurk''s via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

New Years Eve w/ The Sex @ JB's Downtown (Joplin, MO) via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

Speakeasy NYE Party @ Das Bevo w/ Miss Jubilee, Roya & The High Timers via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

SuperJam @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:30am

The Hooten Hollers NYE w/ The Royal Furs & Freight Train Rabbit Killer @ Rose Music Hall (Columbia, MO) via Facebook

9:00pm - 1:00am

The Kyle Sexton Band - NEW YEARS EVE @ Konrad's Kitchen & Tap House (Lee's Summit, MO)

9:00pm - 1:00am

Tim Cunningham w/ DJ Brian G. & special guests @ Troy's Jazz Gallery

9:30pm - 1:00am

NYE w/ Broseph @ Boondocks Pub (Springfield, IL) via Facebook

10:00pm - 2:00am

Mellow D's @ The Stagger Inn (Edwardsville, IL)

10:00pm - 1:30am

80’s New Years Eve Party w/ Fast Times @ The Levee (KC)

10:00pm - 2:00am

Boogaloo7 @ The Green Lady Lounge's Black Dolphin Room (KC)

10:00pm - 2:00am

NYE w/ Funky Butt Brass Band @ Broadway Oyster Bar

10:30pm - 2:30am

NYE w/ Jeremiah Johnson, Big Mike Aguirre & The Blue City Allstars @ Beale On Broadway

10:30pm - 12:30am

NYE @ Hard Rock Cafe w/ Oddslane via Facebook

10:30pm - 2:30am

Stephen Martin Quartet @ The Green Lady Lounge  (KC)

11:00pm - 3:00am

Lift It Up with Ras’Nit @ Mangia

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas 2017 New Releases

Well, it would seem Christmas is almost upon us. Here is all of the latest new holiday music that has been presented this season.

A Very Twitchy Christmas: (Benefit Album)

Bach Society of STL: (New Live Album)

Beth Bombara & Seth Porter: (Benefit Song)

Cave States: (Christmas Single)

Funky Butt Brass Band: (Christmas CD)

Heirwoks: (Christmas Album)

Jeremy Joyce: (Christmas Single)

The People's Key: (New Album, 1 Single)

Sombrance: (Christmas Album)

STL Ocarina: "All I Want Is You For Christmas" (Cover) - YouTube Video

Sunday Gotchas: (Christmas Single)

This Is It: (Christmas Single)

Vatican City Runaways: (Christmas Album)

Vintage Pluto: (Christmas EP)

Available On Amazon:

Walking Talking Zombies(Christmas Album)

Zachary Friederich: (Christmas Single)

Listen to On Christmas Night by Zachary Friederich #np on #SoundCloud

Soul Of The Season: @brianowenstv Holiday Special Airs On YouTube + Facebook On Fri. 12/22

Brian Owens is a man on a roll. A soul-man if you will. He is excited to share THIS trailer from the "Soul of the Season Holiday Special" which will air from YouTube and Facebook on Friday, December 22nd. Follow his Facebook live alerts or subscribe to his YouTube channel above. This comes just in time for getting the family together.

The special will feature Brian Owens with Thomas Owens and will also be introducing Crissy Ransom. Special guests appearing will be Peter Martin on piano, The Adam Maness Trio (Adam Maness, Bob Deboo, Montez Coleman), Eric Slaughter on guitar, Carlos Brown Jr. on sax, The First Ladies (Anita Jackson and Valencia Branch), plus Charles Ransom on piano.

Brian shared on online how amazing this past week was for him. He performed at the world renowned Apollo Theater a week ago on Saturday. This past Thursday he was unexpectedly asked to stand in for Diane Reeves who was scheduled to perform with the St. Louis Symphony, but had to cancel because of a health concern. This was shared by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch this past Tuesday. Then just the other day he found out that his new "Soul Of Cash" tribute album was picked by Cover Me Songs as one of their top tribute albums of 2017.

- Brian Owens: (STL, MO, R&B, Soul)

Friday, December 15, 2017

New #RBMU #MUSIC from @KimbleFiona + #OurLandmark From #ChampaignIL

This post is a double feature on two artists from Central Illinois that just dropped new albums. The first is Fiona Kimble of Champaign, Illinois just recently released her follow up album to 2015's debut No Regret at Cowboy Monkey.  The new album Your Playground shows Fiona's growth from a singer/songwriter to a full fledged alternative pop diva; commanding the spotlight. A rollercoaster of emotions and experimental sounds pulls the listener close throughout. She performed this past November live on Local 901 WEFT Sessions on 90.1 FM which airs Monday nights from 10 to 11 pm. They also air a local show from 11 pm to midnight right after. Continue on below to visit her online and to experience her new tunes, follow on for new music by the next artist.

- Fiona Kimble: (Champaign, IL, Pop, Alt.)

"My Name" is an experimental piece combining singer/songwriter with psychadelic and ambient elements. The first sneak peak into her second album "Your Playground".

Listen to My Name by Fiona Kimble #np on #SoundCloud

Watch "Who Are You" on YouTube which is the first video of her new release.

* "Your Playground" is now available on CD Baby, iTunes & Spotify.


Our Landmark from the Champaign/Urbana, Illinois area released "What The Silence Says" in mid December and it is the group's second album for this indie, rock band of 2017. One if their new tracks was featured on Smile Politely which is an Champaign/Urbana, Illinois online magazine. In addition, they too performed live on Local 901 WEFT Sessions on 90.1 FM this past December right before the album release also at Cowboy Monkey. Visit them online and check out their latest effort.

- Our Landmark: (Champaign/Urbana, IL, Indie, Rock)

* Stream/Purchase "What The Silence Says" :

(SOLD OUT) Holiday Spectacular: @The442s Tues. 12/19 @560MusicCenter @CMSWebsterU @websteru

The 442's "Holiday Spectacular" which is taking place on Tuesday, December 19th at 560 Music Center is back by popular demand again this year. So popular that it is a sold out show. The group will be joined onstage with some of the finest local and national stars of the music scene. They will be performing both traditional and original favorites that blur the lines of genre between jazz, soul, pop and classical music that will leave the crowd feeling the spirit of the season. Continue on below to visit them online and for more information on the group.

- The 442's: (STL, MO, Original Acoustic)

* Watch The 442's Videos On YouTube


Combining two members of the world-class St. Louis Symphony and two of the city’s finest jazz musicians, The 442s are a genre-defying acoustic quartet named for the modern standard tuning of 442 Hz. Brought together by the innovative and inspired compositions of Adam Maness, who plays piano, guitar, accordion, melodica and glockenspiel in the group, The 442s features Shawn Weil on violin, Bjorn Ranheim on cello and Sydney Rodway on bass. This unique collaboration, formed in the Spring of 2012, combines outstanding musicianship, group singing and inventive improvisation, all while breaking down barriers between jazz, classical, folk and pop music. The 442s were born of a common musical inquisitiveness and a search for new and exciting musical possibilities and collaborations. This search has taken them to venues and concert series throughout the Midwest, including Powell Symphony Hall and Jazz at the Bistro. The 442s have released three albums to date; their 2014 self-titled debut album has been featured on over 100 radio stations across the country. Relay and Home for Christmas, both released in 2016, feature collaborations with celebrated musicians from across the musical spectrum.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Come Rain Or Shine: #Havilah + #Triple Play CD Release 12/16 @ The #GreenLadyLounge #KCMO

Havilah Bruders and Triple Play are celebrating the release of their new album "Come Rain Or Shine" this Saturday, December 16th in Kansas City, Missouri at The Green Lady Lounge's prestigious Black Dolphin Room. The show is taking place from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook. The venue has it's own radio website that hosts the area's jazz musicians HERE.

Havilah Bruders is a versatile vocal performer from the Kansas City, Missouri area. Triple Play is a band that consists of Rod Freeman on guitar, John Blegen on clarinet and James Albright on bass.

Havilah has done numerous jazz, blues, classical, folk and bluegrass performances at venues and festivals throughout the Metro Area there. She performs frequently with area jazz masters as well as her husband, Kristopher Bruders and family. Visit HERE for a video live with her husband.

* (Excerpts taken from a KKFI 90.1 FM River Trade Radio article out of Kansas City, Missouri and the group's Facebook fan page.)

Come Rain Or Shine is now available to stream on Spotify & YouTube. You can purchase the album at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon or Google Play.