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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Double Feature: Sat. 11/25 @TheEldersKC CD Release w/ #HiLuxKC + @hnewmanmusic Band CD Release Fri. 12/1 @Knuckleheadskc

More new music on the radar that is coming out is The Elders CD Release Show with Hi-Lux happening in Kansas City, Missouri at Knuckleheads Saloon on Saturday, November 25th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook. Continue on for more on the artists and the second part of this double feature.

- The Elders:

(KC, World, Celtic, Americana, Folk, Rock)

- Hi-Lux:

(KC, Neo-Soul)

Friday, December 1st Heather Newman Band's CD Release Show is happening in the Carl Butler's Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads Saloon from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook. Visit her band online below.

- Heather Newman Band:

(KC, Soul, Blues, Rock)

#KristenGoodman CD Celebration Friday, December 1st @TheCornerGates

Kristen Goodman is ready. She has spent time writing, practicing, evolving and perforning her music and now it's presentation time for her debut EP "I'm Ready". Join the celebration with her at this intimate venue on Cherokee named the Corner Gates. It takes place on Friday, December 1st and starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 11:30 pm. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook.

Kristen is a singer and musician of multiple styles including acoustic, jazz, cabaret, indie, soul, R & B, singer/songwriter, blues and rock. The Vital Voice did a write-up and interview with Kristen recently about her debut EP.

Recurring Dream: #KateLaine (IL) #BigTobacco #PrettyGirls Wed. 11/29 @FoamSTL

Recently Kate Laine (Springfield, IL.) released her solo album "Recurring Dream". Some of her influences include Cat Power, Jessica Lee Mayfield, Nirvana and Mazzy Star. She will be in St. Louis on Wednesday, November 29th at Foam Coffee & Beer with local supporting acts Big Tobacco and Pretty Girls. This late show starts at 9:00 pm and goes until 1:00 am. It is all-ages and costs $5.00 the day of show. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook.

- Kate Laine: (Springfield, IL)

Indie, Dream-Pop, Singer/Songwriter

- Big Tobacco: (STL, Indie, Rock, Pop)

- Pretty Girls: (STL, Rock)

16th Annual Baby #Blues Showcase Sun. 11/26 @BBsStLouis ft. #MarquiseKnox #AaronGriffin @STL_Rattlesnake @RolenTroy @SchoolOfRockSTL Plus More!

Blues fans have a real Thanksgiving treat in store at the 16th Annual Baby Blues Showcase happening this Sunday, November 26th at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups. The idea is to feature young and upcoming St. Louis blues musicians in a premiere blues venue. The tradition continues Sunday starting at 5:00pm and the show lasts until 11:00 pm. It costs $15.00 or just $10.00 if you bring five canned goods with you to the show. Visit right HERE for the event details on Facebook. Event sponsor KDHX did a nice preview article on the show that's woth checking out. You will find the time listing below along with some additional links below on the artists.


5:30  School of Rock

6:30  St Louis Blues Society Youth Band

7:15  Marquise Knox with Little Dylan

8:15  Beulah Flakes

9:00  Aaron Griffin with Ian Buschmann

10:15  Matt Lesch with Troy Rolen

- Marquise Knox:

- Aaron Griffin:

- (Aaron Griffin w/ Matt Lesch):

- Matt Lesch:

- Ian Buschmann:

Facebook video with Ian playing live with Brother Jefferson.

- Troy Rolen:

- St. Louis School Of Rock:

St. Louis Blues Society Youth Band:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dr. Spin (Thrust)/Take Your Time ft. @jessejamesganno w/ @TheloniusKrypto #Funk #Soul Available On Digital And 7 Inch Vinyl From @RecordsYoruba

Following the critically acclaimed 7” singles by Miles Bonny and Osunlade (YSR001 and YSR002), Yoruba Records is proud to present their next installment of the Yoruba Soul Originals series Dr. Spin (Thrust)/Take Your Time.

These new fresh slices of timelessness are brought to you by St. Louis native, Jesse Gannon. Gannon’s live act, Jesse Gannon And The Truth have been a staple in the St. Louis soul scene for years. Although its been a while since his last projects on the now-defunct STL-based The Loud Label, Gannon never really stopped creating or recording. After a chance meeting in the River City with Yoruba label boss Osunlade, it became clear that Yoruba Records would be a perfect outlet for some of these new ideas Gannon was cooking up. 

Opening things up is “Dr. Spin (Thrust)", where Gannon is looking around him and pointing at our so called leaders. The mid tempo groove starts out with Kwanae Johnson introducing the main theme on his flute, and then Jesse gets going with a feeling we all seem to be sharing at the moment. Who is Dr. Spin and why does Dr. Spin continue to manipulate and distort the truth? Gannon wastes no time in expressing the frustration of our current times, while the band stays locked-in a groove that feels both fresh and deeply rooted. “Dr. Spin” also features the very talented Thelonius Kryptonite alongside Jesse on vocal duties. 

On the flip-side, we get a little more introspective. In a world where we place so much emphasis of heading somewhere (or nowhere) fast, Jesse pleads “What’s the rush? Won’t you take your time?” For Jesse, it’s about confronting the gray areas of life. Maybe, just maybe, happiness is not in what you seek outside, but its within. Within you and within reach. Gannon keeps things more intimate here, slowing down the tempo and providing a backdrop of reflection with its rolling bass lines, intricate horn arrangements, and Gannon’s own subtle work on the keys. 

Though this single clocks in at less than eight minutes, what you have here is just a small taste of what’s to come. For “Take Your Time,” this only the first part of a three-part epic. Believe that there’s more to come. Watch this space. 

The focus for the Yoruba Soul Originals series has always been funk and soul of the highest caliber. Jesse Gannon’s new efforts does not disappoint that standard while bringing a message that is undeniably timely.


released October 22, 2017 

Written and produced by Jesse Gannon 

Tracked and mixed by Andrew Stephen at Eightfold Studios in St. Louis, Missouri, USA 


Jharis Yokley: Drums 
Duane “Jingo” Williams: Percussion 
Teddy Brookins: Bass 
Kwanae Johnson: Alto sax, Flute 
Kyle Allen: Trumpet 
Zelina Starr: BGV 
Gypsy Brown: BGV 
Jesse Gannon: Rhodes, Synths, Lead Vocal, arranging 

Take Your Time 

Written and produced by Jesse Gannon 

Tracked and mixed by Brian Ryback at Sherpa Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, USA 


Freddy Spencer: drums 
Teddy Brookins: electric bass 
Bob Deboo: bass viol 
Pete Lombardo: guitar 
Danny Campbell: trumpet 
Jesse Gannon: Fender Rhodes, vocals, horn arrangement

Presented By @ROCKHOUSESTL: #KiDGoaLSs #LikesAndComments EP Release Concert Sun. 11/26 @ThePageantSTL

Kid Goalss are from St. Louis and are an all girl group that consist off J’Den, Ce Ce and Heavy Chevy who rap, dance and sing. They are releasing their EP entitled "Likes And Comments" at The Pageant on Sunday, November 26th. This is an all ages show presented by Rockhouse Entertainment. The doors open at 5:00 pm and the show starts at 6:00 pm. It will be over by 9:30 pm. There are multiple price tiers for the show. Visit HERE for event details on Facebook. Recently Hot 104.1 FM had them on the show for an interview which can also be seen HERE.
Continue on for links to Kid Goalss online and where to experience their music.

- New Video/Single "B.F.F. " :

- "Likes & Comments" EP :


Google Play:



Split Release Show: @TheStarsGoOut @bendieselstl w/ @moderngoldmusic #ChurchKeySTL Sat. 11/25 @BlueberryHillMO @DuckRoom

This weekend brings another new album release show on Saturday, November 25th. This is a split-release show with The Stars Go Out and Ben Diesel at the Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. Also appearing will be Modern Gold and Church Key. The doors open at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm. This is a 21 and up event. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and the same price the day of show. Visit HERE for event details on Facebook. Continue on for the artists on this show and where to find them online. If you missed the recent Rock Paper Podcast episode with Ben Diesel you can also find that HERE.

- The Stars Go Out: (St. Charles, Alt. Rock)

- Ben Diesel: (STL, Pop-Punk)

- Modern Gold: (STL, Blues, Soul, Rock)

- Church Key: (St. Ann, Punk)