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Monday, September 25, 2017

The 12th Annual @GroveFestSTL Happens 10/7 w/ @AndrewWK @vthomjr @CaraLouiseBand And More In @thegrovestl

The 12th Annual Grovefest happens between 2 pm untill 11 pm Saturday, October  7th and features
Andrew W.K., V Thom, ICE & Eric Donte, Cara Louise Band, Jack Grelle, AJ Lane & The Simple Machines, Grand Center Arts Academy plus School Of Rock. The festival will be located on Manchester between Tower Grove and Sarah. Andrew W.K. will be playing the main stage at 7 pm at Grovefest. Visit HERE for the event details on this particular show. The official page for the information on the festival can be found HERE. Visit the artist links below to listen and learn more about these artists. Also below is more on the latest from Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. :

V Thom :


Eric Donte:

Cara Louise Band:

Jack Grelle:

A.J. Lane & The Simple Machines:

Grand Center Arts Academy:

School Of Rock:


Party God Andrew W.K. is thrilled to announce his first new full length album in over a decade. The LP showcases Andrew's signature style of blasting triumphant rock music, with an ever more epic expanses of energizing emotional ecstasy. "I'm going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down... all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying," explans Andrew. The new release is out March 2, 2018 via Sony Music worldwide. Album title and cover art to follow.

Andrew W.K. officially began his first full-band concert outing in five years with "The Party Never Dies Tour". Starting in Minneapolis, Andrew brings his party-centric positivity across America, with additional shows added due to high demand in San Francisco and Boston as well as a new Chicago headlining show (following the success of their stage-closing Riot Fest performance recently).

A one-man music machine possessed by a single-minded, monomaniacal focus on euphoric joy, Andrew lives to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist, and to exist is to party. Andrew continues to passionately deliver his extremely high-energy brand of uplifting entertainment, with a unrelenting commitment to continuing the mission he first embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and signature tune "Party Hard", and has never swerved from since. Despite taking on a dizzying array of additional roles that took him into virgin territory for a rock 'n' roll musician (ie: advice columnist for the Village Voice and Vice, host of a Cartoon Network kid's game show, lecturer at Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and the UK's Oxford University), Andrew has always remained true to his positive-partying cause. It's safe to say, Andrew's hard partying spirit is showing no signs of softening.

The Depths Of The Deep End: @WhoaThunder CD Release w/ @spectatorstl And #Necessities On 10/6 @offbroadwaystl

The Whoa Thunder CD Release is taking place ar Off Broadway on Friday, October 6th. Also appearing live will be Spectator and Necessities. Visit HERE for all of the event details.  Listed below are links and descriptions to the artists on this show.

- Stream Whoa Thunder music

Whoa Thunder is a high-energy, new-wave inspired pop act that consists of Brian McClelland on vocals and guitar (Middle Class Fashion, Maxtone Four, Tight Pants Syndrome), Dan Meehan on lead guitar and vocals  (Nee, Humdrum, The Floating City), Syrhea Conway on bass and vocals  (Syna So Pro, Pat Sajak Assassins, Humdrum), Joe Taylor on keyboard and vocals (Kid Scientist) and Mic Boshans in drums (Nee, Humdrum, Union Electric, Floating City).

- Stream Spectator music

Spectator is a dream-pop duo that exudes exquisite mood music with harmonies to match. Their use of warm, flute-sounding keyboard sounds, hollow-bodied guitar and also an electronic harp not only compliment their sound, but provide a sophisticated balance.

- Visit Necessities on Facebook

Necessities is a trio that descibes their genre as psych-math. They are a pretty new act that has been playing shows since the end of 2016.

#BrokePoets: A @therealjonezy And Co. Album Release Party w/ @BlankGenSTL And More On 10/7 @Schlafly Tap Room

On Saturday, October 7th Jonezy presents the "Broke Poets" Release Party celebration at the Schlafly Tap Room.

Jonezy and Co. are "Broke Poets". With features by Veron Finch, Que Houston,  Nicholas Capo Petty, Ackurate and more.

This free show is all-ages and also features performances by Blank Generation (Farfetched Label), Che Sanchez, plus DJ Tapes One also known as Matthew Goetz. Visit HERE for all of the event details. You can stream the artist below.

Broke Poets is a Hip-Hop group from St. Louis consisting of Jonezy and Bobo Bryson with frequent collaboators including Capo, Que Houston and Veron Finch.


Blank Generation:

Che Sanchez:


DJ Tapes One:

Yourz Truly: @Cue_ColdBlooded Of @TheDE_Music To Perform Live 10/6 @vintagevinylSTL

Fiday, October 6th half of the St. Louis' hip-hop duo The Domino Effect, Cue Coldblooded will be celebrating his release of "Yourz Truly" with a live performance at Vintage Vinyl frim 7 pm to 8 pm. All ages are welcime and there will be free Schlafly Beer available for those twenty-one and up. Visit HERE for the event details. In addition here is the RFT A-Z article on his album.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Free Show! @UrbanChestnut Presents: #RyanKoenig Record Release w/ #Tortuga, #TheOtherYears 10/4 @offbroadwaystl

Wednesday, October 4th brings a free show thanks to Urban Chestnut
They welcome Ryan Koenig as celebrates his Record Release with Tortuga and The Other Years (Louisville, KY) at Off Broadway. Visit HERE for all of the event details.

Ryan Koenig is releasing his new solo record "Two Different Worlds" on Big Muddy Records. The day of the show is also Ryan's 32nd birthday. Recently Christian Schaffer wrote an RFT A-Z article on his latest album. You can stream his previous solo release on Spotify. Visit HERE to stream Tortuga and also HERE for The Other Years on Bandcamp. Posted below is a biography of each artist also.

Ryan Koenig Biography:

Skilled multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Ryan Koenig spends much of his time touring with a variety of internationally recognized musical acts. He is a proud native of Saint Louis, MO, but his career as a professional musician has brought him coast to coast in the continental United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Ryan has recorded and performed on harmonica, guitar, guit-jo, banjo, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, washboard, bass, bones, and jug--just to name a few. His ability to change instruments at a moment's notice thrills audiences wherever he goes. In addition to his skill as an instrumentalist, Ryan sings in a highly distinctive tenor voice, and is a prolific songwriter. 

His adventures as a traveling musician began on guitar and vocals for spirited St. Louis rock 'n' roll trio, The Vultures. In 2006, he co-founded an original blues group, Rum Drum Ramblers, with long-time creative conspirators Mat Wilson and Joey Glynn. Ryan joined Americana and roots act Pokey LaFarge in 2008, a project which has taken him from divey bar rooms to festival stages to theater venues all over the globe.   

When not on the road, Ryan spends his time writing and performing hillbilly-inspired country tunes as Lonesome Cowboy Ryan. He also collaborates with partner Kellie Everett in an old timey radio cowboy duo, Southwest Watson Sweethearts. But this only scratches the surface! He appears in the studio and on stage in St. Louis with The Loot Rock Gang (blues/soul), Tortuga (gothic spaghett-western), Jack Grelle (honky tonk/country), and Sidney Street Shakers (hot trad jazz), just to name a few.     

Tortuga Biography:

Tortuga is a music project, featuring songs written by Mike Leahy (7 Shot Screamers) and backed by an amazing group of St.Louis musicians via the Big Muddy Records roster.

The Other Years Biography:

The Other Years are a duet born from a sister frienship, two friendly vines headed up the same vine. Theirvoices combine in many forms, embarking on a journey of songwriting influenced by the old time tradition.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hidalgo By @churchgirlsband Is Now Available. Catch Them On 10/4 @FoamSTL w/ #SisterWizzard And #PartyDress

On Wednesday, October 4th at Foam brings Church Girls into town from Philly tourung in support of their new release "Hidalgo". Sharing the stage with them are St. Louis' own Sister Wizzard and Party Dress. Visit HERE for all of the event details.  Below are links to the artists on the bill and also more detailed information on Church Girls.

* Church Girls (Philly, PA):

- (Dreamy, indie rock and post punk.)

* Sister Wizzard: ( STL Dream Pop)

* Party Dress: ( STL Experimental)

- Stream the Demo by Party Dress

* New Album Hidalgo Now Available:

- Stream: "Breaking Bones" at All Things Go or SoundCloud

- Stream: "Better Off" at Culture Collide or SoundCloud

Philadelphia-based Church Girls have revealed a new single "Breaking Bones" from their album Hidalgo"Breaking Bones" premiered today at All Things Go and is also available to stream at Soundcloud

All Things Go says, "Subtle plucking like footsteps and a classic strums introduce “Breaking Bones”, the latest by relative newcomers Church Girls. After releasing Thousand Lives in 2016, which took helping hands from Dr. Dog‘s Brian McTear, the band embarked on a US tour and built a following. In just three short years, the Philadelphia outfit are set to release their second full length and hit the the road running. After some time working in the fashion world, a life of music creativity beckoned Mariel Beaumont, the band’s frontwoman, whose day to day seemed to hit a lull. She answered that call in 2014 with enthusiasm and a knack for writing nostalgic and progressive rock that rings bells for listeners from across the spectrum. Hidalgo is available to pre-order now at Bandcamp. 

Last month the band shared the first single from the album, "Better Off," with Culture Collide who said, "Dreamy indie-rock quartet Church Girls’ latest single 'Better Off' feels as cleansing as a summer rainstorm. Melodic and rejuvenating, 'Better Off' is all about letting go and new beginnings, underscored by lead singer Mariel Beaumont’s hypnotizing vocals which feel both vintage and fresh."

Church Girls formed in 2014 as singer-songwriter Mariel Beaumont’s way to fill the creative void in her fashion career. Drawing from her punk roots attending dingy basement shows as a teen, she began writing and playing open mics around Philadelphia. An encounter with high school friend and guitarist Robert Dwyer led the two to begin collaborating and playing local and regional shows with a rotating cast of band members.

In 2016 the band became a full-time pursuit for Beaumont, as they self-released the 2016 album Thousand Lives, produced by Brian McTear (Dr. Dog, Marissa Nadler) and embarked on their first national tour. The album received local praise for its “introspective lyrics that complement pop melodies beautifully” (WXPN) and “smooth sincerity that navigates through moments of folk into straight out rockers” (The Deli).

Robert Dwyer (guitar), Will Schwartz (bass) and Zakary Iannitelli (drums) with Beaumont at the helm, release their debut LP Hidalgo in summer 2017. Hidalgo is a true collaboration — a shift in creative process for Beaumont — allowing the savvy of Dwyer, Schwartz and Iannitelli to radiate. Producer Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Bill Callahan, Explosions in the Sky) brings a haunting, dreamy element to the Church Girls’ LP, with songs bound together by brooding lyrics, strong harmonies, and tight rhythms.

Church Girls is on a quest to tap into listeners’ emotional marrow by lyrically confessing a resistance to growing up, espousing a tendency towards self-destruction, showing the pains of communication, and celebrating the ways we work to become better humans a little at a time. These are anthems of authentic self-discovery.

The Gullible Guide To Getting By: @PureOctoberBand Album Release w/ @OldStateMO @NigelHendrocks @TheLOUieMcDon 9/30 @firebirdstl

The pop-punk rock triplet Pure October will be releasing their latest effort  "The Gullible Guide To Getting By" this Saturday, September 30th at The Firebird. Sharing the stage with them are Old State, Noah Fence, plus LOUie McDon and AD. Tickets are available online HERE, in person through the bands or at The Firebird. This is an all-ages event. Visit HERE for the event details.

Pure October will be playing their brand new fuul-length concept driven album titled "The Gullible Guide To Getting By".

- Watch the video "Superheroes Can't Save Everyone" by Pure October

Old State will be performing a new set of never before heard music off of their upcoming EP.

- Watch the video "Short Guys" by Old State

St. Louis rapper Noah Fence will also be doung a new set of songs during his performance, as well as some his known favorites including his hit "Gold".

- Watch the video "Gold" by Noah Fence

Guests Louie McDon and AD will also be there. Louie is the CEO of The Lyrically Obsessed Universe, LLC. It's an independent hip-hop record label based in St. Louis.