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Thursday, March 23, 2017

@KRISTEENYOUNG In-Store 3/24 @vintagevinylSTL & 3/26 @offbroadwaystl w/ #LangenNeubacher of @DefeatedCounty & @SynaSoPro

This week's #VideoOfTheWeek is the official video for "Nice" by non other than Saint Louis native Kristeen Young! She will be performing an in-store (today) 3/24 at Vintage Vinyl in the Delmar Loop from 7-8 pm. Visit the official event page on Facebook for more info. HERE. Plus, Kristeen and her band will also be playing Off Broadway this Sunday 3/26 with Langen Neubacher of Defeated County and also Syna So Pro. The show takes place from 8-11 pm. This is an all-ages show. For more info. on this event visit the official Facebook event page HERE.

"Dissonant, operatic and intense, Kristeen’s fascinating compositions recall the enchantment of Kate Bush, Prince and Kathleen Hannah all at once, often resembling an ever-evolving art piece as much as a musician”
- Circuit Sweet

"She uses piano, synths, a punk-rock rhythm section and her melodramatic vocals to conjure moods ranging from frantic to defiant to tender, often turning on a dime several times in a single song. Live, she's a theatrical presence, pummeling her keyboard and hitting high notes that her unhinged music and muscular bass/drums backing duo seems to be physically forcing out of her.” also…."if you haven't gotten your ass down there yet to see her, you really should, because she's amazing."
- L.A. Weekly

Originally from St. Louis, MO., Kristeen Young are a New York City based keys, bass, and drums (zeppelin-heavy, avant garde, piano-bash rock) trio. Kristeen Young is also the front person, keyboard player and songwriter for the band, Sylvia Black plays bass, and Jefferson (Baby Jef) Wayne White is the drummer. Their sound has been described as prunk (prog/punk) but mixing in other genres at times, too, with Young singing operatically at times. They have toured extensively as support band for Morrissey, played (for their last album release) on the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, and recorded a (Kristeen Young written) duet with David Bowie. Kristeen Young have a (Tony Visconti co-produced) new album coming out in 2017 called Live at the Witch’s Tit on which Nick Zinner, of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plays guitar on a few songs. Other guest guitarists include Vernon Reid (Living Colour) Sarah Register (Talk Normal), and John LaMacchia (Candiria).

For more info. on Kristeen Young visit their website HERE & follow them on the socials at Facebook or Twitter.

Langen Neubacher:

While Langen performs solo from time to time, she currently does not have any official recordings of her own. However, this video will give you an idea of what she sounds like. Below is the latest by Defeated County. It is pretty charming and the video was put together by Matt Basler.

For more info on Langen Neubacher visit her band on the socials at Facebook or Twitter.

Syna So Pro:

She was recently featured on the blog, so this video features her singing voice in a poignant and spirited message on the power of using one's voice. Below is her latest effort also.

For more info. on Syna So Pro visit her on the socials at Facebook or Twitter


Monday, March 20, 2017

Tonight @livingbodylife (Leeds, UK) @TownCarsMusics #LePonds 3/20 @FoamSTL & Thursday @theheadmusic (ATL, GA.) @ApexShrine @seashineband @DearGenreBand 3/23 @FoamSTL

This post is a double feature of shows happening this week at Foam Coffee And Beer. Tonight this Monday, March 20th brings us Living Body from Leeds, UK. Featuring special St. Louis artist guests Town Cars and Le'Ponds. This show happens from 8 pm to 1 am. Visit the official Facebook event page HERE for more info. on this show. Living Body will also be in Carbondale, IL at the Taco Stand on March 30th. Later this week on Thursday, March 23rd is The Head from Atlanta, GA. and they play at Foam along with the following St. Louis acts: Apex Shrine, Seashine and Dear Genre. This show happens from 9 pm to 12 am. Visit the official Facebook event page for more info. on this show HERE. Now let us check out the artists on the first show and then we can do the same with this Thursdays show below that.

Body Is Working was released last December on Kingfisher Bluez in the USA/Canada and Barely Regal in the UK/EU. Living Body is a new project from Chicagoan ex-pat and multi-instrumentalist Jeff T. Smith (formerly Juffage), featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, and touring member of Sleater-Kinney, Flock of Dimes, and Wild Beasts), and Tom Evans (Vessels). The current North American tour dates feature a live lineup of Smith, Guy Justusson, and other performers are listed below. Brooklyn Vegan praised "Body Is Working" for “anthemic” songs like the lead single “Choose".

The result of three years of near-fanatical work, Body Is Working was self-recorded at Smith’s studio in Leeds and mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi (Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Tom Petty, St. Vincent, Low, Tame Impala). The album marks Smith’s first release since 2011’s Semicircle (Function Records), an album which received critical acclaim from The Guardian, NME, Drowned in Sound, Loud & Quiet, and airplay from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, among others.

Living Body came to fruition after Smith, Harkin, and Evans took part in a one-off performance event aptly titled “Sonic Cauldron”, a live event in a deconsecrated church in the heart of residential Leeds. Audience members would be positioned within the immersive sensory confines of a large, purpose-built circular PA system, which Smith had designed to distribute the sound of the musicians playing ambisonically around the venue. A month before the performance, the group moved into the church, honing their interwoven sounds and converting the venue into a musical instrument in its own right. To add to the tension, all of the songs were new, played live for the first time. The recorded versions grew out of these original skeletal forms to become this album, Body Is Working.

Visit Living Body on their website HERE for more info. on them.

“Whether you want to drive around with the windows down and the music cranked on a sunny day, waxing nostalgic about the music of your youth, or sonically enhance a cozy, contemplative evening in with your fuzziest blanket, Hearts and Stars has got you covered.” Suzie Gilb, Eleven Magazine

Visit Town Cars online via Facebook or their Twitter page.

Le'Ponds received much praise from her debut album from the likes of the Riverfront Times, Alive Magazine, etc. Check out her other-worldly electro-folk music below.

Visit Le'Ponds online via her Facebook page.

Impose Magazine premieres the David Lynch inspired video for "Tea Colored Radio", the first single from The Head's forthcoming LP Space, out August 4th. Impose called the video "dark aesthetically but playful in terms of the band’s sound" and added "The Head make feel good indie rock that will have you bopping your head and dancing."

Says drummer Jack Shaw, "Nick Rhodes of Coalesce Films (Atlanta, GA) directed this video for us. We filmed it in our rehearsal space just outside of Atlanta, GA. The song itself feels very industrial and dark, so we wanted to convey that through use of shadows and lighting. We're also David Lynch fans, so Nick really helped us capture that vibe."

Dubbing the band their #1 unsigned artist of 2015, Purevolume premiered the track, calling it a "mission statement that shows that The Head is really on the brink of something big" and Alternative Press listed the song in their "10 new songs we bet you didn't cath this week" feature.

Every artist faces a "Road to Damascus moment" in their career, a time when they have to answer the question: “Who am I? Why am I here?” Atlanta based brothers Mike Shaw (bass, vocals) and Jack Shaw (drums) plus Jacob Morrell (guitars) definitively answer that question with Space, a 13-song collection that defines their sound and defies lo-fi conventions.

Space follows their 2015 EP Millipedes which received positive coverage in Creative Loafing, GhettoBlaster, Performer Magazine and more. The band is currently on an extensive US tour, including SXSW.

Fore more info. on The Head visit their website HERE.

Apex Shrine:

Visit Apex Shrine online via their Facebook page or on Twitter.


Visit Seashine online via their Facebook page or on Twitter.

Dear Genre:

For more info. on Dear Genre visit their website HERE.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

#ShamRock in @thegrovestl w/ @givingtreeband (CHI) #MomsKitchen #AlligatorWine @bootlestl/@AtomicCowboySTL plus @theonedrops @magicityhippies (FL) #TheGrooveliner @TheReadyRoom

ShamRock in The Grove is going down this Friday March 17th on St. Patrick's Day with six bands at two venues from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM. This show is 21 and up. Tickets are $13.00 and are available HERE. Visit HERE for the official Facebook event page. These shows are hosted by Jamo Presents and The Giving Tree Band. The group is pictured below. Let's take a look/listen at the run down, shall we?

The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy Schedule:

The Giving Tree Band 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Mom's Kitchen 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Alligator Wine 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ready Room Schedule:​

Aaron Kamm & The One Drops 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Magic City Hippies 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Grooveliner - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, March 13, 2017

@LoFiSTL podcasts 3 & 4 feat. submissions for #LoFiCherokee2017 by #Americana #Country & #Rock #STL #MUSIC artists + lineup in reveal!

The third and fourth installments of the LoFiSTL podcasts have rolled in and if you happened to miss the previous one's you can visit HERE for podcasts 1 and 2 featuring submissions for #LoFiCherokee2017 and more! This feature focuses on Americana/Country artists in the third podcast and on the fourth it is strictly Rock acts. Also included below is the first half of artists that will be performing at this year's festival. They finally got confirmation from some of the final picks for Lo-Fi Cherokee so more announcements coming soon. Please refer to the embedded tweet at the bottom of this article for the first half of the lineup reveal.


This edition of the Podcast features some of the Americana and Country acts that submitted. So this is part one.

Here is the episode playlist:

Beth Bombara – “Map and No Direction”

Cara Louise Band – “South City Anthem”

High Fashion Kings – “Sultana”

Hillary Fitz Band – “It Ain’t me”

Jon Bonham – “Evening Stars”

Les Gruff and the Billy Goat – “Punched Your Ticket”

Melody Den – “Lovely Lie”

Mt. Thelonious – “Word Grenades”

Nick Gusman and The Last Minute Men – “Part time Man”

Oak Steal & Lightning – “Lonesome Whipperwhill”

Prairie Rehab – “Not That Strong”

River Despair – “Crooked Creek”

Featuring music from artists that have submitted their music for consideration for Lo-Fi Cherokee. An annual event where LoFiSTL shoot 18 live performance music videos in one day on Cherokee Street in St. Louis.


On this edition of the mixtape LoFiSTL take the submissions from three sub-genres of “rock” (garage rock, metal, and hard rock) and put them together in this podcast.


Bass Amp and Dano – "Stripclub Buffet"

The Conformists – "S Apostrophe Period S Period S Period Opening Parenthesis J Period B Apostrophe Period Closing Parenthesis"

Dangerbird – "Cheap Infatuation"

Dinofight – "Bicep Beauties"

The Gorge – "Thousand Year Fire"

Hell Night – "Feed Hate"

Kenshiro’s – "Fuck If I Know"

The Langaleers – "Living Dead"

The Mercs – (Song Title N/A)

Oddsoul & The Sound - "The Blue"

Only Sound – "Derby Car"

Pono AM – “Good Vibes”

Ramona Deflowered – “Alive”

Slightly Less Infected – “Clam Rock”

The Stranger – “Decay”

Thor Axe – “The Beagle Has Landed”

Featuring music from artists that have submitted their music for consideration for Lo-Fi Cherokee. An annual event where LoFiSTL shoot 18 live performance music videos in one day on Cherokee Street in St. Louis.

DJ Pork Chop Thuggy Fresh & DaVon Sparkling @sirsparks_aLot

Daniel Baggett is DJ Pork Chop Thuggy Fresh from Saint Louis, Missouri. He is a producer and DJ from looking to get connected more with people from our area. He lived in Columbia for awhile before. He has released three beat tapes on SoundCloud. He plans to be releasing much more music this year, shooting for two projects a month. He also DJ's for a good friend of his, DaVon Sparkling. Some of his music is included below along with a music video that he has released.

Follow DJ Pork Chop Thuggy Fresh on Facebook, SoundCloud or Reverbnation.

Follow DaVon Sparkling online at Facebook, Twitter or SoundCloud.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tonight 3/13 @snstmusic (CHI/LA) @caveofswords & @hopeandtherapy play @firebirdstl

Tonight at the Firebird brings the debut tour for Chicago/Los Angeles based duo Sunset (feat. Chris Broach of Braid) This is also a record release for Sunset (members of Braid and The Firebird Band). Also feat. Sean Husick (x-Milemarker) on drums, and Harrison Clark (The Hallow) on bass. Sharing the stage are St. Louis acts Cave Of Swords plus Hope And Therapy. This is an all-ages show and is $8.00 for 21 and up, $10.00 for under 21. The doors open at 5 pm and the show starts at 6 pm. It will be over by around 10 pm. Tickets are available online and any other info. is in the official Facebook event HERE. On 3/3 Alternative Press debuted the new Sunset video HERE and is also posted below. You can also stream Sunset's debut of the song "Remember How It Ends" via Impose Magazine HERE. The debut album is also produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Circa Survive) and is officially being released on April 7th by Broken World Media.

"The album Sigils by Cave Of Swords feels like a succession of slow burns that keep a constant peak, with sinewy riffs riding atop a bright rhythm section. Sunyatta sings with depth, conveying clear melody while concealing a propensity for wilder rock leanings. The beats feel concrete, owing to a busy mixture of booming bass and soft snares. Each song shares distinct tweaks, helping the album to feel greater than the sum of its parts — a whole built with special care to each and every piece."

-Joseph Hess, Riverfront Times

Visit Cave Of Swords on their website HERE and follow them online at Facebook or Twitter.

Broken World Media and Sunset, the newly-formed outfit featuring Chris Broach of Braid & The Firebird Band and Steve Znavor of The Firebird Band & Life At Sea, are proud to announce the band’s debut full-length album titled Turn Out The Lights (pre-order). Produced, recorded, and mixed by Will Yip (Nothing, Circa Survive, Pity Sex) at Studio 4 and set for release on Friday, April 7, Turn Out The Lights represents a new beginning for both Broach and Znavor – a fresh body of work that seamlessly blends electronic and organic instrumentation into a unique amalgam of music that's as apt to make you dance as it is to make you think.

The album’s lead single, “Remember How It Ends,” advances the album’s release and is a song that chronicles Broach’s continued internal struggle with sobriety and coming out the other side. “I still had a part of me that was telling me that maybe it was okay to go back to drinking,” he says. “It was like a switch that would flip once in a while, and I'd have to tell myself to always see through that lie that I was telling myself.”

Chris Broach is a lifelong musician in the truest sense. He started as a member of the influential indie act Braid as a teenager and for the past two decades he's released under the name The Firebird Band. In 2015 Broach and his longtime collaborator Steve Znavor launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising money for a new album for The Firebird Band – but Broach quickly realized that these songs demanded a new moniker. “The Firebird Band was just my thing for so long and Sunset is really what Steve and I created together,” Broach explains. “It's a true collaboration in that sense.”

The duo wrote the songs that would become Turn Out The Lights at each other's respective residences in Chicago and Los Angeles, but a true turning point occurred when producer Will Yip (Circa Survive, Pity Sex) stayed at Broach's house while he was producing Braid's No Coast. From the club-worthy, synth-driven groove of “Get Over Yourself” to the stripped-down perfection of “'76 – '78” and angular post-rock feel of “Running From The Girl,Turn Out The Lights is an album that's difficult to categorize because it doesn't have an allegiance to any one genre – and its strengths lie in the liberating nature of that freedom. “Steve and I both approached this recording in terms of what's best for the song,” Broach explains. “We both have a similar aesthetic but we're coming from different places musically and I think that allows us to combine all of those ideas into something cohesive.”

However just because Turn Out The Lights is infectious that doesn't mean that it isn't intellectual and the duo tackle topics ranging from deeply personal to passionately political within the course of the album. “I felt like I was a little more free with what I wanted to sing about on this album,” Broach explains. And songs like “National Monument” are evidence of that. “That song is about and what was happening in the United States pre-election and I felt like it was important to write about it because it was so upsetting to me.” Alternately, “Don't Forget” was partially inspired by his two young children and the emotional bond that Broach shares with them. “A lot of these songs are just me experimenting with finding a different voice that I haven't expressed in the past.” Yip was integral to helping to finding that voice as the vocals were written and recorded with him over a twelve-day period.

Broach may be a professional musician with over two decades of experience but you wouldn't guess that judging by the childlike excitement that’s palpable when speaks about Sunset. “What I love about this band is that Steve and I are able to do whatever we want without trying to hold ourselves to someone else’s idea of what we ought to be doing. For example, I don't think we're going to have bongos on a Braid song anytime soon but there are on this album,” Broach admits with a laugh. “There's no limit to what we can do with this band and that makes it an important piece of my life,” he summarizes. “As an artist you don't often get a chance to express yourself in this way -- especially at this stage of your career, so I'm just so happy that this project finally came together the way it did.”

Pre-Order Sunset's debut HERE and follow them online at Facebook and Twitter.

Hope & Therapy is a driving force of spacey, rhythmically and dynamically intelligent indie rock. The band is lead by a fiery front woman belting her soul and pounding the keys. Ethereal soundscapes, synth-y bass guitar, and angular drumming from the school of math rock.

Follow Hope And Therapy online on Facebook or Twitter.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

@GGOOLLDDband (WI) & @SynaSoPro this Thursday 3/9 @TheHeavyAnchor

This Thursday evening at the Heavy Anchor is a real treat for those that attend. Super eclectic female-fronted synth-pop band, GGOOLLDD (Milwaukee, WI.) is in town and sharing the stage with them is none other than the one woman musical enigma known as Syna So Pro (STL). This is a 21 and up show and will start at 9PM and will be done by 12AM. For more info. visit the Facebook event HERE. $7 for venue side, free to get in the bar side.

GGOOLLDD has shared the stage with the likes of: Blondie, Passion Pit, The Kooks, Yelle, Death From Above 1979, Yacht, Sylvan Esso, Alvvays, Har Mar Superstar, and The Polyphonic Spree, among others. Additionally, they released their latest single “Undercovers,” which was co-produced and mixed by Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Walk The Moon). Domino Records has added the track on Spotify’s “Best of Indie” playlist and it was also featured in an episode of E!’s ”So Cosmo”.Watch the music video for the track above. Additionally, they’ll be playing at this year’s SXSW festival.

Visit GGOOLLDD on their website HERE and on the socials at Facebook or Twitter.

Syrhea Conaway is Syna So Pro. She is a multi-instrumentalist and music instructor who lives and works in St. Louis. Writing, arranging, and performing music since age 10, Conaway has earned several medals in District, and State competitions as well as performing in Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Chorus at the age of 18. She has since performed for TEDx Gateway Arch, given musical speeches for the Arts and Education Council, been a panelist on “Women in Music”, moderated a conversation as a part of USDAC and the Regional Arts Commission’s CultureSHIFT 2016, and opened for many national artist such as, Asobi Seksu, Future Islands, and Paul Rucker (cellist/artist). Conaway has also collaborated with world renown ensemble Alarm Will Sound for a performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2015 as well as a plethora of local artists in addition to performing at multiple festivals over the years in the area. Below is a video shot at a Lo-Fi Cherokee's festival and is this week's #VIDEOOFTHEWEEK.

Visit Syna So Pro on her website HERE and on the socials at Facebook or Twitter.