All Aboard for Fun Times: St. Louis show highlights for November 1-2

All Aboard for Fun Times Train

Many venue owners/managers have been eagerly awaiting the end of baseball. For their sakes, here’s hoping their belief that it was suppressing attendance holds true.

Things are (mostly) twangy before the weekend:

Tuesday, November 1

Jonny Corndawg / Royal Smokestacks
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 9-12 Free (21+ only) Smoke-free

This is another in a series of free shows courtesy of New Belgium beer. Nashville’s JC likes his country in the ’70s vein, with an emphasis on the outlaw style. RS is a high-energy, folk-esque ensemble fronted by Pat Eagan (the Monads).

In the “And now for something completely different vein” … masters of metal madness GWAR bring their theatrical take on the genre to Pop’s in Sauget, along with Every Time I Die and Ghoul, both of which I’ll guess are of complimentary styles. Starts sometime after 7 with a $22 cover. Smoke-free.

Wednesday, November 2

No Stag Nite this week.

Jason Boland & The Stragglers / American Aquarium
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 8-11 $12 advance/14 door (+3 under 21) Smoke-free

More outlaw country sounds – this time from Texans JB&TS. Boots will be scooted. Raleigh, NC’s AA blend folk and country elements into a rock-centric base.

Joe Buck Yourself / Jesse Irwin
Cicero’s 6691 Delmar 8:30-11 $10 (+3 18-20) Smoke-free

JBY is the one-man band persona of Nashville’s Jim Finkley (aka JB), who is also known for his work in Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and various Hank Williams III-fronted projects. Expect anything from ballads to country-punk mayhem. Acoustic country originals with hilarious themes and lyrics from JI.

Your humble servant,

Dick Caveat