All Aboard for Fun Times: St. Louis show highlights for 6/15-6/17
This weekend offers at least one solid choice every night:
Friday, June 15
Whitey Morgan and the 78s / Old Capital Square Dance Club
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 8:30 door/9 start $10 (+3 under 21) Smoke-free
Detroit’s WMat7 nail the ’70s country outlaw sound in their originals and cover songs from the period. A mix of country, blues and rock sounds from OC(sic)SDC.
Edgar Allan Poe-inspired garage/psych sounds from the Nevermores occur at the Heavy Anchor (5226 Gravois) accompanied by two groups I haven’t heard — The Blu Skies and the Smiling Thief.
Music starts around 9, with a $5 cover (21+). Smoke-free.
TN usually play very loud, and this room is very live — have some plugs with you.
Saturday, June 16
I’m very, very bummed to report that Television and Matthew Sweet axe-master Richard Lloyd will not appear at Off Broadway tonight, due to illness.
Get refunds for advance tickets at point-of-purchase.
School’s out for the summer, so it’s appropriate for Alice Cooper to visit; he performs at the Pageant (6161 Delmar). I haven’t followed him in ages, but I’m confident he’ll display plenty of showmanship. A blend of ’80s and ’90s hard-rock sounds from LA’s Vendez opens.
This starts at 8 (doors at 7), with a $32.50 cover (2 more for 20-under). Smoke-free.
Los Campesinos! / Yellow Ostrich
Plush 3224 Locust 8:30 door/9:30 start $13 advance/15 door (18+) Smoke-free
A pop/folk/rock blend from septet LC!, who, if I may take some liberty with grammar, hails from Wales.
Atmospheric, pop-tinged rock from NYC’s YO, who have a popular song titled Whale — a mere coincidence?
Chicago’s Cash Box Kings appear at Beale on Broadway (701 S. Broadway) tonight.
They feature a rotating line-up, and tonight’s includes Joel Paterson, a superb guitarist who’s been in a lot of fine projects (including many of the back-up bands assembled for original-era rockabilly acts at festivals). The music is about vintage jazz/blues/rockabilly/swing, so fans of acts like Rum Drum Ramblers and Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers should dig this with shovel.
I can’t locate a price or time for this, but my guess is $8-10 (21+) with a start around 10. I assume this will be outside.
Unfortunately, KC is in town to play the Cards, which will make parking difficult — and probably expensive.
Sunday, June 17
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars / Bible Belt Sinners*
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 7 door/7:30 start $10 (+3 under 21) Smoke-free
LA’s KLatJ offer up rockabilly and vintage R&B sounds with vocals as fiery as her bright-red mane.
Rockabilly sounds, featuring the powerful growl of Miss Molly Sims, from BBS.
*There’s some confusion about whether another group will open instead, or possibly be added to the bill; the only certainty is the headliners.
Your humble servant,