All Aboard for Fun Times: St. Louis show highlights for 7/27-7/29

All Aboard for Fun Times Train

I can’t provide details at this time, but I can say that anyone who’s a fan of power-pop/pop-rock should keep Friday, August 24 free — there’s gonna be one helluva probably-never-happen-again show…

I (finally) made my first visit to Plush this week. It’s an attractive space, and very spacious, but the big capacity seems a bit misleading; I’d think that a lot of folks would have to be in spots with a diminished, if not non-existent, view of the stage for a show with more than 300 or so attending.

I had a good time — and some tasty food.

Here’s your weekend:

Friday, July 27

The country, rock and more grab bag that is Box of Nerves performs at the Maya Café (2726 Sutton) at 8. I don’t believe there’s a cover or age limit (although minors will have to be adult-accompanied). Smoke-free.

Gold Motel / Jon Walker / We Should Leave This Tree
Firebird 2706 Olive 8 door/8:30 start $10 (+3 20-under) Smoke-free

Breezy, catchy pop fom Chicago’s GM.

A mellow blend of folk, pop and rock from fellow Second City resident JW (ex-Panic at the Disco!).

I’m not familiar with Belleville’s WSLTT.

Saturday, July 28

The Union Electric / Middle Class Fashion / Pretty Little Empire / Red Squad
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 7:30 door/8 start $10 (+3 under 21) Smoke-free  

Tonight is an album release (included with the admission fee) show for TUE, who offer fuzzed-out folk-rock with thoughtful lyrics.

Cassie Kohler interviewed them for the RFT.

Christian Schaeffer provides a review of the album for the Homespun pick.

MCF offer catchy, piano-centric pop with tasty vocals.

Folk-rock sounds that run from mellow to manic from PLE.

I haven’t witnessed RS.

The Blind Eyes / Glossary / Beth Bombara
Blueberry Hill Duck Room 6504 Delmar 8 door/9 start $7 (21+ only) Smoke-free

Soulful, jangly pop from TBE, who may be off the scene for a while; drummer Matt Picker is about to become a daddy (congrats!), and they’re working on a new album.

Murfreesboro, TN’s G play rootsy stuff that ranges from mellow country-folk to full-on twangy rock.

BB ranges from quiet folk to smart pop with her songs – not sure if she’s solo or playing with a band.

Sunday, July 29

Magic City / The Sour Notes / Spectator / Golden Curls
Lemmons 5800 Gravois 6:30 start $5 Smoke-free

Powerful rock with a dark vibe from the fabulous MC.

Tuneful pop-rock with a punk-ish edge from Austin’s TSN.

S offer lush pop soundscapes that are earning lots of enthusiastic fans.

I’m not familiar with GC.

Another show is scheduled to start at 10, so this should wrap early enough for folks heading to work Monday morning.

Your humble servant,

Dick Caveat