All Aboard for Fun Times: St. Louis show highlights for 8/9-8/11
Along with the KDHX-welcomed Open Highway Festival that runs Thursday-Sunday, here are some other options for the period:
Thursday, August 9
Here’s something that doesn’t happen a lot – a record shop in-store that’s the only chance to see an act in town.
Brown County, Ind.’s Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, just-released album in tow, bring their whipped-up mix of vintage blues, country and folk to Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar) for a free show that starts at 7.
Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest 7-10 Free (minors only with parents) Smoke-free
A tasty array of rockabilly, blues, country and rock covers from LJ.
Friday, August 10
Painkillers / Accelerando / Fred Friction
Schlafly Tap Room 2100 Locust 9 start Free (minors only with adults) Smoke-free
P are a second-wave pop-rock act that became favorites of our early-to-mid ’80s scene. Although guitarist/vocalist Jeff Barbush passed some time ago, the other members are joined by Sean Garcia (ex-Tinhorn) to resurrect their jangly sounds.
Accelerando offers a distinctive sound that resembles Highway Matrons, which guitarist/vocalist Mark Stephens also fronted, but with a less cacophonous vibe.
Heartfelt, booze-soaked ballardy from FF
Saturday, August 11
Old Rock House (1200 S. 7th) hosts Farms Rock, a benefit concert for EarthDance Farms
A variety of sounds are offered from Barn Animals, Fight for Midnight, Peach, Scarlet Tanager, Black Bears, and Bible Belt Sinners. A raffle will also occur.
Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30, with a $10 cover (18+ only). Smoke-free.
Broncho / Bug Chaser / Animal Empty / Leather Tramp
Firebird 2706 Olive 8:30 door/9 start $8 advance/10 door (+3 20-under) Smoke-free
Tulsa’s B offer quick, catchy, driving tunes that mix punk with pop and garage styles.
BC offer up noisy, distorted punk with an art-rock edge — Devo cranked to 11 through laptop speakers.
Broody, piano-focused rock from AE.
Minimalist rock from LT – heavy on the fuzz.
Wanda Jackson / Little Rachel / Carolyn Flood
Blueberry Hill Duck Room 6504 Delmar 8 door/9 start $20 advance/25 door (21+ only) Smoke-free
Wanda Jackson, aka the First Lady of Rockabilly, is still going strong as she closes in on 75.
LR packs a powerful vocal punch, performing in vintage ‘40s-‘50s R&B style.
CF appears to be a former local/current Nashvillian – couldn’t find any music to preview.
Sunday, August 12
Your humble servant,