Beginning as the bedroom recording project of singer-songwriter Bo Jackson, St. Louis indie-rock outfit Bo and the Locomotive quickly evolved into a fully realized group unit. After the release of their self-recorded debut, "On My Way," Jackson and his bandmates headed to Native Sound Studios to craft a hi-fi follow up.
I'm gonna be doing the old sunglasses/hat/drink-with-an-umbrella-in-it thing for a bit, so I'm telling you about my picks in a highly abbreviated form -- visit the venues' websites for more details.
There are a lot of things going on through the weekend -- especially the five-day Open Highway Festival, which kicks off Tuesday. Here are your weeknights:
It's not just tasty music in this edition -- except for the first show listed, every venue offers options to chow down while you get down with some fine acts: