The other night I stopped in at The Royale to talk with Michael Tomko about the yearly party he throws known as An Under Cover Weekend. We get into some of his favorite moments of the last 11 years of putting on this show. We also discuss what you can expect from the lineup AUCW has enstore for you this year!

August 24 The 80's

  • Theresa Payne as Chaka Khan
  • Tortuga as Dolly Parton with Kenny Rogers
  • Paige Alyssa as Janet Jackson
  • Too Deep as Madonna
  • Tenement Ruth as Stevie Nicks

August 25 The 90's

  • Fivefold as Third Eye Blind
  • Blank Generation as Outkast
  • Katarra and the Sofolkz as Lauryn Hill
  • Les Gruff and the Billy Goat as Counting Crows
  • Ramona Deflowered as The Offspring

August 26 The 2000's

  • The Daisy Ad w/ Insane Analog & River Kittens as Gorillaz
  • The Fade as Justin Timberlake
  • Aida Ade as Erykah Badu
  • School of Rock as Amy Winehouse
  • We Should Leave THis Tree as Death Cab For Cutie

3 Nights of amazing music from 15 bands, only at Delmar Hall! Grab tickets TODAY at undercoverweekend.com

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Direct download: MichaelTomkoRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:43am CST

The other night I caught up with my friend John Henry to catch up and talk about Open Highway Music Festival, how much work goes into putting this festival together and what to expect this year.

Grab your tickets TODAY for Open Highway Music Festival at Off Broadway Aug 2-6!! Weekend passes for $30!

OffBroadwaySTL.com

Lineup includes:

Wednesday Aug 2 (Inside)

  • Josh Ritter (Solo) & Early James

Thursday Aug 3 (Inside)

  • Diarrhea Planet, Smidley & Joan Of Dark

Friday Aug 4 (Inside)

  • JD McPherson, Patrick Sweany & Loot Rock Gang

Saturday Aug 5 (Outside)

  • Foxygen, Twin Peaks, Sleepy Kitty & Essential Knots

Sunday Aug 6 (Outside)

  • Son Volt, Nikki Lane, The Sleepy Rubies & The Vondrukes

We also get into talking about John's music and his latest album DARK CITY DARK COUNTRY. Pick up a copy today. Available on ITunes, Spotify & CD.

On this episode you'll hear his latest single "Fade To Black." Be sure to check out the official music video for it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsq5whYT3ig

Follow John & Open Highway Music Festival on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more updates.

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Direct download: JohnHenry3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:20pm CST

Comedian JC Sibala joins for Episode 433! I've known of JC around town for a while. I've seen him perform several times, but I've never got the chance to sit down and talk with him for a while and get to know more of his story. We get into his start in comedy, moving to St.Louis, being a father and so much more.

You can see JC every Wednesday Night as he co-hosts Wild Card Comedy with Chris Cyr at The Crow's Nest. 10p sign up. 10:30p show.

You can always catch him performing regularly at The Funny Bone or Helium Comedy Club as well as independent comedy shows around town. 

Follow JC on Twitter @JCSibala

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Check out my friends Gig-A-Bit Rocks at Gigabitrocks.com 

Direct download: JCSibalaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:31pm CST

Back in June the guys of Anything But Credible invited me on to their show to talk about what I've been up to and plug the Birthday Show. I wanted to return the favor and invite them on to Rock Paper Podcast to get to know them a little better. We had a lot of laughs talking about some crazy new stories, conspiracy theories, and the first year of their podcast.

Click SUBSCRIBE to Anything But Credible podcast on ITunes, Stitcher or Apple Podcasts. Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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Direct download: AnythingButCredibleRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:05pm CST

Last weekend I stopped by to visit with my buddy Cuvi to talk about the upcoming benefit being held in his honor on July 29th at The Firebird. Special guests on this episode include Erin Shea (We Are United), Nick Maas (The Faded Truth), Andrew Wills, Joe Mayhaus & Trevor Lawerence (Forgetting January) and Jessi McKee (J McKee Photography). We talk about how this benefit came to be, sending Cuvi over to Germany to have his eyes repaired and what to expect Saturday Night!

Come by The Firebird on July 29th and see LIVE

  • Forgetting January
  • Cuvi
  • The Faded Truth
  • Austin Estrada
  • Co-Pilot
  • Facing Infamy

Get tickets from your favorite band or $5 at the door. All proceeds go to getting Cuvi to Germany to fix his sight.

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs

  • Cuvi "It'd Be Neat"
  • Forgetting Janurary "Scrapped Knees"

Follow all of these bands on Facebook!

 

Direct download: CuviFriendsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28pm CST

I recently met up with new group Modern Gold at Encapsulated Studios in St.Louis, MO to talk about how the group formed, recording their debut EP with Matt Amelung & Gabe Usery at Encapsulated, jam some live acoustic tunes, share some stories behind the songs and so much more!

Modern Gold is (Left to Right): Mikey (Drums), Ethan (Guitar), Andrew (Vocals/Guitar), Danny (Bass) & Avi (Vocals)

On this episode you'll hear 3 live acoustic songs

  • Better Things
  • Birds & The Bees
  • Smoke

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Keep an eye out for their debut coming late Fall.

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Direct download: ModernGoldRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:25am CST

A little while ago I caught up with Adam Hucke to talk about his new album Adam Hucke's Music For Nerds presents MADAM, I'M ADAM. We talk about recording at Sawhorse Studios with Jason McEntire, writing these songs, the all-star cast of musicians on the record, the release party, and future projects Adam is working on.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Vegetables Are Singing
  • She Shanty
  • Reminiscing
  • St.Blaze

Pick up your copy of MADAM, I'M ADAM at AdamHucke.com or your favoirte digital platform like ITunes, Spotify or coming soon to local record stores.

Follow Adam Hucke's Music For Nerds on Facebook & Instagram for future dates and more information. Keep an eye for "Vegetabes Are Singing" music video coming soon!

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Direct download: AdamHuckeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

Divide The Empire returns to Rock Paper Podcast with a brand new album and lots of exciting shows coming up this summer. We dive right into it talking about their new THREE WINTERS Vol. 2 album they recorded at Firebrand Recording. This album is fantastic! We also talk music videos, release party, upcoming shows and much more.

Divide The Empire is (Left to Right): Joe (Guitar), Keith (Drums) & Randy (Guitar/Vocals). Not pictured: Glenn (Bass)

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Easy Way Out
  • Carnival Ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAvH0bKWwew

  • Benson (Live acoustic)
  • Steady Standing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKaC4ysMiYs

See them LIVE

August 5 in Hecker, IL at Back Street Wine & Dine

September 9 at Ink Spot Block Party with Fivefold, The Hush List, Inimical Drive, Sky Burnt White, Discrepancies, City Of Parks, Guerrilla Theory, Ashland, OATM, Hollow Point Heroes, Common Jones & Soundtrapp

September 30 at The Firebird

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Direct download: DivideTheEmpire2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:30pm CST

This episode I caught up with Ryan, Killian, Adam & Matt of The Former Me (Missed you Dylan!) to talk about their new I KNOW IT GETS BETTER EP, Release Party, opening of Bon Jovi, tattoos, pizza, stories behind the songs and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear

  • 22 And Some Change
  • Get A Grip (Exclusive first listen)

Pick up a copy of their I KNOW IT GETS BETTER EP on July 22nd at The Firebird. See The Former Me LIVE with friends Ashland, Isabella, Strikes Back & Skyline In Ruins. Tickets available from the bands or FirebirdSTL.com

If you can't make it to the party, the album will be available wherever you buy your digital music. Pre-Order it NOW on ITunes.

Follow The Former Me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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Direct download: TheFormerMeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42am CST

Common Jones RETURN! I met the guys over at band practice to talk about what they've been up to for the last year since we spoke last. We get into talking about new music, stories behind some of these songs, being tattooed on Jennifer's arm and some big upcoming shows!

On this episode you can hear 3 brand new songs

  • Bent
  • Dark Sails
  • Broke Ninja

All 3 streaming exclusively at CommonJones.com. Head over there and pick up their first album if you haven't done so, and listen to the new songs again.

See Common Jones LIVE

7/22 at The Ready Room with Discrepancies, City Of Parks, Midwest Avengers, Altayzie & Eric Tha Red Brown.

9/9 at Ink Spot Block Party in Troy, MO with Fivefold, The Hush List, Inimical Drive, Sky Burnt White, Discrepancies, City of Parks, Guerrilla Theory, Ashland, Divide The Empire, OATM, Soundtrapp & Hollow Point Heroes.

Follow Common Jones on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Keep an eye out for an official music video coming soon. CommonJones.com

Direct download: CommonJones2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:59pm CST