Meet new St.Louis Rock band Armenta! We get into talking about their debut EP and do a full EP preview including 4 songs, stories behind the songs, filming their first music video, recording at Gaslight, a Jon learning to play drums to finish the recording. We also talk about how the band met and formed, the importance of a great teacher that inspired them to perform and much more!

On this episode you'll hear 

  • Diamond Eyes 
  • Espolon
  • Companion Star
  • The Chase

Keep an eye out for the new "Diamond Eyes" video due out Jan 19th. Full Armenta EP will be out everywhere digitally on Feb 2nd! Release party and more dates to be announced very soon. Follow Armenta on Facebook & Instagram! 

Don't forget to grab a new Armenta shirt at one of their upcoming shows.

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Direct download: ArmentaRPP.mp3
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St.Louis Jam band Surco stops by to talk about their sound, gearing up to record their debut album, their live show, upcoming shows, and share some live tracks they recorded at the Bootleg.

See Surco LIVE

Dec 31 NYE at 2720 Cherokee with Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Mathias & The Pirates & more

Jan 6 at The Bootleg Winter Disco with Echo Base Quartet and Brother Francis & The Soultones

Feb 16 at The Halo Bar after Joe Russo's Almost Dead at The Pageant

Find more at SurcoGrooves.com. Follow Surco on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Year (Live from The Bootleg 12/13/17)
  • The Getaway (Live from The Bootleg 7/7/17)

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Direct download: SurcoRPP.mp3
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Comedian/Actor Zach Noe Towers returns to the show to catch up while he was home for the holidays. We haven't spoke on the show in nearly 2.5 years. It was a great conversation about comedy, starting on his feature film Meat Market, some of our favorite Christmas movies & songs and so much more!

See Zach LIVE

Dec 26 at St.Louis Funny Bone with Nikki Glaser, Tim Convy, Sean O'Brien & more. Benefiting 2 dogs surgeries! $20 7:30

Follow Zach on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. ZachNoeTowers.com

Be sure to check out his podcast Killing Time with Debra DiGiovanni & Zach Noe Towers,

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Direct download: ZachNoeTowers2RPP.mp3
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The other night I caught up with Steeples at band practice to learn a little more about this new Pop band. We had a lot of laughs sharing stories of how they band formed, a weekend trip they went on to write most of their new music, recording, and we answer some questions from the fans.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Depend on Me
  • Sticks & Stones

Find more Steeples music on Spotify & Soundcloud.com

Follow Steeples on Facebook & Instagram! Everything at SteeplesMusic.com

See them LIVE

Jan 27 in Rolla, MO at Shots

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Direct download: SteeplesRPP.mp3
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Last night I had the opportunity to sit down with some of the members of Styxmas, A Styx Christmas themed tribute band led by friend of the show Tyler Jackson Stokes. We had a lot of fun talking about how this crazy idea came about, putting the band together, their weekend tour coming up, choosing the songs, writing these songs & more!

Styxmas includes (left to right): Tyler (Vocals/Guitar), Liya (Vocals) & Aldynne (Guitar)

Be sure to check out Styxmas on Facebook & Instagram! Everything at Styxmas.com including 4 song previews.

On this episode you'll hear their version of "Rudolph" to the music of "Lady"

See them LIVE!

Dec 21 at Salvatore's with Hometown Tourist

Dec 22 Dayspring Arts & Education

Dec 23 The Babylon

Don't forget to bring a few bucks and take home a Styxmas shirt!

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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.

Direct download: styxmasRPP.mp3
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A bit ago I caught up with The Highway Saints after the Das Bevo open mic on Tuesday nights. I had a great time getting to know more about how this band came together, some influences, recording plans and more. We also played 2 live acoustic songs!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • White Lines (Live acoustic)
  • The Highway Saints (Live Acoustic)

Follow The Highway Saints on Facebook for more information, videos & more!

See them LIVE

Dec 30 The Highway Saints TRIO at Canton Inn

Jan 13 TRIO at Foundry Public House

Jan 20 TRIO at Foundry Public House

Also catch them weekly

Every Monday Adam Gaffney plays with The Native Sons at 1860s Saloon

Every Tuesday Curt Copeland hosts Open Mic at Das Bevo

Every other Tuesday Sam Avery hosts Open Mic at River City Pub

Direct download: HighwaySaintsRPP.mp3
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The other night I stopped by to visit with rockers Why Not to discuss their new 7" Record, Release Party, their approached to recording music, John Mayer, Tom Petty and jam some live acoustic!

See them LIVE!

12/16 at The Firebird with Polterguts & Welcome Home

Follow them on Instagram & Twitter!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Need You Now ft Nick of Welcome Home
  • Smoke Weed (Live Acoustic)
  • The Harbor ft Martin of Polterguts

Pick up the 7" at the show Saturday. Stream NOT NOW on Spotify.

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Direct download: WhyNotRPP.mp3
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Guerrilla Theory returns to talk about some of their upcoming events, working on the new album, celebrating 1 year anniversary of their debut album and much more!

See them LIVE

12/16 at Red Fish Blue Fish Guerrilla Theory Christmas with Tree One Four & Gus Page. Be sure come out early and have dinner with the band at 5pm. Catered by Steve's Hot Dogs and donations will go to help fund the next album!

2/16 at Pop's with Badfish. Use this link to buy tickets and use promo code "THEORY" and help Guerrilla Theory out! TICKETS HERE!

Follow Guerrilla Theory on Facebook for more dates & information!

Check out their album G-OMETRY on Spotify & ITunes

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Direct download: GuerrillaTheory2RPP.mp3
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Pop Punk rockers Treading Oceans return to the show to talk about their upcoming EP, shows, music videos, stories behind the songs, tour & play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bad Connections
  • Cinder blocks (Live Acoustic)
  • Ghost Fight

Pick up their LAND OF MISFIT TOYS EP on Dec 15th! Available everywhere including TreadingOceans.bandcamp.com & Spotify

See them LIVE

Dec 15 at The Firebird for Emo Takeover. Treading Oceans performing an original set then tributes to Brand New, The Used, Mayday Parade, +44 and Alkaline Trio.

Jan 25 at The Way Out Club. Agitate The Airwaves presents Ragland with Treading Oceans, Man The Helm & An Unfortunate Trend.

Follow Treading Oceans on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & information.

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Direct download: TreadingOceans2RPP.mp3
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Right before Thanksgiving, I took a trip down to St. Genevieve, MO to to meet up with Sunset Over Houma! We enjoyed some cookie cake and talked about how they formed the band, their new EP, recording at Gaslight and played some LIVE acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Cop In A Field
  • Arrowheads

Be sure to follow Sunset Over Houma on Facebook & Instagram for more information!

See them LIVE

12/16 at Pop's for Road To Pointfest with Pure October, Name It Now, Mr.Wilson's Heroes & Elmfriend

12/22 at Schlafly Tap Room with TOK & Monkh and the People

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Direct download: SunsetOverHoumaRPP.mp3
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