Earlier this week I stopped in at a St.Louis Bread Co and had a nice conversation with Comedian Eric Brown. We discussed him starting comedy, early influences, Weird Al, and his album PATTERNS.

You can pick up a copy of PATTERNS now on ITunes, Spotify or about any digital music outlet.

Hear two clips from PATTERNS 

  • The Waterlillies
  • Mobile Home

See Eric LIVE

6/17 at Southtown Pub as We Are Live Presents Dave Stone, Eric Brown & Kelsey McClure

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The other night I stopped in after band practice to talk with Brian & Steve of Common Jones. It was a nice surprise to find my friends Jeff & Jennifer Nichols of TenCents Promotions hanging out there as well. We had a nice chat about the upcoming Common Jones ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, their new album NOW YOU KNOW, playing Pointfest, their new music video & so much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bent 
  • jones Dub

Head on over to The Firebird on 6/30 for a stacked line up on entertainment. Common Jones, Guerrilla Theory, Fly Method & Pogo Funk for $8. Hosted by Buster Rooney. Guerrilla Street Food will be serving up some delicious meals from the food truck. Don't forget to go home with a copy of the brand new album NOW YOU KNOW

Check out CommonJones.com for more details. Hit up any band for tickets or FirebirdSTL.com

Follow Common Jones on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to the YouTube channel.

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A little while back I was asked to be involved in Rock University's High School Battle of the Bands competition. The winner received an appearance on the show, along with studio recording time at Gaslight and a slot at Rock University Festival. 

Bleach won that Battle of the Bands and I was thrilled to meet with them. They blew me away at the show with their sound. I stopped by their home to meet with Kaleb, Lance & Jackson. We had a great time talking about their debut EP, upcoming release party, touring, hoping to open for Foo Fighters and even jammed some live acoustic on the show.

Pick up a copy of their debut THINK TOO MUCH EP. Now available on ITunes & Spotify!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Elizabeth
  • Dead
  • Soles (live acoustic)

See them LIVE

6/16 Friday at Mozingo Music in O'Fallon, MO for their RELEASE PARTY!

7/21 at Rock University Festival at The Babylon with Boomtown United, Guerrilla Theory, Outrun The Fall, Out Amongst The Masses, The Public, Grass & Stone and Yeah Whatever

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more information and dates.

 

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A bit ago I caught up with friend of the show Adam Donald to discuss the 2nd Annual Americana Festival that he's been working on putting together. We discuss all of the bands playing, share some stories and give you everything you'll need to know about the festival! 

Grab your tickets today before they're ALL GONE! July 7th at Atomic Cowboy in St.Louis, MO you can see:

  • Beth Bombara
  • Ryan Koenig
  • Cara Louise Band
  • The Maness Brothers
  • Erica Blinn
  • Rum Drum Ramblers
  • Hillary Fitz Band
  • Roland Johnson
  • The Fighting Side
  • Elliott Pearson & The Passing Lane
  • Old Capital
  • Walter Greiner
  • Allie Vogler
  • The Big Idea

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: www.ticketweb.com

Follow the Facebook page for more details. RSVP to the event! We'll see you there!

 

 

Direct download: AdamDonaldRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:51am CDT

Last week I caught up with Fine To Drive to talk about their start, their debut album WHAT THE WHISKEY DID, upcoming shows, stories behind some of these songs and jam some live acoustic. 

See them LIVE

6/8 at Molly Darcy's (duo)

6/9 at Naked Vine (full band)

6/14 at Porter's Steakhouse

7/28 at San Loo with Cree Rider

9/22 at The Stage at KDHX

Full calendar, merch and the album at FineToDriveBand.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • What the Whiskey Did (acoustic)
  • Winter Takes A Vacation 
  • Everything But Love (acoustic)
  • Brake Lights (acoustic)

You can find WHAT THE WHISKEY DID digitally on ITunes, CDBaby & Spotify! 

 

Direct download: FineToDriveRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

Muliti-instrumentalist & DJ Lusid returns to the show talk about some of his new projects he's working on including his latest release VAPORWAVE EP, his upcoming HU$TLER EP, working on a comic book, and much more!

See him LIVE

7/27-28 at Lighting Of The Moon festival at New Haven Event PArk in Ava, MO 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Vaporwave
  • Elevator Heist
  • Hustler (snippet)

Find more information & buy some merch at Lusidelia.com

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Tuesday night I went out to see my buddies in T.R.O.Y share the stage with Red Sun Rising at Old Rock House in St.Louis, MO. It was a killer show! It is always fun getting to see T.R.O.Y play but especially cool when they break out some brand new songs like their new single "Wicked World."

After the show I was able to sneak in a quick podcast with them to discuss their weekend at Rocklahoma, Denny's and their new single "Wicked World". If you haven't, download a copy on ITunes, add it to your Spotify playlists & check out the video on YouTube!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Reckoning 
  • Wicked World

Be sure to follow THE REALITY OF YOURSELF on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to find out when they are coming to a town near you.

See them LIVE

6/1 at The Riff for Paralandra EP Release Show with The Many Colored Death

8/12 at Summers At The River (Nixa, MO) with Buckcherry, POD, Lit, Alien Ant Farm & Paralandra

Visit TheRealityOfYourself.com for more details and purchase some music or a shirt!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

Saturday afternoon I went to hang out with my buddy Bryan over at Naked Vine. I love what he has created there! I just wanted to do something to help and be a part of what he's doing, so I invited him on the podcast to tell his story! We get into how he started Naked Vine, he's love of music, why there is a broken door on the stage and so much more.

Visit Bryan at Naked Vine Tuesday-Saturday. Grab a wine, whiskey or craft beer and enjoy the show!

Coming up:

5/31 Billy Croghan (Les Gruff & The Billy Goat)

6/1 Beth Bombara

6/2 Grass Fed Mule

6/12 Rock Paper Podcast presents Singer Songwriter Storytelling night with Joe Bizelli, Seth Brand & Tyler Lewis

6/16 Beth Lee & The Breakups

Full calendar at NakedVine.net Be sure to follow Naked Vine on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. 

 

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This weekend I took a drive to Bethalto, IL to meet up with the guys of Out Amongst The Masses at Redwood Studios where we met up with their producer/engineer (and past gust of the show!) Michael Bivens. We get into their brand new EP, debut a new track off of it, stories behind some of the songs, what it was like for them all working together, their big Release Party coming up, and we play some live acoustic tunes!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Consequences (Live acoustic)
  • 10-44
  • Thrown (Live acoustic)

Join OUT AMONGST THE MASSES for their ASCENSION EP RELEASE PARTY at Pop's in Sauget, IL on Saturday June 2nd with special guests Silent Hollow, Skydweller, Divide The Empire & Conquer As They Come. Doors at 6p. Happy Hour with drink specials and live acoustic music from 6-7. Show at 7p. 

Head over to OUTAMONGSTTHEMASSES.com right now for tickets, CDs, Shirts, Coozies and more! For $20 you can get a shirt, CD, and a ticket to the party! 

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! ASCENSION EP will be available soon on all your digital platforms.

 

Direct download: OATM2RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm CDT

Nick & Maggie of Vintage Pluto join me on today's episode to talk what it's like being in a family band, being a cover band for 10 years, their brand new upcoming original studio album and jam some live acoustic! 

On this episode you'll hear 

  • No 
  • Shine (Collective Soul cover Acoustic)
  • Southbound
  • Words Of The Wise (Live Acoustic)
  • Ruby (Live Acoustic)

See them LIVE

6/17 at Taha'a Twisted Tiki for Riverfront Times Showcase

7/1 at Taha'a Twisted Tiki for Album Release Party

For more information & dates follow Vintage Pluto on Facebook & Instagram!

 

Direct download: vintageplutorpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CDT