Phillip Russo returns to the show to talk about some of the new projects he's working on including his tap dance band MoSTLy Tap, solo albums and play some live acoustic. He also invited Matthew & Tom of Hitchcock & The Hitmen to join us and talk about some of the exciting shows they have coming up!

See Phillip LIVE

Every Wednesday Open Mic at Irish Corner Pub 9-12

March 24 Hitchcock & The Hitmen at Alpha Brewing Company Grand Opening 4-7

March 30 MoSTLy Tap at The Monocle 8p

April 6 & 7 at 2720 Cherokee for Wonderland

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Reaper (Live Acoustic)
  • Break Free (Live Acoustic)
  • House of The Rising Sun (Animals Cover)(Live Acoustic)

Follow MoSTLy Tap & Hitchcock & The Hitmen on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: PhillipRussoRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52am CST

Meet Silvi, Silvi! Brand new group from St.Louis, MO! We get in to talking about how this group formed, their debut show coming up, their sound and even jammed some live acoustic in the living room.

See them LIVE

4/14 at Schlafly Tap Room. Free show! with The Young Arm 9pm

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more updates and videos. 

 

Direct download: SilviSilviRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am CST

Long time friend Chris Curd returns to the show! Chris last appeared on the show with his band The Hush List. This time around we wanted to talk about his new solo project Kodek! We also get into him being a new father and a bunch of other stuff as we catch up. 

See Kodek LIVE

3/30 at Blueberry Hill for Pirate Signal Album Release Party! with Pirate Signal, Hounds, Kodek & The Mercs

Tickets available at the box office or ticketmaster.com

On this episode you'l hear 2 live acoustic songs

  • Days Change
  • I Can't Even

Follow Chris on Instagram for more videos & updates.

 

Direct download: ChrisCurdRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST

A bit ago I sat down with two of the hardest working guys in St.Louis Music, Paul Niehaus of Blue Lotus Studio & Jeremy Segel-Moss of St.Louis Blues Society. I love what these two are doing for our community, especially the St.Louis Blues.

We get in right in to talking about this years St.Louis Blues Society compilation 17 in 17. This collection features 17 original songs from artists currently performing in St.Louis. Now available at StLouisBluesSociety.org, The National Blues Museum, Vintage Vinyl or any of the artist on the compilation.

Get a sneak peek at some of the greatness on this album on today's episode! You'll hear:

  • Alonzo Townsend "A Letter To My City"
  • Marcell Strong and The Apostles "I Got To Find My Baby"
  • Kim Massie "Little Girl Lost"
  • Matt "The Rattlesnake" Lesch "Rattlin'"
  • Teec'a Easby "How Do You Like Your Blues?"
  • Brian Owens "Lord Knows (Ain't Personal)"

You can also be come a member of St.Louis Blues Society and receive a copy as well as other great perks. Sign up today at StLouisBluesSociety.org

Be sure to follow Blue Lotus & St.Louis Blues Society on Facebook!

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Direct download: 17in17RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:07am CST

This past weekend I caught up with Brad Jackson of The Fighting Side and the River City Opry. We talk about what he's been up to with the RCO and some plans to make it continue to grow, some of the upcoming shows, and Creefest! 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Zack Sloan "Conspiracy Minded (Live acoustic on Rock Paper Podcast)"
  • Les Gruff & The Billy Goat "Punched Your Ticket"
  • The Fighting Side "Can't Help Myself"

All songs available for download on Bandcamp

Come out to the River City Opry at Off Broadway

3/18 with Elliot Pearson and The Passing Lane, Mattie Schell, Zack Sloan, Lexy Schlemer, Les Gruff And the Billy Goat, Missouri Dave Maness & Opera Bell Band

4/22 with Allie Vogler, The Fighting Side, Fred Fiction, Opera Bell Band, Trigger 5 & more

6/23 Creefest 

Follow River City Opry & The Fighting Side on Facebook & Instagram. 

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: BradJacksonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am CST

The other night I stopped in to visit my friend Allie Vogler and met Le'Ponds aka Lisa Houdei for the first time. We talk about their big show coming up at the end of the month MO Mommas. We also talk about some their new music like Allie's solo record coming soon, and Le'Ponds new sounds that will appear on her upcoming record.

See them LIVE

3/30 at Off Broadway as Gaslight Presents Mo Mommas with Allie Vogler, Le'Ponds and The Burney Sisters

Follow them on Facebook for more information & dates!

Allie & Lisa performed "Out of Control" live on the show.

Listen to Rock PAper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: MoMommaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53am CST

The other night I stopped by band practice to meet up with Hookie from Alton, IL. We get in to some of the history of the group, discuss their new album 600, recording at Sawhorse Studios, release party & more. 

See them LIVE

3/17 at 600 Album Release Party at Bottle & Barrel in Alton, IL

3/18 at Regal Beagle 

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more dates

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at their album 600

  • Exceptionally Good
  • Regret

Find everything at HookieMusic.com even download the album!

 

Direct download: HookieRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:33am CST

Over the weekend I caught up with friend of the show Jason Nelson. He's one of the hardest working guys in the St.Louis music scene. We get in to talking about some of his past with MU330 and OrangeTree. We also talk about his recent work with tribute shows including tributes to Queen, INXS, REM, Fishbone & Bad Brains.

See Jason LIVE

3/9 Murmur: REM Tribute at Delmar Hall with Between Days: Cure Tribute and Miserable Now: The Smiths Tribute

4/21 The Real Thing: Faith No More/Mr.Bungle Tribute at Pop's with Somewhat Damaged: Nine Inch Nails Tribute, Stepped In Foo: Foo Fighters Tribute, Stockholm Syndrom: Muse Tribute

6/16 Somebody To Love: Queen Tribute at Ballpark Village

Hear a melody of Queen songs performed by Somebody to Love on this episode.

You can also catch Jason around town with his other bands

  • Retronerds 
  • The Wackness
  • Jason Nelson Band
  • 120 Minutes
  • Moon Bandits

Follow all of these groups on Facebook for more dates!

 

Direct download: jasonnelsonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:36pm CST

Meet new St.Louis Pop Punk rockers Hard Loss on today's episode! I had blast hanging out with these guys talking about their debut EP, their release party, writing and recording the EP, shotgunning some beers, Blues hockey, playing Scottrade Center. and so much more. 

See them LIVE

3/10 at Delmar Hall for their EP RELEASE PARTY with Scouts Honour, For The City & Man The Helm.

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the Never Better EP

  • EZ Win
  • Crestwood

Never Better EP hits all the digital platforms on FRIDAY 3/9/18

Follow Hard Loss on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Direct download: HardLossRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:27am CST

Jr Gears stop by the show to talk about their big show this weekend, play some live acoustic, talk about their recent EP, being brothers, stories behind the songs, how they got the name and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear 

  • Hold Me Down (Live Acoustic)
  • Young Dumb & Broke (Cover) from the EP
  • You'll Be Fine (Live Acoustic)

Pick up the Jr Gears EP on ITunes, Bandcamp or Spotify!

See them LIVE

3/3 at The Heavy Anchor with Morning Mtn & Prairie Rehab 

4/5 at Spoked Bikes with Kvar Black

5/10 at TBA with Marmalakes & Sunset Over Houma

Find more dates & information by following Jr Gears on Facebook & Instagram!

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Direct download: JrGearsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:03am CST

Last weekend I stopped by band practice to hang out with Carson, Joe, Sean & Phil of The Scandaleros. We get in to talking about their new album A CONFLUENCE ON SOUTH BROADWAY, recording at Phat Buddha, some of the specials guests on the album, the release party, sandwiches, and other upcoming shows.

Photo by Nichole Olea/Solea Photography. The Scandaleros are (Left to Right): Bill (Drums), Joe (Bass/Vocals), Phil (Harmonica/Vocals), Carson (Guitar/Vocals), & Sean (Percussion)

See them LIVE

3/3 at Stagger Inn 

3/4 at Broadway Oyster Bar ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with Bottoms Up Blues Gang

3/10 at Venice Cafe

4/20 at Imperial Club performing their Watkins Glen tribute (Grateful Dead/The Band/Allman Brothers)

4/24 at Schlafly for Stout & Oyster Festival with Funky Butt Brass Band, Big Mike Aguirre & more

Find more dates on The Scandaleros Facebook page!

On this episode you'll hear some clips from the album:

  • Freeway
  • City Girls
  • When I Reap
  • It's Alright

Be sure to pick up a physical copy!

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Direct download: Scandaleros3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:06am CST

Thursday night I stopped by to see some old friends of the show The RAPcast or Random Ass Podcast. We get into all kinds of randomness for music, pop culture, and crazy stories. They have a breaking new announcement to make! Tune into to find out! 

Be sure to click SUBSCRIBE on The RAP wherever you get Podcasting. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. TheRAPcast.com 

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Apple Podcasts, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: RapcastRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm CST

I had the day off on Monday so I packed up the mic and met with Wes Hoffman at Union Barbershop in St.Louis, MO to record this episode. We get into talking about Wes' new album POSITIVE PUNK coming out, share some new music, play some live acoustic, and we also talk about his adventures in podcasting. 

See Wes LIVE

3/22 Urban Chestnut Brewing presents Wes Hoffman at Pat Connolly Tavern with Right Quick. Art Tracy Hutton. $5 doors at 630 Music at 730. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Keep Your Focus
  • Follow Your Heart
  • Let This Go (Acoustic)

Check out Wes Hoffman with Friends podcast and Strangehouse podcast on ITunes or Podomatic.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: WesHoffmanRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58am CST

This weekend I caught up with rockers Thames to discuss their THE FEAR EP, how the group formed, stories behind EP, working with Dan Ficocelli, upcoming shows and more!

On this episode you'll hear 3 songs from THE FEAR

  • The Fear Of Losing The Ones You Love
  • Alta Delta
  • Ecology

Find more Thames on ITunes, Bandcamp or Spotify!

See them LIVE

Feb 21 at Off Broadway with Vista Kicks

Mar 4 at The Firebird

April 18 at The Monocle

Follow Thames on Facebook & Instagram for more dates.

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Direct download: ThamesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

Discrepancies RETURN! Earlier this week I caught up with InVogue Records recording artists Discrepancies about their recent SOLD OUT show at Pop's with Brookroyal, their recent record deal signing, re-releasing their album THE AWAKENING on vinyl, music videos, Sour Patch Kids & so much more.

Head over to DiscrepanciesMusic.com to pre-order THE AWAKENING on vinyl, CD or digital download, T-shirts, Posters & more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Awakening
  • Rock The Show
  • Digitus Medius

Follow Discrepancies on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Apple Podcast, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: Discreapancies4RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:39am CST

Over the weekend I was able to catch up with some of the guys of Shitstorm at The Sinkhole. We get into talking about their latest TOMB, touring, upcoming shows & so much more!

On this episode you'll hear 3 new songs from TOMB. 

  • Get Out Of This Town
  • Hearse Driver
  • Tomb

TOMB & all other Shitstorm music can be found at ShitstormSTL.bandcamp.com, ITunes or Spotify. Also available on cassette tapes at shows!

3/12 at The Sinkhole with Slump

3/26 at Foam with Dark Webb

4/14 at The Sinkhole with The Disappeared, Breakmouth Annie & Better Days

Follow Shitstorm on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

 

Direct download: ShitstormRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:56am CST

This week I stopped by band practice to hang out with the guys of Welcome Home! I originally took notice to these guys when they played Delmar Hall with Fivefold. I had a great time getting to know a little more about them and life on the road, how the group formed, Led Zeppelin, upcoming shows & new music. 

Welcome Home is (left to right): Austin (guitar), Brandon (drums), Aaron (guitar) & Nick (Vocals)

See them LIVE:

2/16 at The Firebird with Free Parking, Intervention, Weekend Classic & Secondary $10 7p

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Feel You There
  • Freaking Out

Follow Welcome Home on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Purchase some music on ITunes or stream on Spotify!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: WelcomeHomeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38am CST

A bit ago I went up to Columbia, MO and caught up with The Many Colored at band practice. We get into how the band formed, some of their history as a group, their latest album DUCHESS, answer questions from the fans and some upcoming shows!

See them LIVE

3/17 at Pop's St.Louis, MO with Sky Burnt White, OATM, Inner Outlines & Robby Kallery

3/23 at The Blue Note Columbia, MO for Seattle Royale with The Hipnecks as Alice in Chains, Decadent Nation as Pearl Jam, Madora/ Down Side-Up as Nirvana & The Many Colored Death as Soundgarden

On this episode you'll hear:

  • This Curse
  • Satellite 
  • Prey For Me

Pick up some The Many Colored Death music at shows or ITunes & Spotify.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! 

Direct download: MCDRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:02am CST

I took a drive to Columbia, MO on Super Bowl Sunday in the snow to hang out with The Kay Brothers. The night before they played to a sold out crowd at Rose Music Hall for their release party. We get into talking about how wild that night was, their debut album, music video, more dates, stories behind the songs and preview a few songs from the album!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Find Your Love
  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Mountain Song

See them LIVE

2/10 at Focal Point in St.Louis, MO

2/16 at Westport Saloon in Kansas City, MO

Follow the Kay Brothers on Facebook & Instagram! 

 

 

Direct download: KayBrothersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:42am CST

Gavin M. returns to discuss his new WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME? EP, the release party, some stories around the songs and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • I Hope I Never Lose This (Live Acoustic)
  • Oh Darlin (Beatles cover, Live Acoustic)
  • Where Do You Call Home? (Album)

See Gavin M LIVE at The Monocle on 2/16 for this EP Release Party with special guest Emily Cavanagh. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of the EP. www.eventbrite.com

You can pick up a new Gavin M shirt to wear to the show at ByJack.com

Follow Gavin M on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Direct download: GavinM3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:03am CST

St.Louis rockers Make Room join me to discuss their recent trip to Chicago to open for Story Of The Year, how I first met them opening at a SOTY show, their debut LIFE GOES ON EP, recording with Matt Amelung, stories behind the songs & so much more!

On this episode you'll hear 

  • Starting Over
  • Monster
  • 3 AM

Pick up LIFE GOES ON EP where ever you get digital music or ITunes & Spotify.

Be sure to follow Make Room on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. New music, new shows and more coming soon!

 

Direct download: makeroomrpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:29pm CST

Earlier this week I stopped by band practice to hang out with the guys of Breakdown Shakedown! Get to know a little more about this St.Louis cover band. We get into some of the songs on their set list, touring, their upcoming music video & working with Freddy D'Angelo, getting to play Scottrade Center and much more.

See Breakdown Shakedown LIVE

1/27 Hard Rock Tulsa

2/9 Syberg's Dorsett

2/10 Hard Rock Tulsa

3/17 Mustang Sally's

3/30 Trainwreck Saloon Westport

Follow them on Facebook for more dates & videos!

Subscribe to their YouTube channel!

On this episode you'll hear to live recordings:

  • Life In The Fast Lane (Eagles)
  • If You Could Only See (Tonic)

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: BreakdownShakedownRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:54am CST

The other night I caught up with Joe Metzka of the Joe Metzka Band to talk about their brand new record SAY IT, stories behind the songs, recording with Rich McDonough, his early days in music and so much more!

See Joe Metzka Band LIVE

1/27 at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups for ALBUM RELEASE PARTY 7p

2/10 at Moonshine Blues Bar

2/11 at Scottrade Center 

On this episode you'll hear 2 new songs from SAY IT

  • Dance With Me
  • Let Me Be

Follow Joe Metzka Band on Facebook! JoeMetza.com

Direct download: JoeMetzkaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am CST

Guitarist & Singer/Songwriter Jakob Baxter stops to share some of his stories of starting out playing music, growing in Illinois, some of his bands and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear 2 originals live acoustic

  • Retta
  • Untitled

See Jakob LIVE

Jan 24 at Venice Cafe with Ahna Schoenhoff

Feb 18 at Off Broadway for River City Opry with Old Capital, Nick Gusman, River Kittens, Dana Michael Anderson, The Native Sons & more

Feb 24 at Halo Bar with Blue Fruit Snacks

Every Monday with The Native Sons at 1860s Saloon

Follow The Native Sons & Blue Fruit Snacks on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: JskobBaxterRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20am CST

The other night I received a text message from my pals in Silent Hollow that they had a brand new single they wanted to debut on the show. I said "Let's do it!". We got together over some pizza & beers and talked about recording with Matt Amelung, the Road To Pointfest, get to know more about Scott, possible covers and much more. 

Catch the world premiere of Silent Hollow's "Lies In Fiction" on today's show! Keep an eye out for lyric video soon.

See Silent Hollow LIVE

1/27 at Pop's for the Road To Pointfest with JusTed, Sixes High, Free Parking, Echoes From Ashes & A Skyline's Severance. $6 tickets from the band!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: SilentHollow3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:56am CST

Brookroyal is back baby! I caught up with the guys of Brookroyal at Frailey's Southtown for some wings, beers and catching up. We had a lot of laughs as to be expected from these guys. We also get into their big party at Pop's and what to expect, future plans for the band, and some of our talented friends. 

Grab tickets today before they are GONE! 105.7 The Point Presents Brookroyal at Pop's on Feb 3rd. Special guests:

  • Discrepancies
  • Inimical Drive
  • City Of Parks
  • Common Jones
  • Scrub

$5 tickets!

On this episode you can hear two of my favorite Brookroyal tunes

  • There Was A Time
  • Bleed Blue

Follow Brookroyal on Facebook for more updates. Subscribe to the YouTube channel.

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Direct download: Brookroyal2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

This weekend I took a trip to Columbia, MO to hang out with Olivia  & Emma, better known as The Burney Sisters. I met them at Palen Music store and had a great time getting to meet them & their mother April. We got into talking about their debut RUNNING AWAY EP, recording, writing songs, and already working on their full length album!

On this episode you'll hear 2 tracks from their debut EP

  • Running Away
  • Say It To My Face

Buy a copy at BurneySistersMusic.com, ITunes or Spotify.

See The Burney Sisters LIVE

2/15 at Rose Music Hall with Emisunshine

2/23 at Rose Music Hall for Blue Jay Album Release Party

Every 2nd Thursday at The Mission in Jefferson City, MO

Follow The Burney Sisters on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for more videos!

 

Direct download: TheBurneySistersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58pm CST

The other day I caught up with Tommy & Wil of Songday Afternoon to discuss their video series, some of the amazing talent in St.Louis and their upcoming party for 50 episodes!

Check out Songday Afternoon on Facebook & Subscribe to their YouTube channel!

On this episode you'll hear 2 of my favorites! 

  • Brian Curran ft Adam Andrews "Can't Stop My Drinking"
  • Carson Mann "When I Reap (What I've Sewn)"

Join them at The Tick Tock Tavern for the 50th Video celebration on January 28th! They will be playing all the videos like other favorites from past guests like

  • Nick Gusman
  • Allie Vogler
  • Neil C. Luke
  • Devon Cahill
  • Gavin McNutt
  • Hands & Feet
  • Ben Sturdevant 
  • Zaksquatch 
  • & more

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

I am SUPER excited to have Freddy D’Angelo Studios on board sponsoring the show. They are a full service media production company based in St.Louis and servicing clients worldwide. Find more information at FreddyDAngelo.com. Mention you heard about them on Rock Paper Podcast for 10% your next purchase!

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: SongdayAfternoonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:45am CST

Kari Liston of Bottoms Up Blues Gang & Pepperland stops by to share some great stories of the early days of BUBG, recording live at The Shanti, performing Sean Canan's Voodoo Players, performing with Pepperland, and much more!! 

See Kari LIVE:

1/15 at Broadway Oyster Bar with Bottoms Up Blues Gang 6-8p

1/23 at Broadway Oyster Bar with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players performing Voodoo Fleetwood Mac. This is also the 4th anniversary party of Sean Canan's Voodoo Players!

1/29 at Broadway Oyster Bar with Bottoms Up Blues Gang 6-8p

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bottoms Up Blues Gang "South Broadway Blues"
  • Bottoms Up Blues Gang "Meet Me Out Back (Live)"

Available on Spotify & ITunes

Find more music, dates & everything else at BottomsUpBluesGang.com 

Also keep an eye out for Pepperland dates! Follow both BUBG & Pepperland on Facebook!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: KariListonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

I spent my New Year's Day with Old Souls Revival sitting around talking about their new album, recording, stories behind the songs, upcoming shows including their Release Party. We discuss recording at Native Sounds and inviting some horn players to play on the album. We also share a sneak peek at the new album!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • My Favorite Drug
  • As Good As It Gets

See Old Souls Revival LIVE

1/13 at Old Rock House for their Album Release Party with Pono AM & Le'Ponds $10. 

1/25 at Stagger Inn 

Follow Old Souls Revival on Facebook & Instagram! Listen to their first 2 albums on Spotify or ITunes. Subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: OSRRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm CST

Danny Blaies of That Rat Productions and Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals returns to the show to talk about That Rat Fest 2! We talk about a bit about the bands, share some clips and what else is in store for Brother Lee in 2018!

Don't miss That Rat Fest 2 THIS SATURDAY 1/6/18 at THE READY ROOM including:

  • Brother Lee and The Leather Jackals
  • The Langaleers
  • The Death
  • Dracla
  • Starbenders

All Ages! $10 TheReadyRoom.com

On this episode you'll hear clips of

  • Brother Lee "Evil Operator"
  • The Death "Train Wreck"
  • The Langaleers "Worrying The Night Away"
  • Starbenders "Julian"
  • Dracla "Moonminute"

Also check out That Rat Mondays at The Booleg

1/8 Joshua Eaker

1/15 Bobby Stevens

1/29 Gavin M.

Also check out That Rat Tuesdays at Gaslight

Find all dates by following That Rat Productions on Facebook!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

 

Direct download: ThatRat2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03pm CST

Darian, Charles & Stephen of Far Fetched return to the show to talk about their new project Prologue 7 that is due out Jan 7th! We get into some of our favorite tracks on the Prologue, stories behind the songs, the release party, some of friends from Far Fetched, some great opportunities to get more involved with all things Far Fetched and much more! 

Pick up a copy of The Prologue 7 everywhere digitally on Jan 7th! Join us at the RELEASE PARTY at The Firebird on Jan 13th! 

Special appearances from: 

  • Scrub
  • 18andcounting
  • Caveofswords
  • Hands And Feet
  • Blank Generation
  • Subtle Aggression Monopoly

On this episode you'll hear a sneak peek at the Prologue 7 with tracks from:

  • Hands And Feet "Bella"
  • Loren D "Control"
  • Prospect "Humble (Get No Respect)"

Find all things Far Fetched at WeAreFarFetched.net. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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Direct download: FarFetched2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:05pm CST

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.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: ArmentaRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:14pm CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20am CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:26pm CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32pm CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm CST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am CST

Friday night I went down to Phillip-A-Looza at the Old Rock House to party with some of my friends and help raise some money for ALS. I had the opportunity to sit with Tim & Ron of Funky Butt Brass Band for a bit during the show. This episode was recorded live outside of Phillip-A-Looza in Tim's van. If you listen closely you can hear Alligator Wine & friends getting down in the background.

Tim Halpin (Guitar/Vocals) and Ron Sikes (Drums) for Funky Butt Brass Band

We get into talking about their upcoming 9th Annual Brasstravaganza, New Year's Eve plans and their new album A FUNKY BUTT FAMILY CHRISTMAS

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) ft Emily Wallace
  • Every Day (Will Be Like A Holiday) ft Big Mike Aguirre
  • This Christmas ft Steve Ewing

Pick up the album at all shows, CDBaby, ITunes or stream it on Spotify.

See the Funky Butt Brass Band LIVE

12/10 KCUR Holiday Bash at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO

12/15 &  12/16 9th Annual Brasstravaganza at Off Broadway. Tickets at OffBroadwaySTL.com *Update* Saturday's matinee show and evening show have SOLD OUT! Tickets are still available and going FAST for Friday!

12/31 NYE at Broadway Oyster Bar

Find more dates and information at FunkyButtBrassBand.com. Follow them on Facebook & Instagram!

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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: TimRonFBBBRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:59am CST

Singer Songwriter Everyday Jake stops by to talk about his new LIVE AT RED FISH BLUE FISH EP, upcoming RELEASE PARTY, stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic.

Join the party this Thursday Night 12/7/17 at Kubrick's in their upstairs lounge in St.Charles, MO. Pick up a copy of his EP that evening!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Walk The Plank
  • Moondog (Live acoustic on Rock Paper Podcast)

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Direct download: EverydayJakeRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am CST

The Cinema Story returns! The other night I met up with The Cinema Story at Denny's in Arnold, MO for some pancakes and a podcast. We had a lot of laughs catching up on what they've been up to the last year including a brand new EP, upcoming Release Party, Music Video & more.

On this episode you'll hear

  • James Cameron
  • Front Door

Both songs are available for download on ITunes or Bandcamp.com

See The Cinema Story LIVE

12/5 at Off Broadway with Rookie Of The Year

1/7 at The Firebird for EP Release Party with Forgetting January, An Unfortunate Trend, Secondary, As We Are, The Last Stanza

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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Direct download: TheCinemaStory2RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CST

The other night I stopped in at Gaslight in St.Louis, MO to record with singer songwriter Dana Michael Anderson. We talked about his new album BOTTLES, recording at Sawhorse Studios, some of the special guests on the album, stories behind the songs and play 2 live acoustic for you.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Bottles
  • Pretty Little Song (ft Emily Wallace)
  • Tired Old Suit (Live Acoustic)
  • One Good Hand (Live Acoustic)

Buy the album TODAY! Available wherever you buy digital music including ITunes & steaming on Spotify. Physical copies available at shoes or message Dana Michael Anderson on Facebook.

See Dana LIVE

12/16 at Imperial Pub & Club

2/2 at Off Broadway for ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with Emily Wallace & Funky Butt Brass Band Tickets available at OffBroadwaySTL.com

Find more dates & information by following Dana Michael Anderson on Facebook.

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Direct download: danamichaelandersonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:39am CST

APOLLO'S DAUGHTER RETURNS! Over the weekend I caught up with my friends in Apollo's Daughter and get into talking about recording their new EP with Matt Amelung at Encapsulated Studios, upcoming shows and their return to the Road To Pointfest! We also get an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the entire EP. Hear all 4 songs and stories behind the songs!

Apollo's Daughter is (Left to Right): Nick (Drums), Lacey (Vocals), Taylor (Vocals/Guitar), Korey (Guitar) and Nick (Bass - not pictured)

On this episode you'll hear

  • Like I Need It
  • Stockholm
  • Run & Remember
  • Lessons In Transgression

You can pick up "Stockholm" today on ITunes or Spotify. The rest of the EP should be released by the weekend.

See Apollo's Daughter LIVE

Dec 2 at The Ready Room with Midwest Avengers

Jan 13 at Pop's for Road To Pointfest

Follow along with them on Facebook & Instagram!

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Direct download: ApollosDaughter2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:17am CST

A couple weeks ago I was invited to be a part of Into The Weeds with Ben Sturdevant. He brought a long two experimental musicians Mickey Mirage & Magical Trash to round out the show. We decided to record a crossover episode. So the conversation continued into this episode of Rock Paper Podcast.

Check out Part 1 of the conversation on Into The Weeds

On this episode hear 3 live songs

  • Mickey Mirage "Total Entertainment Forever" Father John Misty cover
  • Magical Trash "Staring At The Sun"
  • Ben Sturdevant "It Don't Seem Real"

Find more Magical Trash at Magical-Trash.com

Find more Into The Weeds at IntoWeeds.com

Find more of Ben's music with his band Ayesirowl Ayesirowl.com

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Direct download: MickyBenMarkRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37am CST

The other night I caught up with my friend Jaimie Vaughan over pancakes & waffles at Gingham's in St.Charles. We had a fun conversation of nostalgia including some of our favorite things of the 80's, 90's and Stranger Things! BEWARE!! This episode does contain spoilers.

Check out Jaimie's photography on Facebook or NostalgiaPhotographySTL.com

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Direct download: Jaimie2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:38am CST

Episode 500! Hold on, let me take a moment to take this in. This is crazy! I wanted to invite my friend and original co-host Chris Bumeter back to the show. We had a good time hanging out talking about the show and how far we've come from the first episode in Chris' basement.

We also talk Stranger Things, Story of the Year and much more!

Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Thanks to everyone who has been listening, shared, bought a shirt, told a friend about the show or any of the above, I appreciate you! Thanks for being the best fans in podcasting!

 

Direct download: 500thRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am CST

Saturday night I stopped in to talk with the guys of Midwest Avengers! We had a great time and a lot of laughs talking about some of their 25 year history, the evolution of the group from rap group to live band, some crazy party stories and new music.

Come out and celebrate 25 years of headbangin Hip Hop with Midwest Avengers at The Ready Room on December 2nd. Hosted by Pascal of The Pascal Show. Special guests include:

  • Pogo Funk
  • Westend
  • Nite Owl
  • DJ Stan Da Man
  • Zeus Rebel Waters
  • Apollo's Daughter
  • Beastmode
  • DJ O.B. Juan
  • DJ KNINE
  • DJ Smitty
  • P.R.E.A.C.H
  • Will Betts
  • Riley B
  • Ricky Rock
  • Kendall Davidson
  • Major Ruckus
  • Red Zero
  • Altayzie
  • Profit
  • Jeuce The Shinobi
  • Mike Powers
  • Shelby Carter Jr

Tickets available $10 21+ Doors 7:30 Music 8pm

For more information visit TheReadyRoom.com or MidwestAvengers.com

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at some of the new music Midwest Avengers have been working on. Keep your eyes & ears open for new music coming soon!

  • Intro
  • Unstoppable ft Lacey of Apollo's Daughter
  • F.R.E.S.H. ft Riley B, Kendall Davidson, Profit, Altayzie, Ricky Rock & Bates

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Direct download: MidwestAvengersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:06am CST

Phil Wright & Jack Wright return to talk about all things Phillip-a-Looza coming up, new Scandaleros record, Funky Butt Brass Band's Holiday Brasstravaganza, Jack's Prom proposal & much more. We also talk about some of Jack's original music and talked him into playing some live acoustic on the show!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Scandaleros "City Girls"
  • Jack Wright "You Gotta Go" (Live Acoustic)

See Phil LIVE

11/22 The Scandaleros play The Last Waltz with Stag Nite All-stars at South Broadway Athletic Club

11/30 Scratchtones & The Scandaleros at Venice Cafe

12/1 & 12/2 12th Annual Phillip-A-Looza at Old Rock House with Funky Butt Brass Band, Falling Fences, The Mighty Pines, Alligator Wine + Friends, The ScratchTones, The Service, Crate 2 Crate Sound System, Jake's Leg, Madahoochi, Mom's Kitchen, The Scandaleros, Sean Canan's Voodoo Players Tenacious D, Big Mike Aguirre & The Blu City All Stars, The Grooveliner & DJ Alexis Tucci

1 day $15 2 day $25 Tickets at MetroTix.com

Dec 8 The Scandaleros at Rose Music Hall with Driving Wheel for Greg Allman's Birthday

Dec 13 Voodoo Highway Men at Broadway Oyster Bar

Dec 15 & 16 Funky Butt Brass Band's Holiday Brasstravaganza at Off Broadway

Find more dates & details on the new Scandaleros record by following their Facebook page. RSVP to Phillip-A-Looza!

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Direct download: Phillipalooza3RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am CST

Sean Canan returns to the show to talk about some of the big shows he's working on with Sean Canan's Voodoo Players, the new Bockman EP, Falling Fences upcoming record, and much more!

On this episode you'll hear a Bockman tune & Sean play 2 live acoustic songs

  • Bockman "The Hold"
  • "The Shape I'm In" (The Band)
  • "Good To Be King" (Tom Petty)

See SEAN CANAN LIVE

11/22 Voodoo Hendrix at Broadway Oyster Bar

11/24 Voodoo Last Waltz at The Blue Note (Columbia)

11/25 Voodoo Last Waltz at Delmar Hall

11/29 Voodoo Beatles at Broadway Oyster Bar

12/20 Voodoo Led Zeppelin at Broadway Oyster Bar

12/22 Voodoo Tom Petty at Delmar Hall

12/31 Voodoo Michael Jackson at Off Broadway NYE

1/13 The Mighty Pines & Falling Fences at Off Broadway

Every Sunday catch Falling Fences at McGurks!

Find more dates on the Voodoo Players Facebook page!!

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Direct download: SeanCanan2RP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:11am CST

A bit ago I was invited to be a guest on Agitate The Airwaves and finally met Travis Corley in person. I had a great time on his show and invited him to be a guest on my show! We talk about his start into radio, QuikTrip, favorite bands, some the shows he has coming up and more.

Listen to Agitate The Airwaves LIVE every Saturday 12-3 on Spreaker or IHeart Radio app as well as MyCityMyMusic.com. Follow his Facebook page for more details!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Cinema Story "James Cameron"
  • System Slave "The Road Less Traveled On"

See these bands LIVE

11/25 Agitate The Airwaves presents The Cinema Story with As We Are, Bathhouse Betty & Slushwave at The Way Out Club

12/9 Agitate The Airwaves presents System Slave with Thieves To Kings & Steve O'Brien at The Way Out Club

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Direct download: TravisCorleyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am CST

Ben Diesel returns to the show and brought along their friends The Stars Go Out to talk about their new split album, tour, banana bread, take shots of Fireball and much more!

See them LIVE

11/25 at The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill with Modern Gold & Churchkey

tickets available at Ticketmaster.com:

On this episode you'll hear

  • Ben Diesel "Indulgences"
  • The Stars Go Out "Aliens (She Believes)"

Follow the bands on Facebook & Instagram.

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Direct download: Ben.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:31am CST

Mathias of Mathias & The Pirates returns to the show to talk about playing LouFest over the summer, new music, new EP, Release Party, Playing with the Urge, Cardinals baseball, mumble rap and everything else!

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at a new track from their upcoming SADIE THE GOAT EP "Brick Sidewalks"

See Mathias & The Pirates LIVE

11/18 at The Pageant with The Urge. Stick around after the show for Boomtown United in the Halo Bar

12/9 at The Ready Room Dual EP Release Party with 18andcounting with support from Broke Poets

1/19 at The Ready Room with The Knuckles for the Art Of Live Festival

Keep an eye out for Far Fetched's Prologue 7 due out Jan 13th!

Keep up with Mathias & The Pirates on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Buy some of their music at WeAreFarFetched.net, ITunes or Spotify.

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Direct download: Mathias3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Orphan Welles returns to the show with some new members and familiar faces. We get into talk about their new music, their new EP, Release Party, Gatorade, Brown & Brown Law firm and everything in between.

See Orphan Welles LIVE

12/9 at Off Broadway in St.Louis, MO EP Release Party with Pono AM, Polyshades & The Fade

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates. OrphanWelles.com

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the new EP

  • Shattered Love (now available on Spotify, ITunes & Bandcamp)
  • Creature Comfort (Live)

Don't forget to pick one of their brand new Orphan Welles shirts at the show courtesy of Basler Screen Printing!

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Direct download: OrphanWelles2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:02pm CST

Singer songwriter Chris Rader of Clusterpluck stops by to talk about some upcoming shows, play some live acoustic songs, stories behind the songs, Sean Canan's Voodoo Players, growing up in Illinois and more.

See Clusterpluck LIVE

Nov 18 at Broadway Oyster Bar with The Highway Saints. This show is a canned food drive so bring all the cans you can!

Dec 1 at Stagger Inn Edwardsville, IL

Dec 7 at Pk's Carbondale, IL

Dec 8 at John Brown's on the Square Marion, IL

Dec 9 at Reifschneider's Grill in Columbia, IL for HOLIDAY HOEDOWN

More dates, music and everything else at Clusterpluck.org

On this episode you'll hear 2 new live acoustic songs Chris wrote that should appear on the next Clusterpluck album due out in 2018

  • Hometown
  • Blue Collar Country

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Direct download: ChrisRaderRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm CST

Over the weekend I took a drive out to Granite City, IL to hang out with the guys of Spillie Nelson at their band practice as they geared up for their big show on Friday night. We had a great time talking about some their history as musicians, Road To Pointfest, their sound, stories behind these songs and jam some live acoustic!

Spillie Nelson is (Left to Right): Rich (Guitar), Andrew (Drums) & Josh (Vocals/Guitar)

Catch Spillie Nelson LIVE

11/10 at Imperial Pub & Club with The Schwag $10 at the door. Spillie Nelson plays 8pm!!

Follow Spillie Nelson on Facebook for more dates! Check out their YouTube channel and click SUBSCRIBE.

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I am proud to welcome Prosperity Counseling & Wellness the to the show. If you or a loved one is in need of help with substance abuse or just general counseling, reach out to Prosperity at ProsperitySTL.com or 636-515-1230

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: SpillieNelsonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:11am CST

Matt Dauphin aka Carondelet Guy drops in to share some stories of his start in music, songwriting, his record REAL TALK, stories behind the songs, meeting RZA, his neighbor Mr.Henry and play some live acoustic!

Mr. Henry joins us towards the end of the show to explain how he created "Real Talk", what it's like being neighbors with Carondelet Guy and much more!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Dirty Drunk Hoosier
  • Mighty Mississippi (Live acoustic)
  • Uncle Bill's (Live acoustic)
  • Rare Breed

Pick up Carondelet Guy's REAL TALK 7" Record on DoWhat Records at DoWhatRecords.com or in St.Louis at Vintage Vinyl, Music Record Shop, Euclid Records & Planet Score. Digitally available on Bandcamp, ITunes and wherever you buy music.

See Carondelet Guy LIVE

11/22 at Livery Company for Burning Of The Grass Part 3 with

  • Brother Francis & The Soultones
  • Holy Posers
  • Drew Jameson
  • & More

Follow Carondelet Guy on Facebook & Instagram for more dates & information.

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Direct download: CarondeletGuyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:47am CST

Singer songwriter Nick Gusman joins me on the show to talk about working on his debut album he's currently recording, knowing all the lyrics to Beasite Boys, upcoming shows and his solo tour, stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic!

On this epsiode you'll hear:

  • Easy To Paint (Acoustic)
  • Look The Other Way
  • Hold On

See Nick LIVE

1st Friday & 3rd Saturday of every month at The Gramophone

11/17 Digby's Pub in Lafeyette, IN

11/19 Mind Rocket/ Jimmyfro Show Middlesecs, PA

11/25 Pete's Candy Store NY

Follow Nick Gusman on Facebook & Instagram! NickGusman.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

I am proud to welcome Prosperity Counseling & Wellness the to the show. If you or a loved one is in need of help with substance abuse or just general counseling, reach out to Prosperity at ProsperitySTL.com or 636-515-1230

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: NickGusmanRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:45pm CST

Erin Shea returns to the show to talk about what she's been up to from booking shows and her radio show. We also talk about a bunch of friends in music including The Cinema Story & The Skagbyrds and play their new songs.

On this episode you'll hear

  • The Cinema Story "James Cameron"
  • The Skagbyrds "Listen"

Follow Erin on Facebook with Butterfly Boomerang Productions & The SuperFun Rock and Local Show

We talk about some of the shows she's currently working with including:

Nov 4 at The Heavy Anchor Your Last Chance with Goodbye Old Friend, Man The Helm & Trio of Parks $7 21+

Nov 9 at The Firebird Glass Mansions with The Skagbyrds, We Should Leave This Tree, The Cinema Story, An Unfortunate Trend & Cody Robbins $7

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Direct download: ErinShea2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:11pm CST

Tyler Kasch of Tear Out The Heart returns to the show to talk about Halloween, scary movies, his wedding anniversary and oh yeah, debut a brand new single & music video!

Check out "Up For Days" AVAILABLE NOW on YouTube!

Follow Tear Out The Heart on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more updates including a show announcement coming soon! Head over to TearOutTheHeart.com for merch & more.

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Direct download: TylerKasch2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

Singer songwriter Tyler "Backwoods" Lewis stopped by the other night to share some stories of Nashville, getting started in music, stories behind the songs and play a few live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear

  • If I Met You On A Monday
  • Grey Skies
  • Next Generation

Subscribe to Tyler Lewis on YouTube!

See him LIVE

10/27 at Timber Creek Grill

11/9 at Donatelli's

11/10 at Syberg's Chesterfield

11/11 at Bemo's Grill

Follow Tyler Backwoods Lewis Music on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: TylerLewisRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:04am CST

I took a little road trip to Hillsboro, MO to meet up with Morning Mtn and talk about how the band formed, SpongeBob, Fireball Whiskey, recording their new album, stories behind the songs, and jam some live acoustic in the living room!

Morning Mtn is (Left to Right): Kevin (Percussion), Nick (Drums), Vince (Vocals/Guitar), Chris (Bass), Amber (Vocals) & Travis (not pictured, Guitar).

See them LIVE

10/28 at Main Street Bistro & Espresso in Festus, MO with Sunset Over Houma $5. Also $1 off Beer if you dress up in your Halloween costumes.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Making Hands
  • High & Dry
  • Damn

Keep an eye out for their debut album coming soon! Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more dates and to keep up with them.

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Direct download: MorningMtnRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

A bit ago I had the privilege of sitting down with Gary Robert of Gary Robert & The Community. We sat and talked about some of his stories of being in the music business, songwriting, stories behind some of the songs & much more.

Pick up Gary Robert & The Community's album and keep an eye for new music. On this episode you'll hear:

  • Sugarchrunch
  • Angel of Meth
  • Here And Now

Follow Gary Robert & The Community on Facebook! GaryRobertAndTheCommunity.com

See them LIVE

12/23 at The Way Out Club in St.Louis, MO

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Direct download: GaryRobertRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

The other night I stopped in at Top Notch Violins in Maplewood to meet up with friend of the show Kevin Renick. Kevin was on a while back to talk about his Neil Young Tribute band Shakey Deal but this time we get to focus in on his original music. Kevin brought along Ted Moniak who played guitar on Kevin's new album CLEAR THE WAY. We get into talking about the album, stories behind the songs, how these two met, recording the album, big release party and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear 4 songs form CLEAR THE WAY

  • If We Can Keep Dancing (Live Acoustic)
  • Promise Man
  • These Things Happen (Live Acoustic)
  • Fast And Off

Join Kevin & Ted for the RELEASE PARTY for CLEAR THE WAY at The Sheldon Concert Hall in St.Louis, MO on Tuesday 10/24/17. Tickets available at TheSheldon.org

Follow Kevin Renick on Facebook & Reverbnation for more dates. Pick up the new album and his 4 others. KevinRenick.com

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Direct download: KevinRenickRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:47am CST

OLD SALT UNION RETURNS! I was very excited to record this one. These guys are one of my favorite bands around and they always make me laugh. This episode we get into talking about their new Self-Titled record, Halloween party, costumes, pizza, wrestling and play 2 live acoustic songs from the living room.

Old Salt Union is (left to right): Rob (Guitar), Ryan (Banjo), John (Violin), Jesse (Vocals/Bass), Justin (Vocals/Mandolin)

See them LIVE

10/27 at Old Rock House with Old Shoe & Clusterpluck. Signed guitar to the best costume of the night!

Find all dates & more at OldSaltUnion.com. Buy their albums! F0llow Old Salt Union on Facebook & Instagram.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Bought And Sold
  • Madame Plum (Live Acoustic)
  • On My Way (Live Acoustic)
  • Tuscaloosa

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Direct download: OldSaltUnion2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:59am CST

I was fortunate enough to get to hang out with talented up & coming trio The Matching Shoe for this episode. We get into how the band came together, their debut EP, Release Party, some stories behind the songs and did a live living room acoustic jam.

Don't miss their release party!! This Friday night 10/20 at Old Rock House with friends GypsyLion. $10 All Ages

On this episode you'll get a little preview of the DON'T HIDE IT, DIVIDE IT EP

  • St.Louis 1979
  • Take The Bait (Live Acoustic)
  • I Think I Thought

Follow The Matching Shoe on TheMatchingShoe.com, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. More dates on the way!

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Direct download: TheMatchingShoeRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm CST

This is a fun one! This episode shattered the record for most guys on the podcast at one time with 12 (10 guests, 11th called in and 1 host). I've been fortunate enough to become great friends with these guys. Let alone they are some top notch players in some of my favorite bands but they are also just good dudes! We had a great time hanging out talking about this year's upcoming HOMIE HALLOWEEN BASH 2!!

Left to Right: Addison (Discrepancies), Jay (OATM), Jorden (The Firebird/WAU), Gary (OATM, Dustin (For The City), Phatbeatz (Discrepancies), Nathan (My Legacy My Ghost), Steve (Common Jones), ATG (Discrepancies) & Brian (Common Jones).

I did such a fine job last year hosting and slinging out Slim Jims that they invited me back to host this year! There will also be a COSTUME CONTEST with $100 cash prize with celebrity judge CUVI. Then your entertainment for the night will include 6 of the hottest bands in town:

  • Discrepancies
  • Sky Burnt White
  • For The City
  • OATM
  • Common Jones
  • My Legacy My Ghost

Join us at The Firebird 10/27 Friday Night, ALL AGES! $8 see the bands for tickets or FirebirdSTL.com

On this episode you'll get a preview of what to expect including music from each band

  • Discrepancies "Art of War"
  • Sky Burnt White "Parades"
  • Common Jones "Bent"
  • For The City "Self Sabotage"
  • My Legacy My Ghost "Thanks For The Hard Times"
  • OATM "Watching The Embers Fade (Live Acoustic on RPP)

Be sure to follow these bands on Facebook & Instagram! Call The Point or favorite radio station and request their songs! Buy their music. Everyone will have merch set up at the show so come out and support some wonderful local music.

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Direct download: Homies2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:18am CST

Hazard To Ya Booty drops by for Episode 479! I had a lot of fun recording this one. We talked about how the band formed, some of their history, working on their new album, some of our comedian friends and even jammed an acoustic tune for you!

Hazard To Ya Booty is (Left to Right): Erik Hansen (Drums), Michael Neu (Sax), Gabe Mueller (Trombone), Patrick Alexander (Bass), Josh Jennings (Guitar) & Ryan Stewart (Vocals)

See them LIVE

10/14 Truman 150th Homecoming

11/15 World Chess Hall of Fame

On this episode you'll hear

  • The Precipice
  • Just The Tip (Acoustic)
  • Ya Mama

For more dates & music visit HazardToYaBooty.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Buy their albums on ITunes! Stream on Spotify.

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Direct download: HazardToYaBootyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:46pm CST

The other night I dropped by band practice to party with Rock N Rollers ROVER. We hung out and had a few beers talking about how the band formed, their 2 new songs, recording with Gabe Usery, shooting a music video, partying, tattoos, partying, and Rock N Roll!

ROVER is (Left to Right): Josh (Bass), Jake (Drums), Cody (Vocals/Guitar) & Andy (Guitar)

On this episode you'll hear 3 Rover tunes

  • Never Come Home
  • Night Time Honey
  • Lovin' For Free

All 3 are available for purchase at RoverRockNRoll.com. Stream on Spotify. Follow Rover on Facebook & Instagram.

Join them Saturday Oct 14 at St.Louis Skatium 7:30pm for their music video shoot for "Never Coming Home"

Direct download: RoverRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:01pm CST

A bit ago I stopped in at Tin Roof St.Louis to visit friends of the show Steven Woolley & Dave Chapman. We talked for about half an hour before their gig that evening talking about their band Steven Woolley & The Groove, their new live album, summer shows including opening for Neal McCoy, signing with TalentPlus, some new projects they are working on and much more! Dave also talked about his band Of Whiskey And Wolves briefly, be

Dave also talked about his band Of Whiskey And Wolves briefly. Check out their video for "Crossroads" shot by JT Ibanez. Keep an eye for perhaps some Steven Woolley & The Groove videos coming soon!

On this episode you'll hear 3 tracks from Steven Woolley & The Groove LIVE

  • Outside Of My Head
  • Win, Lose & Ache
  • Of Wolves And Whiskey "Crossroads"
  • Love Her A Little While

https://soundcloud.com/woolleymusic/audio-tracks-4

Follow Steven Woolley, The Groove and Of Wolves & Whiskey on Facebook!

See them LIVE

10/28 Steven Woolley & The Groove at Tin Roof St.Louis

12/31 NYE Steven Woolley & The Groove at Hollywood Casino

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Direct download: StevenWoolleyDaveChapmanRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

A bit ago I sat down with Bassist/Multi-instrumentalist Andrea Morse. We get into talking about her start in music in NYC playing CBGB's & sharing the stage with groups like The Shirts & The Ramones. We talk about her current projects like Forever Dreams, The Belles & Tony Hall and The Saints. Along with all the music, Andrea has also been working towards being a motivational speaker and has a great story to share. I had such a great time recording this one!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Forever Dreams "A New Direction Home"
  • The Belles "You're A Mystery"
  • The Belles "Temptation"

Pick up some music on ForeverDreams.net, every purchase will benefit Support Dogs charity. Find The Belles on CDBaby! All things Andrea Morse at AndreaMorse.net

Follow Forever Dreams, The Belles & Tony Hall and The Saints on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: AndreaMorseRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18pm CST

A bit ago I caught up with Thieves To Kings at band practice to talk about how they formed, their debut ASCENSION EP, recording, release party, upcoming shows, playing in a haunted house and even jammed some live acoustic!

Thieves To Kings is (Left to Right): Bob (Keys), Coty (Bass), John (Guitar), Keith (Drums), Cory (Guitar) & Mike (Vocals)

On this episode you'll hear

  • I Wonder
  • The Calling (live acoustic)
  • Unity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoNmiU6PBXk

See Thieves To Kings LIVE

10/7 at Red Fish Blue Fish

10/14 at Pop's ASCENSION EP Release Party with Hollow Point Heroes, Silent Hollow, Robbing Jon, Seventh Sword & Project Ermira

10/16 at Fubar with Deathcrown

10/20 & 21 at Phobeius Haunted House

11/8 at The Firebird with Powermann 5000

Follow Thieves to Kings on Facebook for more dates! Be sure to check out ThievesToKings.com

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Direct download: ThievesToKingsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:26am CST

This week I caught up with One Way Traffic in studio at Encapsulated Studios recording their debut EP with Gabe Usery. We also talk about some of their big shows coming up, Elephant Revival, how this band formed, touring, bluegrass & jammed some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Fall Classic (Live acoustic)
  • Birds & Stars (Elephant Revival cover)

See One Way Traffic LIVE

10/5 at Marvin's House with Grass Fed Mule & Hillary Fitz

10/14 It's A String Thing at Old Rock House with Keller Williams, Infamous String Dusters, Leftover Salmon and Twiddle

11/5 Voodoo Mama Fest 2 at Broadway Oyster Bar with Heather Manley, Tonina Saputo, Cara Louise Band, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Chrysta Lynn & The Fam Damily, River Kittens, Funky Butt Brass Band with Kari Liston & Hillary Fitz, Naked Rock Fight & Hillary Fitz Band

Find more information by following One Way Traffic & Leah Osborne Music on Facebook!

Keep an eye out for new music coming soon.

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Direct download: OneWayTrafficRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:01pm CST

Matt & Tim make their 3rd appearance on the show! Matt has been down in Nashville working hard writing and recording new music and recently returned home with a brand new EP. I caught up with him while he was in town to talk about the Flint Hill EP, recording with Dennis Dearing, stories behind the songs, writing with Ashley Taylor, new music, Nashville & even play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear

  • American Gold
  • Dear Johnny Cash
  • Hey God
  • My Favorite Love Songs (Live Acoustic)

Follow Matt on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. MattWynnMusic.com

See Matt & Tim LIVE

Oct 14 at Forrest Park for Autism Speaks

Pick up the Flint Hill EP at any shows. It will be available online shortly. Keep an eye for a big announcement regarding that.

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Direct download: MattWynn3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

The Potomac Accord join me for a new episode of Rock Paper Podcast to discuss their new album BEAMS, their release party, recording with Jason McEntire at Sawhorse Studios and stories behind some of the songs.

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at 3 new songs

  • This Is War!
  • The Rendering
  • Reset

Head over to Bandcamp to purchase the album right now!

See them LIVE

10/15 at Vintage Vinyl

10/19 ALBUM RELEASE PARTY at St.Louis Central Library Downtown Auditorium FREE

10/27 at Schlafly Tap Room with LifeWithout & Estevan

Follow The Potomac Accord on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Direct download: ThePotomacAccordRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

The other night I caught up with Zack Logan Band while they were in town for a some shows. I had a great time catching up with the guys talking about new music, recording the new album, working with Neil Mason of The Cadillac Three and jam some live acoustic tunes.

Zack Logan Band is (Left to Right): Lance Brunk (Dobro/Guitar), Zack Logan (Vocals/Guitar) & Dan Emmett (Fiddle)

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Draw Me Nearer
  • Slow Saturday Night
  • Wrecking Machine

Keep an eye for Zack Logan's new album coming soon! Find more details at ZackLogan.net

Follow Zack on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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Direct download: ZackLogan2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

Oh yeah! Bruiser Queen returns! I caught up with Morgan & Jason of Bruiser Queen the other night at band practice to discuss their new album HEAVY HIGH that is due out soon. We talk about their Release Party, vinyl, recording the album, Crushed Out, tour life and so much more.

Head over to PledgeMusic.com/BruiserQueen to pre-order your copy of HEAVY HIGH today! You can also get Jason to wash your dishes, or Morgan to babysit or order a copy of the vinyl!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Here Lies My Heart
  • Have Fun (Live Acoustic)
  • Sugar High (Live Acoustic)
  • The Way I Love You

See Bruiser Queen on their HEAVY HIGH TOUR now all dates at BruiserQueen.com

See them in St.Louis

11/22 at Off Broadway for their Release Party with The Fuck Off & Dies, Hounds & Brian McClelland

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up with them on tour! SUBSCRIBE to the YouTube channel for more of their music videos.

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Direct download: BruiserQueen2RPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm CST

The other day I stopped in at Steve's Hot Dogs on The Hill to meet up with some friends Gary Johnston Jr, Tom Williams & Brett Taylor. They are all helping in put on the 1st Annual IKANDU Acoustic Charity Show.

Left to Right: Gary Johnston Jr (OATM & Verba Stellae), Tom Williams (OATM) & Brett Taylor (Verba Stellae)

We talk about IKANDU and their services they've been providing for autistic children around Mascoutah, and all of the bands appearing such as...

  • Sky Burnt White
  • System Slave
  • Divide The Empire
  • Verba Stellae
  • OATM
  • Robby Kallery

On this episode you'll hear

  • System Slave "Road Less Traveled On"
  • Robby Kallery "Texas or Tennessee" (Lucero cover)
  • Divide The Empire "Carnival Ride"
  • Sky Burnt White "Parades"
  • OATM "Watching the Embers Fade (Live Acoustic)"
  • Verba Stellae "This Skin (Live Acoustic)"

See all of them LIVE

10/7 at Mascoutah Vistors Center

Buy your tickets TODAY! Tickets include drinks & appetizers.  Click HERE! 

Direct download: IkanduRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am CST

Today I took a little road trip to Columbia, MO to visit with my new friend Jenny Teator. She's in town from Nashville for a big show and was kind enough to take some time out to record this episode.

We had fun talking about her move to Nashville, some of what she's already learned there, songwriting & more. Jenny played some live acoustic as well as give us a sneak peek at a unreleased demo she's working on.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Infatuation (Acoustic) (Written by Jenny Teator & Sheridan Gates)
  • Hurts So Good (Demo)

See Jenny LIVE

9/28 at The Industry in Columbia, MO

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & SUBSCRIBE to her YouTube for more dates, videos & information. Everything at JennyTeator.com

 

Direct download: JennyTeatorRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm CST

The other night I went by to visit with Hitchcock & The Hitmen featuring Amy Armstrong. I had a great time meeting them, sharing some of their stories of how they formed & their live shows, choosing songs to cover, how they arrange some songs, working on originals and possible recording an album.

Hitchcock & The Hitmen are (Left to Right): Tom Conway, Amy Armstrong, Phil Russo & Matthew Hitchcock

We play some live acoustic songs for you. On this episode you'll hear:

  • Come Together (The Beatles)
  • Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
  • Mourning Bird's Lament (Original)
  • Royals (Lorde)

See Hitchcock & The Hitmen with Amy Armstrong at Chase Club Plaza 8-11 Friday 9/28. For more dates be sure to follow them on Facebook.

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Direct download: HItchcockandTheHitmenRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:25pm CST

Joshua Eaker of Brother Lee And The Leather Jackals joins me to talk about their latest album MURDER CITY SPECIAL, share some of his stories of first getting into songwriting, talk about some of our favorite comedians and jam some live acoustic tunes!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Cheer Up Charlie (from Murder City Special)
  • Xanax & Cigarettes (Live acoustic)
  • Murder City Special (Live acoustic)

See Josh LIVE

9/21 Thursday at The Ready Room playing guitar with Sister Wizzard also on the bill is Bucko Toby, Apex Shrine & TOK. 8pm

Catch Josh solo every 2nd Friday at The Gramophone

For more dates & information follow Brother Lee And The Leather Jackals on Facebook & Instagram. Buy some of their merch at ByJack.com

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Direct download: JoshuaEakerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm CST

I'm very excited to welcome talented young songwriter Seth Brand to the show! I had so much fun getting to meet him and get some of the stories behind some of these songs. We also talk about some of our other favorite writers, upcoming shows, new music, recording and much more!

On this episode you'll hear

  • The Boring Guy (from Fight or Flight)
  • 10 out of 10 (Live acoustic)
  • Chase Me in the Dark (Live acoustic)
  • Fallin Out Of Touch (Live acoustic)


Pick up Seth's album FIGHT OR FLIGHT available on ITunes, Bandcamp or Spotify. SethBrand.com

Follow Seth Brand Music on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Come see him LIVE

9/21 at The Wolf 7-10 with Jordan Gonzalez

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Direct download: SethBrandRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm CST

The other night I stopped in to visit with Anna & Jared Cattoor or better known as Two Cities One World. I had a lot of fun getting to know them and learning more about their songs & stories. They share with me how they met (and fell in love!), traveling between St.Louis & Bulgaria, and stories of their summer in Bulgaria.

We also get into their 2016 release LET THE WHOLE WORLD DISAPPEAR and writing new music. On this episode you'll hear 2 exclusive new songs and as well as 2 from the album.

  • Disappear
  • Tya (Live)
  • Fallin Slowly (Live)
  • Suga Daddy

Pick up their up album on ITunes, Spotify or Bandcamp.com.

See them LIVE

9/20 Sofar Sounds (Details to TBA)

9/22 at Connection STL at Chesterfield Mall. Hurricane Benefit with JD Hughes

9/24 at Center for Spiritual Living

9/29 at Manifest Station Yoga Festival

Find more dates by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.

Direct download: TwoCitiesOneWorldRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:51pm CST

Singer Songwriter Bill Roemer joins for today's episode! I had a great time getting to meet Bill, talking about some of the stories behind his songs, growing up in the area, country music, Chris Stapleton, as well as come of the charity work Bill is doing.

On this episode you'll hear 3 live acoustic songs

  • Middle of Movin On
  • So She Runs
  • We Are The Blue

Keep your eyes & ears open for new Bill Roemer music coming soon!!

See Bill LIVE

9/16 at Donatelli's Bistro

9/20 at Timber Creek Grill

9/22 at Turtle Creek Pub & Grill

9/23 FULL BAND at New Town Amphitheater

9/24 Nobles Vineyards

9/25 Tin Roof St.Louis

9/27 Timber Creek Grill

9/28 Turtle Creek Pub & Grill

9/29 at Cottleville Wine Seller

Find more information at BillRMusic.com. Follow Bill on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: BillRoemerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

The other night I met up with David Anderson of Tritone Guitars & The Lab at Gaslight to record this episode. I had a great time meeting David and having the opportunity to share some of his stories. In the middle of the show you'll hear some of our friends in the background jamming some Chuck Berry songs getting ready for their show last weekend at LouFest!

We talk about some of David's old bands, starting Tritone Guitars, The Lab, his work with some of my favorites around town and so much more!

See Dave with Tommy Halloran & friends performing the music of Tom Waits! 9/21 8pm at Gaslight. Sponsored by Heavy Riff Brewing.


On this episode you'll hear some of the jamming from the previous The Lab with The Maness Brothers and then closing out the show "Death Came" by Old Lights.

Follow Tritone Guitars on Facebook! Tritone-Guitars.com

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Direct download: DaveAndersonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

Will Saulsbery of Money For Guns returns for his 3rd appearance on the show! We get into talking about their new ANOTHER SEASON IN HELL: The Gaslight Sessions EP, upcoming shows & play some live acoustic. We also talk about Eddie And The Cruisers, Everclear, Pizza vs Nachos, Chicago Bulls, just a fun conversation! Hope you enjoy this one!

See Money For Guns LIVE

9/23 in Columbia, MO at Rock N Roll River Festival on Cooper's Landing

10/27 in St.Louis, MO at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room for their Annual Halloween Party with Foundry Field Recordings & Proper Villains.

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs from the Gaslight Sessions EP & an oldie

  • We Don't Stand A Chance (Studio)
  • A Pistol And Some Dreams (Live Acoustic)
  • The Midwest Harmonium (Live Acoustic)

Pick up some Money For Guns music on Bandcamp.com or Spotify. Physical copies at shows! Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & information.

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Direct download: MoneyForGuns3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

Andrew Ryan & The Travelers stop by the show to talk about how the band formed, their debut record, stories around some of the songs, possibilities of touring, upcoming shows and so much more. This episode was recorded live outside of the Utopia Studios so you might hear the air condition running in the background. 

Andrew Ryan & The Travelers are (left to right): Patrick McCann (Bass), Marie Marotti (Guitar/Vocals), Andrew Ryan (Guitar/Vocals) & Oren Hawkins (Drums)

See them LIVE

9/15 Friday at The Heavy Anchor with Prairie Rehab & Oh Caledonia!

Find more dates & information by following the band on Facebook & Instagram. AndrewRyanandTheTravelers.com

On this episode you'll 2 new songs from their upcoming album ACROSS CURRENTS.

  • City Lights
  • Caledium

Pre-Order the record on ITunes! ACROSS CURRENTS due out Sept 29th. Vinyl & Digital.

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.

 

Check out my friends Gig-A-Bit Rocks at Gigabitrocks.com  If you or your band is looking to tour, Gig-A-Bit Rocks wants to help!

 

Proud to welcome Dynamic Screen Printing to the show! These guys have been doing amazing work, including the new Rock Paper Podcast shirts!

https://www.facebook.com/dynamicscreenprinting/

 

Direct download: AndrewRyanTravelersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

Fly Method returns to Rock Paper Podcast! I caught up with the guys at band practice. We catch up, talk about their upcoming show, jam some live acoustic & much more!

See Fly Method LIVE

Saturday 9/9 at The Firebird with Decedy, The Bad Haircuts, Bleach & Dre Fire

On this episode you'll hear

  • Grizzly
  • Grace of God (Live Acoustic)
  • Wage War (Live Acoustic)

Follow Fly Method on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube channel! New music on the way!

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Direct download: FlyMethod2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm CST

Gabe Stroup & James Dill (RPP debut) join me to talk about their new single "Parades", recording, and we get excited about this weekends Ink Spot Block Party!!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Parades

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m71aZNngPiY

Pick up their album EXIT STRATEGIES if you haven't done so!

See Sky Burnt White LIVE

9/9 at 8th Annual Ink Spot Block Party with Fivefold, The Hush List, Inimical Drive, City of Parks, Discrepancies, Ashland, Hollow Point Heroes, OATM, Divide The Empire, Soundtrapp, Common Jones, Guerrilla Theory, Denver Wade Trent, The Weapon & Sneaky Tree

10/7 at IKANDU's Acoustic benefit for Autism with System Slave, OATM, Verba Stellae, Divide the Empire & Robby Kallery

Follow the band on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe to the YouTube channel!

 

Direct download: SBW3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05am CST

Logan & Jordan of Hounds return to the show to talk about their brand new album! We get into talking about recording it, some of the stories behind the songs, a sneak peek at the album, talk about the Gaslight acoustic session and so much more!

Left: Logan Mohler (Drums) & Right: Jordan Slone (Guitar/Vocals)

Pre-Order the new album today and receive the Acoustic EP free!! Head over to HoundsSounds.com today to buy the album. The album will be available worldwide on Friday Sept 8th

On this episode you'll hear

  • Sunburnt
  • White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane Cover)

Follow Hounds on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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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.

 

Check out my friends Gig-A-Bit Rocks at Gigabitrocks.com  If you or your band is looking to tour, Gig-A-Bit Rocks wants to help!

 

Proud to welcome Dynamic Screen Printing to the show! These guys have been doing amazing work, including the new Rock Paper Podcast shirts!

https://www.facebook.com/dynamicscreenprinting/

 

Direct download: Hounds2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38am CST

The other night I stopped by Encapsulated Studios in St.Louis, MO to talk with Mike & Steven of Encapsulated Records. We got into how Mike started as a record label & he offered up some advice for bands looking to put out records. We talked about some of the bands releasing albums on Encapsulated Records like Sweat Shoppe, Company Retreat & Path of Might. We also talk about Steven's work with Independent Artists For Positive Change and some of the fun shows they've been putting together to raise some money for those in need.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Sweat Shoppe "Robot Overlords" from their brand new release THE FUTURE IS A MADE UP MIND

Find more information at EncapsulatedRecords.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Follow the Encapsulated Records Spotify playlist!!

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Direct download: EncapsulatedRecordsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:01pm CST

The other night I went over to Modern Day Zero's band practice. It was really awesome being able to watch these guys play songs for the first time in 10 years. I had a fantastic time getting to hang out with them and talk about their reunion show coming up at Delmar Hall.

Modern Day Zer0 is (Left to Right): Scott Gertken (Vocals), Scott Davis (Guitar), Brian Pearia (Drums), Matt Arana (Guitar). Not Pictured: Rich Criebaum (Bass)

See Modern Day Zero LIVE

9/23 with Cavo at Delmar Hall

Tickets available here: DelmarHall.com

On this episode you'll hear

  • Mesh STL "Believe Me"
  • Mesh STL "Maybe Tomorrow"
  • Modern Day Zero "Sick Inside"

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Direct download: MDZRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:24pm CST

Zach & Brent of Silent Hollow make their highly anticipated return back to the show! We get into some of the changes to the Silent Hollow lineup, talk about Rock Fest this weekend, float trips, working on new music, & jam some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear them cover Incubus "Pardon Me" live acoustic. Check out their CONNECTION LOST EP if you haven't done so. Available on ITunes & Spotify. New tunes on the way!

See them LIVE

9/2 at Bird's Nest Lodge in Steelville, MO for ROCK FEST along with Calloway Circus, 5 Stories, Nowake, The Judge, Tree One Four, System Slave, Discrepancies, The Former Me, Thieves To Kings, Outcome of Betrayal, Maximus, Cuvi & more

10/14 at Pop's for Thieves To Kings EP Release Party with Project Emira, Hollow Point Heroes, and Seventh Sword

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Direct download: SilentHollow2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm CST

The other day I caught up with brother & sister Tyler & Kristen to talk about their band LeLand's Road. We get into the history of the group, their start in coffee shops, playing covers and then making the transfer into writing originals. After 8 years of playing together, the group has their debut record FAR FROM GIANTS completed. They shared stories of some of the all-star players they invited to play on the album. We also get into talking about their upcoming Release Party as well as their work with Taylor Rozier's Hope For A Cure foundation.

See them LIVE

9/1 at The Ready Room for their Release Party with special guests Fresh Heir & Alexander Ruwe

10% of sales (albums & shirts) will be donated to the Taylor Rozier's Hope For A Cure in honor of Tyler & Kristen's Grandfather.

Pick up the album FAR FROM GIANTS at the party or available on ITunes, Spotify or LeLandsRoad.com 

On this episode you'll hear 3 tracks from the album

  • Headlights
  • Fire In The Sky (Live Acoustic)
  • Hold On

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Direct download: LeLandsRoadRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:32pm CST

New Hard Rock band The Weapon stops by the show to talk about their sound, how the band formed & some of their background in other bands. Ryan Mills brought the snacks so about half way through the show the snacks take over and we review the new Chocolate Twinkies and eat a few dozen Oreos.

The Weapon is (Left to Right): Patrick (Vocals), Jordan (Drums), Ryan (Guitar). Not pictured: Andy (Guitar) & Jared (Bass).

To hold us over til they get some recordings of their original songs, The Weapon performed an acoustic cover of Sevendust "Black"

See them LIVE

9/9 at Ink Spot Block Party in Troy, MO at Lincoln County Fairgrounds along with

  • Fivefold
  • Inimical Drive
  • The Hush List
  • Sky Burnt White
  • Discrepancies
  • Common Jones
  • Guerrilla Theory
  • Divide The Empire
  • City of Parks
  • Ashland
  • Hollow Point Heroes
  • OATM
  • Soundtrapp
  • Sneaky Tree
  • Denver Wade Trent

FREE show with ticket from any band or vendors!

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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.

 

Check out my friends Gig-A-Bit Rocks at Gigabitrocks.com  If you or your band is looking to tour, Gig-A-Bit Rocks wants to help!

 

Direct download: TheWeaponRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25am CST

For The City returns!! I caught up with Wiley & Burton of For The City to talk about their brand new album PANIC, their release party, stories behind the songs, recording with Dan Marsala (Story of the Year), sharing the stage with Halestorm & Trapt and more.

Wiley Johnson (Vocals) & Jeremy Burton (Bass) of For The City

See them LIVE 8/25 at Pop's for their Release Party with special guests:

  • Inner Outlines
  • Hello Halo (NY)
  • My Legacy My Ghost
  • Slushwave

Tickets are $5 advance $8 at the door. Purchase here: https://squareup.com/store/forthecity/

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at 2 new songs from PANIC

  • Panic
  • Self Sabotage

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Direct download: ForTheCity2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:11am CST

Illphonics return to the show! I caught up with Kevin & Fallout of Illphonics the other night to discuss their new album PURPLE PIANO SOCIETY, touring, some advice for others looking to tour and so much more.

On this episode you'll hear 3 songs from their new album PURPLE PIANO SOCIETY

  • Heights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KPr6KwAQiw

  • Merlin
  • Swear

Pick up the album today wherever you buy digital music, Illphonics.net  or stream it on Spotify. Pick up a physical copy at Vintage Vinyl in St.Louis or at any shows!

See Illphonics LIVE

8/26 at Old Rock House with Caveofswords, Chris Grindz & Tonina Saputo

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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.

 

Check out my friends Gig-A-Bit Rocks at Gigabitrocks.com  If you or your band is looking to tour, Gig-A-Bit Rocks wants to help!

 

Direct download: Illphonics2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01am CST