Comedian Tina Dybal joins me on the show. We hung out at Mokabe's recently and talked about her comedy, winning Helium's funniest person in St.Louis competition, growing up, Six Flags, Sasha Baron Cohen, podcasting and more. 

See Tina LIVE

8/19 at Helium Best of the City Showcase

8/23 at Foam Coffee Break with Yale Hollander

9/8 at Rendezvous in O'Fallon, MO 

Click subscribe to her podcast Where You Fucked Up with friend of the show Jeremy Essig.

Follow Tina on Instagram for more dates!

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

Direct download: TinaDybalRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

This episode is the live audio recorded the night of July 10th, 2018 during the Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show at Naked Vine featuring the talents of Sean Coray, Gavin M & Elliott Pearson. Hope you enjoy the show. Please support these guys, buy some music, go see a show, follow them on social media, tell a friend, whatever you can do!

Please join us August 14th for the next edition of the Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show with Ahna Schoenhoff, Bobby Stevens & Matt Wynn. 7-9pm $5

See Gavin M LIVE

Aug 11 at Delmar Hall with Brewer & Shipley

Aug 23 at Alpha Brewing Co 

See Elliott Pearson & The Passing Lane LIVE

Aug 11 at Grub & Groove in Francis Park

Aug 25 at Main Street Abbey Columbia, IL

Aug 29 at ANEW Happy Hour with A Purpose STL

Sept 16 at Taste of St.Louis in Chesterfield, MO

Oct 5 at Songs & Soldiers in Columbia, IL 

Find more Sean Coray at SeanCoray.com

 

Direct download: SingerSongwriter7.10.18RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04am CDT

This was an absolute treat. I had the chance to sit and talk with Valerie & Ethan of Miss Jubilee & St.Louis Steady Grinders. These two are just students of the music and were happy to open up and share some of their knowledge with me. We talk about how Miss Jubilee formed, Ethan moving to St.Louis, his love for pianos, some big upcoming shows. stories form recording their albums & more!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Miss Jubilee "Froggy Bottom" 
  • St.Louis Steady Grinders "Peepin At The Rising Sun"
  • Miss Jubilee "Throw Me in The Alley"

Pick up both albums wherever you get your digital music. CDs available at any of the upcoming shows. Miss-Jubilee.com

See Miss Jubilee LIVE

8/9 at Joe's Cafe

8/31 at Focal Point

9/2 at Big Muddy Blues Festival

Every Wednesday at Schlafly Bottleworks

Every Sunday at Evangeline's

Follow them on the website, EthanLeinwand.com or Facebook fore more dates!

 

Direct download: MissJubileeRPP.mp3
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Monkh RETURNS! I caught up with Monkh to talk about the new Monkh & The People GROOVELOVE FANTASTIC EP that is now available everywhere, stories behind the process, we talk LouFest, TuneSpeak, Funk music, D'Angelo, and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • People Power
  • Groovelove Fantastic
  • Ramble On (Led Zeppelin cover) (Live acoustic)
Direct download: Monkh3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm CDT

Meet The Broken Kingdom! I had a blast hanging with these guys. I took a drive over to Collinsville, IL to record this one. We talk about how the group came together, stories behind the songs, sobriety, influences, upcoming shows and jam some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Until The End (live acoustic)
  • Set Me On Fire
  • Never Again (live acoustic)


Pick up their EP today on Soundcloud.com

See The Broken Kingdom LIVE

Aug 8th at Fubar Jimmy Solo acoustic

Aug 16th at Fubar with Boy Hits Car

Find more upcoming dates on their Facebook page! Subscribe to their YouTube channel!

Direct download: TheBrokenKingdomRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am CDT

The other night I caught up with singer songwriter Jon Bonham in the basement of Das Bevo to talk about growing up in St.Louis, surfing, his start in music, early influences, stories behind some of the songs, play live acoustic and talk about upcoming gigs!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Don't Bet On Me
  • Tower Grove (live acoustic)
  • Now That She's Gone (live acoustic)

See Jon Bonham & Friends LIVE

1st & 3rd Fridays at Das Bevo

1st & 3rd Sundays at The Gramophone

8/10 at Naked Vine

8/16 at Joe's Cafe

Find more dates on Jon Bonham & Friends on Facebook!

Big Thanks to Das Bevo for letting us hang out and record. Be sure to check out this beautiful place!

 

 

Direct download: JonBonhamRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:56am CDT

Last week I had the opportunity to meet up with Indianapolis band The Day After as they were touring through St.Louis to play at Floor Fest. Being that this was their first trip to St.Louis, we decided to go to Imo's and record a podcast there. I had a great time getting to know more about the band while enjoying some pizza. We talk about touring, some of the 10 year history of the group, and different merch ideas like candles and condoms.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Better Off
  • The Year
  • The Underdog

Pick up some The Day After songs wherever you get your digital music, TheDayAfter.Bandcamp.com or Spotify.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. TheDayAfter.us

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

 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: TheDayAfterRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:10pm CDT

The other day I stopped in at Gaslight to hang out with my friends in Backwash on a soggy Sunday afternoon. We get into talking about their upcoming show at An Under Cover Weekend at Delmar Hall as they'll pay tribute to The Strokes, their debut album Sonic Chronic, music videos with James Jackson and new music! This episode was recorded live during lounge hours so there is a little background noise. 

See them LIVE

8/25 at Delmar Hall for An Under Cover Weekend playing The Strokes. Undercoverweekend.com for tickets & more information!

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more dates!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Sunshine
  • Surfboard Prom Date

Available for download at BackwashSTL.bandcamp.com or Spotify.

 

Direct download: BackwashRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

Jason Detroit joins me to discuss his upcoming EP, play some live acoustic, talk about video games and Saturday Night Live. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • For The Best (Live Acoustic)
  • Swiper, No Swiping 

Find "Swiper, No Swiping" at JasonDetroit.Bandcamp.com for FREE download!

Follow Jason Detroit on Facebook for upcoming show dates & information on the EP Release.

 

Direct download: JasonDetroitRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

Zack of The Hollow Ends RETURNS! We dive right into talking about his debut album BEARS IN MIND, the release party, tour, stories behind some of the songs, River City Opry, his crazy day at Lo-Fi Cherokee & more.

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the album:

  • Close To Flames
  • Bears In Mind 
  • The Low

Purchase The Hollow Ends "BEARS IN MIND" at TheHollowEnds.com, ITunes or stream on Spotify. Pick up a copy at any of the shows!

July 27 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room for ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with The Good Deeds & Stephen Lightle 7pm doors 8pm show $8

July 28 at The Brick in Kansas City

July 31 at The Riff in Springfield, MO

Aug 1 at The Root in Tulsa, OK

Aug 2 at Darwin's Pub in Austin, TX 

More dates on the website! Follow The Hollow Ends on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up with him on tour.

 

 

Direct download: HollowEnds2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT

Singer Songwriter Tom Watkins joins me on the show to talk about his upcoming EP, stories behind some of the songs, some of his history in music like playing in punk bands, and play a couple live acoustic for us.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Like You Do
  • Ask

Follow Tom Watkins on Facebook for more information about when the EP is ready and show dates.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: TomWatkinsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24pm CDT

The other day I stopped in at TechArtista in St.Louis, MO to talk with Hip Hop artist & Producer Mvstermind about his growing up in St.Louis and finding music, playing LouFest, his new single & music video "More," upcoming show and more!

See him LIVE

Friday July 20th at The Pageant for Red Bull Music Presents The Mind of Jay E featuring:

  • E-40
  • Chingy
  • Murphy LEe
  • Tef Poe
  • Kyjuan
  • Mvstermind

On this episode you'll hear

  • Minute Plan
  • More

Find all things Mvstermind at Mvstermind.com. Grab the songs wherever digital music is sold. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

Direct download: MvstermindRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

This episode I welcome some of the people who started Rock University and planned the Rock University Festival. Get to know a little more about them, how Rock U started & what to expect at the festival. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Common Jones "Jones Dub"
  • Bleach "Dead"
  • Boomtown United "Love Like Fire"
  • Outrun The Fall "Wolftiger"

Join us July 21st at The Babylon in St.Peters, MO for this years 8th Annual Rock U Festival with live music from Boomtown United, Common Jones, Guerrilla Theory, Elbow Through Hammer, Outrun The Fall, Divide The Empire, Out Amongst The Masses, The Many Colored Death, Pogo Funk, Bleach, Yeah Whatever, To Be Determined, Chasing Ginger & Jen Galinski. $10 cover or donation of musical instrument. Proceeds go to Play It Forward STL & SK8 Club United. 

Besides the live music, there will also be a half pipe for skating, vendors, great food and cold drinks. All ages til 11pm, 21+ til 1a.

Follow all of these bands & Rock U Festival on Facebook & Instagram.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: RockUFestRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:17pm CDT

The other night my friend Dustin Arbuckle rolled through town and stopped in at the Broadway Oyster Bar with his band Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations and Katy Guillen & The Girls. It was an incredible evening of great music. Dustin was nice enough to take a few minutes out before the show to record with me. We sat in their tour bus and talked about their new EP, touring, White Castles, some of Moreland & Arbuckle's 15 year history, shooting the new music video & more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Half a Piece 
  • Say My Name
  • My Getaway

Pick up your copy of the EP at DustinArbuckleDamnations.com

See them on tour!

July 6 in Nescopeck, PA at Briggs Farm Blues Festival

July 7 in Wrightsville, PA at Reds, Whites & Blues Festival at Moon Dancer Winery

July 8 in Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater 1894

July 9 in Miamisburg, OH at Blue Note Bistro & Lounge

Aug 3 in Salina, KS at Friday Night Live at Campbell Plaza

Aug 4 in Omaha, NE at Harney Street Tavern

Full calendar, merch & everything on the website. Fall them on Facebook & Instagram!

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

Direct download: DustinArbuckleRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26am CDT

I'm very excited to welcome Singer Songwriter Samantha Clemons to the show! I had such a great time recording this one, and getting to know a little more about Samantha. We talk about her childhood and growing up, discovering music and writing, recording her EP, being a mother, stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Burn
  • No Room (Live Acoustic)
  • Blow You Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LszI08amm4A

Pick up her BURN EP wherever you get your digital music. Stream it on Spotify. Also be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to her YouTube channel!

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

Direct download: SamanthaClemonsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:38am CDT

Last Friday I took a drive out to Swansea, IL to hang out with Jesse & John of Wooden Puddin to discuss how this group came to be, talk about Shania Twain, jam some live acoustic and whole lot more!

Follow Wooden Puddin on Facebook for more dates coming soon! They are taking off the month of July as they'll be touring with Old Salt Union. You can catch Old Salt Union under the Arch on July 4th at 3:45pm. OldSaltUnion.com

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Dink's Song (Live Acoustic) 
  • New York City (Live Acoustic)

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

 

Direct download: woodenpuddinRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:58pm CDT

Heavy metal rockers As Earth Shatters join me for a new episode of Rock Paper Podcast! I caught up with them at their band practice. It was about 100 degrees that day so you'll hear the fan blowing on us so we don't die during the show. We get into talking about new music, give you an exclusive first listen of their single "Anxiety", talk about recording with Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios, touring and we even make a new drinking game!

Grab your beverage of choice and take a swig every time you hear Sammy Hagar!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Indifference
  • Alone
  • Anxiety

Purchase some As Earth Shatters tunes on ITunes or Bandcamp, listen on Spotify.

See them LIVE

Aug 31-Sept 2 at Midwestern Rockfest at Camp Manitowa at Rend Lake with OneDay, Discrepancies, Fly Method, Ashland, Pure October, Inner Outlines & more

Find more dates & info by following the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube channel. 

 

Direct download: AsEarthShattersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

After Wednesday stops by the show to talk about their upcoming new music, big release party, recording with Zagk Gibbons at Gaslight, playing a show with Nick Jonas, stories behind the 3 EP's, jam some live acoustic & more.

Get a sneak peek at their new EP

  • 19
  • Tattoo (Live Acoustic)
  • Can't Get Through (Live Acoustic)

Check out After Wednesday's new tunes on ITunes & Spotify or your favorite digital outlet.

June 28th 19 will be available. Pick up your copy TODAY!

July 12th 20 will be avilable

July 26th 21 will be available

See them LIVE

July 29 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Thames & The Astounds

Follow After Wednesday on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & information. 

 

Direct download: AfterWednesdayRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:41pm CDT

This weekend I stopped in at band practice to hang out with the guys of Brother Francis & The Soultones to talk about their new EP, upcoming shows, stories behind some of the music and a whole lot more!

Brother Francis & The Soultones are (Left to Right): Jacob (Bass), Ryan (Keys), Francis (Guitar/Vocals) & Taylor (Drums)

Pick up their EP TODAY! Now available on ITunes & Bandcamp

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

  • Haven't Got The Time
  • Right Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GJeY1PGjpM

See them LIVE

6/28 at Venice Cafe

7/12 at Venice Cafe

7/14 Mound City Music Fest with Common Jones, The Scandaleros, Monkh and The People, Guerrilla Theory, Break Night & More at Atomic Cowboy

7/20 at Venice Cafe

7/21 at City Museum at Beatnik Bob's

Follow them on Facebook for more dates. 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: BrotherFrancisRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm CDT

Fly Method returns to Rock Paper Podcast! We talk about their big news of adding a new member to the band Guitarist Matt Benne, we talk about upcoming summer shows, new merch and play some Jenga. 

On this episode you'll hear:

-Grace of God 

Purchase some Fly Method music on ITunes, stream on Spotify. Pick up a new shirt or hat at the shows!

See them LIVE

6/30 at The Firebird for Common Jones album release party with Guerrilla Theory & Pogo Funk

7/21 at Floor Fest

8/8 at Old Rock House for Freddy's Freedom Project 

8/31-9/2 at Mid West Rock Fest at Rend Lake

Find more information by following Fly Method on Facebook & Instagram. 

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

Direct download: FlyMethod3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:43am CDT

The other night I caught up with Hal Pascale of Cherokee Moon to talk about her moving to St.Louis, putting together this band, stories behind some of the songs, debut their first single "Rules" and play some live!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Rules
  • Just The Other Day (Live)

See them LIVE

6/29 at The Monocle with Jenny Roques 

7/7 at Old Rock House with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Follow Cherokee Moon on Facebook & Instagram for more updates!

Direct download: cherokeemoonrpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:04am CDT

Photographer Nate Burrell stops by the show to share some stories of his work, his travels, working with artists like Patrick Sweany, John Calvin Abney & Ryan Koenig, getting in to making music videos & more.

Find his portfolio at NateBurrell.com

Subscribe to his YouTube channel. Follow him on Instagram!

We talk about shooting John Calvin Abney's "Get Your House In Order" music video. Check out that video!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Patrick Sweany "Up And Down" from his latest ANCIENT NOISE album
  • John Calvin Abney "Get Your House In Oreder" from his latest COYOTE album

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

Direct download: NateBurrellRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:41am CDT

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

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

 

Direct download: EricBrownRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

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.

Direct download: commonjones3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31am CDT

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.

 

Direct download: BleachRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

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

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

 

Direct download: Lusid2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

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!

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

 

 

Direct download: TROYRPP.mp3
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. 

 

Direct download: BryanHerrRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:25pm CDT

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

Meet the guys of Outrun The Fall! These veterans of the St.Louis local rock scene (most of them from Hollow Point Heroes) recently debuted this brand new band, and then dropped a three song EP! 

We get into some of the stories of recording the debut EP with Matt Amelung at Encapsulated Studios, upcoming live shows, what is a wolf tiger and what to else to expect from Outrun The Fall. We also talk snack cakes as I brought along some Little Debbie's (Please sponsor my show Little Debbie!).

On this episode you'll hear a preview of their EP

  • Crazy
  • Wolf Tiger

Download the EP on CDBaby.com or stream on Spotify!

Follow Outrun The Fall on Facebook for more dates!

See them LIVE

6/23 at Pop's for Mental Fixation Album Release Party with Outrun The Fall, Verba Stellae, Shots Fired & Disguise The Limit

7/21 at The Babylon for Rock University Festival

Direct download: OutrunTheFallRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28am CDT

Comedian, Author & Teacher Rob Durham returns to the show to talk about his new book AROUND THE BLOCK. He shares some interesting stories that helped inspire the book, a glimpse at the process of writing a book, his upcoming Teacher Appreciation week at the Funny Bone and a lot more!

See Rob LIVE

5/19 at 6 North Cafe for a Book Signing 

5/19 at Finn's Food & Spirits in Hannibal, MO with Max Price

5/30-6/3 at St.Louis Funny Bone with Kevin Patterson

Check out his new book AROUND THE BLOCK now available at RobDurhamComedy.com, Amazon or wherever you buy your E-Books.

 

Direct download: RobDurham2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:46am CDT

Singer Songwriter Sean Coray stops joins for Episode 571!  We get in to talking about his latest FIND A WAY EP, some of the stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Live and Learn (Live Acoustic)
  • Picture Yourself (Album version)
  • My Time Loving Wrong (Live Acoustic)

Grab a copy of FIND A WAY wherever you get your digital music or physical copies at shows!

See Sean LIVE

5/24 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room with Leland's Road & Russ Lawton 

More dates at SeanCoray.com. Follow him on Facebook & Instagram.

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

Direct download: seancorayRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:26am CDT

The other night I stopped by to visit my friends The Wingmen at their band practice. We had a lot of laughs talking about some of the crazy songs they play in their cover band, some of the history of the group, and did some live acoustic covers of a few of their favorite girl pop tunes.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • What's Going On (4 Non Blondes)
  • Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
  • Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)

See The Wingmen LIVE

5/4 at Claytons

5/26 at Llywelyn's Webster Groves

7/28 at Stone Spiral 

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. TheWingmenSTL.com

 

Direct download: WingmenRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am CDT

I took a drive out to Granite City, IL to meet up with the guys of Blues 'N' Grass to talk about their sound, how the band formed, and do some live jamming!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Jambalaya (Hank Williams Sr) 
  • For What It's Worth (Bufflao Springfield)
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love (The Stanley Brothers)

See Blues N Grass LIVE

5/2 at Doit's Village Inn

6/9 at Melting Pot Market

7/7 at Canton Inn

Be sure to follow them on Facebook for more dates! Be sure to visit their sponsor Sanchez & Sons Western Wear and tell them you heard it about it on Rock Paper Podcast!

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Direct download: bluesngrassrpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:03am CDT

The other night I caught up with none other than DJ Mahf at his home and talked about some of his adventures in music. From DJing house parties in high school, Earthworms, his Beastie Boys tribute My Posse In Effect to touring the country & world playing music. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Steddy P & DJ Mahf - A Moment In Time
  • Earthworms - Get Up ft Steve Ewing
  • DJ Mahf - Sonic Trauma 2 

Follow DJ Mahf on FAcebook, Twitter & Instagram

Check out his website DJMahf.com

See him LIVE

May 19 with My Posse In Effect at Old Rock House

June 17 at RFT Showcase at Atomic Cowboy

July 20 with RJD2 & DJ Alexis at Atomic Cowboy

Motown Monday's

Pin-Up Bowl on Tuesdays

Star Bar most Saturday & Sundays

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

 

Direct download: DJMahfRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44am CDT

A bit ago I caught up with Blastar at band practice and got in to talking about everything from video game music, girl scout cookies, Pee Wee's Big Adventure to new music. 

They decided to debut TWO BRAND NEW songs on today's episode for you. You'll hear:

  • Salamander
  • Working Tidal

Find more Blastar music on their Bandcamp page, ITunes & Spotify

Follow them on Facebook for upcoming dates!

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

Direct download: blastarRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:25pm CDT

This episode was recorded LIVE on Record Store Day at Music Record Shop. There is a fair amount of background noise as it was a party. I had so much fun recording this one. Big Thanks to Music Record Shop for inviting me out. Thanks to my friends Danny & Josh of Brother Lee And The Leather Jackals, Stephen of Hands & Feet, Brent & Zach of Silent Hollow, Dustin of For The City and Matt & Elijah of Inner Outlines for stopping by to hang out with me. 

I drop in some songs throughout the show from all of these guys. On this episode you'll hear:

  • Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals "Brown Bottle Flu"
  • For The City "Lady In The Water"
  • Hands & Feet "All Night Skate"
  • Silent Hollow "Lies In Fiction"
  • Inner Outlines "Halo" ft Garrett Rapp

Support these wonderful hard working bands! See them LIVE

Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals

5/12 Gramophone then Livery Company

5/18 Broadway Oyster Bar with Wild Adriatic

5/19 Toad Road Festival

7/26 Jackal Fest 3 at Ready Room

For The City

5/24 Herrin Fest with Pop Evil

5/25 Old Rock House with City Of Parks, Inner Outlines & Man The Helm

Silent Hollow 

5/5 Pop's for Pointfest Finals

5/12 Pointfest!

Inner Outlines

5/25 at Old Rock House with For The City, City Of Parks & Man The Helm

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

 

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

Last weekend I ran into my friend Devon Allman out enjoying a night on the town in St.Louis, MO. He then invited me over to join Duane Betts and Him in the morning on the tour bus before leaving town on their tour! So that's exactly what happened, this episode was recorded live from the tour bus. Along with Devon & Duane, we were also joined by Tyler Stokes (guitar) & Nicholas David (keys) of The Devon Allman Project and long time friend Catfish Willie.

We had a great time talking about this tour, meeting on The Allman Brothers tour, Duane's new SKETCHES OF AMERICAN MUSIC EP, Devon Allman Project hitting the studio, and much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Royal Southern Brotherhood "Left My Heart in Memphis"
  • Duane Betts "Taking Time"
  • Duane Betts "Downtown Runaround"
  • Devon Allman "A Night Like This (The Cure cover)"

See them LIVE

4/24 New York, NY

4/25 State College, PA

4/27 Charlotte, NC

4/28 Phenix City, AL

4/29 Atlanta, GA

4/30 Tybee Island, GA

5/1 Charleston, SC

Find all things Devon Allman including the full list of dates at DevonAllmanProject.com

Find all things Duane Betts at DuaneBetts.com. Pick up Duane's EP this week!

Follow both of them on Facebook & Instagram!

Direct download: DevonDuaneRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

Shark Dad returns to the show to talk about their new album PINK MOTEL, their release party, performing with Peelander-Z, stories behind some of these songs and more.

PINK MOTEL is available digitally everywhere on 4/21!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Cherokee Beach
  • Nameless #2

See Shark Dad LIVE

4/22 at The Firebird for their Album Release Party with Let's Not and Turtle Club

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

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: SharkDad3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CDT

Comedian Will O'Donnell joins me to talk about his start in comedy, some QuikTrip life hacks, winning Hey Guys comedy competition and more. 

See Will LIVE

4/18 at Hey Guys Comedy in Fairview Heights, IL

4/20 at Good News Brewing Company O'Fallon, MO

Follow Will online for more QT tips

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

 

 

Direct download: WIllODonnellRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am CDT

On April 10th I hosted my very first Singer Songwriter Storytelling showcase at The Monocle. I invited some of the best guys I know to join me Dana Michael Anderson, Neil C. Luke and Chris Rader.

Photo by Gavin McNutt. Left to Right: Dana, Neil & Chris

Be sure to support these guys. Pick up Dana's latest record BOTTLES available digitally everywhere. Check out Neil with his band's Old Soul Revival and L.S. Xprss. Old Souls Revival have a brand new record titled OLD SOULS REVIVAL. You can see Chris with his band Clusterpluck. The also have albums available everywhere.

Thanks again to my wonderful guests, and all the fans and friends that showed up that night. Big thanks to The Monocle for the opportunity. Join us every 2nd Tuesday as we continue this as a monthly series. 

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

 

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: songwriters1RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:49am CDT

I took a drive out to Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks in Illinois for the night to hang out with my friend Lexy Schlemer of Candy Coated Evil. We get into talking about some of her solo music, her crazy weekend for the shop at Walker Stalker, hanging out with Paul Thorn and play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Blame It On The Music
  • Livin' Loud
  • Never Be Mine

See Lexy LIVE

4/13 at Franchise 8-12 with Brad Noe

4/14 at Paddy McD's 9-1 with Brad Noe

4/21 at Stagger Inn 5-8

Be sure to follow Hess Van Schlemer on Facebook. HVSmetalworksart.com

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Direct download: LexySchlemerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

New Lingo returns to the show! This time they brought along their manger Juan Ibanez. Juan also recently shot music videos for New Lingo including their "Swoon" & "Texas Justice" videos. We talk about how these guys are all came to working together, the new RV, hitting the road on tour, brand new music and big ol release party coming up!

See New Lingo LIVE

4/28 at The Firebird with Ashland, Steeples, Hard Loss, Man The Helm & Cold Rooms. $10 tickets. 6pm FirebirdSTL.com

For more dates, follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. NewLingoSTL.com

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs from their upcoming BELOVED EP including "Swoon" and the WORLD PREMIERE of "High Hopes"

 

Direct download: NewLingo2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07am CDT

The other night I had the privilege of hanging out with my friends Neil C. Luke & Drew Sheafor of L.S Xprss. I just pressed record and let them do their thing. We talked about a little of everything, played some live acoustic and had a lot of laughs. 

Neil C. Luke (Left) & Drew Sheafor (Right) of L.S Xprss

See them LIVE

4/13 Jamapolooza at Livery Company

4/14 at Lo-Fi Cherokee 11a

4/29 at Sinkhole with Thee Oswalds

5/12 at Venice Cafe

6/2 at Cantonn Inn

6/16 & 17 at RFT Showcase in The Grove

6/23 at Creefest at Off Broadway

Find more dates by following L.S. Xprss on Facebook & Instagram!

On this episode you'll hear

  • "I Had To Face It" 
  • "Mama" (River Kittens cover)
  • "Rock N Roll Milkshake"
Direct download: LSXprssRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06am CDT

The other night I sat in a St.Louis Denny's with Comedian & Musician Sarah Pearl to get to know a little more about what she has been up to. We get into her start and love for comedy, her early days in music and her new project she's working on and then we chow down on some pancakes! Thanks to Ruth our wonderful waitress for taking such great care of us. 

Closing out the show you hear a bit of Virgina Muse a demo version of Lake Street Drive's "What I'm Doing Here." Keep an eye out for more music and dates from Virgina Muse soon.

See Sarah LIVE

4/6 at Foam for Coffee Break with Yale Hollander

4/22 at Helium for Best In The City

5/3 at Venice Cafe for debut performance of Virgina Muse

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

Direct download: SarahPearlRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

Pure October RETURNS! I caught up with this pop punk trio the other day to talk about some of their big upcoming shows, brand new music, we answer all the burning questions from the fans, and debut their new single!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Always 
  • Sunny Side Up

Follow Pure October on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Pick up their music on ITunes, Bandcamp or Spotify.

See them LIVE

4/5 at Lindenwood University 

4/7 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Inner Outlines, Free Parking & Calloway Circus. Don't forget to pre-order your new shirt before the show at PureOctober.com!

5/19 Kickback Fest

6/2 at The Firebird for Agitate The Airwaves Birthday show

 

 

Direct download: PureOctober2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20am CDT

The other night I stopped in at the Mudpit to talk with Nate Lowery of The Native Sons. I had a great time talking with him and getting to know him a little better. We get into talking about his move to St.Louis, starting The Native Sons, his family, Mudpie, play some live acoustic and share stories behind these songs.

On this episode you'll hear: 

  • Searching For A Line (Live Acoustic)
  • Circles Around The Sun (Live Acoustic) 
  • Valley Of The Acid Eaters (Live Acoustic)

See The Native Sons LIVE: 

Every Sunday at The Beale on Broadway 5-8

Every Monday at 1860 Saloon 9-1

4/4 at The Ready Room

For more dates, follow the band on Facebook & Instagram. Keep an eye out for an album coming soon!

Direct download: nateloweryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:25pm CDT

Singer songwriter Brent Stewart joins me on the show to talk about his brand new album, some stories behind some of the songs, play some live acoustic and more!

See Brent LIVE

4/6 at Varsity Theater in Carbondale

4/7 at Evangeline's in St.Louis

On this episode you'll hear 3 new songs from HOME TO ROAM

  • Record Junkie Blues
  • Some Things
  • Home to Roam

Follow Brent Stewart on Facebook & Instagram. Pick up some of his other albums on BrentStewartMusic.com

Direct download: BrentStewartRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

A bit ago I stopped in at Steve's Hot Dogs in Tower Grove to talk with Melwheezy of Geekly Podcast. We talk about his show, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and a bunch of other geek talk. 

Thanks to Steve's for letting us hang out and record! 

Be sure to check out Geekly Podcast on ITunes or Soundcloud. Follow the show on Facebook & Twitter!

Direct download: GeeklyRPP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm CDT

The other night I caught up with rapper Altayzie at his home and talked about his upcoming album DREAMSCAPE, early influences, mental health, and even do a little live rap!

Altayzie breaks down the whole record track by track. Get a sneak peak at DREAMSCAPE. You'll hear:

  • Sleep Paralysis
  • The Woods
  • Duct Tape

See Altayzie LIVE

4/20 at Schalfly Tap Room for this ALBUM RELEASE PARTY also performing LIVE Zues Rebel Waters, Bo Dean, CieJ & Loutribe Jigg

Follow Altayzie on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.

 

Direct download: AltayzieRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:38am CDT

Good friend of the show ATG of Discrepancies stops by to talk about his new solo album he's working on. We talk about some of the stories behind the album, debut a brand new track and more. ATG brought along his friend Gorilla J. I had a great time getting to know him a little better. They even did a little freestyle rapping for the show!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Got 5 On It Freestyle
  • Blessed
  • Fragile (ft Dub Flow & Gorilla J)
  • No Limit Freestyle
  • Wu-Tang

Head over to ITunes, Google Play or Spotify and pick up the single "Blessed" from ATG today!

Follow him on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: ATGGorillaJRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

The other night I stopped in at Encapsulated Studios and meet with up with rockers The Disappeared. We talk about some of the bands history, how they formed, crazy tour stories, new music, their return to the stage and more!

See them LIVE for the first time in 2.5 years!

4/14 at The Sinkhole with Breakmouth Annie, Better Days and Shitstorm 

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

On this episode you'll hear

  • Directions
  • City of Neighborhoods
  • Sometimes Days Just End

Find more music from The Disappeared on Bandcamp, ITunes or Spotify!

Direct download: TheDisappearedRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Pirate Signal RETURNS! They have a brand new EP, a release party and so much to talk about. We also talk about their trip to SXSW, recording the EP, stories behind the songs and more. 

Head over to PirateSignalMusic.com today and grab a copy of the new Abolition EP

See them LIVE

3/30 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Hounds, The Mercs & Kodek

tickets available at Ticketmaster.com or Blueberry Hill box office

Follow Pirate Signal on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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

  • Abolition
  • Mr.Grey
  • Problem Solver

Keep an eye for a music video for Mr.Grey this coming week from Matt Basler!

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

Direct download: PirateSignal2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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!

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

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

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 CDT

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 

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

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.

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

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 CDT

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!

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

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 CDT

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!

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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)

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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!

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

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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 CDT

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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

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 CDT

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

On this episode you'll hear 

  • Diamond Eyes 
  • Espolon
  • Companion Star
  • The Chase

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

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

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT