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

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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
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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
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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 CST

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 CST

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.

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Direct download: TomWatkinsRPP.mp3
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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 CST

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 CST

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!

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Direct download: DustinArbuckleRPP.mp3
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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!

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

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 CST