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. 


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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. 


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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


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 

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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

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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!

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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

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

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

Hear two clips from PATTERNS 

  • The Waterlillies
  • Mobile Home

See Eric LIVE

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

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

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bent 
  • jones Dub

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

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

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

Direct download: commonjones3RPP.mp3
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A little while back I was asked to be involved in Rock University's High School Battle of the Bands competition. The winner received an appearance on the show, along with studio recording time at Gaslight and a slot at Rock University Festival. 

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

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

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Elizabeth
  • Dead
  • Soles (live acoustic)

See them LIVE

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

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

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


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

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

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

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: www.ticketweb.com

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



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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! 


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

See him LIVE

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

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Vaporwave
  • Elevator Heist
  • Hustler (snippet)

Find more information & buy some merch at Lusidelia.com

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

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

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Reckoning 
  • Wicked World

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

See them LIVE

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

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

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

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



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