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Fat Tuesday Blue Dream Bash

Off Broadway
Tue 2.25
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Mama Tried is happy to present Ellen Hilton Cook, The Dammit Janets and Brother Francis & the Soultones in our first musical event of 2020, the Fat Tuesday Blue Dream Bash at Off Broadway.

Doors at 7 pm, music starts at 8 pm
Suggested donation at the door to benefit a local community group, details to follow.

Let's celebrate the good times and share a little cheer!

The Mardi Gras theme this year is BLUE, represent in your best blue ensemble. Secret ballot contest for best costume.
Fat Tuesday rocks ⚜

Justin Townes Earle

Off Broadway
Fri 2.28
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$22.00 - $35.00 Buy Tickets

A Tribute to Stax Records

Off Broadway
Sat 2.29
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
A Tribute to Stax Records
Featuring: Roland Johnson, Gene Jackson, Brother Jefferson, Miss Molly Simms, Bob Kamoske, Thomas Ingram, Tru Born and more..
Saturday, Feb 29
Doors 7
Show 8
$12

The Yawpers

Off Broadway
Mon 3.2
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Les Gruff and the Billy Goat "Help Wanted" Release Party

Off Broadway
Fri 3.6
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Les Gruff and the Billy Goat will be releasing 3 new songs on March 6 and wants to throw a party in celebration. And where better than the St Louis Headquarters of Americana Music, Off Broadway.
Come one, come all, and bring a friend.

Kicking the show off will be the ever-delightful Rovie Raccoon.

You're not gonna want to miss this.

Show at 8
$10

Jeremiah Johnson CD Release Party

Off Broadway
Sat 3.7
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Bear Hands

Off Broadway
Fri 3.13
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

J Roddy Walston Presents: “A Single Dose of Strangeness” ft. Palm Palm

Off Broadway
Sat 3.14
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
a cosmic peach striking the flower of time. a soft dream. a fast shoe. somewhere to be. nobody to go. 
cosmically put together by the organic juices of the universe. 
 
we have the coco and we use him (Charlie Glenn, guitar).
we have deux peaux and he has the funky foot (Raphael Katchinoff, drums).
we have the biggest boy and he is still growing (Andrew Carper, bass).
we have the casual pink and he will bring his pontoon of followers (J Roddy Walston, keys &vox).
 
we are the undisputed big tongues of juke juke.
we are coming for your dreams babies and gentlethems!
we are tonight only!

Snow Tire Concert Series Presents: Brent Cobb

Off Broadway
Sun 3.15
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 7:30 pm
All Ages
$20.00 - $35.00 Buy Tickets

Christopher Paul Stelling

Off Broadway
Tue 3.17
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Christopher Paul Stelling is a songwriter based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Known for incendiary performances and his own blend of fingerpicked guitar, howled laments, and southern gothic lyrics, Stelling has toured the United States and Europe extensively.

After self-releasing the albums ‘Songs of Praise and Scorn’ (2012), and ‘False Cities’ (2013), Stelling released ‘Labor Against Waste’ (2015), and ‘Itinerant Arias’ (2017) on the Anti-Records label.

He has been featured on NPR's Tiny Desk series, performed on CBS This Morning, and is a frequent performer at the Newport Folk Festival.

His next album is slated for release in February of 2020.
When not playing guitar he can be found walking his fierce hound, Ida Mae. 

"The richly layered storytelling of John Prine, the croon-to-howl hybrid vocal of Tom Waits and Glen Hansard, and an intricately finger-picked guitar style that lands somewhere between Lead Belly and Lindsey Buckingham"
- Rolling Stone

"He's a singer with the spirit of Woody Guthrie both deep within and showing on his sleeve." - Bob Boilen // NPR Music

Jack Grelle "If Not Forever” Album Release Show

Off Broadway
Fri 3.20
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Join us for Jack Grelle's "If Not Forever" album release party!
w/ Dusk
and DJ spin courtesy of Dead Wax Records

Bob Mould Solo Electric

Off Broadway
Sat 3.21
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$30.00 Sold Out

Ever-evolving artist Bob Mould—whose face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of alternative music—decided to “write to the sunshine,” as he describes it, not because he likes the current administration. It comes from a more personal place—a place found in Berlin, Germany, where he’s spent the majority of the last three years. Here Mould would draw inspiration from the new environments.

The theme, the cathartic vocals, and the strings all amount to Mould’s catchiest, grabbiest album since Copper Blue, the acclaimed 1992 debut of his trio Sugar. Back then, Mould’s work in Hüsker Dü, as a solo artist, and in Sugar helped define the sound of guitar rock in the alternative age. Sunshine Rock finds him doing it again for an era that has ostensibly eschewed rock.

Sunshine Rock follows the 2016 release of Patch the Sky, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as “conjuring the ecstatic rage of his earlier bands for a grim new era” and as “tight, sharp musings on aging, fizzled relationships and death that are melodic enough to sound like songs of victory” by the New York Times. Patch the Sky completed a trilogy including its 2014 predecessor Beauty & Ruin and 2012’s Silver Age.

Damo Suzuki's Network, Bug Chaser, DJ Makossa

Off Broadway
Sun 3.22
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Damo Suzuki's Network comes to the OB Sunday March 22nd for an 8pm show. (vocalist of seminal krautrock legends Can)
Joined by Saint Louis Sound Carriers: Dhoruba, Syna So Pro, 18andCounting, JJ Hamon, Mabel Suen, and Eric Hall

with Bug Chaser & DJ Makossa

plus live visual projections from ChizmoTV & Kevin Harris

Doors open at 7pm. Adv tickets are $20, $25 day of show. 



Best known for his work with the pioneering German group Can, Damo Suzuki is a vocalist and improvisational musician whose creative wanderlust has taken him around the world, performing with a dizzying variety of collaborators. Suzuki had little experience as a musical performer before joining Can in 1970, but his bold, theatrical
style and abstract lyrical sensibility put its stamp on three of the group's most memorable albums Tago Mago, 1972's Ege Bamyasi, and 1973's Future Days) before he left the group in 1973. After a decade away from music, Suzuki returned in 1983, shunning the recording studio in favor of improvised live performances, a number of which
have been recorded and released, among them 2000's Seattle, 2002's P.R.O.M.I.S.E., and 2007's The Fire of Heaven at the End of the Universe. Working with established groups as well as sound carriers; he often has never met before walking on-stage, Suzuki's music in the 21st century has found him relentlessly exploring the boundaries of spontaneous creativity.
 

Daniel Romano

Off Broadway
Mon 3.23
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Daniel Romano
March 23, 2020
$10 ADV
w/ Star Wolf
Doors 7, Show 8
 
"Finally Free" marks Daniel Romano's eighth long playing album in the last eight years. He has had what understatedly would be considered a prolific output of incredibly entrancing, poignant and creative records in this span of time. Recording, producing, designing and landing his records into the minds and hearts of scores of fans the world over. He has been called a shapeshifter, contrived, a chameleon, a Charlatan, the best living songwriter, an asshole and a genius. His last record, "Modern Pressure" received outstandingly high acclaim and praise from every notable publication out there and was acknowledged by most reputable "for-profit-prize-corporations" as well as a plethora of voguish "music-as-competitive-sport" year end lists. Despite being the bronze placeholder in most of these dogfights, he is most often noted as a person of astounding influence on all of his musically economic successors.

"No matter what he does, everything he puts out is better than anything else being put out by anyone else." - Unnamed Subjugate.

Romano's new effort "Finally Free" could stand alone as being pivotal if it were only its profound and breathtaking prose on paper. Writing now like an agnostic Whitman in his prime, Romano explores and uncovers new language and meaning for old sentiments grown tired, stating, "these poems are most certainly my finest and most principled efforts to date." Finally Free sings like a radical revelation, exploring the concepts of music as a celestial being, flora as a consequential ancestor and singing, no matter its quality or sound, as the endmost important output of our species. This record contains a vivid religious articulation despite its clear condemnation of a god as a singular ruling white male. New words have replaced old words for new meaning and the definitions have been left up to interpretation. It seems safe to say that Romano has broken the literary soil hard and ferociously to find the remaining repose in our current "danse macabre."


This masterful record could easily transfix listeners if it were merely a collection of beautifully arranged and recorded instrumentals. Romano told me this record was recorded with one single microphone in "sitting vocal position". He went on to say "I wrote the songs as I recorded them and I had a guitar amplifier to my right and a bass amplifier to my left. The drums were behind me and my chair in the middle. The microphone never moved no matter what instrument I was recording and the preamp settings never changed. I basically mixed the room instead of the individual tracks." Finally Free was recorded on a 4 track Tascam cassette recorder. This means Romano was making constant stream of consciousness commitments to everything that was being recorded in order to bounce them down to stereo and free up tracks for additional elements. A method virtually unused by his peers. "On every record I make strict limitations for myself. This was by far the most extreme, but I also believe it has rendered the most honest and liberating results." Romano, no matter how many times I asked, wouldn’t disclose what microphone was used.

Overall, this record harks back to Romano's early studies and obsessions in traditional folk music while simultaneously conveying a surprisingly modern and engaging aesthetic. Dense with new wisdom and blissfully encouraging in these end times.

"FINALLY FREE" is available everywhere worth going NOV, 30th, 2018 on You've Changed Records in Canada and New West Records everywhere else.

Bounce House, Frankie DoWop, and Brother Francis & the SoulTones

Off Broadway
Tue 3.24
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
We are bringing together 3 of the grooviest, bounciest bands in town to kick off Spring with a banger!

Coming to Off Broadway Music Venue on 3/24/2020, this event is sure to get you off your feet and in a dancing mood. Come see for yourselves!!

Doors open at 7pm for this FREE event sponsored by the great Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Local Acts are as follows:

Brother Francis and the Soultones is a 4 piece blend of soul, funk, and rock music. Full of passionate multi-instrumentalists, Brother Francis is sure to surprise and delight you with their hypnotic, infectious, romantic vibrations.

Frankie DoWop combines elements of soul, pop, R&B, and funk to deliver show stopping performances. The woman is a multi-talented powerhouse. Backed by a band of likewise talented individuals, her songs harness strength, sadness, and all other emotions into raw power. Let her energize you with the songs of her soul.

Bounce House is a 4 piece escapist pop quartet. Blending rock and pop into irresistible ear candy, this band features booming bass, dual vocals, and synth melodies that waiver from sparkly and sparse to grand and sweeping. Their songs' groovy, adventurous undertones are sure to hook you in for the long haul.

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF FOR FREE

3/24 @ OFF BROADWAY -- MUSIC at 8PM

Brandy Clark: Who You Thought I Was Tour

Off Broadway
Sat 3.28
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Nappy Roots

Off Broadway
Mon 3.30
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Nappyness: In a climate projected as one of divisiveness, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through these struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 7 studio albums and 14 mix-tapes. As usual, Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage. Since Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998, they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers. For most people, it is normal to only share intimate moments with friends, but for the members of Nappy, it is no different when in their living room, studio, or on stage, as they possess the gift of honesty and deliver that message with charisma. That truthfulness is especially reflected in this compilation inspired and written for this moment in time. After severing ties with Atlantic Record and going independent, Nappy Roots had no choice but to keep it moving and did so as smoothly as possible. As the saying goes, “the show must go on,” and so it has, obstacles included. With a heavy heart and no major label record deal, Nappy Roots knew they had to remain in pursuit of their destiny and, thus, Nappy Roots Entertainment Group was formed. The members of Nappy Roots were facing foreclosures and a mountain of stress in the jobless economy, but still they remained positive and pushed on, while never forgetting where they came from and what they had accomplished. With fans constantly communicating with the members online and at shows, the guys realized they weren’t the only ones having trouble. With the release of their tenth mix-tape "SH!T'S BEAUTIFUL" and the departure of Big V from the group, as he left to pursue a solo career, Nappy Roots forged forward. Between touring and recording, the four-man group focuses on consistently putting out quality hip-hop. A weak man with no vision, no diligence behind the vision, and no faith behind the diligence would have given up, but Skinny Deville, Fishscales, B. Stille and Ron Clutch did, can, and will handle this and more, all in the name of Nappy Roots. This is evident in their two part Saga The 40 Akerz Project and Another 40 Akerz, released in 2015 and 2017, respectively. To celebrate 20 years in the game, Nappy has earned yet another GOLD RECORD with “GOOD DAY”. That, along with 40 plus placements in movies and commercials have given the group the continued propulsion to maintain the Nappy Lifestyle and connection to their fans. This has provided a perfect platform to transition into another passion. In 2018 Nappy celebrated opening their own NanoBrewery call ATLANTUCKY BREWING COMPANY and have already taken the craft beer world by storm garnering rave reviews for their first two public offerings. This journey of great beer and great music will be coming to a small screen near you with the release of “40 Akerz and A Brew” a show that is sure to be a BLAST. 

The Sadies at Off Broadway

Off Broadway
Tue 3.31
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

The Sadies return to Off Broadway on 3/31!

$15 ADV | $20 DOS

Doors at 7, show at 8

 

The essence of The Sadies’ story is in many summed up with the powerful image of the aurora borealis adorning the cover of their latest album, Northern Passages. Ever since the quartet comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky first arrived on the North American scene 20 years ago, their music has never been less than awe-inspiring, with no further embellishment necessary.

As the light swirled with each album The Sadies have made, the overall picture took on more defined colours. On top of that was the incredible list of collaborations—Neko Case, R&B legend Andre Williams, The Mekons’ Jon Langford, Jon Spencer, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie, Neil Young for fuck’s sake!—each one pushing The Sadies’ own sound into new, unmapped territory. Eventually, more time was taken in between albums as focus shifted to their original songwriting, and what was once the best live band in Canada became the best band in Canada, period.

Is it fair then to call Northern Passages their masterpiece? Yes, at least until the next album comes along. Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis’ parents’ home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, the familiar surroundings and lack of distractions resulted in a consistent feel, despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies’ sound. The psych-folk flourishes on tracks such as “Riverview Fog” are no mere homage; this is the sound of our inscrutable world, and how we manage to survive in it.

The Sadies are a band that fans cling to like a closely guarded secret, with each new release fulfilling the promise to reach further, for all of our sakes, not just their own. With Northern Passages, the time has come to make room for more on this wild acid-folk-country-punk trip, and trust me, we’ll be better off because of it.

Polica

Off Broadway
Wed 4.1
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
If the opening moments of POLIÇA’s new album, United Crushers, leave you feeling unsettled, then Channy Leaneagh has done her job. With her voice pitch-shifted down into an ominous, nearly unrecognizable register, she sings of a post-industrial urban landscape littered with broken promises, a land of poverty and violence that’s been rigged against us from the start. Despite all that, though, there is an element of defiance, a refusal to surrender in her delivery of the lyrics. Halfway through that first track, “Summer Please,” when her gorgeous true singing voice enters on top of the deep and disturbing baritone, there is a moment of hope and transcendence, and it’s the key to unlocking United Crushers, POLIÇA’s third full-length release and most ambitious album to date. Even at its darkest, the record is musically the band’s most upbeat and celebratory.  It is a weapon meant to empower the weak, the forgotten, and the disenfranchised; it’s very creation an act of rebellion in the face of the such forces as repression, social injustice, and one’s own self-doubt and isolation.

The Steel Woods

Off Broadway
Thu 4.2
Doors: 8:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm
All Ages

Electric Six

Off Broadway
Fri 4.3
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
The Devil has always been there. He is the great outsider, the original iconoclast. He is a conniving little shit and never seems to tire of giving humanity a wedgie or a wet willie just for a laugh. The Devil is capable of taking many forms. He can exist as one being or spread out amongst many. He can present himself as an ordinary man or as a horrific cloven-hoofed beast depending on his mood. Above all else, The Devil lives to corrupt, to adulterate, to defile.
Electric Six has often used The Devil as subject matter for its songs because of that last bit, the part about corruption and adulteration. That’s what Electric Six has been trying to do with its music now for quite some time!!!! We want to corrupt young women….just like The Devil!!! There’s nothing more rewarding than the seduction of a young innocent maiden, forcing her to wear demonic dresses, levitating her towards the great fiery skull and watching her eyes turn black as she gives into evil and becomes the bride of The Devil!!!! That….is why we started this band….to help women realize their potential as sexy evil maidens with eyes reflecting the utter darkness of a corrupted soul.
With its fourteenth studio album Bride of the Devil, Electric Six examines the concepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the nine circles of purgatory and of course, the internet itself. Bride of the Devil opens with the thunderous opener “The Opener”, a bombastic celebration of the arena rock Electric Six never got to play. The next two numbers are textbook ear worm guitar pop numbers that deal with debilitating income inequality and nepotism (“Daddy’s Boy”) and the horrors of being forced into a pool of toxic waste by an a rabid Doberman trained to kill (“(It Gets) (A Little) Jumpy”).
And then we get to the title track, a radio anthem, where it all becomes clear that The Devil is a metaphor for Russia and the United States is the young girl who is seduced, corrupted and wedded into a Satanic covenant with the beast. It’s all there in black and white. The Carrie Underwood-esque lyrics alongside a backdrop of vodka and caviar and backchannels and Seychllian bank accounts. That’s how they did it. They went after our country performers and got the rubes to feel good about being Russian assets. And still, it is the feel-good anthem of the summer.
Finally, the haunting album closer “Worm In the Wood” is Electric Six at its most serious, most tender and emotional. Haunting. Effervescent. Corrupt. Jaundiced. Tired.
So there you have it. Electric Six is back with its fourteenth record and it’s poppy and feel-good, as well as heavy, both sonically and lyrically. Our sound will corrupt you and enslave you as the beautiful demonic bride you know you truly are. Fraulein, take this severed hand with it’s creepy long nails from the beginning of time. To do so is truly thine destiny.
Come see Electric Six on the “Russia, If You’re Listening” tour this fall and into 2019. Bride of the Devil will be released on Metropolis Records on October 5, 2018 world-wide.

The Kay Brothers

Off Broadway
Sat 4.4
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
"It's in your blood."
Missouri brothers form a band saluting the music traditional to their homeland: The
Ozarks... where Old-Time Fiddle music received a quick flash fry of foot stompin’
Country Blues as it made its way across the Mississippi River. The songs are a
collection of stories, often ancient in verse but timeless in meaning, and delivered
with sunny reverence for this forgotten music bred to uplift from the tangle of
struggles in a bygone era. It’s music that prefers to draw you out, rather than draw
you in.
In 2018, the band released their Self-Titled Debut Album and a companion video for
their song, “Find Your Love,” recorded in an abandoned auto garage somewhere in
Callaway County. Joined by sisters Emma and Olivia Burney, the band boasts sibling
harmonies, upright bass, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle, cello, ukelele, harmonica,
washboard, congas, shakers, and an array of foot percussion. The mission: to preserve
the rural music of our forefathers and mothers that used to fill the wooden barns that
once dotted countryside on Saturday night and the small family churches on Sunday
morning. That party is still going on.... it’s in your blood.

Lillie Mae & Aubrie Sellers

Off Broadway
Thu 4.9
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Genre defying artists Aubrie Sellers and Lillie Mae join forces this Spring for one of the year’s most anticipated tours, delivering spitfire performances of songs from both of their critically acclaimed catalogs.

The Secret Sisters (Seated Show)

Off Broadway
Fri 4.10
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$20.00 Sold Out
The Secret Sisters come to Off Broadway on April 10th for a seated show!
w/ Logan Ledger
$20 

An Evening with Robyn Hitchcock

Off Broadway
Wed 4.15
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Zepparella

Off Broadway
Thu 4.16
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Josh Rouse (Solo)

Off Broadway
Fri 4.17
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$20.00 - $25.00 Buy Tickets

“Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little” -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

You don’t have to work hard to enjoy Rouse’s music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver. They resolve without seeming overly tidy or pat.

Josh Rouse was born in Nebraska, and following an itinerant upbringing he eventually landed in Nashville where he recorded his debut Dressed Like Nebraska (1998).  The album’s acclaim led to tours with Aimee Mann, Mark Etzel and the late Vic Chestnut. The followup- Home (2000)—yielded the song “Directions” which Cameron Crowe used in his film Vanilla Sky.

“Every time I’ve made a record, I’ve tried to make it different from the last one,” says Rouse. “I always became fascinated by a different style of music. But at the end of the day, no matter how eclectic I try to make it, it’s my voice and melodic sensibility that tie things together.”

For his breakthrough album, 1972 (2003), which happens to be the year he was born, Rouse decided to cheer up a bit. Noting that he’d earned a reputation for melancholy, he says, with a laugh, “I figured this is my career, I might as well try to enjoy it.” While the Seventies are often identified with singer-songwriters, Rouse was primarily attracted to the warmer sound of albums back then, as well as the more communal feel of the soul music of that time.  The follow up,  Nashville (2005) continued the hot streak and expanded his audience further.

After relocating to  Valencia, Spain with his wife Paz, Rouse has released a steady stream of high quality songs and albums. Subtitulo (2006) contained the international indie folk hit "Quiet Town". On El Turista (2010) he even experimented with writing and singing some  songs in Spanish. In  2014, he won a Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best song for "Do You Really Want To Be In Love," from the film 'La Gran Familia Española.' 

His most recent release, The Embers of Time, was one of his strongest—self-described as “my surreal, ex-pat, therapy record.”  Charles Pitter astutely noted in Pop Matters.  “The critics may long for drama and scandal, but The Embers of Time often demonstrates that a simple life could be for the best.” 

Randall King

Off Broadway
Sat 4.18
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Mo Lowda & The Humble w/ Desert Noises

Off Broadway
Mon 4.20
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Mating Ritual

Off Broadway
Tue 4.21
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Vandoliers

Off Broadway
Wed 4.22
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 7:30 pm
All Ages
Vandoliers 
4/22/20
Doors 7, Show 730
$10 Flat
 
Vandoliers are the next wave of Texas music. The six-piece Dallas-Fort Worth group channels all that makes this vast state unique: tradition, modernity, audacity, grit, and—of course—size. Forever puts it all together for an enthralling ride down a fresh Lone Star highway.

Produced and recorded by Adam Hill (Low Cut Connie, The Bo-Keys, Deer Tick, Don Bryant, Zeshan B) at American Recording Studios in Memphis, TN, the band’s third album (and first with Bloodshot) Forever is a mix of youthful and defiant punk, rugged Red Dirt country, and vibrant Tejano. The full-length’s 10 songs blend emblematic rock ‘n’ roll with bold horns, violin, and a slather of twang reflecting where the band is from, where they’ve been and, eventually, where they’ll be headed. It’s regional and universal all the same.

While tracking alongside the muddy path that country-punk bands like Old 97’s, Jason and the Scorchers, and the True Believers blazed in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Vandoliers define their own style; no one else is upending the genre quite like them. There are familiar ingredients—Fleming’s raspy vocals, rousing sing-along choruses, and an infectious energy (like on the rippin’ “Sixteen Years”)—that lay down the foundation on Forever. But it’s the ancillary instrumentation that separates them from others. When they seamlessly inject punk rock with ‘60 and ‘70s country grime (“Tumbleweed”), old-timey fiddlin’ (“Miles and Miles”), Tex-Mex horn and violin (“Fallen Again”), and heartfelt balladry (“Cigarettes in the Rain”), a rich new sound emerges. References to the Texas Tornados, Social Distortion, Deer Tick, and Calexico can be made, but none fully capture the soul of the self-proclaimed “Converse cowboys.”

For a band that spends more than half the year on the road, “forever” is their credo of hope and determination—“VFFV” (Vandoliers Forever, Forever Vandoliers) is tattooed on the six members’ arms as an emblem of their solidarity and commitment to the collective, through good times and, more significantly, the tough ones. The album’s lyrics center on themes of dedication (“Sixteen Years”), being known as middle finger-throwing rabble rousers (“Troublemaker”), seizing adventure while traveling (“Nowhere Fast”), and addressing anxiety and depression (“Fallen Again”). When they return home from tour, broke and empty, they humbly look to their families for support (“Bottom Dollar Boy”), and unconditional love—despite their unconventional career paths—(“Tumbleweed”). Thus recharged, they can hit the road again, to spread the Vandoliers’ message with renewed fervor.

Mannequin Pussy

Off Broadway
Fri 4.24
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

Off Broadway
Sat 4.25
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$20.00 - $35.00 Buy Tickets
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
4/25/20
Doors at 7, Show at 8
$20 / $25 DOS / $35 Seated
 
Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sound of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over the last 25 years. They’ve traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra-premium tequila and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers – all while remaining 100% independent.
 
The band just released their 10th studio album in 20 years - "Native Heart". Produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at the iconic Electric Ladyland, they shine new light on a band that’s built a career on trekking their own path with their own sound style of twang and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack. 
 
The band’s roots run deep, sinking back to a time with The Refreshments – the hometown heroes of Phoenix during the mid-1990s, fueled by a major-label deal with Mercury Records, a popular song (”Banditos”) on American rock radio and MTV, and the unique distinction of being both the composers and performers of the theme song for the culture favorite "King of the Hill" TV show. All served to introduce Roger Clyne’s songwriting to a national audience. The Refreshments sang about Mexico, liquored-up bandits and troubadours, mixing the lore of the American Southwest with guitar muscle and pop/rock melody. Clyne deepened that sound with The Peacemakers, a roots rock band relying not on a record label for support, but on near-constant touring and a rare, genuine connection with fans.
 
Last year, the band's founders, Roger Clyne & PH Naffah, appeared in a full length documentary "here's to life" about The Refreshments. Which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the debut album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. Two decades after its release, the album continues to influence a wide range of rock and country musicians, 12 of who will put their own stamp on the album’s music with an upcoming, all-star tribute album recreation of the iconic album

Amanda Shires "Atmosphereless" Tour

Off Broadway
Wed 4.29
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$25.00 - $125.00 Buy Tickets

Torres Performs Silver Tongue Tour

Off Broadway
Thu 4.30
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Torres
4/30/20
Doors 7
Show 8
$15, All Ages, $3 Minor Surcharge
w/ Ariana and the Rose

A person whose words are so potent that they cause the people and beings around them to vibrate is said to have a “silver tongue.” It’s apt, then, that Mackenzie Scott—who has spent the 2010s making boundary-pushing pop music under her TORRES moniker—has chosen to call her fourth album, and first release on Merge, just that.
Recorded at O’Deer in Brooklyn, New York, Silver Tongue is a full-scale realization of the world Scott has created over TORRES’ last few albums. Even when singing in more subdued tones, Scott’s voice is fervent, her lyrics stirring and unyielding as she draws from both the divine and the everyday.
It’s also the first TORRES record produced solely by Scott. After having shared production duties on her first three albums, the latter two alongside PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis, she found the process liberating: “I made exactly the record I want, and it feels very  ‘me.’”
Silver Tongue fastidiously chronicles the impulses that make up desire—from the dreamy first blushes of infatuation through the slightly terrifying wonder that accompanies connection with another. In between, Scott wrestles with the highs and lows of what “being in love” might mean over heady guitars and swirling synths. This is immediate in album opener “Good Scare,” which details the courage one finds when chasing the person of one’s dreams: “When you said you couldn’t swing it, you gave me a good scare for a minute there / I had never seen that look from you before / You were eyeing all the exits.”
While potent vocal hooks punctuate songs like the sparkling “Dressing America,” which combines New Wave glitter with hovering frustration, and the brooding “Good Grief,” which gently pokes at the idea of fetishized sadness, the knottiness lurking underneath reflects Scott’s real-time processing of her emotions while making the record.
“I was trying to make sense of things as they were happening to me,” she says. “It’s more difficult for me to examine something clearly enough to write about it when I’m in the middle of it, and yet that’s what it demands. You’ve got to see things for what they are if you want to make truthful observations about them. When you’re writing about the past, you can manipulate it a little bit to fit a narrative, clean it up some—there’s less room for bending the present.” This desire to stick to the truth manifests in her lyrics, from the exposed longing of “Records of Your Tenderness” (“I can’t get one word in front of the other / You know my mind’s an overgrown orchard / Oh, I do not want this to be over”) to “Two of Everything,” the blistering letter to her lover’s lover (“To the one sharing my lover’s bed / Do you hold her when she sleeps / Does she also call you Baby / You should know she calls me Baby”).
 

Maness Brothers Album Release

Off Broadway
Fri 5.1
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
The Maness Brothers Release God Bless The Maness Brothers on Romanus Records. Engineered and Produced by Carl Nappa.

Other acts to be announced.

Peach Pit

Off Broadway
Sat 5.2
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Sheer Mag

Off Broadway
Wed 5.6
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Smells Like Nirvana Plays 'Nevermind' & the Hits

Off Broadway
Fri 5.8
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

Celebrate the legendary sounds of Nirvana & Kurt Cobain with national traveling Nirvana tribute 'Smells Like Nirvana’ as they perform songs from Nevermind, In Utero, Bleach, and more (b sides/rare songs).

Make song requests/get tix at smellslikenirvanatribute.com

Smells Like Nirvana is based out of Chicago and is composed of seasoned pros and die-hard- fans of Nirvana fronted by Paul Wandtke (ex Trivium, Dead Original), Nick Shabatura on drums and Mike Petrasek (Bedlem). Their live tribute to Nirvana is a haunting episode of grunge filled angst playing songs from Nirvana's albums Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and MTV Unplugged as well as rare b-sides and more; played without click tracks or backing tracks, a trait that is rare in today’s contemporary musical landscape, a trait and philosophy that Nirvana lived by. 

Pokey LaFarge Night 1

Off Broadway
Fri 5.15
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$22.00 - $35.00 Buy Tickets
Pokey LaFarge returns to Off Broadway with the full band for 2 nights!
Tickets on sale Friday 1/24 at 10 AM
$22 ADV | $25 DOS | $35 Balcony

Pokey LaFarge Night 2

Off Broadway
Sat 5.16
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Pokey LaFarge returns to Off Broadway with the full band for 2 nights!
Tickets on sale Friday 1/24 at 10 AM
GA Standing $22 ADV | $25 DOS 

Slim Cessna's Auto Club w/ the BellRays

Off Broadway
Sun 5.17
Doors: 8:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm
All Ages

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Off Broadway
Thu 5.21
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
$20.00 - $35.00 Buy Tickets

Suckin' on Chili Dogs: A Tribute to John Mellencamp

Off Broadway
Fri 5.22
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
Suckin' On Chili Dogs: A Tribute to John Mellencamp
Come one, come all hard working men and women of these United States and celebrate the music of John Mellecamp. Hits and deep cuts performed by some of the finer rock n' rollers of St. Louis. Chili Dogs will be served, come hungry. Literally and metaphorically. 

Lost Dog Street Band

Off Broadway
Wed 5.27
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages

School of Rock Spring 2020 End of Season Show

Off Broadway
Sun 5.31
Doors: 11:30 am
Show: 12:00 pm
All Ages
School of Rock Kirkwood Presents: Spring 2020 Performance Program End of Season Show!

Sunday May 31st @ Off Broadway

ALL AGES WELCOME! Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at our School or the day of at the door.

Doors: 11:30am
Show #1 : 12p - 1:15p : Decades of Punk
Show #2 : 1:20p - 2:35p : Bowie
Show #3 : 2:40p - 3:55p : 90’s Mixtape
Show #4 : 4:00p - 5:30p: Classic Metal
 

Read Southall Band

Off Broadway
Thu 6.18
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
In 2015, the local songwriting scene of Stillwater, OK brought together four like-minded individuals from completely different background who wanted nothing more than to play music. Read Southall became the talk of Oklahoma after the release of his acoustic album “Six String Sorrow” in 2015 that accumulated 8 million streams in just 3 years. In 2016, Read Southall decided that a group effort was the way to proceed with his fellow bandmates and the Read Southall Band officially came to light. They released “Borrowed Time” in the spring of 2017 which featured singles like “Don’t Tell Me” and “Why”, which made it inside the Top 10 on several streaming charts.

 

2019 is set to be a huge year for the Oklahoma rock ’n’ roll quartet as they tour all over the USA with several acts like Whiskey Myers and Koe Wetzel.

TV Girl

Off Broadway
Wed 7.15
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:30 pm
All Ages
Mike Judy Presents: 
TV Girl - 6 1/2 Year Anniversary of French Exit Tour
ft. Jordana 
w/ special guests
 
Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30
$15 adv / $18 dos
    
On the surface, TV Girl is a sunny, throwback splash of ‘60s French pop and southern
California soul. Yet, under that shiny veneer lays a dark heart, beating with sharp wit and cynical alienation, and the music is all the more alluring for it. TV Girl, comprised of Brad Petering, Jason Wyman, and Wyatt Harmon, was formed in 2010 by Petering as an outlet to blend the love of Spector-esque girl-group pop with an emerging interest in hip-hop. Featuring shimmering vocals and sampled beats, the self-titled debut EP of the same year turned heads online immediately; the group’s lush vintage rhythms and timeless pop hooks were even making waves on the BBC. They continued to release increasingly popular EPs and mixtapes between
tours.
In 2014, TV Girl unveiled their first full-length, the critically acclaimed French Exit. The album keeps true to the TV Girl charm with a bevy of electronic samplings infused throughout light and airy guitars, whirring organs, and ethereal vocals. However, this record is not all summer
nostalgia, and there are plenty of times where French Exit reads like disaffected fiction. The moody characters in these songs are fueled by revenge as often as love, underpinned by desperation and a deep yearning to connect.
Their 2016 follow up, Who Really Cares, finds the band doubling down on their heavy use of samples. Combining the aesthetic of 90’s hip hop with modern psychedelic pop, Who Really Cares offers a glimpse into the psyche of a love scorned twenty-something.”
TV Girl’s latest album, Death Of A Party Girl, sustains the dream pop, neo-psychedelic feel of previous work. Petering delivers prosaic storytelling in third-person narration, recounting tales of wistful, romantic flings and mini-dramas starring various shades of the archetypal manic pixie dream girl. The songs are echoing and surreal, cut with samples of dialogue from movies and radio shows that convey a grainy, vintage feel. Standouts include “King of Echo Park,” its beachy vibe conjuring images of skinny palm trees, graffitied skateparks, and humming
lowriders; "Days Til Sunday" a swaying, upbeat bop where the narrator reminisces of rooftop parties and one night stands in Manhattan; and the intoxicating "Every Stupid Actress”

Open Highway Music Festival All Exit Pass

Off Broadway
Thu 7.30
Doors: 6:00 pm
Show: 7:30 pm
- Sun 8.9 11:00 pm
All Ages
Open Highway Music Festival All Exit Pass
Ticket for 8 Shows
Festival T-Shirt and Poster
Early Bird Entrance to All Show!
July 30-August 2 and August 6-9
Full Lineup Announcement March 2020
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