St. Louis musician/writer/arranger/producer Sam Golden showcases three of his bands in one night at Off Broadway!
VERMILION CLIFFS (formerly Golden Rodeo)– Album Release Show!!!– Sam’s original tunes, played with power and precision: R&B slow jams, Spaghetti Western heartbreak anthems, and everything in between.
FIDDLIN’ SAM And The GOLDEN BOLO BAND– Debut Show!!!— The Golden Bolo Band resurrects the ’40s and ’50s Western Swing sound. Triple fiddle harmonies and sweet steel riffs from some of the best players in town! Plus, get your own personalized golden bolo at this show!
BROTHERS LAZAROFF– Legendary shapeshifting hard-grooving St Louis band returns to OB. Sam co-produced their newest album, Sisters and Brothers!
Over the last 3 years, with your help, we've thrown some of the best parties St. Louis and the beard community have ever seen AND raised just over $22,000 in the process! We're planning for this year to be a blowout.
Beard Competition! Duh.
Doors open for vendors and registration at 4PM. Bands begin at 5PM. Judging begins at 7PM. The after party begins immediately after awards.
We pride ourselves on putting together the best judging panels in American bearding. We use a seven person panel and Olympic style scoring. Highest and lowest scores are dropped before averaging, eliminating any potential for bias.
-Freshman Class (Full beard under 4")
-Sophomore Class (Full beard 4"-8")
-Junior Class (Full beard 8"-12")
-Senior Class (Full beard 12" and over)
-Full Beard w/ Styled Mustache
-Full Beard Freestyle
Doors open at 5pm! Registration closes at 7pm sharp, with judging beginning at 7:30pm.
***Hotels in St. Louis have a tendency to be expensive anyway, so we are suggesting that everybody look into the thousands of AirBnb options in the area! We'll make hotel announcements closer to the time!***
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We'll see y'all in St. Louis!
The Burney Sisters
w/ The Burney Sisters
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Advance GA tickets are $18, there are a limited number of $28 Seated Stage Front tickets available while they last. All ages show with a $3 minor surcharge at the door. Under 18 must be with an adult (21+).
Artist Presale 8.15 10am
Public on sale 8.16 10am
Colonel and the Mermaids (solo)
Cass McCombs comes to the Off Broadway October 21st, 2019. Adv tickets are $18, $20 dos. All ages.Doors 7pm Colonel and the Mermaids (solo) feat. Alex Koford (Phil Lesh & Friends/ Terrapin Family Band).
dj hal greens
Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and composer and producer Adrian Younge have announced an extensive North American fall tour for their 10-piece ensemble The Midnight Hour. Younge and Muhammad created the score for the Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage and their newest project includes vocalists Loren Oden and Angela Muñoz as well as guitarist Jack Waterson.
"The Midnight Hour is black excellence," a release announcing the tour explains, describing the group as "an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. Performing with their jazz rhythm section and an orchestral section reminiscent of maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones, The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop.
Younge’s label Linear Labs is set to release the follow up album to The Midnight Hour’s self-titled 2018 debut this fall, as well as albums from Oden and Muñoz. Earlier this year, Linear Labs also released Waterson’s psych rock album "Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson:"
Cara Louise has spent 2018/2019 working with producer David Beeman at Native Sound in St. Louis, MO. The outcome is her debut EP as Cara Louise, titled Fragile Heart. The 5-song collection separates her from her past work with Cara Louise Band, as she navigates a 1960s yé-yé-inspired production by introducing synthesizers, drum triggers and ethereal vocal effects to her otherwise alt-country sound.
With special guests:
Bendigo Fletcher (Louisville, KY)
Essential Knots(STL, MO)
Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | 21+ | $10 in advance | $12 at the door
Rasputina comes to the Off Broadway 10.27.19! Advance tickets are $17, $20 day of show. Doors 7pm, Charming Disaster at 8pm.
Rasputina works as an anomaly in popular music. By ignoring trends and maintaining artistic integrity coupled with musical enthusiasm, the group has thrived as time has passed. They expose passionate fans to historical tales, and inspire young string players to seek alternatives to the classical world.
Born and raised in Kansas, Melora Creager -Rasputina directress for the past 20 years – comes from a musical family and received classical training. At 18 she moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design. While majoring in photography, she began playing her cello in rock bands and became involved with drag performers. She formed “The Fingerlakes Trio,” a falsely geeky classical group that performed covers of disco hits, before joining NYC’s Ultra Vivid Scene. Melora was Nirvana’s cellist for their final tour in Europe.
The concept for the group came to her fully formed; the idea was written as a manifesto. Her intention was to create an electric cello choir – no boys or guitars allowed. Through want ads she recruited like-minded cellists. Rasputina evolved, employing elaborate costuming, as they were unable to move about while forcibly stationary in their chairs. What began as strictly “Victorian Whites”- bloomers, corsets and hoopskirts – has evolved into an amalgam of historical feminine icons – Indian princesses, Hawaiian handmaidens and fallen medieval queens.
When a certain roll of industrial-grade Saran Wrap runs out, Melora will disband the band.
FLIPPER (Members of Froggy, Dem Scientist, Sunday Candy, The Goes, Home & Office, options R)
THE KINKS (members of Shux + Ashley Hohman)
NEIL YOUNG (Austin Roberts)
NO DOUBT (Members of Topomako, gnat, Femme fatale, Kiki, Garbage)
PARQUET COURTS (Kids & Jacques Limón)
ROLLING STONES (members of Shux, Shitstorm, Nibiru, G.N.A.T., Skull Chic)
FREE, donations encouraged.
Additional acts TBA
In his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus wrote that “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.” 15 years later Richard Wayne Penniman wrote “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom”, an undeniably powerful vocalization that on any given Wednesday in any given situation, civilized or otherwise, is still fully capable of setting somebody’s stuff aflame. Over ten years and seven long players into their career, White Denim are still in the relentless pursuit of a thread – in other words, a wick.
The Austin,Texas band have carefully and continuously studied the greatest records ever made, but they write songs just dumb enough to drink, dance, and fight to. Theirs is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally satisfying the mind. While it has morphed, expanded, and even burst apart, White Denim’s sincere and human drive and ability to spark true rock & roll exhilaration have been unerring constants of the band’s 10-year existence.
“White Denim are one of the best live bands you will ever see if you live to be a million. That’s not excitable hyperbole, merely a bald statement of undeniable fact…” – Time Out
“The last great rock & roll band!” – The Guardian
Amazing new album Performance in stores on August 24.
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.
Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
Hey! Weird Paul Petroskey is coming to Off Broadway November 14th! Advance tickets are $10, $12 day of show. Get some!
Paul is joined by Bass Amp and Dano, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship and Googleplexia
The Main Squeeze are coming to the OB! Advance tickets are $14, $17 dos. All ages.
The Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.
If maturity comes with experience, “Without a Sound” reflects this. The Main Squeeze has spent several years building their foundation since being championed by producer Randy Jackson: they have played Red Rocks; shared the stage with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jane’s Addiction, Umphrey’s McGee, and Trombone Shorty; and performed at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.
The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They know their sound is “soulful, powerful, and unique” (Newman). Rolling Stone agrees in their recent critique of a live show: “Lead singer Corey Frye’s powerfully soulful vocals forms the foundation of an energetic set.”
These underpinnings are important yet The Main Squeeze’s true focus will always be to “strive to reach people” through their beat loving heart in their music. “We are devoted to making great music for people to get lost in and to feel real emotion and love, and also to dance and enjoy life. And it’s only just the beginning” (Newman). Billboard believes they have touched on this goal: “Funk runs deep in their DNA. Dare you not to two-step.”
The beats on “Without A Sound” are plentiful and it is balanced with emotion, a mix of vocals, and instrumentation of the band. Their vibe is simultaneously timeless and futuristic as they are inspired by the greats, yet have found a way to infuse their own genius into the mix.
The Main Squeeze appeals to your head, heart and body.
Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular subgenre—small-town, middle-class, Midwest American roots rock—part right-to-the-gut poetry, part rock ‘n’ roll, all truth. Bit Logic is a different sort of album for the St. Louis natives and shows them at their most self-aware, self-challenging, and socially alert.
Guitar Madness 2019 comes to the OB December 6th, 2019! Jeremiah Johnson Presents the 2019 version of Guitar Madness with special guests Rich McDonough and Craig Straubinger! Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Advance tickets are $15.
Steve Forbert comes to the OB December 7th, 2019 for a special seated show. Advance tickets are $25, $30 day of show. Doors 7pm, music at 8pm.
Big City Cat – My Life in Folk-Rock, singer/songwriter Steve Forbert’s exceptional new memoir co-written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye.
Originally conceived as a stage play and screen treatment, it finds him documenting his early adventures in the big city while pursuing his quest to make music. Sharing reflections and journals he kept at the time, he weaves an absorbing narrative that fully documents the trials, travails and triumphs that would eventually play out over the course of his prolific 40 year career.
The book is accompanied by its own soundtrack as well, an A+ new album entitled The Magic Tree that offers a series of songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos, overdubbed with new backing tracks and fleshed out as a series of songs that ring with the verve and vitality that Forbert’s fans have always come to expect. Consistently upbeat and optimistic, they convey a firm sense that age ought not diminish a lust for living. Then again, that’s been Forbert’s mantra for quite some time, honoring his past while plowing his way towards the future.
Featuring CASEYMAGIC (DIY PUNK ROCK MAGICIAN)
& a special solo acoustic set by RHETT MILLER
$30 adv GA Standing room / $ 35 DOS
There are a limited number of Seated Balcony tickets available at $40
Doors 7 Show 8
Voodoo Grateful Dead! Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players are back for another NYE at Off Broadway. Advance tickets are $15, $20 day of show. Patio opens at 7pm, venue doors at 8pm, music at 9pm. All ages with a $3 minor surcharge. Under 18 must be with an adult.
Spotify presale begins Tuesday 10am thru Thursday at midnight.
Public on sale at 10am Friday September 20th.
Midge Ure returns to North Americas intimate venue circuit with his open and honest, Songs,
Questions and Answers Tour 2020.
Direct from the hugely successful UK leg of the tour Midge will be playing alongside multi
instrumental musician Tony Solis, performing acoustic versions of his catalogue and taking
questions, and maybe the odd song request, from the audience.
There is plenty to talk about too while covering a 40 year professional career, Ultravox, Solo work,
Band Aid, Live Aid, his Orchestrated album from 2017….and anything YOU the audience can think
of to ask him!
This is as close as you can possibly get to the man, his life and his music. An event as real, honest,
uplifting and poignant as his songs.
Too Many Zoos come to the Off Broadway on Feb 7th, 2020. Advance tickets are $18, $20 day of show. All ages show with a $3 minor surcharge at the door. Under 18 must be with an adult (21+). Venue doors open at 7pm. Music starts at 8 with BIROCRATIC.