Oct 30: Open Mic Fall Showcase
- Doors Open: 7:30 P.M.
- Show Starts:8:30 P.M.
- Cover: Free
- Age: 18+
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Whitey Morgan is an American Honky Tonk artist from Flint, Michigan.
In Flint, the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over 3 decades ago, to a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. In the spirit of William Morgan, Waylon, Merle and Paycheck; Whitey’s melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away.
Emerging from the Detroit area music scene, Whitey relentlessly tours the country spreading his sound and attitude everywhere he goes. He play’s honky tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology—he and his band mates drive their point home just like their families drove the cars they built on the line home from work. With a purpose.
Ripping 200+ shows a year, you can count on Whitey Morgan to deliver and then some. “If I could, I’d play everyday all day. Maybe at some point, I’ll be so lucky to have such an option.” If you asked his feverishly loyal audience, they’d firm agree with him. “My fans are nothing short of amazing. They come back time and time again and each time they bring more & more people. That’s as good as it gets in my book.”
Led by Kellie Everett (aka Banjo Kellie), the Mound City Mama’s features some of STL’s finest jazz musicians and comprises an all-woman frontline! Featuring Kellie Everett on plectrum banjo and guitar, Chloe Feoranzo on reeds, and more, the Mound City Mama’s will kick things off right with swinging’ beats and an old-fashioned good time.
Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation.
If Hank Williams, The Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, and a few members of the Traveling Wilburys sat down and got to know each other for a few days, Old Capital Square Dance Club may emerge. With tone conscious guitar and layered harmonies OCSDC has a sound that congers all sorts of healing sounds and images.
-A mixture of Rock and Roll and Country Rock
-Loads of original material
-Guitars, Piano, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, and Harmonies
The Tillers got their start in August 2007 when they started thumping around with some banjos and guitars and a big wooden bass. Their earliest gigs were for coins and burritos on the city’s famous Ludlow Street in the district of Clifton. The songs they picked were mostly older than their grandparents. Some came from Woody Guthrie, some were southern blues laments, and many were anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines.
Their look didn’t fit the stereotype. They were clearly recovering punk rockers with roots in city’s west side punk rock and hardcore scene. The punk influence gave their sound a distinctive bite, setting them apart from most other folk acts- a hard-driving percussive strum and stomp that brought new pulse and vinegar to some very old songs. But their musical range soon proved itself as they floated from hard-tackle thumping to tender graceful melody, all the while topped by Oberst and Geil’s clear tenor harmonies.
** Included in Esquire Magazine’s Top 15 Bands to Watch in 2014**
***Featured on Amazon’s Top 100 Songs & Albums Of 2011 and 2012***
They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldn’t be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope it rubs off on the kids in the crowd, too.
They are Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. To see them live is to experience the crux of who they are: A high-energy indie rock band dead set on producing the best live sound they know how. And boy, do they know how.
Hailing from the heart of the Midwest, The Sun and The Sea is an American indie rock band from St. Louis, Mo. Formed in 2011, their sound can be described as an ambient blend of indie rock laced with an electronic infrastructure.Their 2012 debut EP Nightfalls gained national attention, with song placements on various MTV network shows. Following the release of their second EP Vega, the band set out to write and record their first full-length album. “We’ve spent the past few years trying to figure out who we are as a band and we’re just now starting to feel comfortable in our skin,” said guitarist Max Sauer. Along with Sauer, TSATS consists of drummer Tim Moore and vocalist ChrisRhein. “We’re now ready to introduce ourselves to the world,” Sauer said. “And I can’t wait to see where we’re going.” The Sun and The Sea’s full-length album American Empire comes out July 29th.
Tasi (tah-see) translates to “ocean” in drummer Tony Barcinas’ native language of Chamorro. The band formed in December 2012 when friends Tony Barcinas and Jeff Hanewinkel(bass) created a project that combines the sound and vibe of the islands, with the diverse St. Louis music scene. Tasi’s progressive style cannot be categorized as just reggae. Throughout a live set you will hear them smoothly morph style and tone into an eclectic blend of rock, blues, soul and R&B. Front man Tommy Gayfield and lead guitarist, Zack Reckamp are sure to keep you entertained while the rhythm section gets you moving and groovin’. Their self produced EP “Care Free” is now available on ITunes, Amazon and most online retailers.
Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into anything they touch, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed.
The band formed in 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, Terrapin Flyer, The Giving Tree Band and many more in venues from the Midwest to the East coast. With nearly 150 shows and their debut album, Honest & Wild, under their belt, Acoustics Anonymous continues to win the dedication and enthusiasm of new crowds, one smokin’ show at a time.
“Pirate Signal redefine the concept of Alternative Rock. Clever chordal statements mixed with educated lyrics create an assortment of flavors, making an inventive and rewarding treat for your ears. Pirate Signal are on the cutting edge of the moody masterpieces of rock that has been introduced by ground breakers such as Radiohead, Nirvana and MUSE.
Pirate Signal live grabs you from beat one and never subsides till the final chord of the show. A unique and impressive presentation? Absolutely!”