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This is a blog about the Saint Louis music scene and everything pertaining to it.

Monthly Show Video

Monthly Show Video

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Badgerhunt, cutesy emo band from St. Charles, has been making a mark in the St. Louis area. A three piece, comprised of Jack Middeke, Ricky Sampson, and Jesse Bader, the group gathers inspiration from what sounds like to me, Algernon Cadwallader, Cap'n Jazz, and American Football. With all the normal plink-plink, tap-tappy parts in math rock, they bring something different to the table with a melodic approach, mixed with crooning vocals and a consistent, but true to math rock rhythm section. With fresh tunes coming out September 17th, Badgerhunt is a force to be reckoned with.

Their next performance is September 3rd at LNAC and the following show will be September 17th, where they release their upcoming CD.

Read: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Badgerhunt
Listen: http://badgerhunt.bandcamp.com/
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/badgerhuntstl

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Legend to be.

Ever since I started playing shows at the age of 15 I have seen this Great performer always in the same venue and or group of people I was growing up around. This guy has been doing it for years and will be around for sometime in the "Saint Louis Music Scene" as some may want to call it. I give you if you don't know already.. Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick. Here are some great links below into what he HAS done and is doing Currently. ENJOY!! -Drew.G

Current Act(s): http://falsettoboy.bandcamp.com/

Past Act(s): http://www.myspace.com/subjecttoevaporation

and http://www.myspace.com/musclebrain1

My opinion of Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick and Knowledge of: Jim has been in the core of glory and captivated his own influences into his core of glory. I have experience in some playing with Jim and touring with him up in Milwaukee back in 2006. Jim Is a solid Song Writer/performer. He holds it down and keeps it up(Pun Intended). All goofy talk aside, Jim is a friend and Jim Is going for the gold. He has many great Records out on Vinyl in his current and past bands. I have seen kids melt over his guitar and grab hold of him in their sweat and angst. I know plenty of Women have as well.. Here is Jim's Next performance. check it out. thanks for reading more RIVER CITY DIY Posts ahead!!!!!

Next Show: July 29th (Friday) Sci-Fi Lounge w/ Navigator,Money Sighs,Nick Bitikofer ::$5.00:: 8pm-11pm Event link below..


Thursday, April 28, 2011

YNK Beats

Belleville band You're Not Kablamo! features local up and coming and touring bands on their Youtube video blog, or vlog, whichever you prefer. The videos include interviews of the bands by You're Not Kablamo!. They are usually goofy and filled with hilarious questions, questions about the current state of the music industry, and current events. This week, they featured At Yalta, a St. Louis math rock band:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Booking 101

1 - Don't book yourself for any shows 2 weeks prior or after the next show you have booked. It's not worth it, because you're playing so much that people are going to get tired of seeing your band play so much, and your shows will start to lose value with your fanbase.

2 - Make a flier/poster for your show, or get your hands on one someone else made and put them all over town. Facebook isn't your only resource. The flier doesn't have to be elaborate. Just make a word document with the bands' names, venue's name, price, time and date, and you're set!

3 - Make sure the bands you're booking either fit each other, or there's enough variety there for everyone. Booking a band that does acoustic stuff with a band that does punk or something else loud and racous wouldn't be a good idea. However, if you book an acoustic act, a slightly louder act, an even louder act, and a noisy punk or hardcore band, there's a good transition from soft to loud, or loud to soft, or whatever combination you wish.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Carte De Visite

Pronounced: [Cart Day Viz-EAT]

Carte De Visite is the solo project of Ryan Birkner, a Belleville, Illinois native. Ryan writes and records all the music himself at home with the help of the other members of the live band, Austin Luberda, who plays guitar, bass, and keyboards, and Christian Mundloch, who rips it on the drums. Their songs are short and sweet and to the point, but that point is filled with gorgeous melodies and soft, haunting vocals. Their music holds a likeness to a more parlour jazz style version of Beach House, with a male vocalist. 

Read more: http:www.myspace.com/cartedevisite
Right to left: Ryan, Christian, Austin

Monday, January 10, 2011

Calendar Of Events for the Month of January

At Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

Mon 10

SLEEP BELLUM SONNO/ Perfect Future/Men Working in Trees

Wed 12Kalli Starfox/ Roxanne Paradise/ Nathan Ponzar
Fri 14Christian Pincock -electronics and electro-acoustics
Sun 16Moyindau Quartet
Mon 17NATIVE/Canyons
Wed 26LOUGOW/ Ramona Cordova/ Robert Fishbone
Thu 27This Piano Plays Itself/ Jim Shorts/
Thu 03LEMP LISTENING EVENINGS: 6. Debussy: Peleas et Melisande
Thu 17LEMP LISTENING EVENINGS: 7. Mozart: Don Giovanni
Fri 18Anja McCloskey (from Southhampton, UK)


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Curtis Tinsley

It's hard for me anymore to find an acoustic artist I enjoy so much as I do Curtis Tinsley. His music holds likeness to lounge music you'd find onboard a cruise ship on your way to the Greek Isle, mixed with folk music you'd hear in an intimate house show or coffee shop. What gets me about Curtis' music is his melodies, and how he uses them. In some parts of his songs, rather than playing chords to accompany the melodies, he will play the notes he is singing. Starts and stops are also a frequent happening in Curtis' music. He also has a side project I'm not terribly familiar with, but found by accident after a random Youtube search. Curtis played the LNAC last weekend and wowed the audience with his intimate set, which is now uploaded and in the show archive.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/tinsleycurtis

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