Friday, March 7, 2014
Dr. Dog will bring its retro-groove-rock to The Pageant on Wednesday, March 12th in support of its latest album, B-Room. Saint Rich will open the show, and we have TWO pairs of tickets to give away!
Before we get to details on how to enter to win a pair, let's have a listen to "Love" from B-Room.
To enter to win a pair, please do only ONE of the following:
1. Simply copy and paste this into a tweet: I entered to win 2 tickets to @DrDogMusic + @saintrich on 3/12 at @thepageantstl on @speakersincode.
2. Leave us a message on our Facebook page. (Leaving a comment on our original post is fine.)
3. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: "Dr. Dog Tickets."
The contest will run through Tuesday, March 11th at NOON CST, and we'll randomly pick and contact the winner later that afternon (if you enter through FB, we'll announce your name on our FB page). Good luck!
|Photo courtesy of the band|
I wanna know what's really on your mind.
I gotta know who's at the reins this time.
Are you a fortress, are you defenseless?
You were never a prophet, but you got a few things right.
There are a million of sayings about the month of March, but all of them -- lions, lambs, anything involving showers and flowers, though that might be April and May, I'm having kind of a week here -- are what the debut EP, Wake of Waking, from Oregon's Grand Lake Islands sounds like. A little rainy, and a little sunny, and a little sad, and a little hopeful. March is a weird month, because nobody hates it as much as everyone hates February, but that doesn't make it an easy month, either.
In "Greenwood", when frontman Eric Emanuelson sings, now you're spinning in the rubble like a half smoked cigarette, dissolving slowly, oh so slowly in a puddle: that's March. It's puddles and reflections, this record, it's guitars and mandolins that sound like the rain hitting my window today. It's shivering and sad, and it gets a more than a few things right, this song, and this EP. It sounds like spring and it feels like winter, or vice versa.
Wake of Waking is available at Grand Lake Islands' Bandcamp page for streaming (free) or purchase (the low low price of $4). Look for their full length debut later this spring, and listen to this song and sigh a little bit, sad and hopeful.
Amos Lee (with opener Chris Kasper) was in St. Louis on Wednesday, performing to a sold-out audience at The Sheldon. Lee is touring behind his 2013 release Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song. Please enjoy Tim Bottchen's terrific shots of the evening, and be sure to visit his site here.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The music portion of SXSW begins next week in Austin, and Speakers in Code is proud to help sponsor the #MANICFEST DESTINY SHOWCASE on March 13th at Rusty's (405 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701). We'll be featuring artists and their thoughts on SXSW in the coming days, but for now, the schedule + details are as follows (please RSVP on Facebook here or RSVP on Do512 here):
12pm to 7pm
FREE - No Badge Required
2 for 1 beers from SixPoint Beers
1:00pm - Jillette Johnson
2:00pm - The Bones of J.R. Jones
3:00pm - Goodnight, Texas
4:00pm - DECORATOR
5:00pm - Yellow Red Sparks
6:00pm - The Rocketboys
1:30pm - Goodbye June
2:30pm - Mia Dyson
3:30pm - Deluka
4:30pm - The Technicolors
5:30pm - The Silent Comedy
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|All photos by Jason Gonulsen|
Noah Gundersen covered Drake last night on keys while his sister, Abby, sang with him on the other end on The Demo's stage. Of course, I'm just figuring this out now. "Hold On, We're Going Home" was the song, and it fit nicely with the rest of Gundersen's catalog. "Poor Man's Son" opened the show, and "Time Moves Quickly" closed things. "Cigarettes," "First Defeat," and "Jesus, Jesus" were all beautiful somewhere in between.