The Blind Eyes) and Cassie Morgan (musician/songwriter of Cassie Morgan and The Lonely Pine) that included (in addition to bowling shoes and small towns), "The State of the Saint Louis Local Music Scene." Straight from the horse's mouth (well, two horses' mouths, and good-looking horses, at that) the general consensus is that a) there's a whole lotta local lovin' going around Nellyville and b) it's only gonna get better.
And, I have to say, even I've noticed a significant change in the musical landscape of my city over the last six months, and really, what do I know? I'm just the girl who writes about music. But lately, as I've worked on updating the Saint Louis portion of our Speakers-endorsed concert calendar, I've discovered a trend: local bands are putting out new records this fall. And, they are having parties to celebrate those new records. As they damn well should.
So, feeling all warm and fuzzy, I decided to advertise the splendor and the wonder of Tight Pants Syndrome's, Via Dove's, and Beth Bombara's relentless passion and artistry by mandating that you attend their record release parties. (And while I'm at it, ask these bands that are birthing new albums in the next few days or weeks what they think about "The State of the Saint Louis Local Music Scene"). Win-win.
So, get out your calendars, folks. You've got some parties to attend.
Tight Pants Syndrome Record Release w/ Bikini Karate + Finn's Motel