COOL STUFF COMING UP
stl summers are the fucking best
here are some things to do for those of you in town
(and also for me so uh I don't forget)
I will update this I think
[this is a valuable resource]
PAUL BURCH @ OFF BROADWAY - THURSDAY (TOMORROW NIGHT)
I just discovered this dude in the folk stax last week. honkytonk like hank/lefty and classic pop like buddy holly but not pastichey at all and smart smart smart. totally dig this guy.
MAMADOU DIABIATE @ ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM - FRIDAY (FREE!)
from SLAM's website:
"Celebrate African Arts Festival weekend with Malian kora musician Mamadou Diabate. The kora, a 21-string harp-lute used primarily by the peoples of West Africa, is played to masterful effect by this Grammy-nominated musician. Currently based in the United States, Mamadou has performed at the African World Festival in Detroit, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Interested in bringing the kora to new audiences, he plays with noted jazz and contemporary music ensembles but remains rooted in the traditions of the Manding kora and his family's griot heritage."
SCHLAFLY BREW & Q @ BOTTLEWORKS - FRIDAY & SATURDAY
featuring live music from folks like the scissormen ^^^ (et al I assume)
also beer & pork.
JUNIOR BROWN @ BEALE ON BROADWAY - SUNDAY
I sometimes got mixed feelings about this dude-- (his six string/slide combo is a little gimmicky, for instance) but I hear he puts on quite a show. and this song w/his pseudo-tubb croak/croon is pretty great.
that's just 4 days!
more more more to come
feel free to add suggestions