CafÃ© Soul and Plush Present:
RIYL: r&b, soul and underground hip-hop
CafÃ© Soul provides an open mic platform for vocalists, musicians and poets (from all genres of music) to express themselves openly while being accompanied by a live band. The musical experiences are not rehearsed, but boasts raw, impromptu sessions that keeps the audience wanting more month after month! Over the years, CafÃ© Soul has â€œsponsoredâ€ many events including: Common, Carl Thomas, Lyfe Jennings, and Whodini! CafÃ© Soul's host and house band has opened for Mint Condition, Angie Stone, India Arie, Morris Day and the Time, Musiq Soulchild, and Cameo. CafÃ© Soul is the only platform of it's kind with a consistent track record of providing live entertainment to the masses, and is recognized by industry veterans, producers, managers, DJâ€™s and record labels as the hotspot for live entertainment in St. Louis. â€œGreat nights of burgeoning St. Louis soul arenâ€™t coming around often enough, but CafÃ© Soul is fixing that scenario with a vengeance with its anticipated evenings of potent new and old school R&B. Itâ€™s a strong reminder of one of St. Louisâ€™ most overlooked though talented music scenes.â€ - St. Louis Post Dispatch
Main Stagetickets at door 18+ $15.00
RIYL: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Galactic, Bonerama, Jelly Roll Morton and Dizzy Gillespie
"Funky Butt Brass Band's... razor-sharp horn section blasts out the sort of punchy stabs that have made thousands of white people dance to Tower of Power, while its unhinged rhythm section recalls the greasy funk that drips from fingers and collects in the gutters of New Orleans. But stellar musicianship and dedication to the craft arenâ€™t the bandâ€™s only strengths - more important, the act showcases the playful side missing from many uptight jazz enthusiasts.â€ - The Riverfront Times "Funky Butt Brass Band... proves you donâ€™t have to be from, or living in, New Orleans to feel the funk.â€ - STL Blues.net
Main Stagetickets at door 18+ $6.00
Plush's Lounge Show Series:
RIYL: Vienna Teng, Over The Rhine, Sara McLachlan and Tori Amos
RIYL: Natalie Imbruglia, Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole and Shawn Colvin
"Heather Bond is Nashville's piano pop starlet. After your introduction to Heather on her Walk Alone EP, there will be no denying that she's a naturally gifted piano virtuoso with a very bright future ahead of her." - Music City Unsigned "There are plenty of directions a singer-songwriter can head when piano is her main instrument, as it is for Bond, who sounds most in her element when she nudges her confessional pop songwriting and feathery singing toward sultry, jazzy territory." - Nashville Scene "Bond's... flowing melodies and beautiful, clean voice embrace the child-like wonder that is, at some level, present in all of us. But don't think she's simplistic: she's also a lyrical genius, with the ability to pin poignant lines that make you take note, and stick in your head for days." - Machine.FM
With her heartfelt, sometimes quirky, and ultimately catchy piano/acoustic guitar based pop music, Shelly Fraley is well on her way toward a successful career as a modern-day singer/songwriter. Fraleyâ€™s music first gained exposure through spots in TV/film including Private Practice, Army Wives, One Tree Hill and more.
Lounge Showfree show 18+ No Cover!
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Main Stageall ages $12.00 & up Buy Tickets *Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone over 18.
Plush's Lounge Show Series:
RIYL: Josh Rouse, Ben Kweller, Mason Jennings and David Gray
"Charley Orlando is no stranger to the road â€“ in fact he makes any other so-called troubadour seem a homebody. He performed for ten years with his former musical partner Steve Drizos as Dexter Grove on an enduring ten year musical journey that began in 1994 and saw them play 1,700 shows in 45 states including Canada and Mexico. Now that Drizos is married to a Decemberist (Jenny Conlee), Orlando is back on the road in support of his new style of Acid Folk Music called 'Organica Groove' to music rooms across the country." - Glide Magazine
Lounge Showfree show 18+ No Cover!
RIYL: Minus The Bear, Incubus, We Are Scientists and The Killers
RIYL: Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, The Urge and Tool
RIYL: Queens of the Stone Age, Screaming Trees and Local H
RIYL: The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, Pepper and Sublime
Various Hands music is catchy and appealing and will make you want to move your body in a convulsive type of way that might otherwise be considered â€œdancingâ€ while at the same time brings a fresh energy that is see much less frequently in todayâ€™s music industry. Various Hands combines an indie dance rock style of music with singer/guitarist Jeff Nationsâ€™ signature "Life-Is-Good" lyric motif. Bassist/vocalist Daniel Strain, drummer Matt Koch and guitarist/vocalist Zach Meier round out a lineup of experienced, seasoned musicians. Their debut EP, This Party Will Be Fun, solidifies Various Handsâ€™ feel good message and upbeat rhythms. "Various Hands have a certain happy go lucky aura without all the clichÃ©s that makes me want to listen to them more. They really do deliver the goods." - Autonomy Music Reviews "Various Hands' This Party Will Be Fun showcases Jeff and the rest of the bandâ€™s musical sensibilities. As an indie dance rock unit, they are beyond compare." - Music Finds
"LucaBrasi is what you get when you piece together St. Louis bands the Urge, Adair, Ulcer Inc., Disturbing the Peace and nationally known Helmet... McInerney, a veteran of Ulcer Inc... is joined by Jerry Jost (the Urge) on guitar, Mike Jost (Helmet, Adair) on drums and percussion, Josiah Werner (Adair) on bass and Bill Reiter (the Urge) on keyboards. Together, they've created a heavy sound full of distorted guitars, while being melodic as well, drawing comparisons to the Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots." - St. Louis Post Dispatch "The Norris Division... weaves accessible moments of rock grandeur into LucaBrasi's knotty, dark-hued patterns. The circular guitar figure that kicks off (the album) could almost be termed 'jangly'... Despite the abundance of pop hooks, LucaBrasi remains committed to note-perfect, intricately layered musicianship... this sophomore disc finds the band refining its brand of hard rock with nuanced, pop-savvy touches." - Riverfront Times
Vibe Steady is a local reggae/party rock band that have been heavily influenced by the "third-wave ska movement" and bands like Sublime and Pepper as well as more traditional reggae and punk acts.
Main Stagetickets at door 18+ $7.00