Six Candles

April 10, 2008 at 11:01 am | Posted in Events, Matthew Hurst, play:STL | Comments Off on Six Candles
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Playback birthday show flyer

This week Playback:STL turns 6 six years old.  They would like you to come to their birthday party, which is on Friday April 11th (starting at 7pm).  

But unlike you little cousin’s birthday party, this will be taking place in The Pageant instead of Showbiz Pizza. And instead of large anamorphic, animatronic robots crooning you with covers of oldies, Playback has brought glam-rock quartet Semi Precious Weapons into town to serenade us.  That band will be augmented with four-courses of fine local fare, including bands The Feed, Bockman, Tell Tale Heart, and Northside’s Sweet Revenge.  So come out to wish them a happy birthday, or at least to  Light the candles with your lighter in the air. And if you’re hesitant to find a last minute birthday present for this, it is still considered acceptable to buy your favorite writers a round of drinks at the bar ;) .

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Play:stl

September 27, 2007 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Matthew Hurst, play:STL | Comments Off on Play:stl
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From last Thursday’s performance during the Play:stl kickoff party, the drummer of The October plays his sparkling drum set under the stage lights in the Duck Room of Blueberry Hill. This invite only event saw several acts play through the venue, and we even got a little gift bag (more on that in a bit).

As with other festivals, its been fun to see photos trickle onto the internet from the events. A great deal of those counter perspectives are available on FlickR under the obvious tag Play:STL.

We also took some performance video, but considering the dearth of intelectual property issues playing out with our friends, we’re probably better off keeping it for personal use.

Play:STL (or working on the weekend)

September 20, 2007 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Events, Matthew Hurst, play:STL | 1 Comment

wristband wearing hardknocksSo far I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do at Play:STL festival this weekend, which I wrote a little about before.  I’ve been invited to this kickoff party tonight (tell me if you want to come along) tonight in the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill around 8 o’clock, which takes place during my night class.  Needless to say I’ll try to make it late, because I’ll probably show up/write for anything I’m invited to (attn: promoters). :P

I’m hoping tonight’s party will help me figure out the where I should be this weekend, especially considering my unfamiliarity with most of the bands on the set list.  Then again, discovering new bands and sounds is sort of the point of having a music festival, right?  I’d ask Beatle Bob, but even he’s busy organizing his own performances these days.  Hey guys, would it kill you to cut and paste a google map?  Even we have one.

Panel discussions play a pretty big part in the festival circuit, and this is no exeception.  It still looks a little band centric, which is strange considering the diverse interests of Playback:STL. 
Needless to say, we’d like to start our own panel – “live music lovers who read blogs”.  Should you chose to join us, drop us an RSVP of a stage and band of your chosing, and we’ll try to give ourselves you someone to talk about the band with.  Because sometimes it gets kind of lonely in public places.  You know how it goes – drop a line @ hwy61revised at gmail dot com .

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