Tuesday, September 14, 2010

That's Right, It's Beat 'n' Soul

What did the Everly Brothers know in 1965, when they named their album Beat and Soul? They knew that both the new beat music and rhythm and blues emerged from the same primordial ooze…and they knew that they wanted to keep your heart pumping and your feet dancing.

That’s the inspiration for Beat ‘n’ Soul…a showcase of modern garage rock and soul music and every kind of intersection of the two. For two nights at St. Louis’ fabulous Off Broadway club, fuzz guitar, soul shouters, pulsing drums, and wailing sax will combine to celebrate the fact that a good tune and a solid rockin’ sound are timeless. It’s brought to you by the coolest record store around, Euclid Records, and some of the folks behind Twangfest, which for over a decade has established a reputation for being the most fun, most fan-friendly destination for music lovers anywhere.

The premiere lineup looks to be one hell of a way to start…from legendary garage rock (The Fleshtones) to white-hot soul (Charles Walker and the Dynamites), from Memphis (the Bo-Keys) to Detroit (The Sights), from genre-bending (JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound) to hardcore (Mondo Topless). Yes, from the first blast of horns on Friday November 5 to the last scream of a classic 60’s organ on Saturday November 6, Beat ‘n’ Soul will showcase some of the most REAL music America has to offer. We hope you’ll join us.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spampinato Brothers To Play Euclid St. Louis Sept. 23

Joey and Johnny Spampinato will be bringing their new band the Spampinato Brothers to Euclid Records for a free performance at 4 pm Thursday, Sept. 23. This will be the first Midwest performance by the Spampinato Brothers since forming their new band in the wake of the dissolution of NRBQ. Euclid Records is located at 601 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Joey Spampinato was a founding member of the legendary NRBQ, one of America’s greatest rock bands, and was also featured prominently as the bassist on the Chuck Berry movie “Hail Hail Rock & Roll.” His brother Johnny joined him as the guitarist in NRBQ for the last decade or so of the band’s existence, and both were in the band when they appeared on TV’s “The Simpsons.” The band is rounded out by Aaron Spade on guitar and Jay Cournoyer on drums. Their debut album, “Pie in the Sky,” is about to be released.

This will be the latest in the Euclid Sessions series of live recordings at Euclid Records to be followed by the release of a 45-rpm limited edition single from the performance. Each release will be strictly limited to 300 copies, and $1 for each one pressed will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (NOMRF) to benefit musicians displaced or suffering loss of equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.