REVIEW: Blitzen Trapper at Old Rock House 9.18.2013 – St. Louis, MO

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Blitzen Trapper at Old Rock House 9.18.2013 - St. Louis, MO Words / Pictures / Videos by Bradley Darby (@DarbySTL) Quick story for you... I've been contributing posts to Concert Confessions for something like four years now. Throughout this entire period, our founding father Reverend Justito had continuously told me that I need to listen to this band called Blitzen Trapper. He told me once... he told me twice... hell, he even told me thrice. And I heard him, but I didn't listen to ... Read More


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15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN (of Yonder Mountain String Band)  Interview by Bradley Darby @DarbySTL / DarbySTL on Facebook  Jeff Austin, who you may know as the mandolin man and one fourth of the jamgrass powerhouse that is the Yonder Mountain String Band, recently took some downtime with Yonder to hit the road with a few close friends. Austin’s current project, Jeff Austin and The Here & Now, consists of banjo picker extraordinaire Danny Barnes, as well as the husband and wife / ... Read More

Soul Asylum Kicks Off 2013 Tour With a Party In St. Louis!!!

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Soul Asylum The Old Rock House 1/30/13 Words/Photos By BeezNutzStl I have always liked Soul Asylum, they remind me of good times in my childhood. I never got to see them during the 90's and missed them every time since. They had just came out with a new album last year. When I heard they were coming to one of my favorite places in St. Louis, I jumped on the chance to go. The Old Rock House is the perfect place for a band ... Read More

Infamous Stringdusters Embark on Old Rock House – St. Louis 11/14/12

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An Evening with the Infamous Stringdusters - Old Rock House 11/14/2012 Words / Pictures by Bradley Darby   Described by some critics as "a future supergroup," "a phenomenon" "intricately improvisational," and "flawless", the Infamous Stringdusters have been tearing up the bluegrass circuit for the last five years, releasing four studio albums as well as a live album while garnering a Grammy nomination along with three International Bluegrass Association awards and playing to packed venues and festival tents. The Stringdusters were just in the home of ... Read More

Jackie Greene Plans Fall Trek and New Album After Social Media ‘Death’

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[caption id="attachment_29881" align="aligncenter" width="701"] Jackie Greene at Old Rock House in St. Louis - 2010[/caption] Recently Americana singer/songwriter/troubadour of the road Jackie Greene disappeared from the face of the earth by most accounts when he deleted all of his social media profiles to disconnect from the world. (See: “the evaporation of the genuine self” blog entry) Greene is on the verge of dropping the follow up to 2010's Till The Light Comes, due later this year and has just announced his fall tour ... Read More

Split Lip Rayfield – Old Rock House in St. Louis 5/26/12

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  Words/Pictures/Video by Bradley Darby   Everyone's favorite bluegrass band that features a gas tank bass invaded the Old Rock House stage in St. Louis once again for yet another stellar show. Split Lip Rayfield, the 3 piece touring machine from Kansas, brought their blend of punk and metal inspired bluegrass music back to the Old Rock House stage. The last time they stopped in was last fall with the Legendary Shack Shakers and Mountain Sprout, one of my favorite shows of 2011, also at the Old Rock House. Jeff Eaton, ... Read More


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Beats Antique The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO 04/04/12 Words/Photos/Video by BzNtz Over the past few years I have heard a lot of things about this group called Beats Antique, but still years later I knew almost nothing about them. I heard they put on a great live show, I saw numerous friends like their facebook page. So on this cold and rainy St. Louis night I decided to see for myself. I started the night at work, when I asked my friend ... Read More


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Polica Old Rock House, Saint Louis, MO 02/27/2012 Words/Photos/Videos by BeezNutz Just a few days before this show I had no idea who Polica was. Thanks to boredom and a quick youtube search I decided I would go check it out. This interesting new 4 piece band made up of two drummers, bass and a singer are from Minneapolis, MN. Recently they have released a new debut album titled " Give You The Ghost " and have been on tour promoting that ... Read More

REVIEW: Split Lip Rayfield with Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and Mt Sprout – St. Louis, MO 11/12/11

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Words and Photos by Bradley Darby After a show scheduled for February was cancelled just days after being announced, Split Lip Rayfield vowed they would be coming back to St. Louis later this year. Their last trip through the Gateway to the West was in May of 2010 opening for Reverend Horton Heat, also at the Old Rock House. I was a little disappointed to have to wait another 9 months to see these guys in STL again. I must say, the wait ... Read More

Meat Puppets Taking North America ‘Up on the Sun’ This Fall

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"After this year brought the release of "Lollipop"; The Meat Puppets 13th studio album, the boys are still in the swing of releasing things, and are set to reissue of their classic 1985 album "Up on the Sun" Today (September 13th). And no need to start calling up your local record stores to see if they have it, The Meat PuppetsOFFICIAL WEBSITE has a whole web store set up where you can pre-order and purchase all of your 'Up on the ... Read More

Marc Broussard w/ Scars on 45 – Old Rock House – 8/3/2011 – St. Louis

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Bayou Soul Singer-Songwriter Shares His Heart at Old Rock House Words and video by Bradley Darby It had been almost three years since Marc Broussard had last played here at The Duck Room, a venue he had played for his previous three trips to St. Louis. Broussard had taken a break from touring to spend time with his family and record a new self titled album, released earlier this year.  The news only got better when it was announced just a week before that ... Read More

I Got Funked in the Earhole by Orgone!

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Words, Videos, Photos By: Bradley Darby California funksters Orgone made a stop at the Old Rock House on Saturday night and brought along some friends from Chicago known as The Right Now to support them. It is safe to say that things got a little funky at the Old Rock House on Saturday night, just ask the break dancers or the hundred or so people moving their body to the oh-so-sexy grooves that both bands laid out for three and a half hours. Orgone ... Read More

Curren$y flys the Jet Life Tour 2011 over St. Louis

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I first heard about Curren$y a few years back in some Hip Hop magazine. Did a few youtube searches and got schooled. Curren$y is a busy man. First signed to Master P's No Limit Records as part of the 504 boys in 2002. The New Orleans native wasted no time after appearing on Master P's " Good Side Bad Side " album Curren$y packed up shop and left No Limit. Next stop Cash Money Records under Lil Wayne's label Young Money Records. Soon ... Read More

Stephen Kellogg Solo and Down Low at Old Rock House in STL 4/28/11

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Words and videos by: Bradley Darby Acoustic singer-songwriters have always had a special place in my heart. I can’t explain it, but I have always been a sucker for the Marc Broussard’s, Jack Johnson’s, Matt Nathanson’s, and Todd Snider’s of the world. An acoustic guitar can go a long way when partnered with some witty stage banter and clever lyrics sung deep from the soul of the person who penned them. Its good to put the dancing shoes away every now and again ... Read More

The Bluegrass Ball w/ Jeff Austin, Drew Emmitt, The Travelin’ McCourys, Head For The Hills, Allie Kral – Old Rock House – 3/13/2011

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Words and Photos by Bradley Darby When it was announced that there would be a two day bluegrass concert, and that mandolin players Jeff Austin from the Yonder Mountain String Band and Drew Emmitt from Emmitt-Nershi Band would be sitting in with Head for the Hills (Saturday) and the The Travelin' McCourys (Sunday), well it was certain that this was a don’t miss Bluegrass Ball. Then to make it better, days before the show they announced that the lovely and talented Allie Kral ... Read More

Paul Thorn 12-11-2010: Old Rock House – Saint Louis, MO

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Paul Thorn 12/11/10 Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO Words by Jenkins   Usually I have a pretty good idea what to expect from a concert in advance.  I'm familiar with the band, their catalog, the crowd, hell - maybe I've even been to a couple of their shows before. On the other hand, sometimes I don't at all know what I'm in for and have no idea what my expectations should be.  Saturday, Paul Thorn played at the Old Rock House in Saint Louis - ... Read More

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers – Old Rock House – 9/29/10

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Written by: Bradley Darby Stephen Kellogg Old Rock House continued their assault on my bank account Wednesday night, as one my favorite live acts in the past few years, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers (SK6ers) came through St. Louis on The Amazing Fall Tour. This is a band I had discovered by accident, when they opened for O.A.R. at The Pageant in 2005. The reason I say by accident is due to the fact that my friends and I had gotten so inebriated by ... Read More

Jamie Lidell says Funk You at Old Rock House – 9/9/10 St. Louis, MO

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Jamie Lidell 09/09/10 Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO Words by Brad Darby Jamie Lidell, a singer / songwriter from the UK who currently resides in New York City, made a stop at Old Rock House to bring his unique blend of electronica, funk, and pop through St. Louis on his fall tour. Touring with a full band, including drums, bass, keyboards, guitar and a synthesizer, Lidell packed a decent crowd into the venue on a rainy Thursday night. [caption id="attachment_4032" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="jamie ... Read More

Chiddy Bang & XV – 8/12/10 Old Rock House – St. Louis

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Chiddy Bang 08/12/10 Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO Written by: Brad Darby (SaucerfulOfSecrets)/Videos By BeezNutz Thursday August 12, Chiddy Bang came through St. Louis on The Swelly Life Tour, named after their debut album which will be released in a few weeks, and played to a sold out crowd of 375 at Old Rock House. I went into this show not expecting a lot as I hadn’t heard much from Chiddy Bang, but after obtaining free tickets via an Old Rock House Twitter ... Read More

The Bridge 8/3/2010 Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO

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The Bridge 08/03/10 Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO Written by: Bradley Darby On a very hot and sticky Tuesday evening, funky blues-rock band, with some definite soul and jazz influence, The Bridge came through St. Louis to play an intimate show at the Old Rock House. As the Cardinals were getting their balls boxed 18-4 to the Houston Astros and continued to make the legendary Bud Norris look like a hall of fame candidate and earn his seventh win just a few blocks ... Read More