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YEAH BROTHER! It’s time for WRESTLEFEST!

When: Friday, June 23. Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $10

Columbia, the first thing you need to do is shut up and listen to what the Rose is cooking! On Friday, June 23, we’re teaming up with Logboat Brewing Company and Dynamo Pro Wrestling to throw the ultimate costume party and celebration of all things wrestling.

This night will destroy all other parties before it. We’ve got everything you want all in one place — live music from punk rock champion belt winners Dangerbird from St. Louis, DJ King of Columbia and DJ Requiem. And don’t forget, the wrestling event you’ve all been waiting for! Two of Missouri’s top contenders, Brandon Aarons and Elvis Aliaga will go HEAD TO HEAD to win the first ever Wrestlefest Title Belt! All hosted by the mean and lean Jones Yard Dog aka MF Jones AKA Chainsaw!

You can bet that we’re bringing in a ring for this, brothers and sisters. So get yourself a costume from places like Gotcha, one of the great vintage clothing stores in town….or a place called the internet. See you there BROTHER!

 

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A few of our own setting the stage for the ultimate costume party. Get a costume, pick a side and be there! It’s going down!


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Movies in the Park are back…and free!

Drive-in movies are unarguably one of the best parts of summer, so at Rose Music Hall, we decided to tweak the idea and bring Columbia some of our favorite movies right from our backyard (i.e. Rose Park). This summer, you’ll have the chance to watch some classics from our new stage and the comfort of your own blanket. If you’re looking for a good date idea, a place to bring the kids, or just something to do, head down to Rose for any of these FREE flicks. (P.S. This is just round one so stay tuned as we announce more!)

Wednesday, 6/14 – The Princess Bride – Free Movies in the Park
Wednesday, 6/21 – Batman – Free Movies in the Park
Wednesday, 6/28 – Mrs. Doubtfire – Free Movies in the Park
Wednesday, 7/5 – E.T.

During the movies you can get popcorn and beer from our outdoor bar, or tacos from Pepe’s kitchen. You’ll want to come prepared with a blanket or lawn chairs, especially since we just finished up construction with the new stage. But if you forget, you can always snag a spot on the patio, a picnic bench, or toward the top of the hill. And speaking of snagging a spot, you’ll want to make sure you get there early. We open doors for movies at 7, so for prime seating, you’ll want to get there early. Movies will start at 8:30 or shortly after when the sun goes down. Can’t wait to see you there!


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Clutch guitarist Tim Sult talks spacegrass, guitars and touring

Hunched over his guitar and dressed in jeans, a plaid shirt and tennis shoes, Tim Sult could not look more unassuming for a member of a band that tours the world. Sult is the lead guitarist in Clutch, a rock band that played at The Blue Note this past October.

Clutch‘s sound lies somewhere in between rock, hard rock and alternative and funk metal. I hadn’t seen them live before but after having friends rave about their show last May at The Pageant in St. Louis, I couldn’t wait for them to come to town, and when I came across the chance to interview the band’s guitarist Tim Sult, I couldn’t pass it up.

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Despite the placement on The Blue Note’s chalkboard bathroom wall, the show was not shitty.

The band is on tour for their latest album, Psychic Warfare. The band has been together since 1991 and they’re showing no signs of slowing down.

Sult says songwriting is something that is shared among all members of the band. “It keeps everyone so interested in being in the band. That we’re all artistically and creatively involved in every song from the ground up. That’s what makes it Clutch, the fact that there’s four cooks in the pot,” he says. 

“We’ve always tried to remain creative and move forward and just try to write new songs and try to work on a new album… We never really felt like artistically, we were limited. We always felt like we were allowed to do whatever we want,” Sult says.

The show opened with Don’t Mind Dying, a local rock band with a similar sound to Clutch, as well as Kyng. The bands were a perfect match and Clutch lead singer, Neil Fallon, even gave Don’t Mind Dying a shout out during the show.

Clutch took the stage and kept the energy high throughout their performance. I’ve seen my fair share of concerts that start off strong and die down until the encore, but not this one. If anything, I’d say they started off with some of their more mellow music, amped it up throughout the show, and then came back down a little toward the end.

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Clutch guitarist Tim Sult doing what he does best.

Sult strummed in a concentrated focus, rarely looking up from his guitar. Meanwhile, the audience (who sported more leather jackets than I’ve possibly ever seen in a room) kept security on their feet in a constant effort to mosh.

A fan favorite, “Spacegrass,” was the first song of the encore. “I honestly don’t know 100% what the song is about,” Sult says. “I think we had the title and we were just playing it instrumentally. When we were jamming and playing it, we thought it sounded totally trippy. That was like the early days of stoner rock and that kind of music. Niel always says it’s about driving a car through outer space.”

Overall, the show rocked. Their lyrics drew me in and led me to make a playlist of Clutch essentials. At first, I felt a little out of my element, but by the end of the show I had joined everyone in jamming out in pure rock fury.