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Susto: & we’re fine today

When: Saturday, November 11thDoors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 day of show
Opener: Dawg Yawp + Blue Jay

On SUSTO’s latest record, & I’m Fine Today, the five-piece band manages to blend elements of Americana and psychedelic rock to create their own unique sound. Lead single Waves is like if early A.M.-era Wilco collaborated with Oasis during the Gallagher brothers’ psychedelic phase on Standing On The Shoulder of Giants. 

And most importantly, it works.

The album deals heavily with visions and dreams for its narrative base. Lead singer Justin Osborne is willing to get very personal with his lyrics. And while the record deals with difficult topics, at the core of the record is hope. Whether it’s dealing with his father’s cancer in “Far Out Feeling” or substance abuse in “Hard Drugs”, Osborne’s lyrics provide hope. Hope that any problem in life eventually works itself out on its own, and the best that anyone can do is take it in stride.

The album concludes with “Jah Werx” an uplifting song about community and having people to help you through those dark times — perfectly describing the overall sentiment of the record.

“Jah Werx, and I’m fine today.”

SUSTO returns to Rose Music Hall this Saturday night following up on a headlining show last June at Rose that turned out to be a staff favorite.

Be sure to come early to see local indie-folk band Blue Jay! Listen to their newest single, Sapphire Eyes, below!

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A night in with Day Wave

When: Wednesday, October 11. Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $13 in advance | $15 day of show
Opener: Tidal Volume

By this point, you have surely heard at least one of Day Wave’s songs. Getting frequent air time on SiriusXMU, Day Wave — aka Jackson Phillips — blends his 80’s lo-fi sound with vibrant melodies and personal lyrics that discuss solitude and introspective views on human interactions.

Day Wave just finished touring with The Shins, which included stops at Red Rocks, the Greek Theatre and Lollapalooza. He’ll be performing to more intimate venues on this leg of the tour, so it’s a great chance to see an emerging artist that has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in indie rock scale things back for his very own headlining show.

While everything you hear on Day Wave’s 2017 album, The Days We Had, is performed by Phillips himself, his live shows provide backing members to provide a full landscape of sounds that incorporate the many warm layers from his studio work.


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Official Roots N Blues Afterparties at Rose

Friday

The Kay Brothers

When: Friday, September 29th. Doors at 10:00 p.m., show at 11:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: FREE with pass| $5 at door

Keep Friday night rolling with The Kay Brothers, a local stompgrass band from California, Missouri, and featuring our own Pat Kay, a talent buyer for The Blue Note!

 

Saturday

Dirtfoot

When: Saturday, September 30th. Doors at 10:00 p.m., show at 11:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: FREE with pass| $10

Penned by the band as “Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie”, this Louisiana-based band has held many Roots N Blues afterparties at Rose in the past, and all have been some of the most high-energy shows the venue has ever hosted.

 

Sunday

Ben Miller Band

When: Sunday, October 1st. Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: FREE with pass | Donations encouraged
Opener: The Driftaways

Note the change in time, because you don’t want to miss The Driftaways, a reggae-rock band from the St. Louis area, open the show on Sunday night.

Then end your Roots N Blues experience with some Ozark Stomp from Ben Miller Band to put an exclamation point on the entire weekend!