Twangfest 16 Lineup Announced

Twangfest takes place June 6-9 in St. Louis. From the website:

What we’ve put together represents, in our humble opinion, the absolute best roots, rock, country and folk being performed today. From the time-tested songwriting chops of John Doe to the old-time scuttle of Pokey LaFarge, from the fiery heartland folk rock of Ha Ha Tonka and Langhorne Slim to the sweet, soulful voice of Kelly Hogan.

Check out the full lineup, complete with artist profiles, videos and more.

Single night tickets are $15 for Wednesday and Thursday nights, $20 for Friday and Saturday. Single tickets will be available beginning Friday, March 30 at 5 p.m. CST. See the Tickets page for ticketing links and more info.

Here’s a video from St. Louis’ very own Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, who play Wednesday night June 6th at the Schlafly Tap Room (and at the St. Louis Art Museum on June 22nd):


Go Blues!

Oshie Enters the Matrix

Lot’s of great plays and fights (Edit: added fight from end of Blues/Sharks game) from all the playoff hockey this weekend but my favorite is this great play by T.J. Oshie who takes the puck up ice, dodges two checkers like Neo in the Matrix, then dekes another one to set up a David Backes goal.

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Gentleman, Start Your Beards

The NHL playoffs begin tonight. Time to start your playoff beards gentlemen.

More Beards:

More NHL Playoffs:

  • 1st Round Schedule
  • The NHL and NBC took baby steps this year to increase the number of games you’ll be able to see but archaic broadcast rights rules still plague the NHL Playoffs, making some teams and games difficult or impossible to see depending on your cable/satellite provider and geographic location.
  • You can watch the first four Blues games for free at select Wehrenberg theaters in St. Louis. Besides the novelty I’m not sure why you wouldn’t just go to a sports bar though.
  • 1st Round series to watch: Predators vs. Red Wings

What’s More Surprising Than the Cardinals Making It To the World Series?

A positive article on St. Louis City, and on no less.  From the article:

In keeping with the 2011 theme of comebacks, this Missouri city matches the historic comeback of its beloved ballclub with a downtown comeback that belies today’s economic hardships. The Cardinals are representing their surroundings as much as the National League.

Go Cardinals!