Gaslight Collective Release Party

Gaslight Collective Release Party

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Ready Room

St. Louis, MO

$12.00 at the door.

This event is all ages

$2 minor surcharge at the door. 

Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals
Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals is a St. Louis outfit of snakes that hiss and spit chords and chaos of 60s-70s blues-infused rock and roll. The four piece's knack for reptilian antics manifests during their live sets. Ribald commentary, inside jokes, unintentional stage dives: the Jackals live and breathe the devil-may-care ethos of our cold-blooded comrades.

Members Josh Eaker, Danny Blaies, Jared Dickinson, and Dylan Doughty represent different facets of the Jackals nearly half-century of influences. Eaker has the rasp of a man who spent years carving salt mines. His throat coated with microscopic minerals, he chucks his voice around a room like an open can of paint. The mess it creates splashes against the wall of chunky, pedal shaken riffs haunted by the war cries of classic rock heroes. Stuck in the doldrums of Dallas, Texas, Eaker etched out song sketches alone, but afloat, in Dallas' musicianless pool. With a guitar and a superb grasp of Pro Tools, Eaker channeled his malaise into gritty guitar tracks slung under the eerie calls of a man searching for his voice. Joined by Blaies on drums after he returned to St. Louis, the two-piece began as Brother Lee, then added the Leather Jackals when Dickinson and Doughty joined on bass and keys. Together, Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals renounce the sleaze of alt-country and take the name and swagger of legends fallen before them: Derek and the Dominos and The Doors, most pointedly. Contemporaries Deer Tick and Tame Impala are cut from the same revivalist cloth.

Enveloped in tradition, Dickinson's bass gurgles and grumbles with the impatience of a chained dragon. Set free, it sets afoot across Eaker's guitar tracks with the clobbering power of John Deacon. Doughty's spattered keys rain over Blaies percussion which thumps like a heart looking down the barrel of a shotgun. Together the Jackals create a well-meaning raucous forever threatening to run off the rails at any given moment.
4th City
4th City Rag is ragtime revival band from St. Louis MO. The band is currently an assortment of original rockabilly and country rock. Recording Fall 15.
Miss Molly Simms Band
Winner of this year's River Front Times Best Singer Songwriter, Miss Molly Simms is known for her roughneck operatic voice which packs a lungful of soul and straight-shooting lyrics. Her music is a blend of rock and blues, with a punk rock snarl to boot. She has shared stages with Wanda Jackson, Chuck Berry, Rev. Horton Heat, Barrence Whitfield and more.

"She hits the righteous vigor of Lucinda Williams" River Front Times

"Great rock hooks and a boisterous sound that's sure to please fans of every genre." KDHX
Cara Louise Band
The Cara Louise bands consists of original singer/songwriter Cara Wegener, and her backing band; made up of members from local St. Louis act, Whale Shark. The band plays a classic country style fused with modern effects and twists, all the while staying truly consistent with the genre's folksy and humble roots.
Venue Information:
The Ready Room
4195 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO, 63110
http://www.thereadyroom.com