Local Produce

Brandon Creath and The Rest first came to my inbox after I reached out to local bands for submissions to the Local Produce Section. After many months of planning and scheduling, we finally were able to connect at the Heavy Anchor on Gravois on a rainy Saturday night in August. I...
Up until this point on the Local Produce Section we have covered local musicians and their bands. When a suggestion was given about a couple of guys from St Louis, who were making a film about the blues came across my ears, I thought, “Yeah…I’ll check this out.” And after a...
I don’t get to North County very often. Nothing against this part of St Louis, but I really never have any reason aside from turning around because I accidentally went North instead of South on 170… Until now, I have never really gotten out of my car and took in the culture up...
On Friday, February 28th something out of this world happened: Tok released their 3rd installment called “Gold Dollar Hen House” – we are THIS much closer to realizing what the big picture is when you put all the volumes before together… (Spoiler alert: It’s Bryan Basler.) But...
Gavin McNutt, known this past show as quite simply, ‘Gavin M.’ is looking for people to play music with. A man of many acts before this singlehood on a stage at Seven Lounge in his hometown of Belleville, IL, was the man of the evening – who is solely responsible for every bar-...
The only show I have seen at the Demo in the Grove was Vintage Trouble. That night, they sold out the small and yet acoustically-sensational venue. This episode of Local Produce wasn’t a sold out show, but with the level of talent in the room, it should have been. See, that is...
The Old Salt Union is a band from Bellevegas, IL -- they know all the bars I like going to, and they are fun people to be around. They actually played one of their first gigs at my favorite hole in the wall, called Blue Agave in Belleville. This didn’t surprise me, because this...
About a year and half ago, I had the idea for the Local Produce Section, and one of the first emails I received was from a girl named Katie Lindhorst. She said she heard about it through the band Logos, and her friend Cullen told her to email me. I remember being smitten with...
Thursday, August 22nd at Pop's I witnessed my first Fivefold experience, and it was literally just that -- an experience. Not only was I watching them open up for 10 Years, a national rock band that we have played on KSHE many times, but I also got a chance to chill in their...