The Fortnightly: August 1st – August 14th
Here at IWTAS, we pride ourselves on respecting and celebrating one another’s varying interests and passions (and also teasing each other about them). We all love those live musical performances widely known as “shows”. Additionally, Baker enjoys duck hunting, Julie reviews books by famous people, Annie enjoys drawing (see above), and I have a dinosaur “problem”.
Tomorrow, Elly Herget of The Skekses will storm El Lenador in an effort to marry two of her passions: poetry via Bad Shoe and songs via a few of her St. Louis favorites. Herget runs B.S. along with Erin Wiles; the lit mag will celebrate the release of its 6th Issue (Vol. 2 Iss. 2) on Wednesday.
Delight your inner (or outer) nerd in the safe, cool person-approved space that is El Len, as several of our area’s leading female poets (including Herget herself) read some serious – and often seriously funny – shit, all under the guise of buck cans of deer beer and the promise of a musical finish to the evening.
The words start around 9, with music beginning at 10 by Beth Bombara, O Fool, and Lonesome Cowboy Ryan & His Dried-up Teardrops (aka The South City Three). This isn’t your Freshman Year of College Literature Professor’s poetry reading. It isn’t your typical South City Stag Nite, either. Bring 5 dollars and come with us. Delve into something different.
Monday 8/1: Cold Cave + Austra at Firebird
Tuesday 8/2: My Morning Jacket and Delta Spirit at The Pageant
Tuesday 8/2: The Blind Nils, Dastardly, We are Warm at The Warehouse
Wednesday 8/3: HUMDRUM w/ Memphis Pencils and Messy Sparkles at Cicero’s
Wednesday 8/3: Stag Nite feat. Bad Shoe poetry reading, music by O’Fool and Beth Bombara at El Lenador
Wednesday 8/3: Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three at the Botanical Gardens
Thursday 8/4: The Black Lips at Firebird
Thursday 8/4: Sarah Jarosz and Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine at The Duck Room
Friday 8/5: Gardens & Villa at Gramophone
Friday 8/5: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart with Craft Spells at Off Broadway
Thursday 8/11: Bug Chaser at Heavy Anchor
Friday 8/12: Ticketmaster New Music Spotlight with Dive Poets at The Pageant
Saturday 8/13: Wormwood County w/ Bob Reuter and Union Electric at Tap Room