SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: Black Girls at The Heavy Anchor – June 11th
When Black Girls took the stage as the opener for The Head and the Heart back in March, I had only listened to a few of their songs in passing. I was there early to get a spot for the headliner, but by the time Black Girls’ set was over, I would have been perfectly content if they would have played all night. Their flavor of self-proclaimed snuff rock or “glam, surf, pop, psychedelic southern soul” had our entire section dancing two songs in. If I had to describe their music in as few as words as possible, I’d just call it swamp funk. Whatever it was, we were digging it and the band just kept sounding better and better after every song.
Black Girls is a relatively young band from Richmond, Virginia – not the kind of band that can make it to St. Louis often. After their set at The Pageant, I figured it would be a while before I got to see them again. When our buddies at Vintage Vinyl announced last week that Black Girls would be passing through town and playing an instore show, I literally shouted “HOLY SHIT”. As cool as this announcement was, I had to try to get them to play a full show after the instore.
With that said, I am so stoked (I never say stoked, that’s how stoked I am!) to tell you that after their Vintage Vinyl instore set, Black Girls will be playing a last minute show at The Heavy Anchor on Monday, June 11th! We’re still working out all the details, but we wanted to get this in your face as soon as possible. So, stay tuned to the links below to keep up to speed!
First, their Vintage Vinyl instore event on Facebook. Do NOT miss it. Capital NOT.
Second, the Facebook event for the show at The Heavy Anchor.
UPDATE: New favorites, Demonlover have been added to the bill and Mikey Wehling will be spinning records between sets. YEAH!!
Demonlover performing "Tequila Rockingbird" at El Torito Market on Cherokee St. As we understand it, Demon Lover is a project that came from the ashes of the band Theodore. These guys are multi-instrumentalists and you can tell they enjoy experimenting with non-traditional musical instruments often switching them up in the middle of the song. I think everyone who was at this shoot was taken with this band and the setting in the middle of Cherokees largest market.