Nashville’s Daniel Pujol and his band have a short, storied concert history in St. Louis; their most memorable appearance might be a quietly promoted slot playing Cherokee Street’s Cinco de Mayo bash a couple years back. On one of the following nights, then Riverfront Times Music Editor Kiernan Malesky excitedly told me about the set and how I had to see that guy play. I’d missed the performance, just as I was fated to miss their next stop in town when they would headline Off Broadway.

Now PUJOL is a Tennessee garage rock act who cut their teeth alongside the likes of JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream. (Remember when those gals stole the show opening up for Those Darlins at Off Broadway last year?) So yeah, dude can rage pretty hard, but a quick stop anywhere on the Internet where Daniel Pujol exists will leave you with the impression of a politically outspoken, articulate, and often hilarious young man who has something smart and satirical to say about being an artist right now in the ol’ U-S-A.

On April 29th, PUJOL the band was back at OB, this time opening for J. Roddy Walston and the Business and following the bigger, faster, stronger version of STL rockers Via Dove. I witnessed a tight set from Pujol and his more than capable backing band as they rocked a room full of folks who showed up to see J. Roddy Walston. Below are photos from a night that allowed me to put another check mark on my show bucket list and left me anxious for PUJOL’s next headlining St. Louis stop.

Entire photo set here

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