Sunday, November 6, 2011


Hey, friends. Last night was the Campfire Club's release show at the Heavy Anchor. My fingers still hurt.

By the by, check out locals Scarlet Tanager. They're nutso-great.

We are proud to be a part of Tower Groove Records, a south city co-op label that formed over the summer. We played in the TGR Carnival at Off Broadway in September, and will play the compilation LP release this coming spring.  We also recorded a track for the LP, called "Mama Says the River." It is an honor to be counted among so many amazing local acts. We were especially humbled because we were one of the few acoustic bands asked to join.

We are not entirely sure what the next month or so has in store, because so much is in the planning stages. But we'll be out and about, and happy to play. See you soon.

-- E-Squared

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Hey, friends and hobos. Good to see you, as always.
We are having a kick-ass summer. Evan went on tour with Bo and the Locomotive in June; catch him as their new keys player, about town. His other project, Pretty Little Empire, will be touring in September.
We have had a blast recording with local genius Glenn Burleigh (bassist for Union Electric and BBQ master), and we are about half-finished with our next full-length.
August holds friendly shows for us; we will be playing with O Fool and Syna So Pro on the 20th at the Tap Room, and with Theodore on the 24th at El Lenador's Stag Nite. Both venues number among our all-time favorites.
Thanks for listening, and we'll see you around, I bet.

Monday, June 6, 2011

We have survived the weekend!

After our sweaty show at the Heavy Anchor, and our individual experiences at the RFT Showcase, the Skekses are wiped out and happy about it.
Evan played three sets in the 90+ degree heat on Saturday, with Pretty Little Empire, Bo and the Locomotive, and our little duet.  Elly napped all day and showed up at about 10:30 at night. We both had fun.
Catch the Skekses next on June 18th, at the KDHX Harvest Sessions in the Tower Grove Farmers' Market. This is a morning show, between 9am and noon.  It is free to attend and one of the only family-friendly events we'll play this summer, so bring your littleuns.

Here is a rough video of us performing a Gillian Welch tune at the RFT shindig.  Happy listening.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Last-minute show at the Heavy Anchor!

On June 3rd, The Skekses will be opening for touring band Sun Hotel and local faves Theodore. The show  starts at 9 at the Heavy Anchor (formerly Antarctica). $5 gets you in on the venue side. If you wanna strain your ears, you can hang out on the bar side of the venue for free.

You can also catch us June 4th at the RFT showcase--Rosalitas, 11:30 pm.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Skekses--Lonely Cowgirl Pt 2

Check out this recent video, taken by our friend Tess, at El Lenador's Stag Nite on May 11th. We played with hometown heroes the Rum Drum Ramblers, along with NOLA bands called the Slick Skillet Serenaders and Mr. Gunn and his Pistol-Packin Mamas (aka, "11 people and 4 dogs").
It was basically our favorite show ever.
Anyway, watch this. And if you wanna, vote for us at . We're in the first category, which is handy.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

RFT Online Voting is now LIVE!

If you like us, or if you don't, clicky click here and let peeps know.

Again, we are psyched that the RFT has even heard of us. A lot of our friends are in the running this year, and we're glad to be in such lovely company.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Video: Rodeo

Here's a little lo-fi rendition of a new song called Rodeo.  Catch us Monday, April 25th at CBGB (show starts after 9pm) to hear it (and many other things) live.  The show is free though there is a $5 donation suggested for the touring band, Brother Gruesome out of Oklahoma.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nominations announced for RFT Music Awards

We have been nominated for the "Best Folk" category.  The Skekses are conveniently located right at the top of the RFT's release, as you can see here. We are psyched to see so many of our buddies nominated this year.
I don't know when voting starts, or what's up with the showcase, or anything like that. But look! It's our name! And they spelled it right!
(I'm not being sarcastic. I picked a band name that was excessively difficult to spell.)
As the days turn warmer we will hear more and more about this business. I believe it culminates June 4th in a paper-braceleted exodus to downtown.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Shows for The Skekses

We've added a couple of dates for the season--

On April 25th, we're playing with our friends the Little Big Bangs at CBGB. Shows there are always free and I suspect the spot is smoking friendly. We heart the LBB, they are noisy and fun and I recommend dancing.

On May 11th, we'll be returning to Stag Nite at El Lenador on Cherokee Street (o dear). This show is ridiculously exciting as we will be playing with local blues champions the Rumdrum Ramblers and their buddies from New Orleans (whose name/s I will post forthwith, promise). Come check out the Ramblers before two-thirds of them disappear into the wild blue yonder with that madman LaFarge. Stag Nite is always five bucks at the door, with $1 Stags for as long as they last (or maybe 11pm). The show will start at 9--for realsies.

I heard a rumor about a show at the end of May, ya know, but I'll get the details later.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Live Video--Burden o Leather at Stag Nite

What would we do without Stag Nite? Its current home is El Lenador on Cherokee Street, where Johnny Vegas plies us with beer and forces even the most curmudgeonly of rockers to have a good damn time.

This is from our Stag Nite show on Feb 23rd (or thereabouts). We played with Kill a Drifter (bad boys from the Il-side of the river) and Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost (Bob barely made it to the show after an adventurous week touring the midwest).

Notes on the Collapse of an Alternate Universe

Our first record, Notes on the Collapse of an Alternate Universe, is now available at Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records, or--for those of you who are ready for some instant gratification--for free streaming right here!

If you like what you hear, buy a digital copy for a measly $8, and come to some of our shows.