Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekend Re-Cap--KDHX Session--and your last chance to vote in the RFT poll!

Hey, friends. For the past two weeks, the Skekses have been hitting the local festival circuit. Who needs Lollapalooza (is that still a thing?) and Newport when we have Tower Groove Records and Big Muddy?
For the weekend of the 18th-20th, we had the honor of witnessing and taking part in the Tower Groove double-LP release.  Our set was at the Sunday Brunch show, with the legendary Fred Friction and local ear-busters Bug Chaser.  We managed to wake up and play on time (one o'clock), preparing us for an even earlier set at the Tap Room the following week.
We took a little time to stop by KDHX on Monday, in our quartet form.  Check this out: KDHX Live Performance.
Thank you to Paul Stark for interviewing us--the interview will air on June 2nd, at 88.1fm, in the early hour of 8 in the morning.  Thanks also to Jon and Kyle for their lovely sound work, and to Roy Kasten for always making us sound magical in his descriptions.
But we weren't done there.  This past weekend, The Skekses played two daytime shows in the 95+ degree heat.  Saturday was the Schlafly Market and Pork Shop, a day long event at the Tap Room downtown.  We kicked off the day at noon, and were thrilled with the crowd, sound, and of course the grub.  Schlafly roasted six whole pigs for the occasion--if this were a tribal community, that would be a high honor indeed.

Sunday we were invited to play the Big Muddy Records Chili Cookoff--this, too, was a delightful event. Seven teams presented chilis of varying flavors and styles, and celebrity judges (including Bill Streeter, the man behind Lo-Fi videos, and Adam Hoskins of the South City Three, who is kind enough to play guitar with us when Evan is stuck at work).

Photo by Bill Streeter

The RFT wrote a fine blog about all the festivities here.
As our singer is a freckly redhead, we would like to take the time here to repeat our thanks to the organizers of both events.  There was plenty of shade and water, and obviously both events were planned and executed with St. Louis' wacky heat waves in mind.  Thank goodness.

Lastly, we would like to point out that this is the last week to vote in the RFT's yearly music poll.  We are nominated in the folk category, and you can access the poll by clicking right here.

Thanks for everything, guys.  We will see you June 2nd, at 9:45 pm, at the Dubliner, taking our part in the yearly Riverfront Times madness.  Share in the crazy with us. See you soon.