Graham's Top Picks for November 2013

Graham Matthews bounces from show to show with a handy-cam, collecting the odds and ends of music in St. Louis. There is absolutely no genre-bend in his coverage, made evident by an ever growing Youtube channel, which features thousands of videos of independent artists. Once a month, Graham sends us a list of 5 picks from his personal channel.

Thollem McDonas, Kevin Harris, Ryan Wasoba at Schlafly Tap Room

Wasoba's mom was sad she couldn't make the show, so she told Ryan, "Hopefully, that nice gay couple will be there to record it." And, we were. Maybe a little more dissonant than his usual gig.

3 of 5 - Magic Dance (David Bowie cover) at Bunk Bed, Fairview Heights, IL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91P0gnd3kS0
Lindsay had a really bad week. She just wanted Andy to play that David Bowie song from Labyrinth. The next thing we knew, we were all under the spell of the magic dance. In the end, he is declared a hero.

Ancient Filth at The Ill Spot, Jamaica Plain, MA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm5bn2_qSMQ
Welcome to Boston. The Ill Spot was not easy to find, but it was ill and a spot, for sure. Feels so cozy, just like... home.

Parisian at The Firebird
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLMuADYNLKc
Finally got him on tape! Parisian took us on a journey through time and space, and left me saying "hold up, you don't know me like that" to everyone for days. Bonus points for playing in-the-works collabs with Ra Cailum who made it out of the studio for this show!

Cinema Verite at Bunk Bed, Fairview Heights, IL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y-R8OSGxbQ
This may be the only time I've seen a band attacked with feedback by their own sound guy. Hope that didn't hurt too bad, Jed. I probably shouldn't reward bad behavior by choosing this video... Bad, Sean, bad! Very bad, Sean!