Wednesday, September 10, 2008

STL Music Venues- 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

As I've mentioned before, STL has a nice music scene going, and the amount of clubs that have live music on a regular basis is a reflection of that. Unfortunately, the word on the street is that 2 Cents Plain will be closing effective immediately due to a legal fight with the owners of the building. Co-owner Brandon Cullum hopes to find a new space for the venue. I don't want to be Debbie Downer here, but unfortunately when we hear these words, the next thing is usually... nothing. I wish 2 Cents luck, and hope I'm wrong.

But, like Hydra, if you slay one two shall rise in it's place! Not one but two new venues are opening and will regularly feature live music in this mini-gotham. First up is new restaurant/venue Deluxe, which will be opening in Maplewood across from the Maya Cafe at 2733 Sutton Blvd. Grand opening is this weekend, with Diesel Island playing Friday, and the Dock Ellis Band playing Saturday.

The other restaurant/venue set to open in early October is the Wedge. Here's what they have to say about themselves on their Myspace page:

The Wedge is a new rock n' roll bar/pizza joint opening up in October 2008 at the intersection of Virginia and Bates. The Wedge dishes up great food and music daily. Open for lunch and dinner every day.
The upstairs performance space- The Iggy Ziggy Room- will host live bands, DJs, comedy, burlesque and other special events.

The Wedge
442 Bates St.
St. Louis, MO 63111

Monday - Saturday- 11am - 1:30am
Sunday- 12 noon - 12 midnight

Your new home for rock, punk, honky-tonk, rock-a-billy, indie, metal and the best local bands.

Here's wishing them all the best. Go support the clubs that make live music possible. Tell 'em Old Skool sent you.

1 comment:

Pixel Pusher said...

I had the opportunity to see one show at 2 Cents Plain (which may or may not have featured a band called BONERSSS), and it was a good one. Best of luck to them.