It's been quite a good few months for St. Louis bands in terms of national exposure. First, in June, So Many Dynamos
released The Loud Wars
on Vagrant Records. A few weeks later, Son Volt'
s Rounder Records debut, American Central Dust
, hit stores. And now tomorrow finds the national release of two excellent new albums from local acts: Lean Forward
from twangy mainstays the Bottle Rockets
, and rock vets Cavo
's Reprise Records bow, Bright Nights Dark Days.
To celebrate the national love, Cavo will be performing and signing autographs at Vintage Vinyl at 4 p.m., a few hours before it plays the second stage at Crue Fest. And for good measure, the Bottle Rockets will be there performing at 7:30 p.m. (Beer and prizes included at the latter gig.) Both posters by Jim Harper.