Local Scenery | 05.06

KDHX 88.1 and PLAYBACK:stl are proud to present the first annual Saint Louis Music Awards, sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company. This event will recognize and honor many of Saint Louis’ unique musical cultures by nominating this year’s best representatives from each of 30 categories. The awards ceremony takes place May 2 at Mississippi Nights, with live performances from local talent.

The Rock ’n’ Roll Craft Show II takes place Sat. & Sun., June 3 & 4. www.rocknroll
craftshow.com

The UMB Bank Pavilion season begins with Dave Matthews Band (special guest G. Love & Special Sauce) May 30 at 7 p.m.

The members of Lojic will make Los Angeles their new home. The last opportunity for a St. Louis show (for some time) is an all-ages show at the Pageant June 2. www.planetlojic.com.

Meancatmonday, a new band featuring Rebecca Ryan (vocals/guitar), Craig Gardner (guitar), and Justin Steinbecker (djembe), have been increasing their itinerary. www.myspace.com/meancatmonday

The Jazz Loft can help you start the workweek off right. The venue is promoting Martini Mondays with cheap martinis all night long and a special for the ladies.

FM 101.1 The River Homegrown Show has switched to Wednesday nights at the Phoenix in South County. Go support local music.

90.7 KWMU-FM has added Weekend America to its weekend programming schedule. The program will air each Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. www.weekendamerica.org

Former members of Silent-Q have added Heather Gracey, vocalist from the Bureau and Galaxia, to form Not Just Noise (www.notjustnoise.com). The band performs May 5 at Just Bill’s,

Cinema St. Louis holds a reading of the five finalists in its annual CinemaSpoke Screenplay Competition and workshop on the third floor of the Centene Center for the Arts (3547 Olive St. in Grand Center). The reading is free, open to the public, and held Mondays at 7 p.m. For dates and more information, contact Cinema St. Louis at 314-289-4150 or visit its Web site at www.cinemastlouis.org.

On Sat., May 6, the final Lost Parade show will take place at Mississippi Nights. For info on LP members’ new projects, visit www.myspace.com/lparade.

Scion, a division of Toyota, is striving to create a platform for emerging and upcoming artists. They set up a series of DJ contests in several major markets around the country for amateur DJs to perform in several categories. The grand prize winner of the St. Louis DJ contest gets to headline the one of the St.Louis Metros concerts alongside legendary DJ Premier and DJ Haul.

Bread and Roses—an annual celebration of the arts in political action—entry forms are available online at www.stl-jwj.org/breadroses or by calling JwJ at 314-644-0466. This year’s theme is “Visible Work, Invisible Workers.”

Shawn Slavik’s new art show is up through May 29 at Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar Blvd. in the U. City Loop.

New to the St. Louis area, Bryan Joseph’s Power Chord Academy is gearing up its summer sessions. The music program introduces aspiring musicians to the professional level. For more information, check out www.powerchordacademy.com.

PLAYBACK:stl contributing writer Sean Moeller has begun a new endeavor, Daytrotter. Bands passing through the Quad Cities stop at a recording studio and record four songs in a live setting, which are then featured online for a full week. Visit www.daytrotter.com for updates and info.

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