Local Scenery | 07.06

The Lucas School House, a beautiful 250-capacity venue/rental facility with state-of-the-art sound, recording capability, and an outdoor patio, opened last month at 1220 Allen Ave. in Soulard. The adjoining church is expected to be an additional venue in the future.

Shame Club has been recording a new CD in Norman, Okla., with Carl Amburn (Riddle of Steel, Traindodge, Roma 79). The band performs July 13 at the Hi-Pointe.

Zone, a short experimental movie by resident visual artist Zlatko Cosic (www.eyeproduction.com), has been accepted by the Independent Film Channel. To view the film go to www.medialab.ifc.com and search by the artist’s name or movie title.

Waterloo has released a new record, Out of the Woods, through Undertow Music and will celebrate the release at the new Lucas School House July 1. Opening the show will be Adam Reichmann and Steve Rauner of Nadine.

Mad Art presents an exhibit by two St. Louis artists, Sarah Giannobile and Rebecca Eilering, July 7–20. A free opening reception will be held on July 7 from 7–11 p.m.; call 314-771-8230 or visit www.madart.com for more information.

Vendors are wanted for Essence of Logic’s End of Summer Bash at Bearcat Getaway in Lesterville, Mo., on August 12. The event will feature a four-hour concert with E.O.L., guest musicians, and a party atmosphere. Tickets are $10 and include camping, firewood, and concert access. For more info, check out www.essenceoflogic.com or www.bearcatgetaway.com.

If you had a LocalMp3.com or Stl-Pulse.com account, you may have noticed that your account has been linked to TorqueMusic.com. The new site has quite a few changes, including a show calendar, weekly artist, album, music charts, and an enhanced section on local music news. www.TorqueMusic.com/Tourguide

Area rockers Brain Regiment will begin work on a new recording this month. Catch them playing songs for the new release at Off Broadway on July 1 and Lemmon’s on July 8.

Kemp Auto Museum’s second annual “Kemp Summer Concert Series” is underway. Acts include the Smash Band July 7, the Ralph Butler Band Aug. 3, and Hudson and the HooDoo Cats Sept. 7. For more information, call 636-537-1718.

Registration is underway as bands from across the U.S. and Canada prepare for the eighth annual Battle of the Bands Festival. The Festival starts July 1 and ends Sept. 16, with shows in Las Vegas, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and more. Visit the official BOB Web site at www.worldfok.com.

To celebrate the 206th birthday of Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw, admission is free on July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebratory atmosphere includes music, a silhouette artist, stilt-walker, magician, actors in Victorian fashions, and children’s games.

Livewire Recordings has signed Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, with debut disc Torch due August 29.

Wydown’s Noise of America CD release party is July 7 at Mississippi Nights; the first 50 people receive a free CD. Ultra Blue Kind, Groupthink, and Geoff Koch will also perform.

Fontbonne Theater’s upcoming summer season includes Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Lennox Robinson’s Drama at Inish. For more information, contact Actor’s Creative Theater (ACT Inc.) at 314-725-9108 or by e-mail at actsummerrep@sbcglobal.net.

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