PLAYBACK:stl @ Cicero’s | 04.1.08

April 1: PLAYBACK:stl presents The Late Hours, Music For Animals, Ken Kase Group


Tuesdays at CICERO’s | 8:30 p.m.
6691 DELMAR | $5 ($8 for minors) | 16+

Join PLAYBACK:stl as we host Tuesday nights at Cicero’s in the Loop of University City here in St. Louis. Each week, we will bring great acts to the cozy room in the club that offers fantastic bands every night. (We highly recommend the pizza.)


The Late Hours | The Late Hours is the skimmed down, lean/mean machine that has resulted from taking several years to gather the right musicians for the job. They are a band that is always in the writing process, which means no two shows are the same. They constantly add new parts to old songs, or introduce a new one from their bag o’ tricks. They are dedicated to the songs they create, and committed to providing an experience in the most emotionally and intellectually impacting way possible. They are Midwestern Britrockers.

Music for Animals (San Francisco) | There’s something different about this band; you can tell at first listen. Maybe it’s the pointed, pop-tastic guitar line that opens up Music for Animals’ self-titled debut (released by Three Ring Records in 2007). Or the way the songs are instantly infectious, forcing parts of your body to shimmy and shake uncontrollably. Or the way the lyrics range from heartfelt to heart-wrenching to tongue-in-cheek to downright hilarious. Never a dull moment with Music for Animals in the house, that’s for sure.

Ken Kase Group | The Ken Kase Group are nice boys from broken homes who play music to deaden the ever-present existential ennui of daily life. Using pop songs as their coping strategy, their 13-year odyssey for new chords and a viable way to postpone adulthood indefinitely has left a trail of catchy songs and a legacy of marginal interest among power-pop devotees and their immediate families. Ken has enlisted the talents of many low-budget musicians who play surprisingly well for being so cheaply employed. He is stubbornly devoted to writing songs in the hopes that people might actually want to hear them.

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