PLAYBACK:stl @ Cicero’s | 05.06.08

May 6 PLAYBACK:stl presents Audio Spaghetti, 54 Seconds, and Willie Edward Smith.


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.)


Audio Spaghetti (Hays, KS) | Audio Spaghetti has been performing in the Midwest for five years. Throughout that time, they appeared everywhere from venues and clubs to live television and radio shows. They have also had the privilege of licensing their music to the MTV and CBS networks. Most recently, they have toured in support of their 2006 release, Take Control, with songwriting both simple and powerful.

54 Seconds (Austin) | 54 Seconds was born in Southern England but burst out as a musical force in Austin in the late 1990s. Best described as psychedelic pop headphone music with swirling guitar textures and freakish keyboards, the band renders excellent melodies, heartening lyrics and eerie, otherworldly atmospheres that wrench the gut of the listener. Finely crafted songs take darker topics and universal themes, deepening them with emotional arrangements that speak directly to each fan.

Willie Edward Smith | Willie Edward Smith is tallest singer songwriter St. Louis has ever produced. He had a black toy guitar shaped like a Fender Statocaster 20 years before there was a Guitar Hero, but never learned to play a real one. He started high school the year Nevermind came out, and owned it on cassette, and he graduated from Berkeley High School the year Kurt Cobain died. He started playing guitar and singing at Truman State University in Kirkville in 1998 after horrible breakup. He returned to St. Louis in 1999 and has played the open mic circuit and various venues solo, or fronting Wil Smith and the Continental Drift. If you believe music should bear sincere emotion without being overwrought or over performed, you should hear his songs. Maybe you’ll find a kindred spirit.



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