A St. Louis Based Podcast featuring interviews with local comedians, musicians and all-around interesting people.

Posts made in April, 2015

Episode 65 – Eric Christensen

Episode 65 – Eric Christensen

By on Apr 30, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

Eric Christensen, host of the show STL Up Late joins us this week on the Rock Paper Podcast as we discuss the show, how it formed as well as Eric’s study in to tv production and how it helped him with the show. Purchase tickets to see STL Up Late’s next show May 9th on their website www.STLUpLate.com. You can also follow the Eric on Twitter @ETCinSTL  and the show @STLUpLate. Also go and like the show on Facebook to get all of the latest updates on shows and news regarding STLUpLate....

Read More
Episode 64 – Hillary Fitz

Episode 64 – Hillary Fitz

By on Apr 29, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

On this episode of the Rock, Paper, Podcast with Chris and Shane​ we talk with singer-songwriter Hillary Fitz Music​ & Drew Lance and special guest Cody Henry (of Sophisticated Babies). This episode we did a bit of a storytelling episode. Hillary played some songs and tells the stories behind the songs. We talked about rollerblading, influences, and her upcoming trip to the spend the summer in the jungle. See Hillary Fitz Friday night at The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy. Keep up to date with her on her Facebook fan page....

Read More

Pokey LaFarge “Something In the Water” Album Review

By on Apr 28, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

This weekend Pokey LaFarge came back home to St.Louis for 3 SOLD OUT shows at Off Broadway. He also did 2 In-Store performances, Saturday at Vintage Vinyl, and Sunday at Euclid Records. I was unable to purchase tickets for the Friday & Saturday shows, and had previous plans for Sunday, but I was able to get out and catch him at Euclid Records for the performance. I’m pretty to Pokey LaFarge, obviously being from St.Louis I’ve heard his name a lot but I had never got to see him live or really heard much of his music. I did see him on Late Show with David Letterman.  Now after seeing him live, I get it! I’m all in. He’s a fantastic performer and his band is incredible. They played quite a few cuts from the new record Something In The Water on Sunday including the title single “Something In The Water”, “Bad Girl”, ” Knockin’ The Dust of the Rust Belt Tonight”, “Actin’ A Fool” and “The Spark.” Pokey stuck around and signed everyone’s copy of the record, I personally picked up a copy of the vinyl.   I was able to the give the new record a proper listen and was blown away. This is one of the most unique sounding records I’ve heard in several years. Quite a diverse blend of sounds, all possible with a world class band back LaFarge. Almost all of the songs on this record we’re also written by LaFarge. “Something In The Water” is a fun song, with a wonderful video that brings all the imagery to life. LaFarge tells a love story of his crazy woman that he can’t quite explain what it is that makes her the way she is. “Actin’ A Fool” is an upbeat, rocker. Reminds me of a early Rockabilly records. Also features some great harmonica from Ryan Koenig. Can never go wrong with some harmonica. “The Spark” is one of my favorites from the record. It’s so catchy and gets stuck in your head. Also shows some of Pokey’s range on vocals. Pick up this record! It’s refreshing to hear new music that sounds like some of your older favorites. Just press play, and see what...

Read More

Letter To Memphis “Phases” Album Review

By on Apr 27, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

  A couple weeks ago we had musician Paul Niehaus IV on the show and he told us about a group that he was playing with called Letter To Memphis. I’ve been hearing this name quite a bit ago the St.Louis local scene. I finally got my hands on a copy of their latest release PHASES. Letters to Memphis is made up of Devon Cahill (vocals, ukulele, harmonica, percussion), Gene Starks (guitar, percussion), Paul Niehaus IV (bass, guitar, piano, organ, percussion), & Sarah Velasquez (violin, vocals). LTM started as a duo of Cahill & Starks, who also write all the songs on the album, except for a co-write with Daniel McGowan on “The Art.” PHASES opens with “Other Life” a slow burner that really draws you in with the violin and Cahill’s voice. I found myself listening to it a few times. Track 2 “Country Road” is the exact opposite of “Other Life” a much more upbeat, toe tapper. When I listen to it, I paint a picture in my mind of the country home, sitting on the front porch swing with a cool glass of lemonade. “Thursday Night Blues” got me up dancing, the lay down a killer groove, and then add some harmonica (Adam Andrews). I’m sucker for some harp! Take a listen for yourself. Buy a copy at Letter To Memphis Bandcamp page or ITunes, physical copies at shows. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. See them live at the LITAL show at The Ready Room May 2.    ...

Read More
Episode 63 – John Pessoni

Episode 63 – John Pessoni

By on Apr 23, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

John Pessoni, member of The Urge, Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys, Celebration Day and El Monstero joins us this week as we discuss some cool stories recording with the Urge, the music industry today versus the past, and playing in El Monstero and Celebration day. You can follow John on Twitter @JohnPessoni and stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear the song Standing In Line off of the Urge’s newest record Galvanized. You can catch The Urge May 8th in Springfield, MO at the Outland Ballroom and May 9th at the Grenada in Lawrence, KS. If you enjoy the show, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook, and as always please leave us a review and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher....

Read More
Episode 62 – Mathias James

Episode 62 – Mathias James

By on Apr 21, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

Today we’re joined by Mathias James of Mathias & The Pirates, with special guest host Jimi Ballesteros. The guys chat about Mathias & The Pirates new EP Caveman Barnacles, sharing the stage with The Urge last October, and Mathias’s discussed some of his experiences with past groups the Earthworms & Jive Turkey. See The Pirates at The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy at April 29 with Abstract Rude& Jah Orah. They’ll be back at The Bootleg on May 9th also for the Death & Taxes album release party. Stay tuned after the episode for “Panic Button” from Caveman Barnacles. Pick up a physical copy at shows or digital copies on wherever you get your...

Read More
Episode 61 – Record Store Day

Episode 61 – Record Store Day

By on Apr 16, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

Chris and Shane reunite for a new episode of the Rock Paper Podcast. On the episode the guys discuss their invitation to be guest DJs at Vintage Vinyl for their Record Store Day on April 18th. They also discuss some upcoming blockbusters, Netflix and Shane’s attempt at eating a huge amount of biscuits and gravy. Catch the Rock Paper Podcast at Vintage Vinyl guest DJing for their Record Store Day on April 18th from 2:30-3:30pm. Also make sure to get there early so you can enjoy some free food. If you enjoy the show then please leave us some feedback and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher....

Read More

Record Store Day 2015

By on Apr 9, 2015 in Episodes | 0 comments

Chris & Shane we’re lucky enough to be invited to guest DJ at Vintage Vinyl for Record Store Day April 18, 2015. It’s sure to be an amazing event. Come hear us play some tunes at 2:30pm. There is going to be free Schlafly Beer, free Strange donuts and free Kaldi’s coffee for those standing in line in the morning, free Monster Energy, and 100’s of RSD exclusive records. Live music starts at 10am. Also performing live, podcast guests Bruiser Queen and Kelsey McClure of Comedy In The Lou. Official Facebook event: Go ahead and RSVP...

Read More