Venue Address (Get Directions)The Gramophone
Date and Time
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 8:00pm
FREE SHOW - ONE NIGHT - TWO SHAKEDOWN BANDS
Twas at 4243 Manchester, the night after Xmas
Fun people were stirring,enjoying their Festivus
Great Jams & Bluegrass all through the night
Don't miss a minute 'cuz the rhythm's too damn tight!
Come out and party with The Stone Sugar crew
Our friends Bryan Ranney and Toefire too
They've created a show you can come to for free
Since you've likely spent all your gift $ on tree.
So grab Nick and Tracy, throw drums 'n bass in the middle
'Get on stage!', Banjo Bob and get that girl with the fiddle!
It's been in the works for almost a year...
It's a Shakedown synergy show, c'mon grab a beer!
The Stone Sugar Shakedown
The Stone Sugar Shakedown has shared the ticket with bands like Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, Cornmeal, Widespread Panic, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Steel Pulse, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Lubriphonic, Yonder Mountain String Band, 7 Walkers, Papadosio, The Avett Brothers, The Schwag, Melvin Seals & JGB, and Zappa Plays Zappa
RFT 2012 BEST BLUEGRASS BAND IN ST LOUIS
"The tradition of bluegrass may be as old as St. Louis itself, but Elemental Shakedown isn't content to be a museum piece. The five members of the band come from across different corners of the country and have backgrounds in music about as diverse. They give the Midwest bluegrass scene — which often pits purists against progressives — a much-needed burst of creative energy. After a couple of years of playing pop songs arranged as bluegrass, guitarist Chris Helmick, bassist Matt Flory and funky fiddler Alyssa Avery brought on two long-time music vets to take the helm on staple bluegrass instruments. They struck gold, with Bob Stuckey of Indiana on banjo and St. Louis native Bryan Ranney on mandolin. Last year, Elemental Shakedown began performing original compositions that kick up against bluegrass' sometimes-rigid boundaries, exploring subgenres like jazz-grass, jam-grass, avant-garde-grass and, perhaps most wonderfully, funk-grass. To them, it's all booty-shaking, foot-stomping fun."
18+ [$3 surcharge for minors]