BEST BET: THE SILOS, JON DEE GRAHAM AND ROUGH SHOP
By Barry Gilbert
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 22, 2007
9 p.m. March 22 at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. $10. 314-773-3363.
Here's a bargain, an Americana triple-header that should make fans of alternative rock and country very happy. Batting leadoff is St. Louis' Rough Shop, in full-band mode. Led by Andy Ploof and John Wendland, Rough Shop is equally adept at country, rock, pop and folk. Moving the show along in the second spot is Jon Dee Graham of Austin, Texas, a gritty singer-songwriter making his third St. Louis appearance since last summer. Graham's gravelly voice and unconventional guitar playing hint at his punk roots. Hitting third and backing up Graham for part of his set: the Silos, a veteran band led by Walter Salas-Humara, whose music reflects his Cuban heritage as well as time spent in Texas and New York City. The Silos are touring behind their rocking new CD, "Come On Like the Fast Lane." Any one of these acts could hit cleanup, and this show should be a home run.
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