Saturday, November 28, 2009

Firecracker's Lumberyard on the New York Times blog

The Lumberyard, a terrific literary letterpress magazine produced by The Firecracker Press's Eric Woods and his sister, Jen, has gotten a mention in the ArtsBeat blog of The New York Times.

See the Times write-up here.

More information -- including how to get your very own copy -- on The Lumberyard web site here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Drive-By / Paulsen / Fuller

From Snowflake/Citystock/Drive-By Gallery:

We are proud to announce a new installation constructed by Sarah Paulsen and Cameron Fuller entitled "The Ants Have Come to Town".

Drive-By is a 12' x 8' x 3' window space dedicated to installation and performance, viewable 24 hours a day.

Exhibit runs through December 31.

Drive-By is located on the west side of the Snowflake building

3408 South Compton (at Cherokee)
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

To view past shows visit

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mmmelt and Sister Product this Friday at Cranky Yellow

Free show. Live electronic music. Live video visuals.

"Mmmelt is a piece of meat a piece of fruit, a Spongefork, miscellaneous software, electronic synthesizers, drum machines, video mixers, dvd and cassette players and whatever cheap or obscure a/v cutlery that finds its way into our kitchen; plus a smattering of various special guest chefs".

Date & Time: Friday, November 20, 8:00 p.m.

Event Location:
Cranky Yellow
2847 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri, 63118

Event Cost: $0.00

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Get Born at Foam!

Free reading at Foam featuring Mathieu Paul, Joseph Sulier, Brock Walker and more with DJ Spencer "Muscleman" spinning soul and jazz in between.

Friday November 20, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Foam Coffee & Beer
3359 South Jefferson (at Cherokee)
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118


Letterpress printing - Do It Yourself- at the Firecracker Press

Letterpress Printing – Do it Yourself (CLASS2). Interested in learning how to make your own greeting cards? Want to print a poster for your next event or invitations to an upcoming party?

Learn how in this comprehensive five-week course focusing on the traditional methods of letterpress printing. Students can learn the basics of handsetting metal type, how to make a woodcut or photopolymer plate, mixing ink by hand, and learning the ins and outs of choosing paper. Our Vandercook printing presses and antique platen presses will be available for use.

Each student will create an editioned piece of their design to exchange with all students, so everyone leaves the class with a small portfolio of fine prints! No prior experience needed.

Sign yourself up or enroll a creative loved one. This course makes the perfect gift!

DEADLINE – DEC. 15 – space is limited.

Course schedule (5 weeks):
TUESDAY evenings from 6:30pm-9pm
Jan. 19 – Feb. 16

Cost: $185.00
(We provide tools and some ink. You provide paper and any other materials.)

Sign up online here.

FREE! "Honkey" Goodbye Roast: November 28 - All Welcome!

From "BJ "Honkey" Lange:

Fellow St. Louisans,

I haven't had that much time to meet all of you, but those who I have met know that I am moving back out west very soon. I signed a lease in Los Angeles starting December 1. My improv school, The Improv Trick (founded by Bill Chott; SNL, The Ringer, Second City) wishes to throw me a roast before I leave. I'd really like to have the community which I've grown to love there, considering how much you all have grown on me.

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Improv Trick Comedy Underground
Street: 2715 Cherokee
City/Town: Saint Louis, MO

BJ "Honkey" Lange is moving to Los Angeles, CA and The Improv Trick wants to give him the proper send-off by throwing him a roast!

Roastmasters Angie Patton and Marc Pruter will be there making sure that BJ will be ripped a new one by some of St. Louis' top comedians and his own friends! Come join in on the fun, bring your friends and say good-bye to him in style.

This event is BYOB and there is a $10 suggested donation.

For more information, please contact Marc or Angie at
314-922-1998 info (at) theimprovtrick (dot) com

Two Fresh + Vibe SquaD at 2720 Cherokee

2720 Cherokee, St. Louis’s newest music venue, is open this Saturday for Two Fresh.

Two Fresh consists of twin brothers Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls and is accompanied live by drummer Colby Buckler. The twins have been making beats and playing music together since their freshman year of high school. In August of 2008, they began playing shows across the south. In early December they added on Colby on drums for the live setting. Together they bust out some of the freshest tracks, wowing people from all over the spectrum. Packing out venues, they keep the whole place moving with a raw, cutting edge sound that is a combination of hip-hop and jazz that takes electronic music to a whole new level. No matter what you're into, Two Fresh will bring you music that is guaranteed to keep you moving. Their sound has begun to grasp the attention of people across the globe.

VibeSquaD is the multi-personality brainchild of Aaron Holstein. With releases on NativeState, Proboscis, Interchill, Muti, and Sonic Dragon (Hong Kong) in 2007 alone, VibeSquad is quickly emerging as a top producer in the west coast US electronic music scene. Both 2007 EPs “Return of The Pudding People” & “Songs to Accompany Dance Move: The Worm” have been making their way around the globe showing up in DJ’s sets and causing serious mayhem on dance floors. Though his legendary live sets may cause whiplash and heart attacks in the unsuspecting bystander, those prepared to launch get much more than they bargained for. Aaron’s music defies typical genre-labels and covers tempos from slow ’n hard low-riding krunkadelics to mid-tempo barnstormers all in a seamlessly flowing soulful mash — dirty and beautiful as life itself. Aaron also plays bass/keys for the bands ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis & Jamie Janover) & SPORQUE (w/Ooah & Jamie Janover)

Ages: 18+
Price: $10

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

(Text and image from Cherokee Street News)