POPULAR MECHANICS is a St. Louis trio led by Dave Todd (ex-Wooden Kites) and driven by drummer Tim Pinkerton (Black for a Second). The fact that bassist Rick Addis is solid and unassuming makes the band even tighter. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Popular-Mechanics-a-band/125230767506986 MUTTS are a well-seasoned Chicago group fresh off a SXSW tour. Stylistically, they can not be pigeon-holed. What? Think Tom Waits, but rockin’, bluesy and with nods towards Captain Beefheart, Fugazi and Clutch.
THE UNION ELECTRIC is the brainchild of frontman Tim Rakel who pens the lyrics and has assembled a righteous band of well-schooled St. Louis rockers that have gained some attention nationally with smart lyrics and some tendency towards long-form song structures that rock throughout.