))))_++___PECK OF DIRT are intent upon dragging you into the depths of their nightmarish indie folk lair via the creepiest alleys of the southside. Sherman S. Sherman leads the assault with a fresh line-up made of of talent from St. Louis acts DRUNKS WITH GUNS and LITTLE BIG BANGS. “Tom Waits meets Doris Day” they used to say, but there’s some oomph and axe behind the lyrics these days. http://towergrooverecords.com/band/peck-of-dirt/ _(*&+__FREE DIRT returns from the whiskey dust of the 21st century with all the tricks that used to rattle Cherokee, Delmar and Laclede’s Landing joints for the thirsty alt-country loners who liked some punk edge to their night. +++STILLWATER rocked crowds in the 90’s and released two CDs — Full Throttle Day and State Line — that featured a combination of ringing clarity and sonic muscularity that was novel in St. Louis alt-country circles. And in live performance, Stillwater could tear it up with overwhelming power, graced with a lyrical vulnerabilty and fragility that made the balance just right. These are NOT the dolts from the Cameron Crowe movie, btw.