The Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant w/Bunnygrunt, Old Lights } 01.05.13

Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant

Schlafly Beers celebrated their 21st anniversary by throwing a Saturday night party at The Pageant, inviting along The Bottle Rockets, Bunnygrunt, Old Lights and a full crowd of Schlafly enthusiasts.

Old Lights @ The Pageant
Old Lights @ The Pageant
Old Lights @ The Pageant
Old Lights @ The Pageant
Old Lights @ The Pageant
Old Lights @ The Pageant
Old Lights @ The Pageant

Good gravy, Old Lights are awesome. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the group (LouFest 2011), but there’s something about how they add a dash of raucous bit to their indie melodies that totally has me hooked.

Bunnygrunt @ The Pageant
Bunnygrunt @ The Pageant
Bunnygrunt @ The Pageant
Bunnygrunt @ The Pageant
Bunnygrunt @ The Pageant
Bunnygrunt @ The Pageant

Even though I picked up their first two albums (Action Pants! and Jen-Fi) back in high school, this evening ended up being my first time catching the pop group. Though bassist Karen Ried is headed out of state, it sounds like the band will still continue to chug along with limited shows going forward.

Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
Bottle Rockets @ The Pageant
The blistering songs of the Bottle Rockets closed out the evening and the pit packed in to enjoy the hometown quartet. This was my first experience with the historic Missouri band, so I can’t elaborate much beyond being taken aback at how awesomely energetic they were, but Jason over at Speakers in Code put together a list of his Top 10 songs by the Bottle Rocketsso feel free to head over there and compare notes. Happy birthday, Schlafly!

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