Tag Archives: Record Store Day

Dear John Featured in St. Louis Beacon

Dear John (and the upcoming show on Record Store Day) is the subject of this week’s Second Set column by Thomas Crone.

Check out the St. Louis Beacon here!

 

Turning up the Volume on Record Store Day

Vintage Vinyl just announced their confirmed schedule of events for Record Store Day 2012 on Facebook. Here’s a few of the bands playing there on April 21, 2012:

12PM: Tower Groove Records showcase with Bunnygrunt ,Warm Jets USA, The Skekses
1PM: Dear John
2PM: Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost

Notice the listing at 1pm? It says Dear John. That’s not 100% accurate but it is true that we have officially turned up the volume for our Record Store Day in-store.  Yep, it only took trading a few Facebook messages to turn what was initially scheduled as an acoustic appearance into a rocking reunion of sorts!

Joining me for this special performance will be my Dear John band mate Larry Wilke on drums and our long time pal Bob Chekoudjian (from the Retros) will be handling the bass chores.

So it’s not really Dear John, because there is no Dear John without including the third member of our trio, George Schneller, who is currently in Florida somewhere.

It’s really 2 guys from Dear John and a Retro playing the songs from the Dear John single and bunch of other songs. Of course, they probably wanted to promote us as Dear John because BDR is releasing a special RSD12 version of the Dear John single that will only be available there! That is much easier than calling it 2 guys from Dear John and a Retro.

Bottom line, it’s gonna be a very special afternoon on Delmar Boulevard, complete with hours and hours of free music, free beer, and the ability to buy some really cool records! I hope you can join us…

Record Store Day: Vintage Vinyl St. Louis (4/21/12)

I’m extremely excited to be part of this year’s Record Store Day on April 21, 2012. I’ll be performing a solo acoustic set at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis (show time TBA) and the guys at BDR are also putting together an exclusive Record Store Day edition of the Dear John 7″ “Frustrated Conversation” with the last remaining copies of original vinyl!

It’s been over 10 years since my last gig in St. Louis and I’m really looking forward to seeing all my friends, old and new…

More details to follow!