Episode 72 - Andre Cataldo of Dear Genre

For this episode we bring you Andre Cataldo of Dear Genre.  Andre is a very talented and humble guy who is on the scene and taking advantage of all the opportunities that the cosmos has afforded him.  During this episode you’re going to hear us discuss Andre’s recovery, his heritage, his love for music, and what inspires him to just be himself and take on the music scene by storm.  Keep in mind that all of this discussion was had while we may or may not have been visited by other worldly spirits.  Be sure to follow Dear Genre on the social medias and download his music where all great music can be downloaded.  And of course, if you ever get the opportunity to see Dear Genre live, do yourself a favor; buy the ticket, take the ride. 

Track featured on this episode:

Bonsai Tree by Dear Genre

Episode 71 - Anything But Credible Podcast

For this episode, we bring you Duggs and Killa K from the Anything But Credible Podcast.  During this episode we discuss riveting topics that will surely enhance your life and make you a better person for listening including; the groundbreaking innovation surrounding ketchup slices, the concept of Mayo-Tard, cheesy movies and why they are so important to our way of life, the divisive line that separates those who use loofahs and those who don’t, conspiracy theories, and we even talked about podcasting.  Be sure to subscribe to the Anything But Credible Podcast where all great podcasts can be downloaded and follow these guys on social media.

Track featured on this episode:

Business Mind by The 12 to 6 Movement

Episode 70 - Max Price

For this episode we bring you Max Price.  Max is a stand up comedian, House Emcee and Showcase Producer at the Funny Bone St. Louis, and he is one of those guys that just works his ass off to promote the great things happening in the city of the Lou.  During the episode we discuss Max’s work as an event producer and it sounds like a lot of work, as well as his mission to support all the local talent around town, his involvement in Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, we talk about his style of comedy, the science behind comedy writing, and more.  Be sure to follow Max Price on social media and definitely don’t pass up the opportunity to go see him perform live.

Track featured on this episode:

Unconditional by The Many Colored Death

Episode 69 - Brian King of Titan Nutrition

For this episode we bring you Brian King of Titan Nutrition.  Titan Nutrition is a supplement company based in Springfield, MO.  Their mission is to produce the most innovative and quality supplements so their customers can get the results they work hard for.  During this episode you’ll hear Brian discuss the beginnings of Titan Nutrition, including the whys and the hows things got off the ground.  You’ll also hear us discuss some of the Titan Nutrition athletes that use and promote the company, including our friend Shannon Seeley.  And of course, Brian takes us on a little tour of the available products offered by Titan and discusses just some of the many benefits that these supplements have in store for the partaker.  Be sure to follow Titan Nutrition on social media and check out their website at titannutrition.net for all your supplement needs. 

Track featured on this episode:

Victim (In My Hand) by Echos From Ashes

Episode 68 - Chris Cyr

For this episode we bring you the very funny Chris Cyr.  Chris is a stand-up comic.  He’s a radio host.  He’s a podcaster.  He’s a business analyst, but most importantly, he’s hilarious and had us rolling both during the recording and again during the editing of this podcast.  During this episode you’re going to hear us discuss crypto currencies, The Silk Road, amphetamines and Starbuck’s coffee, Millennials and why past generations were just as fucked up (if not more) than what they are now, as well as Tide Pods and condom snorting.  Be sure to follow Chris on the social medias and download his podcast, Impolite Company, where all great podcasts can be downloaded.  And once again, see Chris live at The Send Up on Shaw event on June 2nd. 

Track played for this episode:

Bliss by Tree One Four

Episode 67 - Matt F. Basler

For this episode, Colt and James present to you, Matt F. Basler.  He's a screen printer, he's a musician, he's a podcaster, and he played the song Smooth, live, 12 times in a row.  Matt enjoys collecting stickers but has commitment issues which causes him not to place the stickers on any worthy surface and hence, completely negating the purpose of said stickers (I share this lack of sticker commitment).  During this episode, we talk about all of these topics, as well as why the hell EP and LP albums are a thing, and how technology has changed the way artists approach their respective, prospective audiences.  Be sure to follow Matt Basler on social media, but only if you want to be highly entertained by video clips that are nothing short of AWESOME!  Also, subscribe to the Matt F. Basler podcast where all great podcasts can be downloaded.  

Track played for this episode:

Flatline by Todd Sarvies

Episode 66 - Scott Kurtz of Kurtzhaus Brewing

For this episode we bring you the one and only, Scott Kurtz of Kurtzhaus Brewing.  Scott is an award winning home brewer.  He’s a BJCP Certified Beer Judge, a tech writer, an amateur beer journalist, he blogs for Saint Brewis, and he is an all-around great guy.  During this episode we discuss a lot of what Scott has been up to with his award winning brews, as well as how important bees are to the Mead industry.  Scott is an absolute scientist when it comes to brewing beer and mead, and we need you, the CEP listener, to encourage Scott to take his craft to the next level.  Get in touch with Scott on social media and let him know that the world needs to experience his craft on a larger scale.  Colt and I were blessed with the opportunity to sample some of Scott’s magnificent Kurtzhaus brews during the recording of this episode and I promise, if given the chance to sample for yourselves, you shan’t be disappointed.  Follow Scott on social media and let him know that the CEP sent you his way.

Track featured on this episode:

H.O.P.E. by Chris Swan of Soul Motivation Records 

Episode 65 - Tom Halaska

For this episode Colt and James headed to our beloved Emerald Room to meet up with our good friend, Tom Halaska.  You may see Tom serving and mixing drinks at The Monocle, or you may see him practicing yoga amongst a heard of baby goats.  During our discussion we talk about The Monocle and Baby Goat Yoga, as well as Tom’s mission to bring non-alcoholic craft beer into every corner of the St. Louis area, and beyond.  During the episode, Colt and James were afforded the opportunity to sample some WellBeing Brew, specifically the Hellraiser Dark Amber, and I gotta tell ya, it was pretty freaking good.  Tom has a magnificent story to tell about why WellBeing is a great idea for any consumer of craft beer, on any given night of drinking.  It was great to have the extremely hard working and very humorous Tom Halaska on this episode of the CEP.  Be sure to follow him and Wellbeing on social media and show Tom some of that CEP love when you see him out around the St. Louis area.

Track featured on this episode:

No Good by Ashland

Episode 64 - Krosst Out

For this episode of the CEP, Colt and James stir shit up with Canadian Punk Rocker/Rapper, Krosst Out.  Krosst Out joined us on the line, all the way from Ontario, to discuss topics including his background in music and initial influences.  We also went down other rabbit holes such as the current state of hip hop, some of the insane policies happening on both sides of the border, and what the future holds for our new friend, Krosst Out.  Be sure to follow Krosst Out on social media and check out his latest video release, The Death of Me.  Also be sure to download Krosst Out music where all great music can be downloaded and if you ever get a chance to see him live, definitely buy the ticket!  Support independent music wherever and whenever you can, people!

Track played on this episode:

The Death of Me by Krosst Out

Episode 63 - Alexis Tucci

For this episode, Colt and James bring you the lovely Alexis Tucci.  Alexis is an extremely talented and active component on the St. Louis scene.  She has a love for the city, a love for the music, and a love for people that is undeniable when you meet her.  Alexis is an event producer, designer, and DJ with Tucci Events.  Unless your head is indeed buried in the sand, you will see the name Alexis Tucci, or DJ Alexis Tucci, all around the city of St. Louis, where all great parties are thrown.  Some of the primary events to keep your eyes peeled for are Alexis’ Nightchaser events, which is described as an underground disco.  Be sure to follow Nightcaser on social media to stay up to date on all the cool events coming up, and when you see Alexis around town, be sure to show her some love as well. 

Track played in this episode:

Dance With You by Break Night feat. Ben Reece on the saxophone 

Episode 62 - New Lingo

For this episode, Colt and James head up to Washington MO to meet up with the guys in the St. Louis band, New Lingo.  During our conversation we discuss a variety of topics including the origins of New Lingo, some of the more treacherous circumstances that the band has found themselves in whilst on the road, a video game featuring a cock and balls in place where Mario should be, and of course, their EP release show for their upcoming Beloved Ep.  New Lingo is playing their EP release show on April 28 at the Firebird in St. Louis, MO and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm.  Be sure to follow New Lingo on the social medias and definitely go see them play live.  You shan’t be disappointed, I promise.  

Song played for this episode:

San Junipero by New Lingo

Episode 61 - David Weglarz of Still 630

For this episode, Colt and James head over to the award winning Still 630 to meet up with David Weglarz. During our conversation with David we discuss all things Still 630 including the genesis of this endeavor, the hows and whys he decided to venture into distilling spirits, and all of the special events that Still 630 has in store for lovers of fine spirits.  One of these ongoing events is the Experimental Spirits Program where, on the first Friday of every month, you can visit Still 630 and try one of these experimental spirits and then give David your feedback.  This is an effort to give you and me a chance to personally determine what the future of craft spirits tastes like.  After the show we took a tour of the distillery, which was very awesome by the way, and we were educated on the distilling process of these fine spirits.  After the tour we had the opportunity to sample several of these spirits including their flagship Rally Point Rye, the S.S. Sorghum whiskey, and Colt and my favorite, Big Jake’s Breakfast Brew, as well as the Expedition Rum.  Still 630 is located at 1000 S 4th St in St Louis, MO at the corner of 4th and Chouteau Ave, just south of Busch Stadium.  Be sure to like and follow Still 630 on social media and look for these very smooth spirits wherever all fine spirits are sold.  

Music played on this episode:

Watching the Embers Fade by Out Amongst the Masses

Episode 60 - Theody

For this episode of the CEP, Colt and James get on the Skype line with the up and coming band, Theody.  Theody hails from Fayetteville, AK and deliver some hard-driving riffs and beats that, combined with Lauren's lyrics and vocals, are sure to catch your attention.  During this episode you'll hear us discuss the genesis of Theody, some of the philosophy behind their music including their latest release "Reignite", and we also chat about their tours and what the future has in store for this energizing band.  Be sure to check out Theody on social media, download their music where all great music can be downloaded, and visit their website at theodymusic.com.

Songs played for this episode: 

Reignite - Theody

Define the Relationship - Theody

Episode 59 - Dub Flow

For this episode of the CEP, Colt and James take the opportunity to finally discover one of life's pressing questions; Who the hell is Dub Flow??  Well, Dub Flow is a St. Louis rap artist who is probably best known for hitting the stage with the StL band, Discrepancies, as he is featured on their hit song, Rock the Show.  But, as we discovered, Dub Flow has many layers to peel.  During this episode we learn that Dub Flow is a painter, a connoisseur of sake and other Japanese culture, he has a fear of killer robot dogs, and he needs us all to encourage him to drop a mix tape because he has mad lyrical skills that the world needs to hear.  Be sure to show Dub some love on social media and let him know the you are waiting on that mix tape.  Also be sure to download Discrepancies album, The Awakening, and check out the song, Rock the Show, to hear Dub spitting rhymes like nobody's bizness.  

Song played for this episode:

Rock the Show by Discrepancies feat. Dub Flow  

Episode 58 - Gaslight Political Discussion: Gun Control/Eric Greitens

For this episode, Colt and James head over to Gaslight Studios for another one of our Gaslight Political discussions with our good friends Bryant Wolfin and JB Anderson.  JB is the proprietor of Gaslight Lounge and Studios which, if you haven’t been to Gaslight yet, then I have to question the life decisions that you are making.  Gaslight is located at 4916 Shaw Ave in St. Louis MO and it offers a very unique experience of food, drink, and definitely musical entertainment.  One side of the building features Cha Cha Chow which serves some of the finest menu items that you'd ever choose to eat whilst drinking a fine beverage.  And speaking of fine beverages, the Gaslight Lounge offers a great variety of St. Louis Craft beers, as well spirits that are sure to assist you in making a great day or night out on the town in our beloved St. Louis.  But we’re not done yet.  Gaslight also houses a beautiful recording studio and, if you time things just right, you can view a live recording of a Gaslight Session by a talented artist through the window as you sit and enjoy your meal and or drinks.  Also, you can check out previous Gaslight Sessions on Youtube and bear witness to the awesome work done by our good friends at Gaslight and Media Outlaws.  Be sure to visit Gaslight and give them a like and follow on social media and for the love Pete, whether you live in St. Louis or are just visiting, go to Gaslight and take in the experience for yourself.  You shan’t be disappointed, I promise.

In the meantime, check out this discussion we had regarding the very pressing issue on gun legislation, and what it means to have a Cerebral argument on such a hot-button topic.  We also give some time to discuss the current events in the Missouri Governor’s office associated with Mr. Eric Grietens and how his affair weighs in on our, Things we should actually care about list.

But, before we get into the episode, we want to feature a song from St. Louis artists, The Maness Brothers, and their song, Davey’s Blues, which is available on their EP titled, The Maness Brothers.  Be sure to check out themanessbrothers.com to purchase merch and see when they will be performing in a city near you, because they are all over the place, give them a like and follow on social media, and download their music where all great music can be downloaded.

Episode 57 - Jon Beeby

For this episode, Colt and James were stoked to sit with Jon Beeby.  Jon is s globe trotting, business owning, country walking across, British guy who seems to have a keen business sense, a huge love for life, and he has made one his homes here in St. Louis.  Jon is the proprietor of BY Jack, which began as simply an apparel company, but now creates customized products such koozies, metal photo prints, laser etched glass, laser burned wood art, as well as customized apparel.  By Jack also features a video series called Unplugged By Jack, which you can view on Facebook and Youtube.  Unplugged by Jack offers a raw approach that allows talented artists to perform acoustically, in a very hip black and white format.  Be sure to follow Jon Beeby on Facebook and Instagram, as well as By Jack on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.  And if you need any customized apparel or other gear, be sure to contact By Jack and give them a chance to offer you some high quality merchandise and personalized customer service.  We had a great time chatting it up with Jon and I'm sure you're going to enjoy listening to this episode, just as much as we did recording it.

Song featured in this episode:

Panic by For the City

Episode 56 - Laura Coppinger and Kristen Goodman

For this episode of the CEP, Colt and James head over to The Monocle and sit with Laura Coppinger and Kristen Goodman to discuss their upcoming event, Wonderland: Three Floors of Immersive Erotic Art Experience.  Laura and Kristen give us a sneak peak into what promises to be a spectacular extravaganza of erotic art and music, all captured in an Alice in Wonderland theme.  This event is happening at 2720 Cherokee St. in St. Louis, MO, and tickets range from $28.45 to $529.92 through Eventbrite.  Learn more about this experience at the 2720 Cherokee Facebook page and be sure to show Laura and Kristen some love for putting on this spectacular exhibit.  

Song played for this episode:

Love and Planets by Mathias and the Pirates  

Episode 55 - Exit 6 Brewery

For this episode of the CEP, Colt and James travel to Cottleville, MO and sit with Jeff Britton and Justin Helm of Exit 6 Pub and Brewery, as well as the Brewsroom Podcast.  Jeff and Justin had us cracking up most of the time as we discuss the brewery, Peruvian knitting, craft beer, The Brewsroom, and of course, Chuck Tingle's fantastic novel, There's a Bitcoin in My Butt.  Check out the Brewsroom Podcast where all great podcasts are downloaded, and you can see the podcast live on Twitch so you can interact with the guys while they record the show.  Also, head up to Cottleville, I know, just use GPS like I did, and drink some great craft beers with Jeff and his crew.  Exit 6 is located at 5055 Highway N STE 113 Cottleville, MO.  Be sure to let them know that the CEP sent you for a free promotional high five and a hug from Justin.

Music played on this episode:

Starting Over by Make Room

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Monocle, located at 4510 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO.

Episode 54 - Steve Ewing

For this episode Colt and I are very proud to bring you Steve Ewing.  Steve is probably best known for being the front man of the St. Louis band, The Urge. During this episode, we discuss all things Urge including how the band formed and their rise to fame, as well as their current approach to maintaining their status of being one of the best bands that St. Louis has to offer.  If you have any doubts about Steve's work ethic, doubt no more.  On top of his continued work with The Urge, Steve also has a busy calendar that includes solo shows, and he is leaving his impact on the business world with Steve's Hot Dogs.  Steve’s Hot Dogs has 2 locations, thus far, one at 2131 Marconi Ave and one at 3457 Magnolia Ave, both in St. Louis MO.  Check out the website at steveshotdogsstl.com, download The Urge where all great music can be downloaded, and go see Steve in concert just as soon as you get the opportunity.  You shan't be disappointed, I promise.  

Songs played for this episode:

How Does It Feel

Out On the Fringe

Episode 53 - Sky Burnt White

For this episode of the CEP, Colt and James head up to Washington, MO to meet up with Gabe Stroup and Mario Spina of Sky Burnt White.  Mario recently announced that their Ink Spot Housewarming Party show on March 17, 2018, will be his last with Sky Burnt White.  Of course this gave us much to talk about, but we also delved into the creative process of Gabe.  Also, we discussed the future of Sky Burnt White including a "yet to be named" EP.  Be sure to follow Sky Burnt White on social media, as well as on the local music scene in and around St. Louis.  You can also follow Gabe and Mario on the inter-webs, and let them know how much you appreciate their work.  

Thank you to our sponsor: The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO - themonoclestl.com

Songs played in this episode:

Smoke

When I'm Done