OK, without the house and we doubt anyone stops being polite. But the Chevy Music Showcase will feature twelve St. Louis artists in a TV series. Each of the bands will get a two-minute episode on KMOV Channel 4 (CBS) with performance and interviews, with full clips to be found online for free download at the Chevy Music Showcase web site. The site is under construction at the moment -- you can find more information and updates on the Facebook page.
This Thursday, the series will get an official launch at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775). Admission is $5 or free if you Like the Facebook page -- Beth Bombara and the Feed, both featured on the show, will perform.
The complete list of this year's featured artists is Alyss Hogan, Beth Bombara, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Bruiser Queen, Dear Genre, Filmore, Geoff Koch, John Henry, Tight Pants Syndrome, The Feed, Tucker Booth and Union Tree Review.
Venues featured include 2720 Cherokee, Atomic Cowboy, Cicero's, Off Broadway, SciFi Lounge and Venice Café.
The Showcase is funded by Chevy (how'd you guess?), specifically an association of 32 dealerships in the area.