Whoa Thunder to Make Live Debut Tonight at Venice Café


Whoa Thunder's lineup on You're Under Attack. - VIA WHOA THUNDER'S FACEBOOK
  • Via Whoa Thunder's Facebook
  • Whoa Thunder's lineup on You're Under Attack.

Brian McClelland has been a key sideman for such St. Louis heavyweights as Middle Class Fashion and Tight Pants Syndrome, but he's stepping back into the spotlight this Thursday at Venice Café with his Whoa Thunder project.


The band originally started as a trio that McClelland formed with Sarah Gremillion and Kimberly Faulhaber. That trio was the core that recorded last year's excellent full-length You're Under Attack, a bubbly set of hyperactive synth and guitar rock filled with sugary hooks and harmonies. But McClelland is moving forward with a new lineup that changes based on who is available each night.

For tonight's live debut, McClelland will be accompanied by his son Alexander on bass and some backing tracks. Suzie Cue, who along with Dutch Courage round out the bill, is also rumored to be singing a few backing vocals for the set as well.

Future Whoa Thunder players will include Bruiser Queen's Jason Potter on drums, Matt Meyer on lead guitar and Mary Whiteside on vocals. Between juggling his Middle Class Fashion schedule with his bandmate's respective timetables, McClelland will have his work cut out for him in assembling WT shows, so live performances may be sporadic -- making this one a must-see.


Get yourself acquainted with You're Under Attack (available at the pay-what-you-want price) below.


The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos Ever "Where Did My Dick Go?" The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Overheard Quotations I Pissed Off Megadeth This Week, My (Former) Favorite Band The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off Your Bartender at a Music Venue

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Riverfront Times has been keeping St. Louis informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Riverfront Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.