The grapes of rock: Sure, Sideways was a great flick and all, but something was missing from all of those shots of scenic, sun-drenched NoCal vineyards: a little mood music! In fact, melody-minded wine aficionados can now get the best of both worlds when the Röbller Vineyard Winery (#275 Röbller Vineyard Road, New Haven; 573-237-3986) presents the fifteenth annual BBQ & Blues Fest. From 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, a $3 cover grants access to beverages, BBQ and the blues of the Baker/McClaren Band (Saturday) and Alvin Jett & the Phat Noiz Blues Band (Sunday). Visit www.robllerwines.com for directions and more information.
And will work for chicks: The Aquatic Record, Corbeta Corbata, Johnny O and the Jerks, Gentleman Auction House and the Monads always put on a good show and now they're putting their strings, sticks and soulful shrieks to a good cause. Join 'em at the Focal Point (2720 Sutton Avenue, Maplewood; 314-781-4200) at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, for Will Rock for Food III, an annual benefit in which all proceeds go toward the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Admission is $5 with two canned goods or $9 sans cans. While there, pick up this year's model of the Will Rock for Food local-band CD compilation, which contains over twenty tracks spanning a cool seventy-seven minutes.