Music » Critics' Picks

Lovehammers

9 p.m. Saturday, January 16. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

by

comment

Marty Casey took second place behind J.D. Fortune in the first season of Rockstar:INXS and lost out on a chance to be the Australian band's new lead singer. But Casey and his Chicago band Lovehammers were immediately offered an opening slot on INXS' U.S. tour and garnered their own major-label recording contract soon thereafter, proving that American Idol isn't the only contest where the runner-up often fares better than the champ. Lovehammers, which formed way back in the late '80s and started releasing albums independently in the late '90s, has capitalized on Casey's success. Its small but extremely loyal fan base feeds off of Casey's rock-star panache, endless charisma and the no-frills, guitar-driven rock.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.