SWEETTALKER and Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals Bring Gritty Southern Grooves to Alton

EVENT Poster Artist: Josh Friedrich

EVENT Poster Artist: Josh Friedrich

Kicking off a summer Midwest tour, Nashville, Tennessee, natives SWEETTALKER and St. Louis’ Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals join music forces with Alton bands Polyshades and The Mindframes in a night of southern and psychedelic sounds that will take Bottle & Barrel to new heights. This is also the first opportunity for fans to get their hands on Brother Lee’s newest album “Beware of Brother Lee,” even before their official album release the following weekend in St. Louis.

SWEETTALKER is revitalizing the southern rock sound bringing a fresh realness to a well-loved genre. Their music will get your blood pumping with an aggressive and energetic sound. Check out their video for “Black Magic” to get an idea of what they're bringing Friday night.

Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals are well loved in St Louis and have a dark bluesy groove that mixes a bit of punk rock edge to a classic musical sound. “Brown Bottle Flu” is a perfect introduction to these rocking sounds.

The Mindframes are the rookie installment on the lineup. At less than a year together, they're highly talented and motivated musicians with a gritty psychedelic sound that fits in perfectly with the rest of the lineup. Check out their music video for “60 Years In The Sun.”

Polyshades is a well known and loved Alton band that keeps growing and gaining fans on both sides of the river. Strong success of their debut album, “Mirrors of Man,” mean 2018 will be a big year for Polyshades. They aren't resting on their laurels though as they're always working on new music and seeking new venues and events to share their distinctive sound.

Fans of Polyshades have likely been missing the well-loved liquid lights at recent shows, but they’re back for this one! Lighting artist Travis Shook (@liquid_trevor666Instagram) will be spinning his psychedelic visuals during Polyshades’ set.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. Bottle & Barrel has tons of room for dancing, an outdoor smoking patio and is cash only. In addition, make sure you check out all of the awesome merch to help support these bands on their summer tour.

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