Last night, I went to see Marty Casey and the Lovehammers play at Blueberry Hill, a “St. Louis Landmark”. The Duck Room in the basement of Blueberry Hill was a great place to watch Marty and the band perform. The room is named in honor of Chuck Berry, who performs his signature duck-walk there regularly. I think he might also sing and play a little guitar too.
And perform they did! In addition to Lovehammers tunes like “Hold On“, “The Tunnel“, and the soon-to-be-classic “Trees“, they also played amazing covers of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” and “Paint It Black” from the Rolling Stones. Overall, they were on-stage for at least an hour-and-a-half and were called back for three encores. It was a terrific show for a great price (15 bucks).
For those of you in the shallow end of the pop culture pool (i.e. those of you with real lives), Marty Casey was the runner-up from last season’s Rock Star: INXS on CBS. Personally, I was pleased that he didn’t win the INXS gig outright because I think he’s much better with the Lovehammers. They haven’t hit the bigtime yet, but I can’t help but think it’s just a matter of time.