If you’re the type of person who lives day in day out with an unquenchable thirst for real rock ‘n’ roll, chances are you’ve heard of the Bottle Rockets. If
Here, the Bottle Rockets pile into the Lucas School House, a former one-room building dating back to 1898 and strip the sound down to the bare essentials. The 13 tracks provided serve as a well-rounded and diverse sampling of the band’s excellent catalog, but prove even more memorable for the insights provided before, during, and after each performance.
It’s a perfect time to celebrate 15 years of Bottle Rockets songs, which is exactly what they did at St. Louis’ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, the first of 15 anniversary shows they will be playing this year.
With the release of their new album, Zoysia, it appears that much has changed for The Bottle Rockets. For starters, Brian Henneman is no longer a drinker and not from Festus, Missouri anymore.
For the Bottle Rockets and Lucinda Williams, their gig together at the Pageant had been a long time in the making. For past few years, whenever the Louisiana-born Williams rolled her bus into town, she has always taken a moment during her live performance to mention her love for a special band from Festus, Missouri. And every time she opened her mouth, the Bottle Rockets would be in attendance to hear her proclaim her admiration for their music. This time around, they would finally share the stage together in St. Louis.