Tuesday, September 1, 2009

[STL] 9/4 - Last LEFT ARM show...as the Ramones!


So, you missed our last show at The Fox Hole a couple weeks back? Here's your chance to experience one last bit of LEFT ARM magic. We'll be taking the center slot in a fun night of STL bands covering their favorite bands in An Under Cover Weekend at Firebird this Friday night. It's Adios Amigos for us baby! Brad done shipped himself off to law school so Morgan Nusbaum from The 75s will helping us rip through some of our favorite Ramones tunes.

Check out the deets and the bands the other bands are covering:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Science Hill as 311 (11:20-11:50)
Via Dove as The Rolling Stones (10:30-11:00)
Left Arm's FINAL SHOW as The Ramones (9:40-10:10)
The Orbz as The Pixies (8:50-9:20)
Echo Bravo as Nirvana (8:00-8:30)

- $10 +3ms | Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm | 18+

Thursday, August 13, 2009

[STL] Sat 8/15 at The Fox Hole - last Left Arm (originals) show

Left Arm - 01/16/03 at Creepy Crawl (l-r: Jason, Jeff, Jim)

Well, kinda. But mostly true. What started 7 years ago comes to an end this Saturday night. Come out and send Left Arm to the grave at The Fox Hole (at Atomic Cowboy).

True, we have one more show after this one, but we'll be playing all covers at that one (An Under Cover Weekend at Firebird 9/4). And instead of Beat On The Brad (whose last show with us will be this Saturday) we'll be joined by badassmofozer Morgan Nusbaum (of The 75s fame) on guitar! Yeah, that thing I just said is true!

Left Arm - 08/01/09 at Deluxe (l-r: Jim, Jason, Brad)

This Saturday (our last *originals* show), instead of our normal "Guess what assholes, you have 20 minutes to play cuz we're an hour behind schedule already and you better not want to use any microphones you talentless fucks!" themed set, we'll be stretching out and playing whateverthehell we want/can play within no boundries of embarrassment. Plus also, our old buddy Scott Walus (of Pat Boone's Farm fame and guitarist on the back half of our Dissatisoul CD) will be coming in to town to join us on a handful of jams.

We were going to try and find a replacement guitar player, but quite honestly I've about had it for a little while with all the BS and let downs and just don't have the energy. So, if you've liked us in the past, happen to like us in the present, or just want to try and choke me out one more time for slinging beer or your girlfriend this is your last chance to catch us! We'll be having a t-shirt clearinghouse and we'll definitely have the "Electric Babies" 7" on hand if you don't have that yet.


Saturday August 15th
at The Fox Hole (Atomic Cowboy)
w/ Morgan Nusbaum (solo acoustic)
Lethal Enforcer (sponsored by FleshLight)

Friday September 4th
An Under Cover Weekend
at Firebird
w/ Science Hill, Heroes of The Kingdom, The Monads, and The Orbz

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

L-E-F-T-A-R-M Alright! (new unreleased track mp3)

Our buddy Scott at Cavetone Records got a hold of us a few months back about being on a quad(!) split 7" - 2 songs each side, 1 from 4 bands doing their "theme song." We didn't really have one, so we wrote one in about an hour and recorded it in another hour on the 4-track. Then we took it to Scott to mix the sucker with his cool vintage outboard gear and dump it to tape.

Check out the resulting mp3 of our tune, "L-E-F-T-A-R-M Alright!" below. The 7" will be coming out on Cavetone Records real soon. We'll be in excellent company - the other bands are Columbia, MO's Pat Boone's Farm, Monte Carlos, and Chicago's The Animal Party.

[MP3] L-E-F-T-A-R-M Alright!

Monday, June 1, 2009

I love Google Maps

Felt like being a big dork today and wanted to test out a function of Google Maps.

Check it out, all the places LEFT ARM has played over the years.

View Left Arm gigs in a larger map

Also, awesome show the other night at The Fox Hole (Atomic Cowboy)! Christened a sweet new venue with some great bands.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New vinyl at Vintage Vinyl St. Louis

Now in stores!

Vintage Vinyl
6610 Delmar Blvd
St Louis, MO 63130
(314) 721-4096


Euclid Records
601 E Lockwood Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 961-8978

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Order "Electric Babies" 7" now with PayPal

LEFT ARM - Electric Babies 7" (TIRC Records)

3 hot new tracks on wax recorded with Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders
A: Electric Babies B: Go Home / Loser's Recipe

$4.00 PPD

Free mp3 and AAC downloads of Electric Babies and Loser's Recipe available at TROUBLEINRIVERCITY.COM

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday night! 7" Release party! Vintage Vinyl Free!

Just a reminder, come out Friday night 5/15 and pick up our new 7" on TIRC Records, "Electric Babies." We start making racket at 8pm. Oh yeah - it's a freeee show!

Friday, May 15
@ Vintage Vinyl
"Electric Babies" 7" release and in-store performance
6610 Delmar Blvd - St Louis, MO 63130 - 8pm

Other good stuff in May:

Saturday, May 23
@ Deluxe
TIRC Records Showcase
& The Nevermores CD release party
plus Left Arm and The 75s

Friday, May 29
@ Atomic Cowboy
The Safes (from Chicago)
plus Left Arm and The Argonauts

Saturday, May 9, 2009

RFT Music Awards and Showcase

Exciting news! LEFT ARM has been nominated once again in this year's Riverfront Times music awards. The ballot is up here http://polls.riverfronttimes.com/polls/stl/musicawards2009/ - click on that and find/select us under the "Best Punk/Hardcore" section. While you're at it, I'd love you forever (or at least until you hit submit on the ballot haha) if you would select my other band, Midtown Thieves, under "Best New Band."

Also, we will be playing the showcase on June 7th at Blueberry Hill's Elvis Room at 8pm. A full day of quality tunes for only $5!

Ok, go VOTE!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Electric Babies 7" release party!

Finally! Mark your calendars!

Friday, May 15th
8pm at Vintage Vinyl
In-store performance and "Electric Babies" 7" release party.

RoadKat and our new record!

Come out and get our hot new piece of wax (not too hot, it would melt) out on TIRC Records! I'm sure we'll have some general wackiness in store plus new t-shirts, records, and tunes. You'll be able to download 2 of the 3 tracks at troubleinrivercity.com starting next week.

Some more info, courtesy of AtoZ

And if you screw up and miss things this night, we'll definitely have the records the next weekend at the big TIRC Records showcase and Nevermores CD Release party featuring The Nevermores, Left Arm and The 75s - 5/23 at Deluxe in Maplewoood.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rock N Roll Art Museum

Here's a couple of fun videos I just put up from this past Friday's show at the Kemper Art Museum. It was a blast! Free booze, free food, a gob of nice/interested onlookers, I got to play next to an Alexander Calder sculpture AND we got to play with our pals, The 75s.

2 new songs - "Black and Bluetooth" and "Rock N Roll Stereo."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Let's Make A Record

Got the test pressing in from URP - sounds hot! Gonna be real real soon enough.

Hard at work screenprinting the sleeves.

Goofball "helpers" (wait, Jim and Kat actually did help)

(l-r: gameface aka Eammon, turtleface aka Jimmy Icon, pandaface aka RoadKat)

Friday, April 10, 2009

[STL] 4/17 - The 75s / Left Arm at Kemper Art Museum

Gonna get some college strange!

Friday, April 17th

Kemper Art Museum
2009 Spring Concert Series
at Washington University

The 75s (6pm) and Left Arm (7pm)

Corner of Skinker and Forsyth
All ages | Free | Show 6pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

[STL] 4/4 - Private Dancer / Left Arm / She Got Ugly at The Wedge

This weekend!

Saturday, April 4th
at The Wedge

Private Dancer (St. Paul, MN)
Left Arm
She Got Ugly (ex-The Fear Alert)

442 Bates Street, St. Louis, MO 63111
Doors at 9pm | Show at 10pm | 18+

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Empty City: Pink Spiders at Cicero's 3/24/09

This week's Empty City show:
Pink Spiders at Cicero's 3/24/09

I've personally been a fan of this Nashville-based band for quite some time. Mega super buzzy power pop goodness. Until recently (in the last year maybe), they had this schtick that didn't bother me much but I can see how it could turn some people off. This glammy pink/black/white neo new-wave thing (whatever that is) that played right to 16 year old girls. They were on Warped Tour, etc.

Well, the long story short is that they got dropped by their major (Geffen) and two of the three dudes quit. Lead dude, Matt Friction, (with major-label-funded but not released new record, Sweat It Out, in hand) decided to recruit new band members and carry on. We played with this new line-up last September at Bluebird (now Firebird) and they absolutely killed! I'd seen them in the past and they were pretty ok, but this new crew brought the heat! IMHO this has much (everything?) to do with their badass new drummer, Nick Slack.

Check him (them) out in action here in a recent-ish clip (Gimme Chemicals) followed by one of their classics (Modern Swinger).

As a coincidental side note, another great band, The Hard Lessons, are playing Cicero's the next night. Luckily STL already loves these guys.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Empty City Shows

I'm starting a new segment here on the snoop-bloggy-blog (wtf?) called Empty City Shows. It's a concept/name that I've been kicking around for some time now, so let's see if I can give it some new life here. It goes a little something like this:

It happens once in a while. Amazing touring bands come through St. Louis. When they do, there's hardly anyone there. People in STL can be so damn ignorant and complacent hanging out in sports bars and seeing the same cover bands week in and out. If you happen to go, you can stand up close without anyone bothering you. Welcome to Empty City.

This might have little-to-next-to-nothing to do with LEFT ARM, but sometimes it will be bands we've played with in the past and were impressed by.

Monday, February 16, 2009

This Is A Test

Exciting news! The test lacquer is in from the mastering house and it sounds amazing! Gnarly vinyl goodness.

Electric Babies

Go Home
Loser's Recipe

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Can't stop the hits

This past Wednesday evening we went in to Gary Copeland's South-Fi studios to try out (and lay down) 2 of our newest cuts, "Black and Bluetooth" and "That's Your Problem". You probably best know Gary from his band LoFreq and he currently is the genius behind the sound board/system at The Wedge (where we've pretty much taken up residence the past few months). Gary's working on a mix for us, so expect that to show up here sometime soon.

In 7" news, the tunes are off at Aardvark being mastered so we should have the reference lacquers back in the next week or so.

One last bit, LEFT ARM now can be found on facebook. Click the button below.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Howlies! Videos!

Howlies video for "Angeline":

And my favorite Howlies tune right now, "Sea Level"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Awesome band from the ATL coming to the STL Monday night! Firebird's getting remodeled as we speak (fka Bluebird). Come check it out as we help break it in!

Also, Howlies will be doing an in-store at Vintage Vinyl at 7pm Sunday evening if you want twice the Howlies action.

Firebird / 2706 Olive St / St Louis, MO

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Just a quick batch of updates here ya'll. For starters we had another sweet show in Carbondale last weekend. Thanks to everyone for coming out. It was real real cold, but we did out best to bring the heat. We just love PK's! And it's always good to play with our pals The Dammit Boys.

Also, (with the help of Road Kat - our official 4th member) we'll finally be sending out to have the plates cut for our 7" this week! Yay! No promises yet on when it might be ready to get out to ya'll, but the process is at least started.

Lastly, we have a gob of badass shows coming up in the months ahead! In February, we'll be heading to Columbia, MO (for the first time) to play at Eastside Tavern with our good pals Pat Boone's Farm and Monte Carlos. So that's real exciting. In March we'll be hitting Bloomington/Normal once again to play at IBC with our new friends The Abacinators.

And (last but not least) we'll be playing our new home-away-from-home, The Wedge, once again this Sunday (2/1) with an awesome band from Iowa, Radio Moscow. I think they've been through town once or twice before, but they have a new album coming out in April on Alive Records and this date will be the kick-off date for their tour behind it. So come out and show some love.

Check out this Radio Moscow video: