Page 18

The READY ROOM By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

On any given night, this concert venue could be h o s t i n g 7 5 0 m u s i c l o v e r s f o r a l i v e s h o w. O r a wedding. Or a couple of really bad movies, a barber c o n t e s t o r c o m e d y a c t s . I t ’s t h e k i n d o f e n t e r p r i s e t h a t t a k e s i t s m a i n b u s i n e s s s e r i o u s l y b u t d o e s n ’t let that get in the way of having a good time. When it launched five years ago, The Ready Room was lauded for its state-of-the-art sound system—and the high-quality acoustics are s t i l l a b i g d r a w. I t h a s a l s o k e p t u p w i t h t h e times, navigating the broader tastes of young music fans and offering unique experiences intermingled

with

traditional

concerts.

Performers run the gamut from local tribute bands and original hip-hop artists to nationally recognized figures, such as Damien Escobar (May 7), a violinist whose meteoric rise, crash and subsequent rebirth has been the subject of countless news articles, and Jen Kirkman (May 14), a writer and comedian touring with h e r o w n s o l o s h o w . T h e r e ’s b u r l e s q u e ( M a y 1 6 ) , country (May 18) and electronic industrial rock (June 4). Given the superior quality of the shows T h e R e a d y R o o m b o o k s , i t ’s a p e r f e c t p l a c e to experiment with new sounds and genres.

4195 MANCHESTER AVE.

16

ALIVE MAGAZINE

GUIDED

Profile for ALIVE Media Group

GUIDED St. Louis: The Grove  

GUIDED St. Louis: The Grove