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Friday, February 28
Concert: Anamude, Corey Saathoff and the Brain Regiment, and Melody Den
$5 ($3 for Friends of The Commonspace), all ages, 7:30 p.m. (doors)/8 p.m. (show)

It's a folk-pop-rock three-way. To get things started, songwriter Anamude (Ana Hortillosa) is coming all the way from her home in San Francisco with her acoustic guitar to play indie folk/pop music for you. Look for the release of her six-song EP "Urban Comfort" on First Flight Records, a new St. Louis label, in late March or early April.

Next up, Corey Saathoff and the Brain Regiment play indie-pop garage rock tunes about love, strained relations and everyday Midwestern living. The band is Corey Saathoff (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars), Gerry Good (lead guitar), Dave Collett (bass, backing vocals) and Kevin Saak (drums). Their musical influences include REM, Nazz, Uncle Tupelo, Guided by Voices and Wilco. They got the Critic's Pick nod in this week's Riverfront Times.

To close, Melody Den offers up a straightforward lyric sensibility with a sonic crunch, drawing from influences like the Replacements and Velvet Underground to The Who and Luna. The band is John Baldus (drums), Marc Chechik (guitar, vocals), Dave Melson (bass) and Jim Hogenmiller (keyboard). The band's first CD "10 & 2" (Undertow) is available through milesofmusic.com and amazon.com. Baldus, Chechik and Melson also contribute to the glimmering, pastoral rock of the band Waterloo. Hogenmiller is a member of St. Louis' Murder City Players.

Attendance: 65 people