Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Todd Clouser to play at Lola
on Tuesday, February 22

Jazz-rock guitarist Todd Clouser (pictured) is coming to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 at Lola, 500 N 14th St downtown.

Clouser, who's from Minneapolis but now is based in Baja, Mexico, is touring with his band in support of their new CD A Love Electric, just released by the indie label Ropeadope Records.

Described as "a blend of 70's rock, Curtis Mayfield funk, and modern jazz," A Love Electric features a guest appearance from NYC slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein, who leads the bands Sex Mob and Millennial Territory Orchestra and with whom Clouser has toured in Mexico for the past two years. The CD features eleven original compositions plus covers of Harry Nilsson’s “One” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Clouser's touring group, a collective also named A Love Electric, includes trumpeter Adam Meckler, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Greg Schutte.

The show listing at Lola's website (Warning: autoplay music with no apparent way to mute it) doesn't indicate if there's a cover or admission charge; we're seeking further details, and will update this post as circumstances warrant.

UPDATE - 11:45 p.m., 2/13/11: The cover charge for Todd Clouser at Lola will be $5 at the door.

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