The Livers

9 p.m. Tuesday, December 25. Way Out Club, 2525 South Jefferson Avenue.

Up-and-coming locals the Livers put on one of the most interesting live shows in St. Louis. Though the band consists of just two members — Scott Freeman and Luke Roulston — it multiplies its live sound by playing electric guitars in front of a pre-recorded video of Freeman on drums and Roulston on bass. (The pair has even worked out witty banter-and-joke exchanges between the band members and their video-selves.) The resulting sound is that of a full four-member band, but without the two extra dudes to drink up the beer allowance. The Livers aren't all gimmick, though: The band impresses with sharp lyrics, searing riffs and grunge-heavy drums, meaning its songs sound like solid '90s rock. (But in a great, Dave Grohl-y kind of way, we swear.) Plus, the Livers' live show is fun, diverse and full of unlikely covers (like Elastica's "Stutter") and cheeky crowd interaction.

 
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