By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Steve Brennan
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I think it's great that you talk about stuff like that.
I never... everything is kind of open, it's all up for grabs. I'm totally, I'm so Midwest, you know? Like, Chatty Cathy. I don't feel like people hold back or, like [whispers], can't ask me something because it's inappropriate.
I'm glad the tour is going well. When I saw you guys in Austin in March you seemed kind of nervous. Oh man, but the audience was freaking out. They were really stoked to see you.
Oh good. Damn! Good! You know when we play the new songs, people love 'em. They fit right in. It's not like people are just sitting there looking at us.
So you're gonna come here to St. Louis. Do you know about the place you're playing? It's kind of like that place you'd go to see a Journey cover band.
Ha! The place that we're playing there? Really? Oh God, I hate when you tell me shit like that, it's so weird!
No, it's a fun place, but it's in East St. Louis, and it's sort of like, you have to stay on that street or you die.
So don't go roamin' around there.
OK. I mean, will people not come because of the location?
No, you can totally go there, you just have to go straight there and then leave. Its like, in the middle of a couple of strip clubs.
I can take my clothes off, that's what you're saying?
Well, uh, next door at least. Or, uh, probably there, too. It's your show.
I'll just take 'em off there, too.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois. $17 in advance, $18 at the door. 618-274-6720.