Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple of the dB's Play Free Show at Euclid Records, Sunday, February 1

Jan 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Gee, it's like a late Christmas all up here in A to Z HQ today. First the new Morrissey album leaks and now this email floats into my inbox: "Pop/Rock Legends Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey to Give Free Concert at Euclid Records As Part of 45 RPM Charity Series."

Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, two founding members of the much beloved 80s pop/rock band the dB's, will be making their first St. Louis appearance together since 1991 at 1 pm Sunday, Feb. 1. What better way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday than a live performance by the masterminds behind such should-have-been monster smash hits as "Ask For Jill," "Amplifier," "Living a Lie" and "I Want to Break Your Heart"?

This will be the fourth in a series of live in-store performances to be followed up by the release of limited-edition 45 rpm singles recorded in the store. Each release will be strictly limited to 300 copies, and $1 for each one pressed will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (NOMRF) to benefit musicians displaced or suffering loss of equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The performance will be recorded live, and Holsapple and Stamey will choose one or two songs to be released on the 7" single.

Euclid also says it's just launched a website for the singles series, called Euclid Sessions, where " "you can find out about upcoming in-store events, read up on past events, subscribe to the series or order/pre-order upcoming 45's."

You know what's after the jump.

"Big Brown Eyes," Live 1981 at the BBC: