Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Video: The Natural Selection, "Down Elevator," Playing at Cicero's Tonight!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Tonight at Cicero's, I highly recommend going to check out the Natural Selection, a Denver-via-St. Louis band I wrote about in this week's paper. The band's playing with Say Panther and one other act, and the show starts at 9 p.m. Says I:

Bassist Nick Jost, a graduate of SIUE's Jazz Studies program, has played with Steve Ewing and some of the best jazzbos around town, while singer Samuel Glover has released several soul- and jazz-inflected albums. Denver's gain is our loss, though: A show here several weeks ago at the Billiken Club turned into a high-quality, booty-bumping dance party. Jost (who sported sparkly football pants and long hair any metalhead would kill for) made Flea's manic stage moves and funky low-end seem amateurish, while Glover strutted around the stage like a lithe, graceful b-boy. If Chromeo lost its vocoder and self-conscious hipster pose -- or if Minus the Bear embraced its inner Stevie Wonder -- they might start to approximate the Natural Selection's funk-pop-a-roll.

Video below!

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation