March 31, 2008

British Seapower on March 29 in St. Louis

The Billiken Club, nestled in the basement of Saint Louis University's Busch Student Center, has gained a reputation for hosting stellar indie and rock bands -- for free -- over the past few years. On Saturday, March 29, stars-on-the-verge British Seapower took to the tiny stage at SLU.
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On March 29, 2008, British Sea Power, from you guessed it, England, played a show at the Billiken Club at Saint Louis University.
On March 29, 2008, British Sea Power, from you guessed it, England, played a show at the Billiken Club at Saint Louis University.
A line formed outside the doors an hour before the show started. The Billiken Club has free admission and is open to all ages.
A line formed outside the doors an hour before the show started. The Billiken Club has free admission and is open to all ages.
Locals Target Market opened the show. Throughout the set, Clayton Parker played both keyboard and guitar. Every band on the show did instrument double-duty at some point.
Locals Target Market opened the show. Throughout the set, Clayton Parker played both keyboard and guitar. Every band on the show did instrument double-duty at some point.
Nathan Bernaix (right) and Drew Mossman (left) finish up Target Market’s set.
Nathan Bernaix (right) and Drew Mossman (left) finish up Target Market’s set.
The bartenders stayed busy trying to keep up with the crowd.
The bartenders stayed busy trying to keep up with the crowd.
Indie rockers also love the NCAA tournament, though SLU's basketball team came nowhere close to an invite to the championship tourney.
Indie rockers also love the NCAA tournament, though SLU's basketball team came nowhere close to an invite to the championship tourney.
The second band of the night was The 1900s from Chicago, Illinois.
The second band of the night was The 1900s from Chicago, Illinois.
The 1900s' Andre Kulans, violin, and Edward Anderson, guitar, harmonize.
The 1900s' Andre Kulans, violin, and Edward Anderson, guitar, harmonize.
Jeanine O’Toole of The 1900’s belts it out.
Jeanine O’Toole of The 1900’s belts it out.
Caroline Donovan of the 1900s.
Caroline Donovan of the 1900s.