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

The Ditty Bops 

8 p.m. Friday, July 28. Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street).

The Ditty Bops arrive in the area midway through a cross-country bike tour — a different approach to band travel that fits the group's equally singular stage shows and anachronistic songs. Songwriters Amanda Barrett (mandolin, dulcimer) and Abby DeWald (guitar, piano) range from western swing to hot jazz to vaudevillian show tunes, weaving the styles together in an innovative fashion. They harmonize as entrancingly as the Everly Brothers (whose "Bye Bye Love" they cover on their recent Moon over the Freeway), but Phil and Don never supplemented their perfectly pitched hooks with carnival-surreal instrumentation and risqué costumes.

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.

Speaking of...

Latest in Critics' Picks

More by Andrew Miller

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


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