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Saturday, December 6
Concert: The Brain Regiment and Melody Den
$5 (free for Friends of The Commonspace), all ages, 7:30 p.m. (doors)/8 p.m. (show)
Attendance: 32

Corey Saathoff and The Brain Regiment play indie-pop garage rock tunes about love, strained relations and everyday Midwestern living. The band consists of Corey Saathoff (vocals, guitar), Jack Jacobsen (guitars), Casey Babb (bass) and Kevin Saak (drums). Their musical influences include REM, Nazz, Uncle Tupelo, Guided by Voices and Wilco.

To close, Melody Den offers up a straightforward lyric sensibility with a sonic crunch, drawing from influences like the Replacements and Velvet Underground to The Who and Luna. The band is John Baldus (drums), Marc Chechik (guitar, vocals), Dave Melson (bass) and Jim Hogenmiller (keyboard). The band's first CD "10 & 2" (Undertow) is available through milesofmusic.com and amazon.com. Baldus, Chechik and Melson also contribute to the glimmering, pastoral rock of the band Waterloo. Hogenmiller is a member of St. Louis' Murder City Players.