Ever been to the Creepy Crawl? You should have seen it before they moved from the original on Tucker, downtown. I think it will be a while before the new one gets seasoned from smoke and stale...things. Nothing will replace the vintage sticker-art and carvings in the old joint.
A friend of mine, Dan Raskas, has one of those kids that plays the guitar like Eddy Van Clapton. He is fifteen years old and is working his way through Dave Simon's Rock School. The Creepy Crawl is a starter venue for young artists to go and show, working through the promoter process and getting stage time through pre-sold ticketing. Pictured is Drew Raskas and his band, The Beginning of the End. They are in the studio finishing up their latest CD. This picture is a couple months old, Drew is a solid two foot taller. Drew is the real deal. Watch for him.
The Creepy Crawl is located in Grand Center in midtown St. Louis. The specialize in all types of contemporary, alternative and underground music since they opened in 1997. The address is 3524 Washington, St. Louis MO 63103. The phone number is 314-531-3888.
Edit--Ok, I just realized that the picture above was not from the Creepy Crawl at all, it was from Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room. So I did this whole story on the Creepy Crawl and I screwed it up. Whatever.