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The Baseball Project: The Baseball Project - Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, and Steve Wynn (press photo)

The Baseball Project: The Baseball Project – Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey, Mike Mills, and Steve Wynn (press photo)

The Baseball Project w/ Water Liars
by Jaime Lees
It’s a band. That plays songs about baseball. That’s all. But the aptly named Baseball Project isn’t some county fair novelty act, it’s a modern day supergroup. The players drafted to this musical team include Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows) Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate), Linda Pitmon (Zuzu’s Petals) and Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M. fame. Songs like “Extra Inning of Love” and “Monument Park” carry titles that push the sporty theme, but these cuts are more than that; they’re stories told through the filter of the game. The bands melodies glow with a warm, familiar fuzz-pop sound– reminding listeners that these musicians shaped America’s musical history in the same way that The Babe shaped America’s pastime.

The Baseball Project
8:00 p.m. August 6
Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO
314-727-4444
Price: $15

link: Riverfront Times