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The Beers are an original alternative rock band which at one time or other has consisted of John Trower (guitar, vocals), Evan Wilson (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Jim Bender (drums, vocals), Mike West and Jim Cady (bass, vocals) Shane Griffin (guitar) among numerous others! Based in the St Louis area, these "groovy dudes" have been writing original songs since 1987.

The band's first official release, "A Taste of The Beers", received airplay on local radio stations The Point, KDHX, and KYMC. The Beers also appeared live twice on Steve & DC's Show on Q104FM. Spotlight Magazine called The Beers "musically quite effective" while The Riverfront Times called them "sonically smashing" and The Midwest Music Review liked The Beers' "cool pop/rock melodies". Brian Q. Newcomb of Billboard appreciates The Beers' "lyrical charm and Velvet Underground underpinnings" and feels The Beers are "headed in a good direction". Musician's Cyber Cooler feels The Beers "give off a mellow punk kind of vibe like the Velvet Underground." The Global Muse compares The Beers to "early punk and early Kinks" and says, "This is band that is not afraid to experiment." Aiding & Abetting likes The Beers' "cool backdrops", "good ideas" & the "stream of consciousness to the pieces." Make A calls The Beers "capable musicians" who "sound like they are having fun" and are "on the right track" with "strong melodies" and "lyrics that work well in the context of the music". called The Beers a "2001 kicker of ass" with "shades of Husker Du & the Minutemen." Music Dish find The Beers "thoroughly addictive" and "impossible to turn away from"!

The Beers' music is available on and hit #4 in the folk rock charts. calls a Beers album, "the first Rock and Roll Masterpiece of the Next 1,000 Years"! Flush Magazine named it #3 Top Local Album of 2001! Big Takeover Magazine says "Come Back Baby" "sounds like a #1 hit"! Aural Innovations says, "The Beers bristles with influences-essaying Husker Du, The Velvet Underground, Nirvana, Jefferson Airplane, R.E.M. and other seminal acts" & "cover a broad swath of punk/post punk territory, with a helping of brooding psychedlia thrown in." Shut Eye Records says The Beers have "a decidedly British Invasion feel, then meanders around that notion with something David Bowie might tinker with if he got in another "Low" or "Lodger" mood while rocking out on tunes drunk with 70’s punk. The wide experimentation in sound, ala the nice postioning of “Light Beer” and “Burnt Coffee” shows just how well these guys know their music and how it functions. “Shade of Grey” is rampantly Kink-y, “Never Be Free” fills the aforementioned punk criteria, and sounds better than most of the other modern day “punk” acts. Also, nice nod to Romeo Void. “Come Back Baby” uses punchy stop and start motions bleeding over to the steady rock. “What’s the Reason?” could’ve been on any dB’s album. Keep it up guys.” Dimestore Productions praises The Beers as "a true man's bar rock group" and says, "I can definitely see this group tearing up a bar with their classic rock feel and their sense of humor in their songs."

(Beers guitarist John Trower has also just released a solo "Unplugged" cd on which critics have compared to Syd Barrett, Gordon Gano, Jonathon Richmond & Neil Young! Trower is also featured on Online Rock's 9/11 benefit cd, "Rock for America".)

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