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Manhattan-Monee (2008)

Early Declan McManus meets early Bob Zimmerman and then they both promptly forget how to write songs or play their instruments.

Arthur Unknown (2009)

Al and Jess are back, playing the songs they write on the instruments they play.

City Steve and the Neon Lights (2010)

In the year 2250 everything is changing in Chicago. The city's sprawl has reached all the way to Milwaukee and there's no end in sight. With more new arrivals from the scorched countryside pouring in every day the city is building an enormous underground housing project. Meanwhile every level of government has been marginalized -- corporate power and cronyism run the show. The biggest corporations are feudal lords become immortal, with complete control over the millions of people with no choice but to swear alleigance to them. And, yes, there are flying cars.

Steerpike in Anaheim (2011)

Explores characters and themes from Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels, set in a post-peak oil future in exurban Los Angeles.

Other RPM Partcipants

ZakkVan

Lithia Spring and the Beatniks of Destruction

Warm Cliimate

The New Captains

Sam Mank

Lights of a Fire

Brian Hogan

Brian K. Trotter

After School Special

Brantley Allen

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City Steve And the Neon Lights / Elko West

BIOGRAPHY

We are just people that play music.

BAND MEMBERS
Al Dimond and Jess Lauren

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2010,2011

GENRES
Pop,


Completed Albums

Manhattan-Monee(2008)

Early Declan McManus meets early Bob Zimmerman and then they both promptly forget how to write songs or play their instruments.


Center of Things
Suave Like Levertov
Plot Development
Down Aquino Creek
Storm Season Giveaway
Subway Signs
Santa Cruz Stilted Blues
Train Whistles for Berlin
Forgetting (Your Own Personal Myth)
Head Feet and Fists

Arthur Unknown(2009)

Al and Jess are back, playing the songs they write on the instruments they play.


And After Six Years...   Download
Grandfather Said   Download
Like We Always Do   Download
Twinkle   Download
Go Back   (preferred)   Download
Jacob and Melanie (Jane and Christopher)   Download
Will Not   Download
Arthur's Song   Download
Small Wonder   Download
Walk Around the Sea   Download
The Sestina Has Been Drinking   Download

City Steve and the Neon Lights(2010)

In the year 2250 everything is changing in Chicago. The city's sprawl has reached all the way to Milwaukee and there's no end in sight. With more new arrivals from the scorched countryside pouring in every day the city is building an enormous underground housing project. Meanwhile every level of government has been marginalized -- corporate power and cronyism run the show. The biggest corporations are feudal lords become immortal, with complete control over the millions of people with no choice but to swear alleigance to them. And, yes, there are flying cars.


Better Days   Download
We Arrived   Download
Daddy Coke   Download
Hiding   Download
Jumbo George   Download
The People Are Blind   Download
Dear Mr. Burnham   (preferred)   Download
The Polk Stop (It's Not Your Heart)   Download
Class War Is Over (if you want it)   Download
The Rise and Fall   Download

Steerpike in Anaheim(2011)

Explores characters and themes from Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels, set in a post-peak oil future in exurban Los Angeles.


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