The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: May 11 to 13

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Bobby Bare Jr. - Saturday @ Off Broadway
Local music fans in the know spent last night at KDHX's massive party at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem -- I myself had to wash my eyeballs this morning to try and purge them of the things I saw at the skatepark burlesque show. The whole event was huge, weird, fun and extremely exhausting, but there's no rest for the weary with the shows coming up this weekend. Our picks follow, along with a sentence or two each explaining why we think they are worth your time. Let us know what you are up to in the comments!


Burrowss CD Release Show
@ The Heavy Anchor
w/ Buffalo 66
8:00 p.m. | $5
Local dance-rock duo Burrowss is releasing their debut full-length Don't Take It Slow at this show, with friends Buffalo 66 in tow as well. (DH)

New Music Circle Showcase
@ Kerr Foundation Building
w/ Olivia Block, Joe Raglani, Kevin Harris, Jeremy Kannapell, Pat Boland and DJ Josh Levi
7:30 p.m. | $15
The New Music Circle is an international treasure of experimental and avant-garde music. It's 53rd season comes to a close here at the Kerr Foundation Building with an all-star lineup of regional knob fiddlers and sound manipulators. (KM)

The Polyphonic Spree
@ Blueberry Hill
8:00 p.m. | $20
Tim DeLaughter and his merry army of noisemakers will play an improbably small venue. Our experience with the Spree has always left us in the mood to join hands and do good deeds for strangers. (KM)

@ Plush
7:00 p.m. | $12
It's something about a boat and modern art and philosophy degrees. Let's not get bogged down in the back story: The dreamy pop emanating from this preserved-since-the-80s duo (plus Denver scene veteren James Barone on the skins) doesn't need the gimmicks. (KM)


Maps and Atlases
@ The Firebird
w/ So Many Dynamos
8:30 p.m. | $12
Chicago's eccentric indie-rock outfit Maps and Atlases continuously pushes creative boundaries with a sound that is equal parts folk, math rock, and experimental pop. Locals and friends of the band So Many Dynamos open the show. (DH)

Location Info


Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Kerr Foundation Building

21 O'Fallon St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Blueberry Hill

6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Music


3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Blueberry Hill

6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Music

The Crack Fox

1114 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


500 N. 14th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


4659 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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Really surprised that Royal Bangs isn't on this. Spotify their last two incredible albums. You'll regret that u didn't go, suckers! Whatevers, more room for my dancin legs.


Kind of surprised Amy Ray @ Old Rock House didn't make the list. Maybe my Indigo Girls love shows my ago too much... :-) 


The New Music Circle showcase is on Friday, not Saturday.

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