The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: October 26 to 28

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Sleigh Bells: Sunday at the Pageant
This weekend is Halloween weekend (Halloween-kend???? Nah, that sucks....) and as such there are plenty of sweet shows for you to attend in clothing that is not your own. Lucky for you -- and more work intensive for me, (you are welcome) -- we already wrote up a post regarding the best Halloween shows in town, so you are all set for costumed festivities. This here post is for the other stuff.

Primus in 3D! I know people have trouble with Primus, and I understand, but really this is probably the best imaginable setting to see 'em, what with the 3D cartoons and all. Royal Smokestacks!! The band's record release is this weekend; show up and purchase some great new music. Exclamation points!!!! I've been told I overuse them, but fuck that. The rest of our picks follow!!!!!!!!1111oneoneeleven

Friday:

Freelance Whales
@ The Firebird
8:00 p.m. | $18.50
Freelance Whales honed their indie-pop-rock sound on subway platforms around New York City; catch them here at a venue decidedly less coated in bum urine. (DH)

Royal Smokestacks Record Release Show
@ Off Broadway
8:00 p.m | $10
This is the debut full-length by Royal Smokestacks, but this is a band with no shortage of experience commanding the hell out of a stage. The new record is great -- we talked about it in print this week. Just go; it's going to be a good time. (KM)

Minus the Bear
@ Plush
w/ Cursive, Girl in a Coma
7:00 p.m. | $18.50-$20
Call it laziness on my part or unparalleled succinct-ness on Ryan Wasoba's, but either way I'm quoting the man again, as I again cannot think of a better way to put it: "Minus The Bear and Cursive: the best tour of 2002 in 2012." (DH)

NOisEfestNInE: Midwest New and Experimental Music Festival
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Click here for details | $20
In this writer's opinion, much of St. Louis' interest in noise music over the last decade can be traced back to the Lemp Arts Center, which has always served as a haven for those pushing sonic boundaries. This years Noisefest spans 3 days and includes several workshops in addition to musical acts. (DH)

Saturday:

8th Annual Halloween Hootenanny
@ Off Broadway
w/ Strawfoot, Whiskey War Mountain Rebellion, Hellblinki
7:00 p.m. | $12
No more Royal We! This one's going to be a raunchy good time. Intrigued? (KM)


Location Info

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The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Plush

3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

3301 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Luminary Center for the Arts-CLOSED - CLOSED

4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Peabody Opera House

14th St. and Market St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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