The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 4 to 6

The Rum Drum Ramblers - Saturday @ Blues City Deli
Whoa, it's a new year, and change is weird. I'm still getting used to working at this office. This week, I've been strategically re-adjusting the angle of this side view mirror set up on my soon-to-be desk, which Daniel apparently kicked off of his car one day and brought up here "to prevent people from sneaking up on him." I'm not sure why this is such a concern exactly, but I don't intend to let my guard down either, I guess.

Meanwhile, I'm contemplating how I should make this little corner of the office my own. A collection of glorious unicorn statuettes, perhaps? Re-purposed lawn flamingos and gnomes? A lava lamp or two or three? Can you still buy those?

Friday is not represented below; tough luck Friday. It just didn't happen to shake out for you this week in the weekly wrestling match -- nothing intentional. Although, perhaps it was our subconscious speaking up because we already have plans: We'll be busy sending off good ol' Kiernan during his free sayonara shindig at Off Broadway. Stop by starting at 8 p.m. to say goodbye and offer up a best of luck high five!


The Rum Drum Ramblers
@ Blues City Deli
1 p.m. | free
Make sure to pick up the Ramblers' new 45 at this show, released just recently on December 23. Also make sure to pick up a Redbird hoagie. Both are delicious.(DH)

Schlafly's 21st Birthday Party
w/ Bunnygrunt, the Bottle Rockets, Old Lights
@ The Pageant
8 p.m. | free
Turning 21 is a pretty big deal, especially if you're into beer. Celebrate Schlafly's coming of age on a really big stage. (MS)

Method Man
w/ BURNTmd, DJ Who, DJ ChulM
@ The Coliseum Music Lounge
8 p.m. | $35-75
Method Man tore the house down last time he was in St. Louis, as part of the Smoker's Club tour, even arguably upstaging headliner Curren$y. Expect a high-energy, charismatic set filled with solo hits and Wu-Tang classics. (DH)

Spot Ons
w/ Suzie Cue, Acorns to Oaks
@ Livery Company
9 p.m. | free
Spot Ons is two! Not quite old enough to drink like Schlafly is, but sure to be a party nonetheless. (DH)

Fred Friction
w/ The Trophy Mules, Butcher Holler
@ Schlafly Tap Room
9 p.m. | free
The inimitable Fred Friction at the always-free Schlafly Tap Room. (DH)

Location Info


Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Blues City Deli

2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


3108 Locust St, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


2619 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Blank Space

2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Apop Records

2831 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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