The Best St. Louis Punk / Hardcore Shows in March
March 16 @ (Ask A Punk): Gas Rag, Fault Finder, Pink Sock and Animal Teeth
This is a basement show. The catchy-but-disjointing hardcore punk of Chicago's Gas Rag is coming to a venue, most likely near you, very soon. The band's demo on Hardware Records sounds like an American attempt at the style of Japanese hardcore legends, Gauze. Faultfinder from Kansas City will be stopping in as well, featuring ex-STL resident and Corbeta Corbata guitarist, Don Beasley. Let's show the old boy a good time, eh? Pink Sock is going to steal your women and take your drinks until they're puked back onto the floor in front of you. Animal Teeth will make you want to stay high. Ask ask ask ask ask ask, you oughta know by now....
March 19 @ CBGB's. 7 p.m. $8-$10: Total Trash, Shaved Women and the Can't Tells
It is time to knock down the cramped walls of CBGB's designated live music area. This structure will barely be able to stand the force of the bands showing up this night. Total Trash do a great female-fronted, noisy punk onslaught that brings the Germs to mind. The Can't Tells are "from Brooklyn and play songs of the loud indie/power pop persuasion" according to the Facebook event page (that links to an empty bandcamp page). All this and more? Yes, Shaved Women's monthly performance will commence at this show. Try not to mosh your way through the window.