Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 22 to 28

Categories: Out Every Night

Thursday, Apr. 25, 10 p.m.
w/ Everything Went Black, The Lion's Daughter, Quaere Verum
@ Fubar - $10
By Jimmy Eberle
From "The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows in April:" If you like mean, heavy, fast, tough, other intimidating adjectives-type of hardcore, this would be the event of the season for you to attend. People are going to hurt each other at this show. Hopefully it'll be in the fun, friend-punching way and not the crew-beef dumb-dumb way.

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
Friday, Apr. 26, 8 p.m.
w/ Chicago Farmer
@ Off Broadway - $15-$23
By Roy Kasten
Cheater's Game, this year's album from husband and wife duo Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, isn't the couple's first release (that would be the EP Happy Holidays), nor is it the first time they've worked together, as their careers have long overlapped. But it marks a turning point all the same, with Willis' home-and-heart-wrecking alto and Robison's economical songwriting fusing in country arrangements so light-of-touch that you might miss how deeply they swing. These Texans still believe in the emotional power of country. They'll make you believe it again too.

Friday, Apr. 26, 9 p.m.
w/ Buz, Smash Raptors
@ The Demo - $8
By Christian Schaeffer
From a 2010 album review: LucaBrasi's hard-edged but melodically accomplished music requires very little hand-holding. Division weaves accessible moments of rock grandeur into LucaBrasi's knotty, dark-hued patterns. The circular guitar figure that kicks off "Turned Around" could almost be termed "jangly," and the conventional verse-chorus-verse dynamics make it one of the disc's catchiest tunes. Singer Matt McInerney can certainly unleash a good primal scream, but his voice is better suited to a more melodious singing style, one that shows its scars while never losing pitch.

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Stephen Houldsworth
Four Hands (AKA Rick Weaver)
Saturday, Apr. 27, 9 p.m.
w/ Sasquatch Telepath, Lobster, Perverted
@ Foam - $5
By Joseph Hess
Rick Weaver bends sound around nasty loops and intends to grip crowds plagued with attention deficit disorder. Having lived in Baltimore, Philly and, most recently, St. Louis, his nomadic nature contributes to a truly concrete sound. Weaver's music feels sticky, with pieces of found sound glued to each performance. Freely-composed and ultimately heady, Weaver's work ranges from smooth to daringly jarring. His sets often feature tape loops punctuated by acoustic swells, via horn or vocals. This evening marks the his first return to St. Louis after relocating to Chattanooga, and Weaver is joined by former bandmates and other local degenerates. Like any other family reunion, expect the musical equivalent of loving embraces spaced by awkward pauses and shifty eyes.

Ghostface Killah
Saturday, Apr. 27, 9 p.m.
w/ Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn, DJ Needles, Tef Poe, Dusty Wallets, Black Spade
@ 2720 Cherokee - $20-$30
By Gun Gray
From a 2006 show review: Ghostface Killah -- a.k.a. Tony Starks, the man who once described God as his bodyguard -- is the only Wu-banger who's consistently kept the fire burning. What other Wu member has had not one, but five slamming solo albums [Editor: Now TEN, still slammin']? Ghostface has been able to successfully straddle both underground and mainstream hip-hop by keeping himself and his fans on their toes. He's formed his own side posse, Theodore Unit, has appeared on countless compilations, and has even teamed up with underground producers like MF Doom and Prefuse 73.

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Bill Frisell's Beauitful Dreamers
Sunday, Apr. 28, 8:30 p.m.
@ Old Rock House - $26-$36
By Christian Schaeffer
A tireless performer and collaborator with enough versatility to straddle genres while retaining a hallmark sound, Bill Frisell is easy to recognize and impossible to pigeonhole. His work with John Zorn helped define the composer's sound, and his collaborations with pop-auteurs like Suzanne Vega and Elvis Costello offered jazzy sophistication with an adherence to melody. He recently paid tribute to his hero and bandmate Paul Motian in concert with the Bad Plus, but for this show Frisell brings along his Beautiful Dreamers, with Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums. On record and in concert, the trio runs through standards (by Stephen Foster, naturally, and others) alongside evocative, soundtrack-worthy originals.

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Location Info


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

Category: Music

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Peabody Opera House

1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


3108 Locust St, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Foam Coffee & Beer

3359 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

2720 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Old Rock House

1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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