The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: April 5 to 7

Last to Show First to Go CD Release - Friday, Apr. 5 @ The Demo
Sometimes, it's good to unplug the headphones and take a break from music for a minute simply to absorb the sounds from immediate surroundings. Take the Riverfront Times office soundtrack lately, for instance. Above my head, some intense industrial power sanding or something rattles the mug of tepid coffee on my desk. On either side of my workspace, I can hear my Daily RFT counterparts discussing Mike Tyson and interviewing accused puppy draggers. And every few days, I can look forward to the sounds of the workplace Jellinator creating ripples of mixed reactions from the far reaches of cubicles. Never a dull moment.

OK, I lied. Sometimes, there are dull moments. But I reckon that's when looking toward the weekend comes in handy. What soundtrack will you choose to fill the likes of Friday and Saturday? There's so much going on that we couldn't narrow it down to just one post. Check out our most recent Out Every Night post for options including The Futurebirds, Hey Marseilles, Hot 8 Brass Band, Tight Pants Syndrome's EP Release and Useless Eaters, and read on for even more recommendations.

Friday (Apr. 5):

Altar of Complaints
w/ Laika, Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
8 p.m. | $5
Emo lives, albeit in finicky forms. Nashville post-hardcore rears its heavy head at Lemp while locals Laika and Good Luck at the Hog Slaughter, both still new on the scene, offer up their post punk-tinged interpretations. (MS)

Last to Show First to Go CD Release
w/ Wildeyed
@ The Demo
8 p.m. | $5
Last to Show, First to Go releases its latest EP, Everything's Fine, America at this show. Watch for our Homespun review of the album in next week's print edition. (DH)

Rage Mode
w/ Savant, David Fields & Beau LeMaster, Jim K, Jaizen, Sweets, Jen Z & Dienda
@ 2720 Cherokee
8 p.m. | $12-$20
EDM artist Savant comes to St. Louis all the way from Norway! That's pretty far away, I hear. (DH)

Tef Poe
w/ Sean Falyon, Doorway
@ The Gramophone
10 p.m. | $5
Tef Poe celebrates his induction into BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame with a $5 show at the Gramophone. Check out his recently-released, excellent ten-minute freestyle over Drake's "5 A.M. in Toronto" instrumental, and come early; this show is likely to sell out. (DH)

w/ Young MC, Cowboy Randy Jones
@ Boogie Nights (Hollywood Casino)
9 p.m. | $5
Disco Stu dons his retro duds for the opening of Boogie Nights, a '70s and '80s themed dance club opening at Hollywood Casino. Saturday night features a line-up that includes Sugarhill Gang and Good Times' Jimmie Walker. (MS)

Location Info


Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

3301 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

2720 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Hollywood Casino

777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights, MO

Category: General

Pop's Nightclub

401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, IL

Category: Restaurant

Black Bear Bakery

2639 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Webster University-Moore Auditorium

470 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Category: General

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Amber Lynn
Amber Lynn

Gypsy Jones and Marquise Knox at PLUSH TONIGHT!


Gotta go with Fast Eddie's Fried Chicken in Alton, IL.  Do not mistake it for the infamous Fast Eddie's Bon Air Bar.  Fast Eddie's Fried Chicken is not a sit-down place.  You call ahead and pick up at the window, or order at the window.  The chicken is a hot, oily mess of love and luscious goodness!

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

"Kim K" is actually "Jim K" on the Rage Mode show. :P

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin

SUNDAY APRIL 7 @ The Rustic Goat check out UNIFYAH!!!!

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