Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from May 13 to 19

Categories: Out Every Night

Little Big Bangs
Friday, May 17, 8 p.m.
w/ Stonechat, Corrigan Brothers, Peck of Dirt
@ Lemmons - $5
By Christian Schaeffer
From "Homespun: Little Big Bangs:" For all the possible interpretations of the Little Big Bangs' band name -- sexual pun? Hairstyle critique? Custer's Last Stand reference? -- the most obvious is probably the most appropriate. The chaos and creation of the Big Bang theory is shrunk down to a lean, gritty punk-rock quartet that regularly punches above its weight class. Drew Gowran keeps the beat while Lucy Doughtery, Ryan Macias and Eric Boschen all share guitar, bass and vocal duties.

The Bo-Keys
Friday, May 17, 8:30 p.m.
w/ Wreckless Eric, Amy Rigby
@ Off Broadway - $12-$15
By Roy Kasten
The Bo-Keys are a Memphis supergroup formed in the late '90s by bassist and producer Scott Bomar; it features legendary session men Charles "Skip" Pitts (Isaac Hayes), Ben Cauley (Bar-Kays), Archie "Hubie" Turner (Hi Rhythm Section) and George Sluppick (JJ Grey and Mofro). Indebted to essential instrumental combos such as the Mar-Keys and latter-day funk groups such as the Budos Band, the Bo-Keys has been featured on the soundtracks for Hustle & Flow and Soul Men. It has backed legends such as William Bell and has released one studio album to date, The Royal Sessions. As greasy, bump-and-grind workouts go, the album is so expertly nasty it should be wrapped in brown paper and sold only at adult chitlin' joints.

Eagles of Death Metal
Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.
@ The Gateway Arch - free
By Jaime Lees
Eagles of Death Metal is a loose super-group engineered for rock fans with a sense of humor. Formed in the late '90s by swarthy mustache pioneer Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age's ginger powerhouse, Josh Homme, EoDM plays hooky, guitar-driven jams with the same tongue-in-cheek attitude of early Foo Fighters. But the group's deceptively simple songs ("I Only Want You," "Speaking in Tongues") and adopted cock-rock cheeky stage nicknames (Boots Electric, Carlo Von Sexron) misrepresent the immense talent of many frequent band members and guests, including Mark Lanegan and the Foo's own Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.

Mvstermind CD Release
Saturday, May 18, 10 p.m.
w/ Franco-Hill, Atm, Black Spade, J'Demul
@ The Demo - $7-$13
By Christian Schaeffer
From "Homespun: Mvstermind, A.D.D.:" North-side native Muhammad Austin may have a hard time paying attention, but his work as Mvstermind has no trouble paying dues. You can probably guess from the title of A.D.D. (Artistically Day Dreaming) that Austin looks at his childhood diagnosis of attention deficit disorder as more of a blessing than a curse. His open-eared style encompasses several hip-hop threads, with a bent toward an almost psychedelic strand of experimentation. His backing tracks can be syrupy and hazy, leading to some alternating soulful and outré grooves.

Sunday, May 19, 8 p.m.
w/ Thin Dimes, Red Headed Strangers
@ Off Broadway - $10-$15
By Christian Schaeffer
You might know Kevin Russell from the Gourds (or, briefly, Kev Russell's Junker). You may even have been subjected to a closing-time airing of the Austin-based band's take on "Gin & Juice." But Russell bides his time between Gourds tours and records as the leader and puzzling namesake of Shinyribs, a quartet that provides a soulful and swampy platform for his grizzled-but-nimble tenor voice. On the just-released Gulf Coast Museum, Russell and company take a tour through the south, from Louisiana's Lake Charles through Texas and onto New Mexico. His trademark mandolin is still featured, but Shinyribs finds its wheelhouse in sharply-stroked eclectic guitars and some bubbly Wurlitzer piano.

Location Info

Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Missouri History Museum

Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Lemmons - CLOSED

5800 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Gateway Arch

200 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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