The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: May 17-19

Brothers Lazaroff

Rhizomatic St. Louis Vol. 2 Cassette Release Show
@ Kerr Foundation Building
w/ John Tamm-Buckle, Radiant Husk, Byssus, Marble
9 p.m. | $5
Local avant garde and experimental music collective Close/Far puts together its second collection of free improv and electronically-based songs. Projections by artists Ajaj Khanna and Jeremy Kannapell enhance live performances for a combination audio and visual experience to be remembered. (MS)

Royal Southern Brotherhood
@ Old Rock House
8 p.m. | $22-$25
Blues-rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood returns to St. Louis! (DH)

Webster Grooves - A Retro Soul Festival
w/ Ransom Note, Rhythm Section Road Show, Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, The Right Now, The Bo-Keys, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
@ Webster Groves
2 p.m.
In addition to six soul revival acts performing throughout the day and night, check out plenty of DJs and classic soul films from the '50s and '60s. (MS)

Wind & Fire CD Release
@ The Chapel
7 p.m. | $10-$15
I went to read more about this, since it is a CD release, and it's pretty cool. Mark Holland & N. Sott Robinson use instrumentation from around the world, including tons of percussion and flute, resulting in what sounds like remarkably like public radio bumper music. Neat! (DH)

Sunday (May 19):

The Steve Strayhorn Celebration to Benefit the American Cancer Society
w/ Mike and Nick Swedo, Rusty Van Gogh, Choozey Muthers, Brian Clark, Planet Boogie, Full Moon, Gypsy Jones, Uncle Albert
@ Plush
2 p.m. | $10
Cancer sucks a fat one and we all know it. Now put your money where you mouth is about it, and catch a great show. Good cause, good cause! (DH)

Graphic for Rhizomatic St. Louis Vol. 2 Cassette Release Show below (courtesy of Jeremy K):


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Location Info


Blank Space

2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Tower Grove Farmers' Market

Main Dr & Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Old Rock House

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

Category: Music

Webster Groves

N. Gore and W. Lockwood avenues, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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