The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis this Weekend: May 3 to 5

Mathias & the Pirates Album Release - Saturday, May 4 @ The Demo
The RFT Music Showcase is only a month away! Have you voted yet? And to the nominees, have you submitted your info to play? As far as we're considered, every weekend is a showcase. In addition to Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, Grace Basement's record release, Apop's 9th Birthday Party, Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street and Patti Smith (all mentioned in our Out Every Night post from earlier this week) there are new releases from Mathias & the Pirates and Barely Free Partial Prisoners. See those and more after the jump.

Did we leave something significant out? There's a chance it didn't make it onto our radar! Send your show tips anytime to clubs@riverfronttimes.com.

Friday (May 3):

BDR Records Tribute Showcase
w/ Trauma Harness, Bunnygrunt, Kimi & the Underwires, 3 Minute Record
@ The Heavy Anchor
8 p.m. | $5
Several of St. Louis' present finest pay tribute to the BDR Records artists of yesteryear! Hear songs by the Welders, the Retros, Philosophic Collage and Max Load. Also the debut of 3 Minute Record! (DH)

Greensky Bluegrass
w/ Fruition, Acoustics Anonymous
@ 2720 Cherokee
8:30 p.m. | $15-$20
Greensky Bluegrass returns to St. Louis yet again as it continues to criss-cross the country with great frequency. Catch the spirited bluegrass act this time at 2720. (DH)

Jim Mahfood's Tank Girl Release Party & Free Comic Book Day Pre-Party
w/ DJ Mahf
@ Star Clipper
7 p.m. | free
Indyground's DJ Mahf will provide the soundtrack, Boulevard Brewing Company has the beers, and Star Clipper provides the spot. Following the show at the comic book store, there will be an after-party at the Gramophone, and the the next day is Free Comic Book Day! (DH)

Pure X
w/ Spiral-Shaped Mind
@ The Firebird
8:30 p.m. | $10-$12
If you're in the mood for some moody indie pop, give Pure X a shot. (MS)

Young Jeezy
@ The Ambassador
7 p.m. | $40-$75
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy plays the Ambassador! If you didn't know about this one until now, don't beat yourself up about it -- the show was announced only very recently. (DH)


Location Info

Venue

Map

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave., St Louis, MO

Category: Music

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

2720 Cherokee St., St Louis, MO

Category: General

Star Clipper

6392 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: General

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Ambassador

9800 Halls Ferry Road, North St. Louis County, MO

Category: Music

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St Louis, MO

Category: Music

Cherokee Street

Lemp Ave. & Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Demo

4144 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Cusumano's Pizza

7147 Manchester Ave., Maplewood, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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You missed Unifyah TONIGHT @ The Babylon!!!  GO CHECK OUT MATHIAS AND THE PIRATES Tomorrow NIGHT!!!!!! 

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