Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From August 19 to 25
This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!
Jimmy Johnston Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics - Friday @ The Gramophone
Monday, August 19, 9 p.m.
w/ Mister Ben, Potions
@ Blank Space - $5
By Mabel Suen
Salted sounds as the name suggests, twisting and writhing into town all the way from Austin, Texas. Psychedelic sliding guitars give way to cave beat drums, pounding vicious repetitions while struggled sounding vocals choke their way out of a desperate sounding throat. Feedback and buzz make up the tone that ventures from moments of stark, spacey ambiance to slow yet driving melodies that tilt and sway like some sort of well-rounded acid trip.
Tuesday, August 20, 8 p.m.
@ Old Rock House - $17/$20
By Mabel Suen
Vintage Trouble is self-described "live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth'd, pelvis-pushing juke music," so pretty much anything we could add to that description seems unnecessary (yet, we'll try anyway). Performing a dynamic blend of R&B, soul, rock and blues, the quartet keeps it classy in swanky suits to match its well-dressed tunes. Frontman Ty Taylor jives electrically along to the jams, throwing turns in both his impressive footwork and velvety-smooth vocals. Local blues guru Papa Rays opens.
Wednesday, August 21, 9 p.m.
w/ Ookay, Tittsworth
@ 2720 Cherokee - $15-$20
By Evan C. Jones
From "The Best EDM Shows in St. Louis: August 2013:" The Full Tilt Tour is loaded with some of today's best in electronic music: California's Bare and Ookay, and Washington DC legend Tittsworth. Bare has been at the front of the bass movement, filling each of his sets with his own productions and a large dose of frantic energy. Ookay is a relative newcomer to the EDM world (he's only been producing for about a year), but his first release on Ultra Records hit the Top Ten on Beatport's electronica chart, and he was named one of Vibe Magazine's top Trap/Moombahton artists to watch in 2013. DJ Tittsworth is an institution in his hometown of Washington DC. In addition to being in demand as a DJ and producer, Tittsworth also is quite the entrepreneur. He co-founded T&A Records with DJ Ayres in 2006 and became the first home of moombahton by releasing records from the genre's creator, Dave Nada, and Munchi. He's also co-owner of U Street Music Hall in Washington DC; the club is ranked as one of the top ten in the country every year.
Daniel Francis Doyle & the Dreamers
Thursday, August 22, 8 p.m.
w/ Stonechat, Michael "Angelo" Brown
@ Lemp Arts Center - $5
By Joseph Hess
The addition of the Dreamers is a fairly new element for Daniel Francis Doyle, who since 2005 has always performed a wondrous one-man show. By stacking long riffs through a looping pedal, Doyle built songs with clever musical parlor tricks. The vocals wax about with deeply personal words, broaching insecurity and self-deprecation. With subtle yet striking percussion, Doyle triggered guitar parts through footswitches and spit words via headseat microphone. The Dreamers now filter Doyle's inventive approach through a power trio, properly evolving beyond the confines of four limbs and one brain. Doyle's startling stops and signature crooning remain with swift shifts in tempo and tone. If anything, the Dreamers retain that which made Doyle's former act so distinct and push it forward with a full tonal range, making songs old and new both more intricate and accessible.