Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 23 to 29
Some weeks overflow with shows, so much so that it's hard to know where to start. The following list highlights just a few of the goings-ons this weekend. Be sure to stay tuned to our Weekend Best Bets post for more than a few recommendations. For now, check out the following to get an idea of what's in store this week, including stops in town from Cody ChesnuTT, Ruidosa Immundicia, Darto and more.
Monday, September 23, 9 p.m.
w/ Potty Mouth, Violations, Life Like
@ Blank Space - $5
By Jimmy Eberle
From "The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: September 2013": All the way from Vienna comes Ruidosa Inmundicia (yes, the band from Vienna that sings in Spanish because the singer is from Chile) to rip your head in half with blisteringly fast hardcore. This band is extremely pissed off, and it shows. Violations probably is too, after having to take a break from the limelight over the past year. Don't worry though, the band has a new line-up and an alleged demo finally in the works. Also, Life Like will spit blood and kick toward your groins. Come worry what you're doing with your life with the rest of us, in a basement.
Tuesday, September 24, 8 p.m.
w/ Tone Rodent
@ Billiken Club - $5
By Mabel Suen
Darto hails from Seattle and plays languid, grunge-tinged post-rock, driven by buzzing bass and guitar chords that burrow themselves forcefully into heads and weigh heavily on the chest. Impactful repetition gives way to fleeting guitar squeals and moaned vocals, creeping out from the resonating drone. Somber passages reach brief melodic resolve only to delve directly back into sections of powerfully dark dragging and lagging. The trio is presently touring on its just-released album, In Difference. Locals Tone Rodent augment the bill with their own brand of spacey psych-rock.
w/ Man Control, What We Won't See, The Funs, Eric Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 8:30 p.m.
@ Blank Space - $5
By Joseph Hess
Decidedly missing a discernable low range, Minneapolis duo Tree Blood fills in space with squalor. The wildly saturated sound of a crunchy six-string grinds over top-heavy drumming while the off-kilter sing-song vocals rub up against classy melody, making for warm psych-punk and moving each song along before burning out into some space odyssey. Each succinct song comes followed up by excess guitar squeal made trippy through pedal magic. Without leaning too far in either direction, hippie or hipster, Tree Blood brings a blend of fervent punk rock that could only be born in a landlocked state like Minnesota. Mancontrol from Memphis joins Tree Blood on this bill, building circuit-bent dance songs through photo-optic cells and audio looping.
No Monster Club
Thursday, September 26, 9 p.m.
w/ M. Sord, Sleepy & the Bedtimes, Falsetto Boy
@ The Heavy Anchor - $5
By Mabel Suen
No Monster Club's latest music video features a dog lip syncing lyrics out of a driver's side window against a green screen. The silly indie-rock band based out of Dublin plays fun, jangly tunes that merit the use of such playful sight gags. The Dublin-based trio channels poppy garage rock, the sunny disposition of the Beach Boys and a long list of other influences including Daniel Johnston, the Polyphonic Spree and Neutral Milk Hotel. Armed with psychedelia and feel-good '60s-style bubblegum pop, No Monster's Club's tunes are bound to bring out the goofball in you.
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