The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: September 27 to September 29

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Pokey Lafarge performs at the Taste of St. louis this weekend.
The Best of St. Louis issue hit newsstands this week, and a collective sigh of relief after the chaos of annual assemblage utters itself from the RFT offices. Pick it up to see some fun recommendations from our staff and contributors, including plenty of music picks.

See Also: The Best Of St. Louis 2013 Music Winners

Speaking of which, here's a selection of things we think look interesting for the weekend. Fall festival season features performances all over town including the Taste of St. Louis, the Saint Louis Folk and Roots Festival, and the Rock U Fest. Quaere Verum, the Vanilla Beans/Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship and Brothers Lazaroff all release new recordings. See the fine print to get a load of 'em.

Friday (September 27):

Jonny Craig
w/ William Beckett, Kyle Lucas, Hearts & Hands, Bleach Blonde
@ The Firebird
7 p.m. | $15-$17
Newly clean and sober (supposedly) following some run-ins with the law, the former Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa singer continues to tour as a solo act. (DH)

King Tuff
w/ Dad Jr
@ Off Broadway
8 p.m. | $10-$13
Sub Pop's King Tuff and Dad Jr.'s Mister Hands, together on one show in a battle for the "most entertaining musical lunatic" award, this Friday at Off Broadway! Sure to be a rowdy one. (DH)

Saint Louis Folk and Roots Festival
w/ Ralph Stanley, 3 Penny Acre, The Downhill Strugglers, The Hillbenders, JP Harris & the Tough Choices, Blue Canyon Boys, The Riverbenders, St. Louis Slim, Dugout Danoe, Rebecca Loebe
@ Grand Center venues and more
This three-day fest sponsored by KDHX and its counterpart, Folk School of St. Louis, features a varied line-up of performances and activities. Check out the official Folk and Roots Festival website for the full schedule and admission costs. (MS)

Taste of St. Louis
w/ Pokey Lafarge, Scarlet Tanager, Illphonics
@ Soldiers Memorial Plaza
7 p.m. | free
Grab tons of local grub and check out some free performances all weekend. Click here for the Taste of St. Louis concert stage schedule, with headliners the Samples and Robert Randolph and the Family Band on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. (MS)

From our other weekly list of local show recommendations, check out Cody ChestnuTT and Supersuckers on this evening as well. Also on Friday, the Vanilla Beans and Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship release a new split and Quaere Verum releases its debut album. Click on the links to learn more.


Location Info

Map

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Grand Center

N. Grand Blvd. & Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Soldiers Memorial Plaza

14th St. and Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Plush

3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Foam Coffee & Beer

3359 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


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Daniel Hill:

You don't know what "nepotism" means, do you?

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@Person My point, and it stands, was that the show would have been included regardless. I had to argue with them about including it, actually. They didn't want me to, but I feel that it is a big deal and worthy of note.

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