Beauty Pageant Issues a Noisy "Earbortion" at Scuzzfest This Saturday
What I like most about St. Louis is...
Mabel Suen Beauty Pageant at Blank Space with Melanmypha Meatbeat.
Mister Ben: how little people mind if you don't attach a genre to what you're doing. Remember when post-rock was a thing in Chicago? Nobody here cares about calling something "post-rock" because many things are still "pre-" everything. The pre-rock scene in St. Louis is amazing.
I make music because... I have a lot of noise in my head and sometimes it squeezes itself out in the form of wrong notes and awkward chord progressions. "Tra-la-la" doesn't exist. Should it?
I'm most inspired by... annoying kid siblings who won't shut the fuck up no matter how hard you beat them. Thirty years later, you realize they had a point.
Five current artists worth listening to are... locally, Pet Rock (The Musical), the Night Grinder, Perverted, Britches and Larva Lu. Anything but Beauty Pageant! Yuck, those guys...
The St. Louis music scene could use... more self-confidence, especially when it comes to weirdness. There's obsession with paying tribute to indigenous folk music from half a century ago, which the RFT oozes orgasmic love for. I'd rather see more creeps lurking in the corner wielding contact mics, prepared to make utterly uncomfortable noises. Because it's okay, goddammit, to make those noises. You can get away with it here! It's cheap and easy! Maybe we could use a more flexible critical standard, or another beer.
Mabel Suen Beauty Pageant at Apop Records.
The best post-show food in St. Louis... is always the worst. How many times have we all been to Uncle Bill's and eaten slingers because that makes logical sense at 2 a.m.? Or, lord, the Buttery? By worst I mean best. We're like moths to the flame when it comes to the Buttery's uncleaned grease traps.
The most memorable show I've played in this project... was anytime at Pig Slop when Zak Marmalefsky was giving out his "special" mixed drinks. We played a church in Chicago and he had a full bar set up. It was coincidentally the most memorable hangover I've ever had.
Video by Chizmo.tv.
Acid Kat Fall Freak Out
Friday, November 22, 5 p.m.
w/ Beauty Pageant, Zoned Out, Snooty and the Ratfinks, Babe Lords, Tubby Tom, 32 Piece Vintage Party Set, Animal Teeth, Nightmare Boyzzz, Dad Jr.
@ Livery Company - free
Click through to see some more photos of Beauty Pageant from a recent practice in Blyre Cpanx's loft.