Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from October 21 to 27
Friday, October 25, 8 p.m.
@ The Pageant - $25.$27.50
By Keegan Hamilton
From this 2008 show review: The band's light show was mind-blowing. They were backed by a row of neon strobes, flashing electric purple, green, blue and red. At one point the lights morphed into a hypnotic row of florescent dots that jumped and pulsated like fireflies. It was something straight out of a Dan Flavin art exhibit. They were also definitely the loudest band of the festival.... The bottom line, I think, is that you either love, or love to hate, Animal Collective. Pitchfork and its minions are in the former.
William Parker's In Order to Survive
Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
@ Mad Art Gallery - $10-$20
By Joseph Hess
From this New Music Circle season preview: The series continues later this month with William Parker's In Order To Survive, an ensemble with Hamid Drake (drums), Rob Brown (saxophone), Lewis Barnes (trumpet) and Cooper-Moore (piano). Notable for his work with the Cecil Taylor Unit through the '80s, Parker will bring his quintet to the Mad Art Gallery on October 25 with arguably the most star-studded line up this season. Expect a powerful wall of horns and keys, peppered with brain-shaking percussion.
Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m.
@ Off Broadway - $20-$25
By Christian Schaeffer
M. Doughty has spent quite a bit of his post-Soul Coughing career either describing his distaste for his former bandmates (see his tome The Book of Drugs) or ignoring the songs he wrote and recorded with his former group. So it was curious when Doughty announced an album and tour based around tracks from Soul Coughing's three-album songbook. He was convinced and enabled to revisit these songs through the modern miracle of crowdfunding, but no matter the reason, it's a pleasure to hear "True Dreams of Wichita" and "The Idiot Kings" again, reworked around Doughty's jaunty acoustic guitar and boho/jazz delivery.
InFest StL #4
Saturday, October 26, 4 p.m.
w/ Hands and Feet, Fumer, Magic City, Acorns to Oaks, Jordan Pippen Rodman, The Leopard, it!, The Incurables, Mathias & the Pirates, many more
@ 2720 Cherokee, Foam, Blank Space, Melt
By Mabel Suen
From "InFest STL 4 Hosts 30+ Bands at Four Cherokee Street Venues": St. Louis' quarterly indie-music and art festival, InFest STL, strikes again on Saturday, October 26. In honor of it being the fourth event in its series, Loyal Family decided to host one day of music across four Cherokee Street venues: 2720 Cherokee, Foam, Blank Space and Melt.... Each of the 30-plus acts hail from St. Louis, with the exception of one act from Illinois (named the Locals, ironically enough). The event will be Halloween themed, and attendees are encouraged to show up in costume.
Sunday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
w/ 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, Revocation, Diamond Plate, Truculent Void, Encrypted, Danny Greene, Hallow Point
By Rick Giordano
Death Angel has been tearing it up ever since it first opened for Forbidden at Mississippi Nights back in the early '90s. The band has always stood out in the world of thrash metal, playing with an infectious groove that is seldom heard from most straightforward Bay area thrash bands. Over the past three decades, that groove has grown into an overwhelmingly heavy and frantic bitchripper of a heavy-metal band. Death Angel's latest album, The Dream Calls for Blood, was just released on October 11 and may be its heaviest material to date.
Note: Though we wish we could, we can't feature every great show happening in town in just one measly post. Look for plenty more recommendations this Friday in our weekend shows post, and peruse the St. Louis concert calendar for more ideas any time. Let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this week in the comments below, and send show tips any time to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for inclusion on these lists.
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