The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13

Saturday (October 12):

w/ The 12 to 6 Movement, Seymour Awesome, Truth Serum, Smooth Dude and DJ Deadasdisco
@ The Mad Magician
8 p.m. | $15-$50
KRS-One stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone. The legendary rapper Lawrence Krisna Parker prepares to drop some serious knowledge on everyone.

Broadway Oyster Bar
8 p.m. | $12/$15
Get funky with two stages, eight bands and two DJs. Music lasts until 2:30 a.m., and the event is sponsored by Woodchuck Cider, Southern Comfort and Schlafly Beer -- all certain to keep the party going all night long.

w/ Scanlines, Bruiser Queen, Amen Lucy Amen
@ Foam
9 p.m. | $5
This mixed bill has everything from girly garage rock to folk and instrumental post-rock. For a grab bag full of sounds that are easy on the ears, check this line-up out.

Also for your consideration: Saturday also welcomes Nicoffeine and Minus the Bear to town.

Sunday (October 13):

Beth Bombara Record Release
@ Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl and Dead Wax Records
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. | free
Songstress Beth Bombara, voted best singer-songwriter in the 2012 RFT Music Awards, drops her vinyl in a novel way: directly onto local record shop's doorsteps with a series of live in-store performances. Have a listen and head to a vinyl dealer near you to grab the wax.

Ghost Box Orchestra
w/ CaveofswordS, Accelerando
9 p.m. | free
Ghost Box Orchestra hails from Boston and plays psychedelic mostly-instrumental rock that sounds like a soundtrack of epic proportions. Take a heavy dosage of chill pill by checking their sounds out on Bandcamp.

w/ NNN Cook
@ Lemp Arts Center
8 p.m. | $5
This show promises ambient, meditative drone and introspective noise. Click on the following links to sample each musician's work: onewayness and N.N.N. Cook.

Two other great options for your Sunday evening: The Angry Samoans and Motion City Soundtrack.

Note: Though we wish we could, we can't feature every great show happening in town in just one measly post. Peruse the St. Louis concert calendar for more ideas any time. Let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this weekend in the comments below, and send show tips to to be considered for inclusion on these lists.


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Location Info


Star Clipper

1319 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

I-70 & Earth City Expwy., Maryland Heights, MO

Category: Music

The Mad Magician

5625 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Foam Coffee & Beer

3359 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Euclid Records

19 N. Gore Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Vintage Vinyl

6610 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: General

Dead Wax Records

1959 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General


3163 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

3301 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

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