The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 18 to 20

Saturday (October 19):

Tower Groove Records Block Party
w/ Bug Chaser, Troubadour Dali, Kisser, Dave Stone, Hearskra-z, This City of Takers, Frances with Wolves
@ Apop Records
2 p.m. | free
Tower Groove releases its latest single: Bug Chaser and Troubadour Dali. See the two perform along with a varied line-up of local talent. Bonus: Bring in a receipt from Euclid Records or Vintage Vinyl dated 10/19 or 10/20 this weekend only to receive a 10% discount at Apop. Spread the local record store love! (MS)

Euclid Records Annual Sidewalk Sale
w/ Miss Molly Simms Band, Grace Basement, The Jans Project, The Del Lords, Middle Class Fashion
@ Euclid Records
1 p.m. | free
In addition to the boxes of deals on the sidewalk, check out store-wide discounts, drink some free beers from PBR and enjoy a great line-up of music. (MS)

Rectal Hygienics
w/ Shaved Women
9 p.m. | $5
Rectal Hygienics heads over from the Windy City to make up the most inappropriate sounding bill of the year along with grisly hardcore punks Shaved Women. Listen to the noisy rock on Bandcamp. (MS)

Also on Saturday, Vintage Vinyl celebrates its 33 and 1/3 year anniversary, Pretty Little Empire releases an album, the Union Electric puts out a new EP, and day two of the Gateway to the West Fest hits Fubar. Click the links for more info!

Sunday (October 20):

Pete Rock
w/ CL Smooth, Camp Lo
@ 2720 Cherokee
9 p.m. | $25-$32
It was already pretty cool that Pete Rock has been visiting St. Louis so much lately, but this time he takes it a step further and is bringing along his old partner in rhyme, the venerable CL Smooth. (DH)

Tera Melos
w/ Zorch, Laika
@ The Demo
8 p.m. | $10-$12
Tera Melos plays some of the face-meltingest math rock around. Listen to their latest on Bandcamp, and while you're at it, check out tourmates Zorch and local openers Laika, too. (MS)

Benefit for Tommy Bankhead
w/ Brian Curran, All Roostered Up, The Cryin' Shames, Big George Brock
@ Schlafly Tap Room
1 p.m. | $10
St. Louis blues legend Tommy Bankhead is currently resting in an unmarked grave, and that just isn't right. Luckily, Killer Blues, a local organization dedicated to placing headstones on the graves of St. Louis blues musicians, is on the case. Catch some great tunes and support an even greater cause! (DH)

Sunday night is action packed! For more options, check out these recommendations from our Out Every Night post: Built to Spill, Neko Case and Sturgill Simpson.

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


Blank Space

2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Pop's Nightclub

401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, IL

Category: Restaurant

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

2720 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Apop Records

2831 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Euclid Records

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

Category: General


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

Category: Music

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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