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

Steve Truesdell
The Midwest Avengers opening for Fishbone in September 2012. The group's CD release show is Friday at Pop's.
It's a busy weekend for St. Louis' leading independent record stores. Vintage Vinyl celebrates its 33 1/3 Anniversary Party, Euclid Records hosts its annual sidewalk sale and Apop Records acts as the venue for the second annual Tower Groove Records street party. Beyond that, there's much, much more. See what we mean after the jump.

Friday (October 18):

Black Milk
w/ Quelle Chris, DJ Sober, Thelonius Kryptonite, Darris Robins
@ Blank Space
9 p.m. | $12/$15
Detroit's Black Milk has worked with hip-hop legends like J Dilla and Pharoahe Monch in his eleven-year career, producing soulful, jazz-influenced tracks enjoyed by hip-hop heads and average folks alike. (DH)

Midwest Avengers CD Release
w/ Exit 714, Mr. I, Unifyah, Trillitary, Daniel Dwyer
@ Pop's Nightclub
7 p.m. | $5-$9
By now a bona fide St. Louis institution, the Midwest Avengers release a highly anticipated new record at this show. The group's own description on its Facebook page is better than anything we could write here: "Mash a bunch of dope music together and throw some liquor in it!" (DH)

The 1975
w/ Linus Young
@ The Firebird
8:30 p.m. | $15
The 1975 comes to St. Louis from all the way "across the pond," as they say. The Manchester-based alternative/indie rock group's latest effort debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums chart, beating out even Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks in first-week sales. (DH)

Loyal Family 10th Birthday Bash
w/ Young Blood Brass Band, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Crate 2 Crate Sound System
@ 2720 Cherokee
9 p.m. | $10-$15
Loyal Family turns ten! Celebrate in true 2720 fashion, featuring a couple of regular performers and live art. (MS)

Also on Friday, check out the Del-Lords at Off Broadway, the Hobosexuals and more at the Livery, Armadillo at the Gramophone and Gateway to the West Fest. Click on the links to learn more via our coverage in recent weeks.

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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