The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: November 2013
Little Howlin' Wolf with N Colyar P and N.N.N. Cook at Foam
Thursday, November 14
9 p.m. | $5 | all ages
No no no, this isn't the Howlin' Wolf you know, this is Little Howlin' Wolf. Completely different. If you are, in fact, educated on the differences between the little and regular howlin' wolves, then Little's inclusion on this list might make a little more sense. Little Howlin' Wolf churns out quality blues, and does so with a penchant for comedy and free-improvisation. By experimenting with abstract sounds to augment a beloved genre, the man blows apart expectations of what blues should be. Chicago's N Colyar P eschews the blues and travels a little further "out there" than Little Howlin' Wolf, bringing a feedback-driven jam to the lineup.
N.N.N. Cook, one of the few artists we criminally omitted from The 13 Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Bands in 2013 list, will open the night with his subtle soundscapes. Actually, with an artist like N.N.N. Cook, one can't be too sure what will be brought to the table. This artist often emits sound with an awfully sharp focus on dynamics. Known for his work with the local experimental music label Close/Far, N.N.N. Cook is an absolute asset to St. Louis and a wondrous performer to witness live.