The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: December 27 to 29

Jason Stoff
El Monstero guitarist and vocalist Mark Thomas Quinn back in '09. See more El Monstero St. Louis photos.
This weekend, Acoustics Anonymous and Hazard to Ya Booty put out new releases, Phat Buddha hosts a holiday party, and a couple of hometown stars -- Clownvis Presley and Kristeen Young -- play St. Louis shows. Read more about these picks and many more by checking out our recommendations. And don't forget the fine print -- plenty of other options along with previews await.

Friday (December 27):

Clownvis Presley
w/ Brusier Queen, Bass Amp & Dano
@ The Demo
9 p.m. | $10
From singing telegrams to NSFW Christmas shows, Clownvis knows how to stir things up. Check out this 2012 snapshot profile of the local clown gone good, and catch his raunchy comedic act live.

Hazard to Ya Booty CD Release
w/ Collegiate Shag Brass Band
@ The Gramophone
9 p.m. | $5
Local funky fusion rockers Hazard to Ya Booty releases its CD, the Precipice, with self-described "music so profound, it's physical."

Kowabunga! Kid
w/ Soap Scum, Animal Teeth, Holy Doldrums, Anti-Prophet, Babe Maggots
@ Livery Company
9 p.m. | free
Kowabunga! Kid hails from Champaign, Illinois and plays punky garage rock. The bill also includes Soap Scum schlepping grimy hardcore and a lengthy line-up of local punk and "anti-punk."

Phat Buddha Holiday Party
w/ Old Salt Union, Marquise Knox, Christina J, Mo Tre, Stevie Stone, Hakeen Da Dream
@ Plush
8:30 p.m. | $5-$10
Phat Buddha Productions records a variety of clientele, as evidenced by the line-up it chose for its holiday party. Catch everything from blues and pop to "new grass" and hip-hop at this special local showcase.

For more Friday night options, check out the following shows previewed recently. Just click on the links to learn more: Jack Buck plays its last shows, Illphonics performs unplugged at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

Location Info


The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Old Rock House

1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

2720 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Cafe Ventana

3919 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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