The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 10 to 12

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Cameron Wittig
The Bad Plus wraps up its tail of holiday season shows at Jazz at the Bistro this weekend. For more on these punk princes of jazz, check out a feature from last year.
Guess what? RFT Music has a fever, and the only prescription is more concerts. OK, but seriously, I'm in bed in between a series of psychedelic fever dreams and just OD'ed on some flu meds, so we'll keep this short. I want to be well enough in time to make it to some of these shows, after all. See what's in store after the jump.

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Friday (January 10):

††† (Crosses)
w/ Dawn Golden
@ Pop's Nightclub
8 p.m.
$15-$18
Crosses is the side project of Chino Moreno, of the Deftones. If you like that band, it is reasonable to think that you will like this one. (DH)

Dave Stone Jazz Trio
@ Mangia Italiano
11 p.m. | free
For a low-key Friday night, St. Louisans can always depend on Dave Stone's expert sax playing during this weekly gig. (MS)

David Garrett
w/ Martynas
@ The Fox Theatre
8 p.m. | $30-$100
Garrett is a German pop and crossover violinist and recording artist -- this is not your average concert. Step out of the box a little! (DH)

Michael Stafford
w/ Ancient Youth, Lions Eat Grass, Babe Maggots
@ Cafe Ventana
10 p.m. | donations
Michael Stafford hails from Oklahoma City and plays solo Rhodes piano. Catch some streaming tunes of his here and learn about one of the local openers, Lions Eat Grass, in an archived Fill in the Blank feature. (MS)

Fabolous
@ the Coliseum
8 p.m. | $25
Brooklyn's Fabolous has been hip-hopping since his debut release, 2001's Ghetto Fabolous, and bumping elbows with the likes of Lil Wayne, Psha T and Joe Budden ever since. (DH)

Highway Heat CD Release
@ The Gramophone
9 p.m. | $10-$13
A little bit of heat sounds nice after all of that damned snow, eh? Pick up the local group's latest CD while you are warming your frostbitten hands. (DH)

Check out some more recommendations for Friday night from out weekly Out Every Night round-up: the Bad Plus, Motel Mirrors, and Bassamp and Dano with comedian Marty DeRosa.

Location Info

Pop's Nightclub

401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, IL

Category: Restaurant

Mangia Italiano

3145 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Fox Theatre

527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Cafe Ventana

3919 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Coliseum Music Lounge

2619 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Blues City Deli

2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Star Clipper

6392 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: General

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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PancakeMaster
PancakeMaster

Also Sunday: The most-ignored (and not unjustly so!) long-running event in town!  Pancake Productions presents the lucky-number-13th Annual XRII Bonanza Blowout Spectacular with Capuchin Punks, Vanilla Beans, Seaby & The Rules, and Prank Monkey (members of B&E), an arm-wrestling tournament, circus peanuts, slim jims, and MORE - https://www.facebook.com/events/568440213241484/ 

Young Stone
Young Stone

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