The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 3 to 5

Saturday (January 4):

New Orleans New Year
w/ The Funky Butt Brass Band
@ Jazz at the Bistro
7:30 & 9:30 p.m. | $10-$20
Because honestly, who is better qualified to start the new year with a proper party than the good ol' FBBB? (DH)

Bobby Bare Jr.
w/ Nikki Lane
@ Off Broadway
9 p.m. | $12-$15
Clearly Mr. Bare Jr. has an affinity toward St. Louis, with as often as he comes through. Reciprocate the love! (DH)

Omoo Omoo
w/ Tory Z Starbuck Project, Willis
@ Schlafly Tap Room
9 p.m. | free
Omoo Omoo plays ambient, experimental kraut rock. Check out its sounds here, and expect an evening of equally strange and stimulating sounds. (MS)

32 Pc Vintage Party Set
w/ Zoned Out, Night Grinder, Beauty Pageant
@ Livery Company
9 p.m. | $5
This show is actually titled "Brain melt 2014 ALIENS VS HUMANS," whatever that means. Find out the hard way by giving Johnny Vegas five dollars at the door. (MS)

Sunday (January 5):

w/ Unresolved
@ The Gramophone
8 p.m. | free
With influences like Sly and the Family Stone and the Talking Heads, Turkuaz's sound is a full-frontal assault on the senses, but with a dollop of sweetness as its female vocalists' voices collide with the band's blaring horns and soaring guitar riffs. Rest assured that you'll be blasted with some deliciously pure funk from this large-and-in-charge P-Funk-inspired nontet. (Tara Mahadevan)

Frankie Teardrop
w/ N. Nomurai, What We Won't See, Beauty Pageant
@ Cafe Ventana
9 p.m. | $5
This bill features a line-up of raucous noise rock to interrupt your Sunday night. Worried about the cold? Just warm up by the fireplace with some of Cafe Ventana's hot tea or coffee (or better yet, a beer), and get ready to curl up with a blanket of loud sounds. (MS)

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 submit show info online any time to be considered for inclusion on these lists.


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Location Info


The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Focal Point

2720 Sutton Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Shameless Grounds

1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Ferring Jazz Bistro

3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Cafe Ventana

3919 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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