Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 10 to 16
Friday, March 14, 8 p.m.
w/ The FuFops, Partners in Rhyme
@ Fubar - $18-$22
By Tara Mahadevan
Afroman is probably the only rapper in history to receive a Grammy nomination for getting too stoned to do anything. Who can blame him though -- who really wants to clean their room? We can only hope the 25-year-old Afroman who wrote "Because I Got High" in 2000 is still the same 39-year-old Afroman today, and that he regales his show-goers with some superb stoney stories. What else can an Afrofan hope for?
Bruxism No. 2
Friday, March 14, 9 p.m.
w/ Catholic Guilt, Derek Dadian-Smith, Nyfolt, DJ Mister Ben
@ Apop Records - $5
By Joseph Hess
From "The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: March 2014": BRUXISM is the brainchild of Nathan Cook, who, by day, runs the Close/Far music label and, by night, performs under the moniker N.N.N. Cook. Through this myriad work, he has formed a distinct series that focuses on providing an ample entry point into the many realms of experimental music. With Catholic Guilt and Mr. Ben of Beauty Pageant on board, BRUXISM No. 2 looks to be a little rowdier than the first.
The Blind Eyes Final Show
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
w/ Jon Hardy & the Public
@ Off Broadway - $10
By Bob McMahon
After a seven-year run that saw the band grace the cover of Riverfront Times and win many of our publication's awards, the Blind Eyes is breaking up. The mod-pop quartet is survived by its three excellent releases, full-length albums Modernity and With a Bang and last year's World Record EP. In addition to writing some of the finest pop-rock in town, the group is known for its four years of epic New Year's Eve shows in which it and another band opened the night with respective sets of originals before combining into a monster covers supergroup. Vocalist Seth Porter once sang in a Blind Eyes song that he always hoped to go out with a bang, and so the band shall with a final concert alongside openers Jon Hardy and the Public.
Saturday, March 15, 9 p.m.
@ Blueberry Hill - $15/$17.50
By Roy Kasten
Like many Nashville artists, Kim Richey has heard her emotionally insightful songs on the radio, but most often sung by voices deemed worthy of the Music City star system. And whenever she makes a trip to the mailbox for a royalty check, she probably smiles. But Richey isn't just an exceptional songwriter, as melodic as Aimee Mann and as observant as Amy Rigby; she's also a world-class singer, with a warm alto that knows best how to make simple lines like "It's hard to hold your hand when you're letting go" ring out with full country heartache.
Everything Went Black
Sunday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
w/ Ringworm, Resolute, Cathedral Fever
@ The Demo - $10
By Mabel Suen
From this 2013 profile: Everything Went Black casts a stark, moody intensity that's impossible to shake and merciless to the core. Guitars lurch forward with commanding heavy metal influence, entangled with gritty hardcore demeanor. Meanwhile, militant, deliberate drumming hits like a machine gun full of blanks to the chest. When faced with Brandon Hoffman's aggressive, stark vocals, one can't help but feel affected.
Note: Though we wish we could, we can't feature every great show happening in town in just one measly post. Look for plenty more recommendations this Friday in our weekend shows post, and peruse the St. Louis concert calendar for more ideas any time. Let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this week in the comments below, and submit show info online any time to be considered for inclusion on these lists.
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