The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: March 28 to 30

Saturday (March 29):

w/ Scene of Irony, Opposites' Attack, The Red Handed Bandits, Echo Morse
@ Fubar
6 p.m. | $10-$12
Great Big Haircuts! Also: Scene of Irony's tenth anniversary show. (DH)

The Freakers Ball: A Tribute to Shel Silverstein
w/ The Jason Vargas Music Project, Cree Rider Family Band, Typewriter Tim, The Hobosexuals
@ The Gramophone
9 p.m. | $7
This ode to the late, great poet features music, poetry, a costume contest and "other tomfoolery." We're not exactly sure what that entails, and there's only one way to find out: Head to Where the Sidewalk Ends. (MS)

Hush House CD Release
w/ The Hot Liquors
@ Blueberry Hill
7 p.m. | $10
Hush House is a four-piece rock band that's been jamming since 2004. For fans of Foo Fighters and Uncle Tupelo. (MS)

Also recommended by our critics for Saturday night: Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant and the Districts at Off Broadway. Click the links to read the previews.

Sunday (March 30):

Johnette Napolitano
@ Blueberry Hill
9 p.m. | $22.50/$25
Johnette Napolitano is the singer for that old '90s band Concrete Blonde. She also used to have a side project called "Vowel Momement," which is both gross and awesome. (DH)

Secret Boyfriend
w/ Lack, Doom Asylum
@ Jade Room
10 p.m. | donations
This trio of bands from Chapel Hill, North Carolina brings electronic dance-worthy jams to Barbarella, also known as Jade Room. Local artist Larva Lu plays tapes between sets to keep things moving all night. (MS)

Reckless Kelly also performs on Sunday night at the Pageant.

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


Governor French Academy

219 W Main St, Belleville, IL

Category: General

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Blueberry Hill

6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Music


3108 Locust St, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Jade Room

3131 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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