The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 18 to 20
Whoa -- it's a busy weekend ahead, everyone. For starters, it's Record Store Day this Saturday. Get a full rundown of all the happenings in our comprehensive guide to St. Louis Record Store Day 2014, featuring free entertainment at Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records and Slackers. Then, get a load of all the release-party shindigs happening: Dots Not Feathers, Via Dove, the Vanilla Beans and Rulers all throw down new indie recordings, and Tone Rodent drops a new split 7". And there's much, much more. Keep reading to see what's in store.
Jon Gitchoff for RFT Via Dove EP Release -- Saturday, April 19 @ Off Broadway.
Friday (April 18):
The Vanilla Beans EP Release
w/ Carte de Visite, Matt Harnish's Pink Guitar, Durango
8 p.m. | $5
Indie-electro-poppers the Vanilla Beans kick off a busy weekend of record schlepping with a new EP called FFFF out on Pancake Productions. The Vanilla Beans in a waffle shop? Sounds pretty sweet to me. (MS)
Dance Floor Riot's 5th Annivesary
@ Alpha Brewing Company
7 p.m. | free
One of the city's most solid cover bands commemorates five years with a special Alpha Brewing Company Rye IPA brew dubbed "Ryot" and the debut of its acoustic spinoff project, Dance Floor Quiet. Alpha Brewing Company just celebrated its first birthday a few weeks ago, so raise a glass for them (and eat a Steve's hot dog or two, too). (MS)
Plenty more great options on Friday include the Minus Five at Off Broadway, Dots Not Feathers' album release at Plush, Souls of Liberty at 2720 Cherokee, Microwaves at Cafe Ventana. Click the links for coverage from earlier this week.
Saturday (April 19):
The Bump & Hustle No. 22
w/ DJ Frank Raines, DJ MAKossa, Nappy DJ Needles, Hal Greens
@ Blank Space
10 p.m. | $5
This monthly series has become a Cherokee Street institution, featuring resident DJs spinning funk, soul, boogie and much more to a packed dance floor. This month's featured guest is Detroit's DJ Frank Raines of Funk Night Records. And here's something fun: Master Pieza just opened directly across the street, slinging pizza by the slice during weekends till 3 a.m. The nightlife's lookin' nice. (MS)
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