The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: May 2 to 4

Video by Shawn Klein

Saturday (May 3):

Cinco de Mayo
w/ Javier Mendoza, Valentia Musical, Los VIP Band, La Frase M3, Los Deseperados del Norte, Imagen Musical, King Omowale, John Craigie, The Driftaways, Mikey Wehling Latin Psychedelia DJ Set, Screamin' Vatos, Ellen the Felon, Cumbia Machin, Black James, Loose Screwz, Sonorama, Palace, Middle Class Fashion, Tef Poe
@ Cherokee Street
9 p.m. | free
In its eighth year, the Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo fest promises live music across three stages, Lucha Libre wrestling matches, margaritas in the streets, a mechanical bull operated by Stag Nite's Johnny Vegas and much more. (MS)

Free Comic Book Day
w/ Vanilla Beans, Little Big Bangs, Dr. Dan the Pancake Man & the Psychedelic Psychonauts, Stonechat, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
@ Star Clipper
12 p.m. | free
Seriously, this lineup is stacked with some of the best music St. Louis has to offer right now. AND free pancakes. AND free comic books! What's not to like? (DH)

Turquoise Jeep
w/ Dream Fox
@ The Firebird
8:30 p.m. | $12-$15
Lemme. Smang. It. (DH)

Whitey Morgan & the 78's
w/ Les Gruff and the Billy Goat
@ Off Broadway
9 p.m. | $12-$15
Get some good 'ol American honky-tonk county in at this show. ICYMI, here's a profile we did earlier this week on local Americana-based openers Les Gruff and the Billy Goat. (MS)

A couple other recommended options include Celebration Day: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Pageant and Harry Connick Jr. at Peabody Opera House.

Sunday (May 4):

The Dodos
w/ Pretty Little Empire
@ Off Broadway
9 p.m. | $15
San Francisco's the Dodos make extremely pleasant, guitar-driven indie-rock -- the kind that would be great driving around with in the car with the windows down on a sunny day (but not in an overly cheesy kinda way). It's actually pretty rockin' a lot of the time. Check out this hi-def live performance video to get a taste. (MS)

Uh Huh Her
w/ DJ Kim Anh
@ The Firebird
9 p.m. | $18/$20
Three words: indie electro pop. Oh and this video co-stars a unicorn. Makes sense. (MS)

For another great show on Sunday night, consider heading to the Billiken Club to catch Dustin Wong.

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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