The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: May 16-18

w/ SonReal, Fearce Vill
@ The Firebird
8:30 p.m. | $12-$14
Seattle rapper Grieves is signed to Minneapolis' Rhymesayers label, which probably tells you most of what you need to know. Expect heady rhymes, smooth productions and an energetic live show. (DH)

Harvest Sessions
w/ Auset Music Project
@ Tower Grove Farmers' Market
10 a.m. | free
Harvest Sessions kicked off at the market just a couple weeks ago, and the lineup for the season looks strong. Catch everything from rock & roll to soul this summer while shopping fresh produce and absorbing the lively ambiance. (MS)

Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!)
w/ Big Eyes
@ The Ready Room
8:30 p.m. | $15-$17
Against Me!'s singer has branched out solo, touring in support of January's Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which is about exactly what it says. (DH)

Monogram Suitcase CD Release
w/ Mister Blackcat
@ Melt
9 p.m. | free
You can't hear what Monogram Suitcase sounds like yet, but you'll be able to after this show. The trio releases its debut album -- what better way to get to know them than over some waffles? (MS)

Also on Saturday, check out Nappy Roots at the Gramophone and The Whigs at Off Broadway.

Sunday (May 18):

Grand Maul
w/ Catholic Guilt, Trauma Harness
8 p.m. | $5
Grand Maul hails from Columbia and plays loud and weird anarcho punk. Have a listen via its Bandcamp page to get a taste. (MS)

Permanent Makeup
w/ Dad Jr., Animal Teeth, Q
@ Los Punk
8:30 p.m. | $5
Permanent Makeup plays some pretty sweet punk avant rock post punk surf (thanks Bandcamp tags). Check it out. Either way, Sunday night looks pretty wild if you can make it out. Just take your pick. (MS)

For yet another option for the weekend, click this link to read about Wye Oak, performing at Old Rock House.

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 anytime. Let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this weekend in the comments below, and submit show info online to be considered for inclusion on these lists.


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Location Info


Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

St. Louis Skatium

120 E Catalan St, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Pop's Nightclub

401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, IL

Category: Restaurant

The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Tower Grove Farmers' Market

Main Dr & Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Ready Room

4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music


2712 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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