Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 27 to June 1
This week, local rockers the Tennis Lesson release a CD, School of Rock-Ballwin presents a free student showcase and plenty of touring acts stop into town. Read about Chicago Afrobeat Project, Kishi Bashi, Shai Hulud and more in this week's show recommendations, and as always, stay tuned till Friday for more picks for the weekend.
Press Photo Chicago Afrobeat Project - Friday, May 30 @ 2720 Cherokee.
Tuesday, May 27, 8 p.m
w/ Busman's Holiday, Née
@ The Ready Room - $15-$17
By Christian Schaeffer
It wasn't too many years ago that violinist K. Ishibashi was doing time with his Athens, Georgia city mates Of Montreal, adding layers of loops to that band's psychedelic circus. Now, as a solo performer going by the handle Kishi Bashi, the singer/instrumentalist has released his second album of kaleidoscopic pop. Lighght (pronounced "light") kicks off with his signature violin runs, looped and manipulated into a flurry of notes, but as the disc progresses, Kishi Bashi corrals squishy synths for dance-pop bangers alongside effervescent etudes.
Wednesday, May 28, 8 p.m.
w/ One Year Later, Better Days, Lamentors
@ Fubar - $12-$14
By Rick Giordano
Shai Hulud's roots are in hardcore, but the band has more in common musically with a progressive-metal band like Cynic or even Propagandhi than the likes of Agnostic Front. Instead of a chest-puffing tough-guy routine, listeners will find intricate guitar melodies alongside colorful chords and scales, with the occasional chugging slam selection thrown in to let the audience know that in addition to being extremely heartfelt, this band is also still really fucking pissed.
Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m.
w/ Destruction Unit, Institute, Breakout, Pool Party, Nos Bos
@ Plush - $7
By Joseph Hess
From this 2013 profile: Meet Black Panties, the snot-nosed rock & roll brat of south city. Luc Michalski, an otherwise mild-mannered fella, dons a leather jacket and transforms into a foul-mouthed, politically incorrect caricature of adolescent angst. To put it simple, he spits what some are truly thinking, but are too afraid to say. For better and worse, Black Panties draws from Michalski's throat, coughing up real trashy and guttural punk rock from the chest.
4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO
2720 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO
3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO
I-70 & Earth City Expwy., Maryland Heights, MO
2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO
2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO