The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: June 2014

Categories: DIY

Tuesday, June 24 at The Ready Room
Xiu Xiu

8 pm | $25 | 18+

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks experimental music and harsh weather go together. I heard a rumor about SWANS, the legendary post-rock duo led by songwriter Michael Gira: Before performing, SWANS requires the venue to crank the building's heat, regardless of the room's temperature. That way, the hypnotic nature of the band's droning songs becomes all the more mesmerizing. Either that, or this tricks showgoers into buying more cold beer. Decide for yourself this month when SWANS hits the Ready Room with Xiu Xiu.

Think I left something out? Piss off! No, actually, you're probably right. I usually keep this column focused three or four key shows. Share what you know in the comments below. For the future, drop me a line any time at

Joseph Hess is the editorial coordinator for the Riverfront Times. When he's not, you know, coordinating, he is the DJ of the experimental rock show Wrong Division over at KDHX (88.1 FM). Visit his personal blog here for more on this city's DIY and experimental music. Or stalk him on Twitter.


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Location Info


Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

3301 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Kranzberg Arts Center

501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: General


3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Ready Room

4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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