The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 11 to 13

Saturday (July 12):

Feral Future
w/ Astral Place, Bad Dates
@ Apop Records
8 p.m. | $7
Feral Future plows into Apop all the way from Austin, Texas with hard-hitting punk'n'roll. Check out its tunes on Bandcamp.

Acid Kat Fest Fundraiser
w/ Babe Lords, Dad Jr., Snooty and the Ratfinks, Tubby Tom, Tiger Rider
@ Livery Company
8 p.m. | $3.50
Local zine weekend festival featuring miscreant music makers from near and far. Five bands for less than five bucks -- not a bad deal.

Summer Gras
w/ Dumpstaphunk, Honey Island Swamp Band, Dirtfoot, Al Holliday & the Eastside Rhythm Band, Funky Butt Brass Band, Rhythm Section Road Show
@ Old Rock House
6 p.m. | $22/$25
Old Rock House throws a party in its outdoor pavilion with a New Orleans theme, complete with the real deal soundtrack. Come hungry, because Broadway Oyster Bar and Riverbend Restaurant & Bar are bringing tons of grub.

The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival
w/ Morris Day & the Time, SOS Band, Kelly Price, Confunkshun, Mint Condition, Loose Ends
@ Forest Park
5 p.m. | $35-$65
For the second year in a row, Forest Park gets a hefty dose of soul. BYOLC (bring your own lawn chair).

The Mercs
w/ Bagheera, The Ottomen
@ The Mecca
8 p.m. | free
Utopia Studios launches the inaugural show in its private event space, recently dubbed "the Mecca." If you haven't checked out Utopia yet, take this as an opportunity to see one of the city's most unique multi-purpose spaces in action.

A couple more options for Saturday night include Ying Yang Twins at the Ready Room and Mountain Sprout at Blueberry Hill.

Sunday (July 13):

Me Jane
w/ M. Powers
@ Lemp Arts Center
8 p.m. | $5
Me Jane hails from Chicago and plays indie post-punk -- Bandcamp here. RIYL: Sleater-Kinney.

Veruca Salt also performs this Sunday, at the Firebird.

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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