10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: August 15 to 17

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Katy Perry - Sunday, August 17 @ Scottrade Center.
We think it goes without saying that it's been a long week in St. Louis for everyone: T.G.I.F. Celebrate the art and music culture of the city by checking out a show this weekend. The concert calendar's ripe for picking. Locals Cara Louise Band and Kisser release new recordings, the Bob Reuter birthday show takes over the Ready Room, Doorway hosts a pajama party, Woodstock in the Grove goes down at Atomic Cowboy and much more. Read on for our recommendations.

Friday (August 15):

Cara Louise Band
w/ Redheaded Strangers, Old Capital Square Dance Club, Miss Molly Simms, The Old Souls Revival
@ The Firebird
8 p.m. | $8
Cara Louise Band drops its new EP, To Be Dead is to Be Known, featuring its country, folk and Motown inspired songs. Hear some of singer-songwriter Cara Wegener's tunes via Soundcloud. (MS)

Doorway
w/ Tef Poe, Mai Lee, Indiana Rome, Aloha Mi'sho, Family Affair, Bo Dean, Allen Gates, Attitude, Sarah Michelle
@ Blank Space
9 p.m. | $5-$10
This pajama party promises dancing, fun and a nod to the '90s. For more info, check out a full preview of Jammie Jam from earlier this week. (MS)

Also on Friday, consider checking out Umphry's McGee at the Fox Theatre, or head to Schlafly Tap Room for Kisser's Cassette Tape Release with Asheville experimental duo Ahleuchatistas. Just click the links to check out some previews published earlier this week.

Saturday (August 16):

City of Night After Party
w/ Bug Chaser, Posture
@ Melt
10:30 p.m.
City of Night is a new grassroots, multi-disciplinary arts event in St. Louis and takes place at various venues around the city. Check out the full schedule of events throughout the weekend and catch this cool after-party at our favorite waffle spot. (MS)

Harvest Sessions
w/ Kenny DeShields
@ Tower Grove Farmers' Market
10 a.m. | free
Fresh veggies and fresh jams go hand in hand. The Harvest Sessions are a good thing; why not check them out? (DH)

Much Worse
w/ The Warden, Q
@ Livery Company
9 p.m. | $7
This hardcore headbanger features Much Worse from Minneapolis. There's more on this show and plenty more punk shows happening soon in our guide to punk/hardcore shows for August. (MS)

For another Saturday option, head to the Bob Reuter Birthday Show at the Ready Room, covered in its own article linked here.

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