"Noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, is huge and diverse but not without its share of hangups. That's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from needlessly complex to minimalist drone. Connect the weird to your ears.
Many artists seemed to freeze in the wake of Ferguson, either shifting their focus to the matter at hand or dealing with the affair in a reclusive way. With news of gear theft and general unrest, 2014 was harsh to local music fans in general -- especially for the smaller niche groups. With continuing series from New Music Circle and the Society For Creative Survival, the theme this month seems to be "moving forward." Nathan Cook's Bruxism returns as well, along with visits from Xerome and Pharmakon.More »