The Best Concerts in St. Louis From January 26 to February 1

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Better Days releases its new record this Friday at Melt with The Humanoids, Chaos Order and Freak Out.

If Dudes Weekend was any indication, St. Louis is the epicenter for pop punk in the Midwest. Better Days hopes to keep the scene at fever pitch this Friday with launch of its latest album Nope, released by Encapsulated Records. The homegrown Slumfest Hip-Hop Awards show goes down Saturday night at 2720 Cherokee with live performances by local acts throughout the ceremony. After a successful program in 2014, Nathan Cook's Bruxism series returns to showcase experimental artists alongside the release of handmade zines and cassette tapes. For those looking for more low-key affairs, check out the Stone Sugar Shakedown's Monday night jam or DJ Mahf on the 1s and 2s at Pin-Up Bowl.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From January 20 to 25

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Greek Fire returns to the Ready Room this Saturday with its homegrown alternative rock.

We're nearly three weeks into 2015 but I'm calling it now: winter festivals are the best new trend this year. Hot off the heels of last week's Art of Live fest comes Dudes Weekend, a three day mish-mash of hot-rod guitar rock and pop-punk -- essentially the dad rock of the future (or present). Mid-week literally brings the noise with warbling bass beats from Xerome and the harsh, stringent sounds of New York's Pharmakon. Saturday comes packed with heavy rock in Greek Fire and Shooter Jennings. So, if you're bored this week, you're boring.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From January 12 to 18

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Jukebox the Ghost returns to St. Louis this Friday at the Ready Room.

This week's Art of Live Festival spans five days across five venues with a stellar roster of local and touring bands alike. Zola Jesus, Jukebox the Ghost and the Grifters are just three of many acts hitting St. Louis this week, which makes picking our weekly recommendations all the more difficult. Although festivals tend to be the catch-all for casual fans and die-hards alike, we prefer our shows to come in waves rather than have to pick and choose between a three stage affair on a single day (or weekend). Read on for more happening every night this week:


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From January 5 to 11

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Cowboy Mouth plays both Friday and Saturday at the Old Rock House.

Remember last May when Jazz at the Bistro announced a $10 million expansion? Less than a year later the Ferring Jazz Bistro is now open to the public, complete with world-class acoustic treatment and a brand-new bar area. Take a look inside the new venue this week at Tommy Halloran's Sunday morning jazz sermon or any of the Bad Plus' eight performances across four nights. Locals are lifting off all over the city with stacked shows like the Prologue IV release party on Friday and Bruiser Queen's tour kickoff on Saturday. Read on for more great events happening every single day this week.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From December 29 to January 4

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Bret Michaels returns to St. Louis for yet another NYE bash this Wednesday.

New Year's Eve brings lofty expectations for lavish parties and because we, as a people, build this night up so much, it tends to end in disappointment or disaster. As you read our rundown for the week ahead you might notice only one show gets the spotlight for Wednesday but don't worry, we also have a comprehensive guide to the drunkest night of the year. After all, this column is called "Out Every Night" for a reason -- so you can find an excuse to leave the house all 7 days of the week. But don't let that stop you. If we left out your favorite show for the week ahead, let your fellow readers know about it in the comments below.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From December 15 to 21

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El Monstero starts a sold-out series of holiday shows this Friday at The Pageant.

Touring acts tend to travel less this time of year but St. Louis has no shortage of shows. Thank the tireless efforts of acts like Mark Dew and the Soulard Blues Band for holding it down week after week. Fans of rock should keep an eye on the legendary Sebastian Bach or the one-two punch of Tilts and Bug Chaser at the Firebird. Treat yourself to a show or two before the hectic holidays and, as always, leave a comment below and let us know what you're looking forward to.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From December 8 to 14

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Bob Seger brings his Silver Bullet Band to the Scottrade Center this Saturday.

Country fans might be catching their collective breath after four days of Garth, but Chris Isaak is coming to town and let's face it, the guy was (and probably still is) the soundtrack to many lost v-cards. Even if you see his ill-fated show on HBO as a massive misstep, it's hard to deny the man's smooth showmanship. Chicago's Bitchin Bajas and legendary pop-punk outfit Lagwagon are just a few highlights for the week ahead. Read on and stay clued in to the best concerts happening around town.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From December 1 to 7

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Story of the Year returns to St. Louis this Friday, December 5.

Although Garth Brooks has four concerts planned at the Scottrade Center this week, fans should wait with bated breath. The larger than life country star just canceled his recent appearance on the Tonight Show -- he said it "seemed distasteful" in light of recent events in Ferguson. Regardless, there's always something to do every night of the week in St. Louis. Read on for just a few highlights in the coming week, and if you don't see a show you think other readers might want to know about, share it in the comments below.


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Critic Pick Comics: Cactus Truck and Dave Stone Jazz Up the Lemp Arts Center

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Editor's note: Each week illustrator Curtis Tinsley and writer/clubs editor Joseph Hess team up in comic form to recommend an upcoming show in St. Louis. Follow Curtis and Joseph on Twitter at @curtistinsley and @JosephSHess, respectively.

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All art by Curtis Tinsley, words by Joseph Hess.

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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From November 24 to 30

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Rusko performs at the Old Rock House this Saturday.

Local reunions are the "in" thing right now, and Thanksgiving week doesn't disappoint. The Stag Nite All Stars will return this Wednesday to pay tribute to the Band - a fitting concert for Thanksgiving eve (otherwise known as the "drunkest night of the year"). If you're not glued to the couch via food coma on Thursday, Fragile Porcelain Mice play their pulverizing rock at Pop's. And, as usual, the whole weekend is jammed packed with plenty of choices for music lovers. Choosing between Ha Ha Tonka and Jay Farrar on Friday will be a bummer for some - but that's not a bad problem to have.


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