All art by Curtis Tinsley, words by Joseph Hess.
All art by Curtis Tinsley, words by Joseph Hess. Press photo Carcass - November 2 at Pop's
Cover bands might be shunned outside of their native bar gigs and tribute nights, but Halloween gives us all a chance to be something we're not. On Friday, Melt hosts a full lineup of local punk and psych bands covering a huge range of genres, while We Bite! A Tribute to the Misfits hits the Firebird. Catch the Schwag and its Grateful Dead jams at 2720 on Friday or Saturday.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, I wonder if juggalos will show up to the ICP show on Tuesday clean-faced, wearing freshly pressed polos. Even if you're not a fan of the ghoulish holiday, there's still a lot to love in this week's list of recommended shows.More »
Jon Gitchoff for RFT Meat Puppets - Tuesday, October 21 @ Blueberry Hill.
This week we've got a mix of punk and funk with legendary metal (King Diamond) for good measure. Local post-hardcore players Anodes will kick off their tour on Saturday along with busybodies Blight Future and Heavy Horse. The weather's nice, so get out there before the next polar vortex (or maybe not).
This week, catch the return of Thor Axe along with Bit Brigade at the Luminary, or check out some other great shows in town. Choose from options including Stanley Clarke at the Pageant, Jon Mueller at Foam, Ryan Adams at Peabody Opera House and more. Read on for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned until Friday for more picks for the weekend.
Press Photo Shonen Knife - Saturday, October 18 @ The Firebird.
This week check out Mirah at Off Broadway, Rebirth Brass Band at the Gramophone, the War on Drugs at the Ready Room, Jack Grelle's record release, the last show at Apop Records featuring a line-up of experimental sounds and much room. Read on for our critics' picks, and stay tuned for more recommendations for shows over the weekend.
Press Photo The War On Drugs - Sunday, October 12 @ The Ready Room.
This week, Bruiser Queen drops a new album, Stonechat plays its last show and St. Louis gets visits from several out-of-town, out-of-this-world performers. Select from shows including J Mascis, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Macabre, Chance the Rapper and more. Read on for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned until Friday for even more picks for the weekend.
Jon Gitchoff for RFT Bruiser Queen album release - Friday, October 3 @ Off Broadway.
This week, check out plenty of great touring acts including Sham 69, John Prine, Chrisette Michele and Ab-Soul. An Undercover Weekend also makes its return to the Firebird, and the Brothers Lazaroff hosts its annual block party at Vintage Vinyl. Get info on these shows and more in this week's recommendations, and stay tuned until Friday for more show suggestions for the weekend.
Press Photo Ab-Soul - Wednesday, September 24 @ Plush.
This week Hands and Feet releases an album, and plenty of touring artists make way through the Lou. Check out the Black Lips at the Ready Room, Die Antwoord at the Pageant, Lee Fields & the Expressions at 2720 Cherokee and much more. Read on for this week's picks from our critics.
Todd Owyoung for RFT Die Antwoord - Tuesday, September 16 @ the Pageant.
This week New Music Circle kicks off its latest season of experimental music, a hip-hop benefit for Michael Brown's family takes place at Fubar, Ian Fisher & the Present releases a new EP and Pokey LaFarge plays a hometown show. Read on to get the scoop on this week's show recommendations.
Jon Gitchoff for RFT Ruka Puff performs at the Fubar Michael Brown benefit this Thursday, September 11.
It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while Pü Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall. Besides that, there's plenty to look forward to all week, including the Breeders, Inspectah Deck and more. Read on for our critics' recommendations.
Theo Welling for RFT The crowd at last year's LouFest.