The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week, April 13 to 19

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The English Beat returns to St. Louis this Friday at Blueberry Hill. See more photos from its 2009 performance at the Pageant in RFT Slideshows.

The English Beat is back, so tighten those suspenders and checkerboard-whatevers and get to skankin'. (That was really the best term we could come up with for the half-dance, half-mosh?)

Also, the prince of swoony pop-rock himself Bryan Adams returns to town this hump day with his Reckless Anniversary Tour. Intrepid writer/comedian Jeremy Essig recently broke down the seminal album track-by-track, calling it the "...one album to have on a deserted island if you happen to fall in love and break up with someone on that island (while also cheating with a third person on said island)." Whether you have a plus-one or you're going solo this week, there's great music to be heard in St. Louis every single night.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 6 to 12

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Awarded Best Jazz Artist of 2013, the Bosman Twins celebrates the release of a new album this weekend at the newly renovated Jazz at the Bistro.

Two thousand years from now, historians will study our strange rituals like ass-shaking and pogo bouncing. Maybe by that time we will have evolved into emitting psychic vibes, or we'll all just quietly grunt in agreement. Or maybe there won't be any live concerts at all. Before humankind meets that kind of grim future, think of your grandchildren. Go to a show today and keep that part of human culture going, lest we all jack into the matrix and live our lives through whatever emoticons look like in the distant future.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 30 to April 5

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OK Go returns to St. Louis on Saturday, April 4 at the Pageant. Check out more photos from the band's 2014 concert in RFT Slideshows.

SXSW ended roughly one week ago, but St. Louis still enjoys the side effects from all those bands being out and about nationwide. March has been the busiest month for music in recent memory, and April shows no signs of slowing down. Hip-hop collective Turquoise Jeep kicks off the month ahead with a stacked bill at the Firebird -- arrive on time for Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, who just debuted an absurd video for its equally absurd song The Undertaker Joins The Avengers. Are you a fan of Radiolab on NPR? If so, chances are you've heard On Fillmore's music laying down ambient beds behind hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. The experimental jazz duo of bassist Darin Gray and drummer Glenn Kotche will perform in St. Louis for the first time in over a decade this Saturday.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 23 to 29

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Earl Sweatshirt returns to St. Louis this Tuesday at the Ready Room. Check out RFT Slideshows for more photos from his 2013 show with Mac Miller at the Pageant.

Spring has sprung, and the next seven days bring the best in hip-hop, indie rock and more. The Ready Room has a hat trick of shows this week with Earl Sweatshirt, Tycho and the Gaslight Anthem on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Ambient artist Tim Hecker plays the Kranzberg Arts Center on Friday while free-jazz legend Matthew Shipp takes the Stage at KDHX with bassist Michael Bisio on Saturday night. Peruse our picks below, and let us know what you're looking forward to.

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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 16 to 22

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Chingy performs a long-awaited homecoming show this Saturday at the Ready Room with a stacked lineup of guest performers.

Two of St. Louis' strangest, Yowie and Brain Transplant, start off the week opening for Sub Pop recording artist (and inventor of the genre "trip metal") Wolf Eyes at the Luminary. Maybe that's too weird and you prefer a lighter sound? Sylvan Esso provides the chill vibe on Tuesday night while Neil Salsich of Acoustics Anonymous leads a whole night of singer-songwriters at Thurman Grill on Wednesday. This weekend brings a benefit for legendary bluesman Roosevelt Sykes at the same site where he performed his final show: BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups. There's no excuse to stay in -- see a different genre every night of the week.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 9 to 15

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Elvis Costello returns to St. Louis tonight at the Pageant. View more photos from his 2011 concert in RFT Slideshows.

While St. Louis might be fly-over country for some, passing through Missouri is a must for many acts coming to and from SXSW in Austin, Texas. And where else are they going to go? Kansas City? Sure, heavy hitters like Elvis Costello and Marshall Crenshaw are coming to town, but what about the underdogs? Bouncy rap duo OCD: Moosh & Twist hit Fubar on Tuesday and somber indie rockers Forrister play the Demo on Wednesday. Fans of rock 'n roll have to make a hard choice between the King Khan & BBQ Show and the Red Elvises on Saturday night, but that's not a bad problem to have. Staying in? Not an option.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 2 to 8

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Steve Aoki returns to St. Louis tonight at the Pageant. View more photos from his 2012 show in RFT Slideshows.

Electro house music kicks off a full-on aural assault of hyped shows all week long. While Steve Aoki brings theatrics (and cake, apparently) to the Pageant's stage, Juggalo rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie brings out the clowns for a stacked bill at Pop's. This weekend brings the long-awaited release of Sigils, the latest release by beloved synth group Caveofswords (they have guitar and drums too, ya know). A Benefit for the Organization for Black Struggle features a diverse line-up at the Demo with Mikey Wehling, 18andCounting and more on Saturday night. March is packed already and if you know of a great show that we missed this time around, tell us in the comments below.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From February 23 to March 1

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Koffin Kats returns to St. Louis this Saturday at Fubar with local openers Opposites Attack.

This week brings the calm before March's storm of touring acts coming to and from SXSW -- a great side effect of festival season. Don't let the cold cripple your love for local music -- DJ Crucial's release show at Blank Space on Friday is a good place to start. For fans of blues, punk and hip-hop, there's a great gig every night this week. Read on for just a small sample of our city's vibrant music scene.


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The Best Concerts in St. Louis From February 16 to 22

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New Music Circle presents Okkyung Lee with Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker this Saturday at Joe's Cafe.

The Firebird celebrates its 6th anniversary as a venue with a stellar pair of shows -- Friday night sports pop-infused indie rock while Saturday brings the best in local metal (including a rare appearance by So Many Dynamos offshoot Thor Axe). The week kicks off strong with two hip-hop shows at the Demo while singer-songwriters like Christopher the Conquered and Robyn Hitchcock dominate the latter part of the week. Fans of shoegaze and punk rock will find a lot to love in Military Police, the new project from St. Louis ex-pat Mark Plant (formerly of Times Beach).


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Critic Pick Comics: St. Louis Valentine's Day Fest Brings Nostalgia to the Chaifetz

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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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