The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 18 to 20

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Via Dove EP Release -- Saturday, April 19 @ Off Broadway.
Whoa -- it's a busy weekend ahead, everyone. For starters, it's Record Store Day this Saturday. Get a full rundown of all the happenings in our comprehensive guide to St. Louis Record Store Day 2014, featuring free entertainment at Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records and Slackers. Then, get a load of all the release-party shindigs happening: Dots Not Feathers, Via Dove, the Vanilla Beans and Rulers all throw down new indie recordings, and Tone Rodent drops a new split 7". And there's much, much more. Keep reading to see what's in store.

See also: St. Louis Record Store Day 2014: A Comprehensive Guide

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What a Concept: Dots Not Feathers and Volcanoes Talk About Their Upcoming Albums

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Bryan Sutter
Dots Not Feathers (from left to right: Chris Dickey, Katie Brooking, Nick Blackburn, Ryan Myers, Jessica Haley, and Stephen Baier).

When Eric Peters suggests a hike to St. Charles for a group interview, he does it without his signature hyperbolic flair. The message comes with the watered-down flavor of a gin and tonic that sits at the bar without so much as a sip taken. "I know the perfect place. They have a Mustache Monday. And it's kinda like a dark cave. And it's called Old Millstream Tavern." There is also a shitstorm of emojis that depict various natural disasters. And dolphins.


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The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

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Mabel Suen
Little Big Bangs Record Release - Friday, April 11 @ Schlafly Tap Room.
Happy weekend, everyone! In this edition of our weekend best bets, we talk about an experimental pop act from Switzerland, I Went To a Show.com's latest showcase, the Little Big Bangs vinyl release show and much more. If you didn't get tickets to see Billy Joel or Ben Folds, fret not -- there are plenty of other ways to stay entertained. Read on for our recommendations, and let everyone know what else is going on in the comments.

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The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 4 to 6

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B.B. King - Friday, April 4 @ Peabody Opera House
Get out of that bathtub or basement and get out to a show this weekend. B.B. King plays the Peabody, Kate Nash follows up the Ready Room's debut show with the space's second concert, Why? finds its way to the Demo, and Guttermouth storms the stage at Fubar. No mighty gust of wind could keep is in this weekend -- just do us a favor, and proceed with caution.

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The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: March 28 to 30

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The Districts - Saturday, March 29 @ Off Broadway
This weekend marks the ten-year anniversary for Belleville's music-filled Herstory Weekend as well as local punk band Scene of Irony. St. Louis also gets two different tribute shows over the next couple of days: a Tribute to the Byrds at Off Broadway and a tribute to Shel Silverstein at the Gramophone. Read about all these shows and more in this week's top concert recommendations.

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The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: March 21 to 23

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Bible Belt Sinners CD Release - Saturday, March 22 @ Blueberry Hill
This weekend, Bible Belt Sinners puts out a new CD, Googolplexia and Dubb Nubb team up for a split EP, and several touring acts grace stages allover St. Louis, including the Mowgli's, DeRobert and the Half-Truths, K. Michelle, Native and Useless Eaters. Get the info on these shows and more in our concert recommendations.

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The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 14 to 16

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Paces Lift and Ben Bounce Vinyl Release - Friday, March 14 @ Blank Space
This weekend sees new releases from the Maness Brothers as well as Paces Lift and Ben Bounce. Besides these record-release parties, see the Blind Eyes one last time during Off Broadway's SXSCity weekend, get some shopping in at Plush's rummage sale of rock and check out a variety of other shows happening over the next few days. The forecast is a favorable one. Get out and enjoy it.

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Five Tips Guaranteed to Help You Have More Fun At a Show, According to Peat Henry

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Courtesy of Jerome Gaynor
Feeling nervous at nightclubs? Are you tired of standing around at shows with your hands in your pockets? In this week's music feature, "For Peat's Sake: St. Louis Rallies to Benefit a Friend," we talk at length about local punk and bike scene personality Peat Henry and the fundraiser show happening tonight to help recoup medical costs from a recent bone-shattering injury.

To get the kids' hearts pumping for the event, we asked all-around goofball Peat to send us some of his best tips for having fun at a show. The following guide features a procured list on to how to get down and dirty in the punk rock pit. "These are not my top five or even rules," he says. "Just a few tips to consider."

See also: For Peat's Sake: St. Louis Rallies to Benefit a Friend

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The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 7 to 9

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King Buzzo - Friday, March 7 @ Fubar
This weekend, locals the Old Souls Revival and Emily Wallace release new albums, Weird Fest stirs up Foam, and blues regulars work together to raise some funds for pups. Besides that, check out some options at newer spots hosting shows in town including the Blind Tiger and No Coast's new location in Tower Grove South. More on these recommendations and more after the jump.

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The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 28 to March 2

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Air Dubai - Saturday, March 1 @ The Firebird.
Have you ever had a run of really shitty luck? Like, really bad?

Recently St. Louis' Kentucky Knife Fight, whom we've named as the best rock band in town from time to time, had a particularly bad run, starting with the mid-January theft of their touring van and ending with the subsequent discovery of said van smashed to unrecognizable pieces at a local scrapyard. KKF will be playing a benefit show to get some new wheels this weekend at Off Broadway -- stop on by and contribute to the cause; they could certainly use the assistance.

More show recommendations after the jump.

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