NYE Weekend Update: Recommended Shows 12/30-12/31

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30


Magic City
Ransom Note (CD release)
Bug Chaser
@ Off Broadway / 3509 Lemp Ave.
9 p.m. / $7-10 / all ages / FB

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

The Union Electric
w/This City of Takers
@ CBGB / 3163 South Grand Ave.
10 p.m. / free / 21+


Fister
w/Not Waving But Drowning
Machree
The Disappeared
@ Cicero's / 6691 Delmar Blvd.
9 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB


Black Tie/White Trash dance party feat.:
DJ Lil' Daddy Reba McEntire
DJ Dick Jones
DJ Mini Basketball
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB


MU330 (original line-up)
w/Cross Examination
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive Blvd.
9 p.m. / $12-15 / all ages / FB


The Barely Free Partial Prisoners
w/Trauma Harness
Spelling Bee
The Hobosexuals
The Lesseract
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB


Texas Instruments (Kansas City)
w/The Yuppies
The Fucking Party
Badgerhunt
Family Might
Epicycle
WolfTalk
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB


Googolplexia
w/Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
@ Mangia Italiano / 3145 S. Grand Blvd.
8 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB

The Blind Eyes
w/Kentucky Knife Fight
Dino's House Band
DJ Christian Schaeffer
@ Off Broadway / 3509 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB


Kamp Triefenbach
w/Taka OL
Lorne Day
Wiggpaw
Mr. Ben
DJ Invisible Cola
@ Pig Slop / 2700 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB

BARELY FREE: when noise meets hip-hop



A shrill wave of sounds swim over dirty beats, chopped and sorted. The Barely Free Partial Prisoners is a St. Louis institution of experimental music meeting hip-hop in a politically charged middle-ground. Jacob Cohen leaks with knowledge, often choosing to bypass the mic and spit rhymes into the air, delivering lyrics in a raw and unadulterated manner. Jason LaChance augments the tonally convex songs with backing vocals and a dearth of controlled noises.

To date, Barely Free has conceived four releases; All are available at the group's bandcamp website. The recordings are far reaching, as they strike a main vein for hip-hop fans while working the ears of an experienced audiophile. Theremin is commonplace with murky beats, thick bass and high end melodies that meander in and out of context.



Barely Free's live performance tunes your brain into a jagged, convoluted frequency where tones are bent at will and vocal samples segue from one thought into another. Jacob Cohen has returned to St. Louis after 6 months of traveling and will smear the walls of The Heavy Anchor with his brains this Saturday, December 31st.

Show details:
The Heavy Anchor
5226 Gravois Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63116

Barely Free Partial Prisoners
Spelling Bee
Trauma Harness
The Hobosexuals
The Lesseract

8 PM | $5 | 21+
Includes a champagne toast at midnight.
First 25 people get a free drink.
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Recommended Shows the Week of 12/19-12/25

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20


Doom Town's European Tour Kick Off Show feat.:
Humanoids
Black for a Second
DJ Li'l Danzig
@ Rue 13 / 1311 Washington Avenue
9 p.m. / donation$ / 21+ / FB

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22


Schlafly Beer 20th Anniversary Concert #1 feat.:
Half Gay
Tok
Magic City
Spelling Bee
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust Street
8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23


False (MN)
w/tba
@ Bonerville
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages


Bhob Rainey
w/Epicycle & Jack Callahan
Andrew Hefner
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB

Eleven Magazine & friends present HOLLERLUJAH! feat.:
Escalade
Navigator
Old Lights
+ many more
@ Nebula Coworking / corner of Cherokee & Jefferson
8 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB


BDR Records Double Release Holiday Invitational feat.:
Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost
Anti-Mation
A tribute to the RETROS
@ Off Broadway / 3509 Lemp Avenue
9 p.m. / $8-11 / all ages / FB

**For more shows going on this week, check out our sidebar listing.**

This week's adds:
12/19: Frames (FL), Truth Inside (FL), Can We Win, Big Mouth @ Bonerville
12/20: Doom Town, Humanoids, Black for a Second, DJ Li'l Danzig @ Rue 13
12/23: Escalade, Navigator + more @ Nebula Coworking
12/31: Googolplexia, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship @ Mangia Italiano
1/3: Overpower (IN) @ Bonerville
1/7: Wild Child (MN) @ Bonerville
1/10: Drought Years (KC) @ El Lenador
1/13: Mayday (NY) @ Bonerville
1/12: Everything Went Black, The Lion's Daughter, The Humanoids + more @ Fubar
1/21: Slut River (IA), Trauma Harness, Maximum Effort @ Bonerville
1/27: Little Big Bangs, The Mhurs, Spelling Bee @ Schlafly Tap Room
1/31: This Will Destroy You (TX) @ The Firebird

TRAUMA HARNESS


I wrote a piece for the RIVERFRONT TIMES about TRAUMA HARNESS(Belleville, IL). Catch their tour kick-off show tonight Friday, December 16th at Illegal Tone Recordings in Belleville, IL.

Jenkins squeezes esoteric melodies out of his guitar neck, heading the reverb-drenched Trauma Harness with palatable punk hooks. Birkner beats the hell out of that drum set with a hyperactive fervor while bassist Andy Peterson stands at the core of every song with a wobbly thick sound. The vocals are rich with effects, causing the crooning of every word to blend with the psychedelic guitar tone. READ MORE


Recommended Shows the Week of 12/12-12/18

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12


Inquisition (Colombia)
w/Fister
The Lion's Daughter
Oblong Box
Rites of Impiety
@ Fubar (lounge) / 3108 Locust Street
7:30 p.m. / $10 / ? / FB

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

The Miami Dolphins (Minneapolis, MN)
w/Playing Possum
Wheat Snaps
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB


A Very Bert Dax Xmas Vol. 9 Release Show feat.:
Bug Chaser
Catholic Guilt
Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
@ Off Broadway / 3509 Lemp Avenue
8 p.m. / $5-8 / all ages / FB

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15


CAM Third Thursday feat.:
DJ Lil’ Daddy Reba McEntire (Eric Hall)
@ Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis / 3750 Washington Blvd
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Manipulation (Chicago, IL)
w/Divine Right (Chicago, IL)
Masculine Journey
Shaved Women
@ Bonerville/Black Lodge/Glass Pit
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB

Cup Collector
w/Charlie Turner
The Least Comma
Heavy Horse
@ Bowen House / 4107 Bowen Street
8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB


Quicksails
w/Ryley Walker
Kingston Family Singers
Sirrah Nivek
Duddley Fogg
@ Floating Laboratories / 4528 Ohio Street
9:30 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB


Trauma Harness
w/Dino Bravo
Spastic Plastic
Carte De Visite
Adam King
Soccer Moms
@ Illegal Tone Recordings / 8 South Church Street; Belleville, IL
7 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB


Segmentation Fault
w/Battle Cops
Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
Acrobatic Bear
Andrew Paul Moody
Snow Frogs
@ The Sci Fi Lounge / 201 Crestwood Plaza
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17


Ou Où
w/Kid Counselor/Sean Brown
Corpse Pose
@ Pig Slop Studios / 2700 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB

Navigator
w/Pat Sajak Assassins
Bruiser Queen
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust Street
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18


Tone Rodent
w/Moon Duo (San Francisco, CA)
Roundheels
The FU'zz
@ Cicero's / 6691 Delmar Blvd.
7:30 p.m. / $10 / 17+ / FB

**For more shows going on this week, check out our sidebar listing.**

Recommended Shows the Week of 12/5-12/11

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Totally Gay Cop
w/Fetal Injury
Overdoser
@ The Dumpster / corner of Itaska and Alfred
9 p.m. / $3 / all ages / FB

The Mhurs (CD Release)
w/Navigator
O Giant Man (Kansas City, MO)
The Noise FM (Lawrence, KS)
Scarlet Tanager
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive Street
8:30 p.m. / $8 / all ages / FB


Depth and Current (Norman, OK)
w/Half Gay
Corpse Pose
@ Floating Laboratories / 4528 Ohio Street
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10


Cruddy (Austin, TX)
w/Autonomy (Carbondale, IL)
Shaved Women
Doom Town
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee Street
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB


Volcanoes
w/The Otto Modest
Pelvic Girdles
The Lame Boyz
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB


Dinner Music
w/Larva Lu
What We Won't See
+tba
@ Pig Slop / 2700 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB