Recommended Shows the Week of 1/16/12 - 1/22/12


Tenement (WI)
w/Solid Attitude (Iowa City, IA)
Shaved Women
Ghost Ice
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $6 / 21+ / FB
Lo-fi soul punks Tenement on tour with garage-driven Solid Attitude round out a noisy evening with local favs Shaved Women and the glitchy stylings of Ghost Ice.

The Reptilian (Kalamazoo, MI)
w/Living and Wrestling (Milwaukee, WI)
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Finger-tapped melodies meet screamo sensibilities featuring the constant road-traveling The Reptilian, tourmates Living and Wrestling, and local support provided by youthful post-rock disciples.


Ou Où
US English
Kevin Harris
@ Floating Laboratories / 4528 Ohio St.
8:30 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Buttons, knobs and wires fill this evening of locally-produced electrically fueled grooves ranging from pop crooning to experimental ambience.


Slut River (Iowa City)
w/Trauma Harness
Maximum Effort
@ Bonerville / corner of Michigan & Utah
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Sleazy garage punk from Iowa City featuring members of Super Sonic Piss meets post-punk gloom and alien awareness assimilated hardcore.

Falsetto Boy
w/Kid Counselor
Heavy Weather
Tommy and Sam of Family Might
@ Bowen House / 4107 Bowen St.
8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Cozy up to intimate basement sets between friends, featuring local solo and duo projects performing homemade melodies along with plenty of acoustic guitar strums to soothe the winter-weathered soul.

Everything Went Black
w/The Lion's Daughter
The Humanoids
The R6 Implant
+many more
@ Fubar / 3108 Locust St.
5:30 p.m. / $10 / FB
A twelve-band line-up featuring some of St. Louis' most intense hardcore, punk, rock and metal acts unite (and reunite) to raise funds for an old friend in a time of need. Followed up by a late night punk line-up at Lemmons.


Side FX (Indianapolis, IN)
w/Zodiacs (Indianapolis, IN)
Who Fucking Cares?
Shitting Gold
@ Bonerville / corner of Michigan & Utah
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
A mighty dose of hardcore supported by hardcore and followed by hardcore.

Regret, The Informer (KC)
w/Texas Instruments (KC)
Battle Royale (KC)
Drizzlin' Shits
Spastic Plastic
@ Illegal Tone Recordings / 8 South Church St.
6:00 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
A heavy three-fold post-hardcore line-up from Kansas City tears through the air at one of ITR's final shows.

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
1/21: Black for a Second, The Haddonfields, Sink the Bismark @ Lemmons
1/27: Red Squad, Men Working in Trees, Central City Heroes + more @ Sci Fi Lounge
2/3: Bass Amp & Dano, The Haddonfields, Black For a Second, The Chili Dogs @ Off Broadway
2/10: Michael Zerang w/Darin Gray, Nathan Cook, Rick Weaver Duo @ Floating Laboratories
2/13: Talkdemonic @ The Gramophone
3/14: A Night of Tapes @ Floating Laboratories