Recommended Shows the Week of 1/23/12 - 1/29/12


Frances with Wolves
w/Chackerine (Memphis, TN)
@ Pig Slop Studios / 2700 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Pig Slop presents its first show of 2012, featuring electro-pop sweethearts Frances with Wolves and a band from down south that has absolutely nothing on the Internet as far as we can tell. What year is it again?


Little Big Bangs
w/The Mhurs
Spelling Bee
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
"We haven't played out since we puked on santa's butt," say garage punx The Little Big Bangs, holding back obvious excitement for yet another fun and free show presented by the Tap Room.

Final show! feat.:
Red Squad
w/Men Working in Trees
Central City Heroes
Sleepy and the Bedtimes
@ Sci-Fi Lounge / 201 Crestwood Pl.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Acoustic tunes begin at 8, with louder sounds later at 10 during the final show commemorating this nerd haven's all-too-brief residency in Crestwood Court.

Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra
@ Southwestern Illinois College Campus Theatre / 2500 Carlyle Ave.
7 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
presents their score to *The Wildcat*
The R&P compose their own scores to classic black and white films. Haven't witnessed their orchestral mastery yet? Here's your chance to catch their latest live AV experience - for free!


New Music Circle presents:
Chris Corsano with Darin Gray and Dave Stone
w/Guest DJ Jeremy Kannapell
@ Kranzberg Arts Center / 501 North Grand Blvd/
7:30 p.m. / $7-15 / all ages / FB
Percussionist Chris Corsano demonstrates expertise and experimental expression along with a couple of outstanding free-playing local musicians. Check out this video of Corsano performing with Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono...huh?

w/Pillow Talk
The Winchester
Black Panties
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Pillow Talk makes its debut with an exciting new line-up featuring members of experimental bands like Glass Teeth, There's a Killer Among Us and The Pat Sajak Assassins.

Justin Poole's Bday Bash feat.:
Fetal Injury
Totally Gay Cop
@ The Crack Fox / 1114 Olive St.
8 p.m. / $7 / 21+ / FB
Punk rock birthday party! Punk rock birthday party!

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
1/26: Bosco (KY), Sound Workshop, Zagk Gibbons, The Hobosexuals @ Family visions Center
1/28: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost, Ransom Note @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
1/28: Totally Gay Cop, Fetal Injury + more @ The Crack Fox
1/30: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost, Maximum Effort @ CBGB's
2/3: The Skekses, Spoken Nerd, Humdrum @ Schlafly Tap Room
2/4: Pat Sajak Assassins, This City of Takers, Damned Holy Rollers @ Schlafly Tap Room
2/10: The Little Big Bangs, Scriptz'n'Screws, 18andcounting @ The Boulder
2/11: Everything Went Black, Jack Buck, Iron Hills +more @ Fubar
2/16: Knife Hits (FL), No Qualms (FL) @ TBA
2/25: Britches, Global Distance, Radiator Greys @ Schlafly Tap Room
3/8: Volcanoes, Heavy Horse, Skies Revolt (MI), Rigoletto (TN) @ Chuck's Fancy Theater
3/20: Narrows, All Pigs Must Die @ Fubar
3/24: Big Werm (NJ), WFC? @ Bonerville
3/24: Bad Braids (PA), Black Magic Family Band (PA) @ El Lenador
3/24: So Many Dynamos, Old Lights, Bug Chaser @ Off Broadway
4/1: Many Arms (PA) @ Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
4/4: Mission of Burma @ The Firebird
4/6: Arvid Noe (MA), Spelling Bee @ Schlafly Tap Room
5/3: Melvins, Unsane @ The Firebird