Recommended Shows the Week of 1/9/12 - 1/15/12


Pink Sock
w/Drought Years (Kansas City, MO)
Totally Gay Cop
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Thrash punk and scratchy post-punk local support rounds out a dudely evening with Drought Years, a new KC band featuring members of sludgey stoner-rock ridden Foreign Theaters.


w/Mayday (NY)
Better Days
@ Bonerville / corner of Michigan & Utah
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages
Bonerville keeps 'em comin' with female-fronted surf punks Mayday! hailing from NY.

The Night Grinder
Eric Hall
The Mhurs
Spastic Plastic
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
This all-local showcase features everything from noise and electronics to folk-soaked duos and rock'n'roll.


Gateway Drug #3 Release Show feat.:
The Masculine Journey
Trauma Harness
Jack Buck
Union Electric
Shaved Women
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
2 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This third free zine/comp tape release show brought to the Lou thanks to Luc features an impeccable line-up of some up-and-coming bands as well as some tried and true groups.

Dana Smith's Southtown Famous Exhibition feat.
@ Fort Gondo / 3151 Cherokee St.
6 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Paintings depicting live local shows over the last 7 years get serenaded by the one and only Dottie Georges, a long lost songstress and friend who we're glad to hear from again.

Jack Buck
w/Magic City
Coward (Columbia/Kansas City, MO)
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois Rd.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Instrumental prog from CoMo gets paired with two of the river city's finest rock outfits, though dressed in two totally different directions.

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
1/13: Scene of Irony, All Things Aquatic, Vivisecticide + more @ Fubar
1/15: Warm Jets USA, Troubadour Dali, Tenement Ruth @ Off Broadway
1/20: CaveofswordS, Ou Où, US English @ Floating Laboratories
1/21: Falsetto Boy, Kid Counselor, Heavy Weather @ Bowen House
1/22: Side FX (IN), Zodiacs (IN), Shitting Gold @ Bonerville
1/22: Frances with Wolves, Troubadour Dali, Electric Garden @ Off Broadway
1/26: Chackerine (TN), Frances with Wolves @ Pig Slop
1/28: Temples, Sense of Peace, Ruby Armada, Love Kingsford @ Cicero's
1/28: Pillow Talk, The Winchester, Shaved Women, Black Panties @ Lemmons
1/29: Magic City, R&P Motion Picture Orchestra, Troubadour Dali, Red Mouth @ Off Broadway
1/31: Dem Scientist, Oh No You Didn't, French Fry Guys + more @ Illegal Tone Recordings
2/10: Bloody Knives (TX), Bug Chaser, Tone Rodent, Trauma Harness @ El Lenador
2/11: Navigator, The Potomac Accord, Estevan, Io Media @ Lemmons
2/14: Xina Xurner (IL), Pooper (IL), Melanympha, Doom Town @ Pig Slop
2/17: Cut Hands @ Apop Records
2/25: Barely Free Partial Prisoners @ Heavy Anchor
3/10: Jowls (MI) @ Lemp Arts Center
4/1: Many Arms (PA) @ TBA