Recommended Shows the Week of 2/20/12 - 2/26/12


Forget the Times (Kalamazoo, MI)
Ood Ood Ood
Ou Ou
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Noise, electronics, deftly composed melodies and improv meet for this unmatched Monday night.

Maximum Effort
Bob Reuter
Cowboy Ryan
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Two south city staples fill El Lenador with sounds ranging from alien conspiracy inspired hardcore to acoustic guitar paired heartfelt croons.


Talk Normal
Zola Jesus
@ The Luminary Center for the Arts / 4900 Reber Pl.
8 p.m. / $13-15 / 21+ / FB
Brooklyn-based spazzy female noise duo Talk Normal open up synth pop and goth rock songstress Zola Jesus.


Barely Free Partial Prisoners
@ Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Drum machine meets thought-provoking vocal beats in a hip hop set on stage in south city's finest nautical-by-nature dive bar.

Zagk Gibbons
Timbre Tantrum
Tape History
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Intertwining guitar melodies fill this post-rock 'til you drop bill.

Global Distance
Radiator Greys
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust
9 p.m. / free / all ages
The back room at the Tap Room gets filled with the loud confounded sounds of some of St. Louis' best noise manipulators.

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
2/20: Maximum Effort, Bob Reuter, Cowboy Ryan @ El Lenador
2/24: Trauma Harness, Hatches, Todd Anderson, Elbow Through Hammer @ The Blue Agave
2/24: Dave Stone, Dinner Music, Public Shallows, Brain Transplant, Regicide Bureau + Dr. Mabuse, DJ Peter Seligman @ Floating Laboratories
2/24: Accelerando, The Cuban Missiles, DJ Trashley @ The Warehouse
3/3: Pink Sock, Totally Gay Cop @ Joy Junction (Nebraska & Sidney)
3/4: Waxeater (IN/KY), Jabberjosh (Lawrence, KS), Red Squad @ Lemp Arts
3/7: Boar (Dubuque, IA), ILYGH (Dubuque, IA), Oblive, Kevin Schlueter, Aryan Cringe @ Lemp Arts Center
3/13: Everything Went Black, Ringworm, Cancer Bats, Primitive Weapons, Enabler, Mouthbreather @ Heart Breakers (700 N. 2nd St.)
3/17: Nature Boys (Kansas City, MO), Bfast (Kansas City, MO), Mosquito Bandito (Kansas City, MO), Pink Sock @ Bonerville
3/20: Girls of Porn (Albany, NY), Trauma Harness @ The Heavy Anchor
3/23: Rooks, Complete Strangers, Spastic Plastic @ The Heavy Anchor
3/23: Japanther (Brooklyn, NY), KEN South Rock (Osaka, Japan), Filthy Savage (NY), Ryan Harvey (Baltimore, MD), Sleepy & the Bedtimes, Little Big Bangs, Holy Doldrums
3/25: Negative Degree (Denver, CO), Sucked Dry (Kansas City, MO), Doom Town @ Bonerville
3/31: Carlos Bandana, I Could Sleep in the Clouds, The Campfire Club @ Family Visions Center
4/1: Many Arms (Philadelphia, PA), The Conformists, Yowie, Airport Elementary School