Recommended Shows the Week of 3/20/12 - 3/26/12


Odonis Odonis (Toronto, Canada) featured in the video above
Hooded Fang (Canada)
Magic City
Coca-Cola Classic
@ Pig Slop Studios / 2100 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / donation $ / all ages

Twangy surf rock with dreamy noises from Canada. Psychedelic sounds are scattered about as Magic City brings sure-fire rock n' roll and a line-up of bonafide weirdos.


I Love You (Chicago, IL) featured in the video above
Midwestern Trash Vortex (Chicago, IL)
Skarekrau Radio
Demonlover (former members of Theodore)
@ Pig Slop Studios / 2100 Locust St.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

I Love You has been sprewing space-rock guitar songs since the early 2000's, but this latest iteration sees frontman Justin Randel going wild over noisy beats and rendered loops. Skarekrau Radio is St. Louis's resident no-wave cult, so check 'em out.


Dry Feet (Philadelphia, PA) featured in the video above
Bad Doctors (Philadelphia, PA)
Trauma Harness
@ CBGB / 3163 South Grand Boulevard
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Snotty garage rock from Philly clashes with St. Louis's latest gloom-punk band. CBGB's is a narrow space and bands sound really loud; It's the perfect venue for a noisy throw-down on a Thursday night.


Relentless Approach (Iowa) featured in the video above
Diamondz R 4 Eva (Lincoln, NE)
Violations (first show)
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Fast, snarling hardcore with a pinch of St. Louis FUCK WAVE. Notorious B.I.G. worship and other things amidst a debut show for Violations.

Japanther (Brooklyn, NY) featured in the video above
Ken South Rock (Osaka, Japan)
Filthy Savage (NY)
Ryan Harvey (Baltimore, MD)
Sleepy and The Bedtimes
Little Big Bangs
Holy Doldrums
@ The PMS House
7 p.m. / $5 / all ages

This is a Spring-time garage-rock music festival held in tiny house in South St. Louis. Japanther is wild and Ken South Rock comes all the way from Osaka, Japan. Get there on time, because this is going to be overpacked and crowded as hell.


Bad Braids (Philadelphia, PA) featured in the video above
Black Magic Family Band (Philadelphia, PA)
Ramblin' E Moore (Rochester, NY)
Falsetto Boy (and his backing band)
@ The Family Visions Center
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Experimental folk with brooding vocals and meandering guitar parts cloud a diverse line-up of folk and avant-garde hip-hop. Wild and oddly fitting for the Family Visions Center, a house venue located over on Texas in South City.


Negative Degree (Denver, CO) featured in the video above
Sucked Dry (Kansas City, MO)
The Nukes (Chicago, IL)
Doom Town
Masculine Journey
@ Bonerville
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

Bring cash to this one; three touring bands are rolling by St. Louis on a quiet Sunday evening. Doom Town and Masculine Journey are set to tear it up and show these Midwestern ingrates how we do it in St. Louis.

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
3/21: I Love You (Chicago, IL), Midwestern Trash Vortex (Chicago, IL), Skarekrau Radio, Demonlover @ Pig Slop Studios
3/21: Psychic Ills (NY), Prince Rama (NY), Kid Counselor @ 2720 Cherokee
3/23: Relentless Approach (IA), Diamonds R 4 Eva (IA), Escalade, Violations @ El Lenador
3/25: The Hive Dwellers, Dustin Wong (Ponytail), Woodsman, Sleep in Sundays @ The Luminary
3/25: Humdrum, Magic City, The Campfire Club @ Off Broadway
3/31: Googolplexia, Ellen the Felon, Middle Class Fashion, Normandie Wilson @ Lemmons
4/3: S.L.F.M (UT), Adam King +tba @ cheddr den
4/6: Doomtown, The Dirty Few @ Lemmons
4/7: Unicycle Loves You (Chicago, IL), Pat Sajak Assassins, Frances with Wolves
4/8: Broncho (OK), Warm Jets USA @ The Gramophone
4/11: Mr. Gnome, Volcanoes, Bear Hive @ Plush
4/13: Laundryroom Squelchers @ Apop Records
4/15: Khann (Orlando, FL), Strangers Now, Better Days, Anodes
4/15: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost @ Off Broadway
4/19: EVOLVE, Chemical Committee, Jim Swill + tba @ Family Visions Center
4/20: Escalade, What We Won't See, Eric Hall @ Schlafly Tap Room
4/21: Record Store Day @ Apop Records
4/21: Ravenhill, Bunnygrunt, Black Bears @ The Heavy Anchor
4/21: Chain and the Gang, Little Big Bangs @ Pig Slop Studios
4/23: Sister Fucker (Oakland, CA) @ El Lenador
4/26: Beeman Glow, Larva, Kevin Harris @ Floating Laboratories
4/28: Midnight (Cleveland, OH), Ares Kingdom (Kansas City, MO), The Gates of Slumber (Indianapolis, IN), Terra Caput Mundi, Rites of Impiety @ El Lenador
4/28: Falsetto Boy, Frontier Ruckus, Trotting Bear @ The Heavy Anchor
5/1: The Body (Providence, RI), Thou (Baton Rouge, LA) @ TBA
5/1: The Telescopes (UK), Tone Rodent, False Moves, Magic City @ The Firebird
5/10: Diablo, Isa Christ, Mister MAtthews @ TBA
5/11: The Polyphonic Spree, (Dallas, TX) Sweet Lee Morrow (Dallas, TX) @ Blueberry Hill
5/18: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Britches @ The Firebird
5/22: Diamond Hymen, No Milk, Dinner Music @ Apop Records
5/24: Bobby Conn, Skarekrau Radio, Googolplexia, STARRING @ El Lenador
5/24: Mares of Thrace (Calgary), Swells (Denver, CO), Anodes @ The Heavy Anchor
5/25: Pat Sajak Assassins, Reverse Halo Effect, The Potomac Accord @ Lemmons

St. Louis's own hardcore creeps Overdoser and Who Fucking Cares? both just dropped new recordings and hit the road on a tour to the East coast. Check out those links and hit the music players below. Enjoy!