Recommended Shows the Week of 3/7/12 - 3/11/12


Bitchin Bajas (Chicago, IL)
Kevin Harris
Dave Stone
@ Floating Laboratories / 4528 Ohio Street
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Cooper Crane of CAVE brings his synth-powered noise engine to Floating Labs. The wildly unpredictable Britches helps welcome him, along with Floating Labs's Kevin Harris and resident skronker Dave Stone.

Boar (Dubuque, IA)
ILYGH (Dubuque, IA)
Kevin Schlueter
Aryan Cringe
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Harsh noise and wickedly loud sounds hailing from Iowa. 1/2 of The Lonely Procession makes an appearance as Kevin Schlueter shares opening spots with Josh Levi's Aryan Cringe and Oblive.


Who Fucking Cares? + Overdoser TOUR KICK-OFF SHOW
Cross Examination
Better Days
Totally Gay Cop
@ Bonerville / Corner of Michigan and Utah
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

The tightest hardcore in St. Louis crammed in one noisy basement. If you want to know what the hell is going on in St. Louis hardcore, get in on this!

Jack Wright (Easton, PA)
Ajay Khanna
Dave Stone
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Prolific saxophonist and free-jazz hard-hitter Jack Wright returns to the Lemp Arts Center for the first time in 4 years. Brain Transplant members Dave Stone and Ajay Khanna will provide opening sets alongside Epicycle, which features Mark Sarich (curator of the LNAC).


The Spits (Seattle, WA)
TV Ghost (Lafayette, IN)
The Humanoids
Shaved Women
@ The Fox Hole (Atomic Cowboy) / 4140 Manchester Ave.
8 p.m. / $12 / ?

The Spits hit St. Louis for the first time ever, and on Rob Ruzicka's birthday no less. Raw punk with pop sensibility dominates the show, that is, until Shaved Women hits the stage with snarling down-tempo hardcore.

Learner Dancer (Indianapolis, IN)
Crys (Indianapolis, IN)
Innie Outie
Chariots of Maté (Cup Collector / Night Grinder collaboration)
@ Pig Slop Studios / 2700 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Psychedelic crooning and dreamy guitars hail from Indianapolis in the forms of Learner Dancer and Crys. Local weird-rock outfit Innie Outie (formerly Salotta D) opens the night along with a collaboration by Cup Collector and The Night Grinder. Noise and psych all night.


Better Days
Pillow Talk (members of Glass Teeth, Pat Sajak Assassins, There's A Killer Among Us
@ Mangia Italiano / 3145 South Grand Avenue
10 p.m. / free / 21+

Pillow Talk joins the heirarchy of bands not punk enough to be punk and not white and backwards enough to be rock n' roll. Pillow Talk throws down on their second show ever with pop-punk miscreants Better Days.


Dem Scientist
Cinema Verite
Dusty Fingers
Kowabunga! Kid (Champaign, IL)
@ Nicholas Community Center / 515 E. D Street. Belleville, IL
6 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Devo-worship sits beside surf rock and electronic music in this hodge-podge pile of Illinois-borne music. The Nicholas Community Center is home to an early show on a Sunday night with a diverse line up, so skip the Simpsons/Family Guy/whatever the hell you kids watch these days.

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
3/7: Bitchin' Bajas (Chicago, IL), Dave Stone, Britches, Kevin Harris @ Floating Laboratories
3/8: Pat Sajak Assassins, Your 33 Black Angels (Brooklyn, NY), Roundheels, Garrisons @ The Crack Fox
3/8: Jack Wright, Dave Stone, Ajay Khanna, Epicycle @ Lemp Arts Center
3/9: The Spits (Seattle, WA), TV Ghost (IN), The Humanoids, Shaved Women @ The Fox Hole (Atomic Cowboy)
3/10: Volcanoes, Zoo Animal (MN), The Half Hearts (MN), Humdrum @ Plush
3/11: Kowabunga! Kid (Champaign, IL), Cinema Verte, Dem Scientist, Dusty Fingers @ Nicholas Community Center (Belleville, IL)
3/15: Staring Problem (Chicago/Carbondale, IL), Pedals on Pirate Ships (Richmond, vA), Doom Town @ El Lenador
3/16: Tribute to Tom Waits feat. Magic City, Demonlover, De Los Muertos + many more @ Off Broadway
3/20: Odonis Odonis (Toronto, Canada), Hooded Fang (Canada) + tba @ Pig Slop Studios
3/21: Child Bite (MI), Media Ghost, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship @ Cicero's
3/22: Dry Feet (Philadelphia, PA), Bad Doctors (Philadalphia, PA), Trauma Harness @ CBGB
3/22: Half Raptor (Russelville, AR), The Mondales, Worst Case Ontario, 431 @ Lemp Arts Center
3/28: James Leg, Whiskey Richard, Alley Ghost, Tilts @ El Lenador
4/1: Black for a Second, The Winchester, Guy Morgan, The Chill Dawgs, Popular Mechanics, Thorlock @ Lemmons
4/7: TOPS (Montreal, CA), Kid Counselor, The Mhurs @ Pig Slop Studios
4/30: Lotus Plaza (Atlanta, GA), Kid Counselor, Mirror Mode @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
5/19: Dark Blue Dark Green (Columbia, MO), Media Ghost, The Busty Friends @ The Heavy Anchor