Recommended Shows the Week of 4/30/12 - 5/6/12


Ou Ou (featured in video above) 
Zak Marmalefsky
DJ Mikey Wehling
@ El Lenador
9 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Enjoy the last of Demonlover's El Lenadency with an energetic electic all-local line-up to help shake off that mundane case of the Mondays.


The Telescopes (UK)
Tone Rodent
False Moves
Magic City
@ The Firebird
8:30 p.m. / $8-11 / 18+ / FB
Show up to The Firebird this evening and feel your head get heavier as it gets filled to the gills with the weight of UK shoegaze and swirling sounds of local rock'n'roll.

The Body (Providence, RI)
Thou (Baton Rouge, LA)
The Lion's Daughter
@ Apop Records
9 p.m / donation$ / all ages / FB
Dark drone and deafening metal fill out this loaded weeknight line-up at Apop.


@ The Firebird
9 p.m / $18-20 / all ages
Just when you thought the week couldn't get any manlier, the Melvins knock down your damn door.


Pat Sajak Assassins (CD release)
Middle Class Fashion
Comedy by Jeff Robtoy & Colonel Fields
9:30 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
These guys have been a band for as long as I remember, and the only way you can listen to their music is through MySpace. We know you're not gonna do that (why would you?), so you might as well go see them for free down at CB's. Grab a CD while you're at it.


Itto (Chicago, IL)
Lord Snow (Chicago, IL)
Grotted (Chicago, IL)
@ Lemmons
10 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Post-hardcore and screamo blow in from the Windy City. Let's see how they feel about that Lemmons Chicago-style 'za.

**For even more shows going on this week, check out our sidebar listing.**

Recent adds to the WD calendar: 
4/30: Demonlover, Ou Ou, Zak Marmalefsky, DJ Mikey Wehling @ El Lenador 
5/2: Pat Sajak Assassins, Middle Class Fashion, Soma, Jeff Robtoy @ CBGB 
5/10: KDHX's Midwest Mayhem feat. Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost, Tight Pants Syndrome + more @ City Museum 
5/12: Scuzz Report Release @ Phantom 
5/16: Volcanoes, Union Tree Review, Bear Hive @ The Gramophone 
5/18: Tower Groove Records Release feat. Doom Town, Bunnygrunt, Maximum Effort + many more @ El Lenador
5/19: Tower Groove Records Release feat. Magic City, Demonlover, Catholic Guilt + many more @ Off Broadway 5/20: Tower Groove Records Release feat. The Skekses, Fred Friction, Bug Chaser @ Mangia Italiano 
5/24: Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra present "The Wildcat" @ CAM St. Louis
5/26: Spanyurd (Chicago, IL), Jack Buck, Kisser @ Mangia Italiano 
5/27: Gas Chamber (Buffalo, NY), Shaved Women, Overdoser @ Bad Dog Bar & Grill 
6/1: The Little Big Bangs, Googolplexia, Popular Mechanics @ Lemmons 
6/4: Bongonya (Milwaukee, WI), Battle Royale (Kansas City, MO), Badgerhunt, Braining @ PMS House 
6/7: Bruiser Queen, Robots Counterfeiting Money, Midstress @ The Heavy Anchor 
6/16: Forget the Times (Kalamazoo, MI), Problems That Fix Themselves (Chicago, IL), Britches @ Pig Slop Studios 
6/22: Mr Clit and the Pink Cigarettes (Indianapolis, IN), Ultraviolents, DinoFight! @ El Lenador 
7/15: Everything Went Black, Ruka Puff, Ellen the Felon + more @ Lemmons

Recommended Shows This Weekend 4/19/12-4/22/12


EVOLVE (Cincinnati, OH)
Chemical Committee (Cincinnati, OH)
Jim Swill (Cininatti, OH)
DJ Tony Jones
@ Family Visions Center
8 p.m. / $8 / all ages / FB
Cincinatti-based Realicide Youth Records artists bring down the house with loaded wordsmithing and inventive electronics while local noise-ridden openers fill skull space with supersonic sounds from space. DJed dance music keeps the blood flowing between sets.


Eric Hall
What We Won't See
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This dynamic and diverse local line-up features many types of flavors ranging from weirdo dance pop to carefully crafted electronic soundscapes and snarling post-punk.

Featureless Ghost (Atlanta, GA)
Radiant Husk
@ Barbarella (former Jade Room) / 3131 South Grand Blvd.
10 p.m. / $3 / 21+ / FB
Catchy minimal synth pop, a new debut solo set from artist Connie Su and hallucinatory drone sounds bounce between the closely confined walls of cozy Barbarella for this Friday night electronic artistry freakout.

Record Store Day Weekend feat.:
Doom Town
Magic City
Tone Rodent
+many more
@ Euclid Records / 601 East Lockwood Ave.
6 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Euclid Record's RSD celebrations span an entire weekend, with live performances from local artists Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday along with an extensive DJ schedule featuring the likes of Ashley Hohman (The Sound Barrier), Josh Levi (Flood Yr Face) and a handful of KDHX programmers.


Record Store Day Block Party! feat.:
Ou Ou
Pink Sock (featured in above live clip)
Catholic Guilt
Shaved Women
+many more

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
12-8 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Apop takes to the streets with an outdoor stage featuring loud sounds all day long, a "beer garden" compliments of Schlafly and New Belgium, sales, special tees, and DJed tunes from Jeff Hess, Ryan Snowden and Vijay Nair.

Record Store Day 2012 feat.:
Bunnygrunt (featured in above video)
Warm Jets USA
The Skekses
Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost
+many more

@ Vintage Vinyl / 6610 Delmar Blvd.
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
VV has plenty of live music, an impressive list of guest DJs from all walks of local music life, free Schlafly beer and Monster energy drinks, and of course, a shitload of special sales -- all headed up by Johnny Vega$ himself.

Chain and the Gang (D.C.)
Little Big Bangs
DJ Ryan Snowden
@ Pig Slop Studios / 2700 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages / FB
Ian Svenonius preaches his soulful social gospel while the LBB throw down their raw rock'n'roll in this perfect nightcap to Record Store Day festivities.


Benefit for Pete Kruchowski feat.:
Pillow Talk (featured in above music player)
Shut In
Ellen The Felon
The Trip Daddys
Fred Friction

@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois Ave.
6:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
This benefit for a local in need features bands, booze, food and raffles. Check out Pillow Talk's new demo and get hooked.

Tonight at Plush

Britches and the Barely Free Partial Prisoners are performing tonight at a new bar/venue/restaurant on Locust called Plush

The show begins at 8 PM and the entry fee is $5.00. This looks to be 21+, and the bands can be checked out in the videos below:

Barely Free Partial Prisoners

Noise rock meets experimental and political rap music in a swank downtown spot on Saturday night.

@ Plush St. Louis
3224 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
A few candid ipod fotos:

Pic 1: Chris Trull's first performance as a member of Yowie 4/1/12
In other words, Chris Trull of GRAND ULENA has joined Skingraft Records artists and St. Louis natives YOWIE. Expect a new full-length album from Yowie in the coming months.

Pic 2: Jeremiah and Shawn of Yowie at Fort Gondo 4/1/12
Pic 3: Britches at the Tap Room 2/25/12