FRIDAY, JUNE 1
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Technical guitar parts, meandering music phrases and aggressive overtones fill out this melodic rock anchored bill.
The Little Big Bangs
The Eternal Virgins
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
11:30 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
It's a birthday show! Come by and sling shots with strangers while enjoying this eclectic line-up of punk, garage and the everybody's favorite accordian and uke-wielding one-man band.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Family Visions Video
@ Contemporary Art Museum / 3750 Washington Blvd.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Enjoy the audio and video stylings of Rick Weaver during this special installation in conjunction with artist Mel Trad's exhibition. Plenty of familiar South City faces including Larva Lu, Apop's Tiffany Minx, Chizmo & Mr. Ben guest star.
@ Mangia Italiano / 3145 S. Grand Blvd.
10 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Ciphers, featuring a member of Airport Elementary School, RIYL: Unwound, Fugazi.
Peck of Dirt
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Check out another stellar free local showcase at the Tap Room. Get a preview with a sweet intimate video of multi-instrumentalists Demonlover playing on location at El Torito Market by Lo-Fi STL above.
RFT Music Showcase feat.:
@ Washington Ave.
3 p.m.-2:30 a.m. / $10 / Web site
70+ bands. 10 bucks. Hey, we hate Washington Avenue just as much as you do (or more), but this'll be fun (hopefully).
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
The Spit (Columbia, MO)
Gran Mal (Columbia, MO)
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
10:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Feel-good friendly punx play their sweet sing-song laden jams for you late Sunday night.
Recent adds to the WD calendar:
6/2: Mel Trad, Dinner Music @ Contemporary Art Museum
6/2: RFT Music Showcase @ Washington Ave.
6/9: Bomb Banks (Chicago), The Hecks (Chicago), Global Distance, Melanympha & the Lost Meatdawl @ Pig Slop
6/14: Useless Eaters (Memphis, TN), The Funs (Chicago, IL), Brainstems @ CBGB
6/15: Badgerhunt, Family Might, Playing Possum, Wolf Talk, Lzbns, Stonechat @ House Show
6/18: Choirs (San Antonio, TX), Moths (Houston, TX), Anodes @ Lemp Arts Center
6/20: Army of Infants (Dayton, OH), Britches, Sleepy & the Bedtimes, The Little Big Bangs @ Lemp Arts Center
6/21: Hoax, Cardiac Arrest, Shaved Women, WFC? @ Bonerville
6/23: Beauty Pageant, Corrigan Brothers, Dave Stone, What We Won't See, Baba Yaga @ Pig Slop
6/28: The Conformists, Ka$h, Transmontane @ Schlafly Tap Room
6/28: Diners (AZ), The Balloons (WA), Stonechat, Falsetto Boy @ Foam
7/11: Magic City, Bug Chaser, Amy Lavere, Red Mouth @ Off Broadway
7/19: Pat Sajak Assassins, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Soma @ The Heavy Anchor
8/11: Broncho, Bug Chaser @ The Firebird