Recommended Shows the Week of 6/25/12 - 7/1/12


Slugz (VA)
Totally Gay Cop
Rat Heart

@ No Coast / 4260 Manchester
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Punk rock skate shop shakedown with copz and ratz and slugz.


Diners (AZ)
The Balloons (WA)
(featured above)
Falsetto Boy
@ Foam / 3359 Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Southwest and Northwest pop meet up with Midwest melody makers for a quality quaint coffee shop show.

The Conformists
Kash (Italy)
Transmontane (Chicago, IL)

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This Schlafly showcase features Sick Room Records artists (including owner Ryan Duncan himself), each with their own brand of brooding sounds. Brett-tested. Albini-approved.


Black for a Second
(featured above)
DJ Ryan Snowden
Black Panties

@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Useless Eaters canceled, but the show goes on with a diverse local line-up that ranges from garage to psych to punk and more.


Listener (Atlanta, GA)
Red Zero
Heavy Horse
(featured above)
@ Chuck's Fancy Theatre
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Head to Hazelwood to hear spoken-word, indie rock, hip hop and Refused-influenced post-hardcore.

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

Recent adds to the WD calendar:
6/27: Slugz (VA), Rat Heart, Totally Gay Cop @ No Coast
6/29: Black for a Second, Brainsteams, DJ Ryan Snowden, Kisser, Black Panties @ El Lenador
6/30: Little Big Bangs, Pink Sock, Troubadour Dali, Salvation @ El Lenador
6/30: Pillow Talk, Ellen the Felon, Bass Amp & Dano, Chill Dawgs @ Mangia Italiano
7/6: R6 Implant, Cave of Swords @ Plush
7/6: Hatches, Explosive Space Modulator, The Pat Sajak Assassins @ Schlafly Tap Room
7/9: Justin Rhody, Chizmo, Kevin Harris, Rick & Larva @ Momo
7/19: Britches, A Place to Bury Strangers (NY), Hunters (NY) @ The Firebird
7/20: Adaje (Memphis, TN), Sine Nomine, Places We Slept (Omaha, NE), Thunderbolts (Lincoln, NE), The Red Squad, Anodes @ Lemp Arts Center
7/20: R&P MPO @ Webster University
7/21: Falsetto Boy, Dogbreth (Phoenix, AZ) @ Bowen House
7/22: Tiny Moving Parts (MN), BFF (IL), Marco Polo (IL) @ Nice Age
7/27: Pillow Talk, Dibiase, CokeDickMotorcylceAwesome (Lansing, MI), Operation Buster @ Lemmons
7/28: Darin Gray Vs. Bill Horist, Ghost Ice Vs. Radiant Husk, Larva @ Schlafly Tap Room
8/2: River City Tanlines (Memphis, TN), Boom Chick, Bruiser Queen @ El Lenador
8/4: Dinofight!, Red Squad, Little Big Bangs @ Schlafly Tap Room
8/5: Psychic Paramount (NY) @ Cicero's
8/7: Russian Circles (Chicago, IL), Chelsea Wolfe (Los Angeles, CA), Marriages (Los Angeles, CA) @ The Firebird
8/17: Wiccans (Austin, TX), Cruddy (Austin, TX) @ Apop Records
8/18: Tone Rodent, Kisser, Dibiase @ Schlafly Tap Room
9/2: Dan Deacon, Height with Friends @ The Firebird