CaveofSwords (featured in the video above)
The R6 Implant
@ Plush St. Louis / 3224 Locust Street
7 p.m. / $10
Fresh off the release of their new album, Caveofswords pushes their droney, somber sounds through Plush's oversized P.A. The R6 Implant welcomes a new line-up, and continues to push prog-infused metal through familiar sounds of rock 'n roll.
Hatches (featured in the video above)
Explosive Space Modulator
Pat Sajak Assassins
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages
Secular music through instrumentals void of lyrics and high in melody join with St. Louisan rock, as hot and humid as the River City. All Tap Room gigs come free and with a 9 PM start time. Shows are out by midnight, keeping the night young and the music prompt. Check it.
NERV! (Iowa City, Iowa) featured in the video above
GRG (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Violations (members of Shaved Women, NRML PPL)
@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Fast drunk punx on Friday night, directly competing with the Third Eye Blind show on the Riverfront, under the Arch. Maybe you can catch your favs T.E.B. then hit El Lenador just in time for NERV, the fast acting punks direct from Iowa City.
Check it out, local Brett Marren made this wonderful video for BR'ER (from Philadelphia) a few months back. The song is called Sea of Doubt, and this video utilizes stop motion animation under an insane amount of detail.
Sun. Jul. 8 @ Lemp Arts Center
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
BR'ER (Philadelphia, PA)
w/The Night Grinder, Sleep In Sundays