Recommended Shows This Week: 7/19/12 - 7/22/12


A Place To Bury Strangers (NY) featured in the video above
Hunters (NY)
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive
8:30 PM / $12 / all ages

A Place To Bury Strangers brings a forward drive to their music with blistering feedback wrapping around the sum of its parts. Dark and brooding post-rock melds with the latest definition of indie-rock to boast a sound both flattering and agreeable.

Worm Hands (last show?!)
Chris Forsyth
Kevin Harris
@ Negative Control / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 PM / $5 / all ages

Seminal sound artist Josh Levi prepares to shed his St. Louis skin before relocating to D.C. Worm Hands receives the farewell treatment on this night, and supports the traveling Chris Forsyth, who shares his cerebral sense of guitar noise.

Adaje (TN) featured in the video above
Places We Slept (NE)
Thunderbolts (NE)
Sine Nomine
The Red Squad
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
7 PM / $5 / all ages

From the RFT: The Midwest has bred a hairy animal with Adaje, a beast of southern-style hardcore carefully infused with somber post-rock. The Memphis trio has spent six years sharpening a style that flows with heavy hearted melodies amidst a clever use of shifting tempos. The post prefix applies to Adaje in a liberal sense, as the genre trappings from metal, emo and classic punk rock can be polarizing to most. Thankfully Adaje reaches forward while bringing these elements into a dark but hospitable set, properly crafting post-hardcore music that feels involved and important. Bassist Mark Brake and guitarist Zohayr Shirazee champion the D-I-Y ethic in Tennessee and carry the cause on a nationwide tour of house venues and non-profit organizations.
Remember: This is an early show. Starts at 7 PM.

Bear Hive (pictured in the video above)
Foxing (first show)
Worst Case Ontario
You Blew It! (FL)
@ The Barcade (next to Danno's American Pub) / 7895 Watson Road
8:30 / $5 / all ages

All four groups reach into nostalgia via '90s emo music, and integrate technical work with distinct charm. Check this out for a mold of indie-rock infused with bright pop-sensibility, suited for your Friday night. Foxing debuts this night, with members from Hunter Gatherer, Family Might and Badgerhunt.

Falsetto Boy featured in the video above
Dogbreth (AZ)
Heavy Weather
@ Bowen House / 4107 Bowen Street
8 PM / donations / all ages

Jim Fitzpatrick joins the mass exodus from St. Louis, and this night celebrates his work as Falsetto Boy with a special guest drummer in Jordan Knecht. Fitzpatrick and Knecht also performed as darkly post-punk duo Muscle Brain from 2006-2008. Dogbreth comes from Arizona to spout infectious pop-punk while Heavy Weather provides a comfortable middle ground with solid songwriting.