Recommended Events 8/10-8/12

The folks over at Momo (Go north on Illinois from Cherokee Street, you'll hit it before the next cross street) have been conjurin' real alternative sound art type stuff in recent months, and the latest of which takes place tonight. This is certainly in the 'wrong division' if you know what I mean...

Taken straight from a Facebook event page created by Rick Weaver
doors 8:30
show 9:00

our second event in the LOGE VIDEO SERIES
featuring VIDEO / MUSIC / FILM
feature film:
"an imaginary migration into the realm of EXOTIQUE FAMILIARS"
Grant Corum of Portland, Oregon / A Million Brazilians touring thru with his fresh video and live soundtrack. here one night to twist the old and wring it out into the present, see the colors spoil, brighten, do all sorts of things to / for our ears and eyes. "a world of his own", Corum's soundtrack music has been flooring me. for instance:

aka Ghost Ice has recently made one of the best films I've ever seen, Night Mind on Fire. I've had the pleasure of seeing this intense, hallucinatory exploration of color, form and motion screened and scored twice. raw sensation / emotion / nerves - absolutely mesmerizing. August 10 will be the premiere of a brand new film from the visual king of St. Louis.

electronic artist, trombonist, and video artist Melsha bringing his intense rhythmic and explicit dissections and cut-ups of the fearful grim, technological, and nightmarish moments in the history of video and humanity. heavy and heavily layered scores.

we're working on a music video for SOCIAL JUNK's RENEWAL full length, a soundtrack that never had a the visual complement.

So, about Saturday...

If you peer into the right column, you'll no doubt see a hefty list of insane line-ups for the 11th. I can't bring myself to recommend one over the other, so you'll have to do without the usual Recommended Shows listing. Really, any event is worth hitting up, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more killer night of shows in St. Louis.

Broncho fires off feel good whatever-sounds alongside Bug Chaser, the self-proclaimed best actual hard rock band in St. Louis. The Firebird has a powerhouse of a P.A. and Bug Chaser's back-tracks and double drums should sound wild through those body sized speakers.

Mike Benker (formerly of The Conformists), Brett Underwood (formerly of the No Show on KDHX), Joe Sulier (formerly of a ton of bands), and Matt Questionmark are all set to perform spoken word at Fort Gondo, with music by Patrick Boland. It's unknown if Boland's going to DJ or actually perform live, but that line-up of speakers is worth the (free) price of admission alone. In any case, this takes place at Fort Gondo, which is a radical art-space on Cherokee with a storied history. The Googolplexia & Butt 7" release show happens right across the street at El Lenador, and has local psych-rockers Little Big Bangs and the insatiable Escalade. That one will run you 5 bones, but it's totally worth your cash.

MEAT MIST of Kansas City hits up the No Coast Skate Shop on Manchester with the warm garage rock poundings of Rat Heart and the noisy gloom of Trauma Harness. Violations punx it up too, so there's $5 well spent.

Sunday, August 12

Normal Love (Philadelphia, PA) featured in the video above
Captain Captain (Reunion Show)
Weaver, Taka, Stone Free Jazz Trio
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 PM / $5 / all ages
Normal Love plays unhinged neo-classical jazz with a wild sense of structure and rhythm. Captain Captain performs for the first time in 11 years, and its pedigree of prolific members describes the sound well: Captain Captain features artists from Yowie, You Fantastic, The Arch and more. Dave Stone unites with Taka from Baba Yaga and Rick Weaver (known for Global Distance and Form-A-Log among others).