Recommended Shows this Weekend 9/27/12 - 9/30/12


Rene Hell
California Priest (Oakland, CA)
Kevin Harris

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Open ears for the electronic sound sorcery of the Apop-recommended Rene Hell as he generates an inimitable series of carefully controlled inorganic effects.

Moon Duo
Tone Rodent
Ou Ou

@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive Blvd.
8 p.m. / $10 / all ages / FB
Rock'n'roll, psychedelia and ambience reign over this Thursday night bill.


Ou Ou
Bug Chaser
Jack Buck

@ Bad Dog Bar & Grill / 3960 Chouteau Ave.
8 p.m. / $7 / 21+ / FB
This all-local line-up varies from the drone duo of Ou Ou to a range of rock with hard to snarling levels of loud.

Cool Memories (Chicago, IL)
Zagk Gibbons
Matt Klose

@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Synth and sax accentuate the psychedelic sounds of headliners Cool Memories from Chicago, with support from local one-man acts.


Shitting Gold
The Neighborhood Watch
Worst Case Ontario
Caught Dead
Gang Control

@ The Reservation
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
This bill gets as filled as the basement will with varying degrees of punk including touches of pop, emo, math, metal and more.


Eric Hall
Last Remaining Pinnacle
@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois Rd.
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Eric Hall conducts his veritable electronic-paneled orchestra featuring a smorgasbord of spoooky sounds. Meanwhile, Forteana, featuring members of Glass Teeth and Airport Elementary School, emerges from the shadows as one of the city's best new bands.

Apop Records welcomes:
R. Stevie Moore
Purling Hiss (Philadelphia, PA)
Little Big Bangs

@ Off Broadway / 3509 Lemp Ave.
7:30 p.m. / $7-13 / all ages / FB
An evening of lovable pop rock gets headed up by lo-fi legend R. Stevie Moore, with support from area garage rockers LBB and Philly indie-punks Purling Hiss.

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

Recommended Shows the Week of 9/10/12 - 9/16/12


Bad Dates
Alley Ghost
Rat Heart

@ CBGB / 3163 Grand Blvd.
9 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Scene veterans and young lads alike unite to cure that sorry ass case of the Mondays with a true, blue rock'n'roll show.


Inservibles (Mexico City)
Autonomy (Carbondale, IL)
Shaved Women
Lumpy & the Dumpers

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Rough and tumble cut-throat punk sounds from south of the border collide with some of the area's hardest hitters. Bring ear plugs and elbow pads.


Fielded (Chicago, IL)
Head/Head (San Francisco, CA)
Kingston Family Singers

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
An evening of voice and electronics, improvised drone noise, and dark gospel-pop.


Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra
@ The Pullitzer Foundation for the Arts / 3716 Washington Blvd.
7 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
R&P, who compose and perform original multi-instrumental scores, premiere their latest work, "Revue" Cantata - six musical settings for six "Revue" poems by Wallace Stevens.


The Tennis Lesson
The R6 Implant
Heroes Of The Kingdom

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
New group Tennis Lesson brings their down-tempo rock/pop to the Tap Room.


Japanther (Brooklyn, NY)
Little Big Bangs
(featured above)
Pink Sock
Caught Dead
Corrigan Brothers
Zagk Gibbons

@ El Lenador / 3124 Cherokee St.
6 p.m. / $10 / 21+ / FB
Come thirsty for suds and sounds during this lengthy night of loud noises.


Little Big League (Philadelphia, PA)
Foxing (featured above)
Cinema Verite

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Emo and indie pop reign true at one of Cherokee's newest underground show spots.

**Check the sidebar listing for even mo' shows.**

Recommended Shows 9/7-9/8 & New Music

Thollem McDonas (IL) featured in the video above
Eric Hall
Catholic Guilt
Kevin Harris & Alberto Patino Duo
Baba Yaga
Corrigan Brothers
Beauty Pageant
@ Mushmaus / 2700 Cherokee St.
8 PM / $5 donation / all ages

Mr. Ben continues his monthly party of sound he calls NOiSE (the lowercase i is vital). Thollem McDonas is here again, with support from the likes of Eric Hall and Kevin Harris. With film and video by Mike Pagano and Chizmo.Tv and FUCKING AWFUL DJing between sets, this could have easily been touted as some sort of noise fest. BYOBrains, beers, butts.

Wet Nurse (FL) featured in the video above
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8:30 PM / $5 donation / all ages

Genre vomit: Indie, Garage, Rock, Twee, Pop, Punk. It can't be a '90s throwback if they're really from the '90s.

This is proof that Bunnygrunt is almost 20 years old. Check this out, from May 1994. Aw, Matt Harnish (on the left) is adorable. Czech out that show host.

On the subject of old St. Louis tapes, this here's a top shelf live show from math-rock legends Dazzling Killmen.

This video was posted courtesy of the newly-christened Dazzling Killmen Facebook Page. Maybe the denizens of social media can goad these dudes into a reunion or some other.

New Music
Post-punk wild childs Doom Town just posted new tracks this week via

Foxing is a new group made of members from Hunter Gatherer, Badgerhunt and Family Might. This group (and the aforementioned defunct groups) are for fans of the mid-nineties emo-splosion. You know, when genres just slept around with reckless abandon and post-hardcore mixed with that idea of "indie-rock"? Emo tends to be a real blanket term for a wealth of bad stuff, thankfully that isn't the case with Foxing.
Download Foxing - "New Songs"
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Concert Listings and Resources
Jimmy Eberle (of Overdoser, Who Fucking Cares? and others) started a DIY show listing blog and resource at

If you're a member of Facebook, Gateway Drug is a great resource for daily show reminders of the DIY, punk and hardcore ilk. Add & like.