Recommended Shows the Week of 10/1/12 - 10/7/12

MONDAY, OCT. 1


Teenanger (Toronto)
The Soupcans (Toronto)
Shaved Women
Lumpy & the Dumpers

@ Blank Space
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+? / FB
Snotty, noisy garage rock from way up north makes its way south to the Blank Space basement. Splurge on their merch 'cuz they've come a long way, and look for new releases from local openers.

TUESDAY, OCT. 2


Demonlover
TOPS (Canada)
Magic City (Tour Kick Off)
CaveofSwords

@ mushmaus
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Canada continues to occupy Cherokee Street this week as TOPS returns with mellow synth-pop accompanied by local top notch dark pop and rock'n'roll -- catch Demonlover and Magic City while you can!


Petula Clarck (Belgium)
Koonda Holaa (Czech Republic)
Bridgeburner
The Mitch II

@ Blank Space
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+
A Belgian two-piece rock outfit and psych folk from the Czech Republic bring some otherworldly sounds to south city.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3


Guerilla Toss (MA)
Fat History Month (MA)
Cave Bears (RI)
The Conformists
Spelling Bee

@ Blank Space
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Outstanding bands to and from Cropped Out Fest continue to stop in STL. See three during this Wednesday night bill filled with noise rock and its close cousins. Our fav local weirdos The Conformists come out of hiding to close the show.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4


Tatsuya Nakatani w/Vanessa Skantze
Darin Gray

@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $7 / all ages / FB
Sound and movement meet as Lemp Arts-frequenter Tatsuya Nakatani's spine-tingling avant garde percussion and Darin Gray's mesmerizing extended bass technique are interpreted live by the traditional Japanese dance form, "butoh."


Animal Lover (MN)
Spending Habits
Braining

@ mushmaus
8 p.m / donation$ / all ages / FB
This short and sweet show of noisy punk/rock sets the stage for a Friday night off. Spending Habits, featuring members of Dancing Feet March to War and 2 Keys Ensemble, opens during their debut show, and we can't wait to see what's in store.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6


New Music Circle presents:
Mephista Trio

@ 560 Music Center Ballroom / 560 Trinity Ave.
7:30 p.m. / $10-20 / all ages / FB
New Music Circle opens its 54th season with a literal bang, followed by clangs, blips, squeaks and many other sounds generated via piano, electronics and percussion by Mephista, a trio with two albums out under John Zorn's Tzadik label. See member Ikue Mori (electronics) in action in the above video.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7


Pink Sock
Shitting Gold
Overdoser
Better Days
Totally Gay Cop

@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / free / all ages / FB
Re-live the horrors of high school with this hardcore homecoming show, supposedly preceded by a Pink Sock VS Totally Gay Cop b-ball beatdown (the loser has to perform in prom dresses, or so we're told).

**For even more shows going on this week, check the sidebar listing!**