Recommended Shows this Weekend 11/29/12 - 12/2/12

THURSDAY, NOV. 29


The Brainstems (tape release)
Black Panties
Zak M
DJ Invisible Cola

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Get two new tapes for the price of fun at this sure-to-be rowdy garage rock party. DJed dancin' to follow.


Beauty Pageant
The Night Grinder
Monstersizedmonster

@ Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
An evening of local noise and improv keeps the Heavy Anchor at bay with a series of electronic clangs, bangs, booms and other unpredictable sounds.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30

Black James
Demonlover
Escalade
Kisser

@ Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Catch some of the city's most creative genre-blending musicians as they combine typically unlike ideas during this eclectic evening of folk, electronics, kraut rock, rap, pop and more.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1


The Brothers Gross (IN)
The Van Buren Boys (Chicago, IL)
Bassamp and Dano
Bad Dates

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Apop plays host to a straight up rock'n'roll show featuring axe-wielders from the Midwest region, including a couple of the Lou's own.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2

Cup Collector
Chaz Prymek & Jordan Knecht

@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Head to Lemp for an intimate Sunday show featuring sonic soundscapes and duo collaboration. Stop by Lemmons to pitch in (and a chance to win raffle prizes) during an early benefit show beforehand.

Recommended Shows this Weekend 11/23/12 - 11/24/12

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23


Anwar Sadat (Louisville, KY)
Ultraviolents

@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
The name of the game for this short Friday night line-up is punk rock with dark tinges and noisy edges.


The Funs (Chicago, IL)
Little Big Bangs
Spending Habits

@ The Livery / 3211 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Black Friday might suck, but you can't argue with free fun (and The Funs)! Catch some rippin' raw rock, along with frank and fresh sounds from Spending Habits (feat. members of Dancing Feet and Two Keys Ensemble).

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24


Bug Chaser (7" release)
Pillow Talk
The Funs (Chicago, IL)
Little Big Bangs
Franco-Hill

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $3 / 21+ / FB
The Lou's most outspoken hard rock outfit shares its views on pears during this Saturday night jam fest sure to get Stella her groove back.


Hank (IL)
Anodes
The Red Squad
LzBnz

@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Post-rock and post-hardcore fans: get yo fix with some solid melodic sounds from the region.

Lo Sono
N. Nomurai
Kisser

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust. St.
9 p.m. / free/ all ages
The duo of Lo Sono (feat. members of Phut and mil-effect) plays its inaugural set of drowsy minimalist post-punk alongside two sets of of partial-improvisation during this all-local line-up.

Yowie's "Damning with Faint Praise" Release - Tonight

Hey! Sorry it's been quiet around here lately. We've been busy playing some shows of our own and seem to have lost track of the time. It's not too late to repent, however. The end is near, after all. Tonight, join us as we bask in the awe of some of our very favorite experimental musicians from here and from anywhere, for that matter. Give us another day or two to recalibrate for a full calendar and weekend update.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21


Yowie (album release)
Skarekrauradio
The Conformists
Forteana

@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
STL math rock, noise rock and no-wave veterans meet to compete for the title of who can be the damn weirdest. Declare your own winner winner, turkey dinner. Oh yea, and if you don't know Yowie, get to know 'em with Joe's in-depth piece regarding their new Skin Graft release.

Side note: Our other decade plus favs Sine Nomine will be shredding over at the Fubar tonight.

Recommended Shows this Weekend 11/2/12 - 11/4/12

FRIDAY, NOV. 2


Lost Tribe (Richmond, VA)
Autonomy (Carbondale, IL)
Trauma Harness

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages / FB
Cozy up to gloom'n'doom with pangs of dark punk echoing from the depths of Apop's basement.


The Joint Chiefs of Math (PA)
We Were Skeletons (PA)
Itto (Chicago, IL)
Woodgraves
Cinema Verite

@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
This five-band post rock/post hardcore/post whatever bill packs a wallop, rife with rollicking riffs and an emphasis on technical expertise.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3


New Music Circle presents:
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
@ the Luminary Center for the Arts / 4900 Reber Pl.
7:30 p.m. / $10-20 / all ages / FB
Superior playing skills reign true with this expertly armed sextet made up of a team of jazz all-stars.

SUNDAY, NOV. 4


Benefit for Chris Seeback feat.:
Little Big Bangs
The Conformists
Forteana
Peck of Dirt
Accelerando
Jon Coriel

@ Lemmons / 5800 Gravois
5:30 p.m. / $5 / all ages / FB
Lemmons goes all ages as many bands ban together to help a friend in need pay some serious medical bills. Simply catch all the great acts and enter to win raffle prizes to lend a helping hand!