Recommended Shows This Week 2/11/13 - 2/17/13


Church Whip (FL)
Shaved Women
Rat Heart

@ Plush (upstairs) / 3224 Locust St.
9 PM / $5 / 21+

The easily offended should skip out, or get over themselves. Church Whip brings in your face punk via heavy drums (think lots of floor tom) and grimy riffs. Sick guitar sounds jut out over guttural vocals. Shaved Women is nihilistic rock for the ones too lazy to make a change.


Sick Llama
(Smentkowski/Cook Duo)

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee St.
9 PM / $5 / all ages

Sick Llama provides sick synth and sounds under the guise of noise, but more than chaos lays hidden. There's a reason why Sick Llama's an All Tomorrow's Parties alumni. Check out the rare appearance of Behindlings, a collaboration between Brain Transplant and N.N.N. Cook.


Ex-Cult (Memphis, TN)
Lumpy and The Dumpers
Animal Teeth
Big Blue
(first show!)
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
9 PM / $5 / 21+
Ex-Cult brings the foot tapping garage rock with a real heavy dose of reverb. Lumpy and The Dumpers practice in our basement sometimes, so we get to hear all their bad jokes. Now, you can too! If you're into loose fitting indie-jams, you can't go wrong with this one. Pre-game your V-day.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 Valentines Day?

Black James
Barely Free Partial Prisoners

@ Mushmaus / 2700 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Expect a teddy bear photo booth, vegan cupcakes, ass shaking and some wild blend of noise and dance. The video above depicts a drawn back Black James, but don't expect careful songs on this night. Every set will be oriented for moving and shaking as this dance party's designed to get you laid. BYOB, for better or worse.


Male Bondage (Indianapolis, IN)
Trauma Harness

@ The Livery / 3211 Cherokee St.
9 PM / $5 / 21+

Male Bondage will probably throw down their guitars and wrestle you to the ground. If you're down for a mouth full of body hair, check out the dude-li-est band in the country. This is pure rock n' roll with maximum ball hair. Come early to see Trauma Harness rip with spacey post punk.

Events to look out for next week:
OU OÙ, Black James, Britches & more at Blank Space on Feb. 22
Kisser, Little Big Bangs & The Funs at Schlafly Tap Room on Feb. 22
Joan of Arc, Foxing & Good Luck At The Hog Slaughter at The Demo on Feb. 23