Recommended Shows This Week 2/25/13 - 3/3/13


Beauty Pageant
Pat Sajak Assassins
Shut In

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Saint Louis' finest converge on a night of mad experiments. Beauty Pageant creeps up on you and yours with swamp noise while Shut In lays down solid grunge rock. Forteana brings metal and prog with dark, noodling jams. Stuck somewhere between all this is the melodic math of the Pat Sajak Assassins. Expect a night of total brain bending, or blending.


Acid Baby Jesus (Athens, GREECE)
Hellshovel (Detroit, MI)
Little Big Bangs

@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $7 / 21+

Get sweaty and smelly with garage rock from abroad. Acid Baby Jesus delivers on everything you love with the finest in lazy rock n' roll. Little Big Bangs hammer away with angry abandon while pushing out tightly wound psych-rock. Demonlover is an anomaly, and somehow crafts careful rock that everyone loves to love.


Lazy Magnet (Everywhere, USA)
Secret Boyfriend (Carrboro, NC)
Radiant Husk
Beauty Pageant

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

Lazy Magnet plans on retiring his nineteen year old moniker next year when it turns twenty. Come see a grown and sexy noise beside some of St. Louis' creepiest. Beauty Pageant continues its tour of the River City with more wild sounds. Apop's basement is home to all types of oddballs.


Lechuguillas (Austin, TX)

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

Lechuguillas tears rock asunder with big walls of feedback and heavy, sharp drumming. Think Lightning Bolt meets Black Sabbath, or something to that effect. Kisser is almost trippy, but keeps itself grounded by being heady and solid. NRML PPL brings out heavy mid-tempo hardcore and Anodes makes a big sound with hearty melodies.

Other stuff to check out:
DinoFight! releases their new CD at Off Broadway on Thursday, February 28th.

GLOBSTERS plays twice on Saturday, March 2nd. Check out the early skate-shop show, or the late night event with two power violence bands from New York.

Shows to look out for next week:
White Mystery (IL), Skarekrau Radio & others @ Mushmaus on Tuesday, March 5th.

Jack Topht (NY), Barely Free Partial Prisoners & others @ Blank Space on Thursday, March 7th.

Chest Pain (TX), Nos Bos & others @ Blank Space on Friday, March 8th.

Blues Control (NY), Raglani & Eric Hall @ Blank Space on Saturday, March 9th.

Flux Bikes (IL), Black James & others @ Chromozone on Saturday, March 9th.

Trauma Harness Tour Kick-Off w/ Meat Mist (KC) @ Mushmaus on Sunday, March 10th.