Recommended Shows This Weekend 2/22/13 - 2/23/13


Problems That Fix Themselves
(Chicago, IL)
Black James
Beauty Pageant

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 pm / $5 / 21+

Noise and dance are joined by performance artists, drag queens and burlesque dancers in a dirty cocktail garnished with sugar. Five bucks nets you six shows that combine the subversive and the sexy. Hopefully the whole affair leaves you feeling bizarre, or at least uncomfortable. Video by Chizmo.TV and Tom Buckholz.

The Funs
Little Big Bangs

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

These three groups share common threads: All of them are suitably fuzzy with throaty yelling, and all worship at the church of feedback. Tap Room provides these gigs for free, so bring your bucks for the bands and hang in St. Louis' best kept secret.


Joan of Arc (Chicago, IL)
Good Luck At The Hog Slaughter

@ The Demo / 4144 Manchester Blvd.
8 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Joan of Arc can be perused via the clip up top, but Foxing and GLATHS are barely visible online. Both groups are fairly new, but this event serves as a release show for Foxing's new 7" through Carucage Records. GLATHS, on the other hand, will be performing for the first time on this evening, so be sure to stand super close to the stage and stare intently.

Though not in St. Louis per se, the Lions Eat Grass release show happens over in Collinsville on Friday, February 22nd. Hit the Facebook event for relevant info.

Things to look out for next week:
Bitchin' Bajas @ Mushmaus on Monday
South City weirdo edition of Stag Nite @ Blank Space on Wednesday
Acid Baby Jesus @ The Heavy Anchor on Friday
Lazy Magnet @ Apop Records on Saturday