Recommended Shows This Week 4/22/13 - 4/28/13


CJ Boyd
Rooster Doctor
(of The Barely Free Partial Prisoners)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave
8 PM / $5 / 21+

Watching CJ Boyd is like reaching into a grab bag of gold mixed with live hedgehogs. Boyd could decide to pepper you with subtle string music or blast you with abrasive noise. Check the video above for some of the former, but be prepared for the latter. The ever engaging Rooster Doctor opens with fresh ambient tunes.


Wax Idols (Oakland, CA)
TV Ghost (Lafayette, IN)
Autonomy (Carbondale, IL)
Trauma Harness
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
8:00 PM / $7 / 21+

Jangly post-punk fills the bar with wiry sounds coming from Oakland, California. If you're wondering what the heck 'post-punk' means in 2013; Bring 7 bucks and ear plugs. Trauma Harness is fresh off the release of a split 7 inch with Bunnygrunt, so be sure to look out for that if you're into collecting wax.


Solid Attitude (Iowa City, IA)
Shit For Brains (Carbondale, IL)
Shaved Women
Lumpy and The Dumpers

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee Street
9:00 PM / $5 / all ages

Expect full-on sunglasses wearing, pogo-stick carrying punk with nasty guitars. All four bands provide visceral sounds through rough-edged songs. Solid Attitude is touring on a new 7 inch and Shit For Brains makes their St. Louis debut.


Marriage (Austin, TX)
Spelling Bee

@ Mushmaus / 2700 Cherokee Street
9:30 PM / $5 / all ages

Marriage brings tribal rhythms while building walls of insane noise to create dance-able but complex songs. Featuring members of Black Eyes and When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, Marriage brings together abrasion and accessibility. Britches is blackened indie rock with howling vocals and skronk-riddled guitars.
Check out the EARLY show happening over at FOAM: Four Hands, Sasquatch Telepath, Lobster and Perverted starting at 9 PM SHARP

Keep an eye out for these gigs NEXT week:

Kremlin (Canada), Laughboy (IL), Bath House Boys (first show) and Pink Sock at Bonerville on Monday 4/29

Moonrises (IL), Trancers and Kisser at Mushmaus on Tuesday 4/30

BDR Records Show with Trauma Harness (as MAX LOAD) and more on Friday 5/3

Cool Dog (MN) and Demonlover at Blank Space on Saturday 5/4

Barely Free Partial Prisoners release show at the Livery in the afternoon (2 PM) on Saturday 5/4

APOP Records 9th Birthday Party at Plush on Saturday 5/4