This one almost slipped by. Stag Nite's been going for 10 years now, and has been crucial in getting heads out to soak in beer and loud sound. Johnny Vegas has worked with practically every little sub-scene in St. Louis and turned his weekly Stag Nite into a showcase of rejects and weirdos, regardless of musical leanings. According to Johnny Vegas: "Tonite we celebrate- ten great years, six great venues, about a thousand acts, three vans and four haircuts later- Stag Nite is still kicking ass! Thank you Saint Loufest! Can I have ten more? And some pizza?"
Yes. Yes you can.
Malaikat Dan Singa (featuring Arrington de Dionyso)
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
9 PM / $5 / 21+
Arrington de Dionyso's latest digs Malaikat Dan Singa provide tribal rhythm with heavy noise and truly guttural vocals. Other than sounding like an alien ritual, Singa pushes a uniquely dark and twisted music. Union Electric, led by St. Louis hall-of-famer Tim Rakel, merges droney folk music with crunchy, distorted guitars. Check it out, FOLKS! You can read more about South City's tradition of Stag Nite right here.