Recommended Shows This Week 7/1/13 - 7/5/13

MONDAY, JUL. 1


Lazy
(KC, MO)
Sauna
(CO)
Big Blue

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson
9 PM / $5 / all ages

Good-time party rock x3. Mondays can be a bummer. Soak your blues and jam out at this happy hour shindig at Foam. Hit the links for samples and songs.

TUESDAY, JUL. 2


You Me & Us
(CA)
Trauma Harness
Bruiser Queen

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson
9 PM / $5 / all ages

You Me & Us is rippin' So-Cal indie rock with a careful and subtle use of harsh,abrasive sounds. Trauma Harness brings wicked post-punk with tight, dark riffs and Bruiser Queen is feel-good, heavy hard-rock.

If chilled post-punk and rock aren't your thing, check out Cape of Bats (PA) and Cathedral Fever over at Blank Space.

WEDNESDAY, JUL. 3


Tower Groove Records Singles Club 7" Release Show
Shaved Women
Maximum Effort

@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand
9 PM / free / 21+
Local label Tower Groove Records bring you the next split 7" in its series of "singles club" releases. Catch this quick release show and start your firecrackers promptly at midnight. We can then play the fun south city game of "Gunshots or Firecrackers?"

If this harshes your mellow, go catch off-kilter indie rock at Plush and wish local videographer Graham Matthews a happy birthday with Stonechat, Volcanoes and Listener.

THURSDAY, JUL. 4


Fister & The Lion's Daughter Tour Kick-Off Show

Fister
The Lion's Daughter
Better Days

@ The Demo / 4144 Manchester
8 PM / $8 / 21+

This tour kick-off not only includes two of the best metal bands around, but you'll be able to catch Better Days, who deliver tightly wound pop-punk. I hear you can get in for free by wearing nothing but an American flag. Try it. USA! USA! USA!

FRIDAY, JUL. 5


Tideland (VA)
Trauma Harness
HMPF

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson
9 PM / $5 / all ages

Tideland brings '90s revival grunge into shoegaze with a wall of spacey guitar rock. Straight-ahead punk rhythms pound through meandering melodies and thick, crunching bass. The singing is tasteful and not over-done, lending room to hear the solid songwriting and subtle dynamics.

Crucial just released a new EP through bandcamp. These guys come from east of the river and deliver crazy instrumental rock. Click it to download.

Check back on Thursday to see what this weekend's all about. There's a Wrong Division triple-header.