Recommended Shows This Week 7/29/13 - 8/4/13


Designer (MA)
(tour kick-off)
Catholic Guilt
@ The Livery / 3211 Cherokee Street
8:30 PM / $5 / 21+

Designer harkens back to the '90s heyday of labels like SKiNGRAFT and LOAD while bringing a fierce, sassy anger to noise-ridden songs. These Bostonites are the usual ruffians, just with more brains than brawn. Speaking of brains, Braining is playing its first show in five months! Britches leaves for tour after this show and Catholic Guilt opens with a rare set (because they're all rare, you see).

If you want pure improv, not noise sullied with rock, you can head over to Foam on Monday for Free Improv night with Tribal Chicken and Friends.


Teething Veils (D.C.)
No Bails (MI)
Bruiser Queen
What We Won't See

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
8:30 P.M. / $7 / 21+

Teething Veils pushes deeply personal songs through guitar and a subtle use of electronics. Songs sound cold and distant, which is a total juxtaposition to the other touring act of the night: No Bails. In fact, this whole bill is a total cluster-fuck of sound, so expect a genuine variety here - Garage rock, noise, gothic pop & cross-hatches of the three.


Kevin Harris (tape release)
NNN Cook (tape release)
Judith Pancake
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust Street
9 P.M. / free / all ages

Individuals such as NNN Cook and Kevin Harris are why we feel it's important to help spread the word for shows every week. NNN Cook alone helps to release music by experimental artists in and around St. Louis and continues to deliver with constant content of his own. Kevin Harris is one of our city's modular synth gurus (there are only 2) and his shows tend to bust expectations. Both should be playing sold out crowds and charging a high premium. Lucky for us, we get to stroll into the Schalfly Tap Room for free and sit or stand wherever the hell we want.

Secret Smoker (CA)
Coma Regalia (IN)
Hank (IL)
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 P.M. / $5 / all ages

Secret Smoker brings a definite West Coast bend on the trending merger of post-hardcore and pop-punk. Delivering melody over wistful screams, Secret Smoker feels at times jazzy and spacey, bringing flavor to a couple of beaten genres. Coma Regalia crushed last time they were in town and Anodes remains our hometown hero of screamo. Hank is icing on the cake.

On Monday the 29th, Blank Space is hosting REALITY PERVERSION VOL. 1 with Nu-Kle-er Blast Suntan, Life Like, Gang Control & more. Expect crust and Crass.

For all you slimers, here's the latest from Lumpy and his dumpers, recorded in the Dumb Division Dungeon (our basement):

If you're past hardcore, and literally, into the POST-hardcore, the new Heavy Horse should be your jam: