Recommended Shows This Week 8/26/13 - 9/1/13


The Bulletproof Tiger (CANADA)

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
7 p.m. / $5 / 21+

The Bulletproof Tiger brings complex and melodic math rock through guitar driven songs. Crucial rips with quick riffing and tightly wound rhythm. Stonechat and Potions expand an intense night of prog-meets-punk.


Sound Waves: Space and Form
Ou Où
DJ Kate Estwing
of "Beep Beep Boop Boop" on FM 88.1 KDHX
@ The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts | 3716 Washington Boulevard
6 PM / free / ???

Direct from the press release: Listen to minimal, techno, and other electronic sounds and music, mixed specifically by DJ Kate of KDHX’s “Beep Beep Boop Boop” to complement Donald Judd's pared-down, industrial approach to art making. Plus atmospheric live electronic elements by Ou Ou.

If you're looking for rock n' roll in a dive bar, look no further: Viper Fever tears up psychedelic jams alongside Bad Dates and Burrows at the Heavy Anchor.


Depth & Current (OK)
Mattox (MEXICO)
N. Nomurai
Kevin Harris

@ 2720 / 2720 Cherokee Street
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Depth & Current plays heady, guitar driven shoegaze. With reverb pedals for miles, expect Depth & Current to sound like they're playing to you from the moon - with the most spacey of space rock. Mattox is a Tex Mex gothic disaster on keyboards. Expect a full-on aural assault of dark drones. Eric Hall's N. Nomurai and Kevin Harris are truly two of St. Louis' best kept secrets.

Names Divine (IL)
Player Two
Bit Bare
Solid State Disaster

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

Chiptune jams meet up with gothic folk and meandering synth songs in a strange pow-wow over at Foam. Expect upbeat bleeps from Player Two, Bit Bare and Solid State Disaster. Names Divine brings a solid wall of sound behind their droning folk and treads a much beaten path with distinct songs and ideas.


The Night Grinder
Cup Collector
Happy Daze

@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

The Night Grinder straddles a line between concise noise and all-out kraut rock. Traditionally, Brad Schumacher has brought striking sounds through a not-so-subtle use of electronics. His recent move toward locked rhythm brings more of a psychedelic vibe. Cup Collector remains as one of our city's chief experts of drone-noise. Explore a night of St. Louis experimental music.

AQurld Waves An Underwater Performance With:
Kevin Harris
Mike Murphy
Rich O'Donnell
Ted Rubright

@ Webster University Pool / 175 Edgar Pool
7 p.m. / free / all ages

Who thinks of this stuff? These people actually want you to submerge your body in a LITERAL pool of experimental sound. Modular synth players join with visual artists to provide a singular audio/visual performance. This will no doubt be one of the craziest things you do all year. That and you get to see a bunch of people react to noise in their bikinis.

OK, so maybe you like your sounds a little less unhinged. Barely Free Partial Prisoners, Willis and 3 of 5 play over at Foam with Lux Ascension.

MELT on Cherokee Street hosts its first show on this night with Bruiser Queen, 32 pc. Vintage Party Set and DJing by Mister Ben.

There's a salty dance party happening over at Chromozone. This "Chromecoming" functions as a benefit party for the space, and features Hoonbag Moonswag with 5 DJs.

On Sunday September 1st, catch Slut River from Iowa City with Blank Panties and Doom Town over at Blank Space. This is punk rock all-stars (if there is such a thing?) with both new releases by Doom Town and Black Panties.