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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
Sound Waves: Space and Form
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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
Depth & Current (OK)
@ 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)
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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
The Night Grinder
@ 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:
@ 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.
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.